2019 Regional Conference

You are invited to join us as we discuss impact of trauma on our communities and reflection strategies to promote resilience for children and families. Our neighborhoods need your expertise to build stronger communities.

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 First3Years Members: $35 | Non-Members:$45

Earn 5 CEUs

This year’s Regional Conference will focus on Trauma and Child Development. Specifically we will discuss domestic violence and the implications on families. Join us for this very important, day long conference to learn about strategies and systems to support our youngest Texans who have experienced adversity. We aim to help you learn more about the following: 

-The prevalence and impact of trauma in our neighborhoods

-Early Brain Development in the context of traumatic experiences

-Rates of domestic violence and systems to support families

-Reflective practice and the intensity of this work

-Reflection support through an onsite ‘reflection room’ with supervisors to guide the process.


Tentative Agenda

8:30 am | Registration

9:00 am – 11:30 am | Tools For the Widespread Trauma of Intimate
Partner Violence: Taking Care of Our Clients and Ourselves
with Dr. Amy Chanmugam

11:30 – 12:30 | Lunch

12:30 – 1:00 pm | Briefing of The Brain Architecture Game

1:00 – 3:00 pm | Interactive Session: The Brain Architecture Game

3:00 pm | Conclusion




Keynote Speaker: Amy Chanmugam, Ph.D will discuss domestic violence and the state of our neighborhoods in San Antonio. Dr. Chanmugam’s research agenda includes the impact of domestic violence on families and communities and she will present local area data and strategies for supporting families.

*We recognize that this may be a sensitive topic and people may experience intense feelings regarding this subject matter. For this reason we have set up a “reflection room” in a private room located outside of the conference area. This room will be staffed with clinicians to support anyone who feels triggered by the information shared during this conference. The “reflection room” will be available between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.



Afternoon Experience: The afternoon session will feature an interactive presentation of The Brain Architecture Game, a small-group, tabletop experience where attendees will engage in constructing a brain to understand the powerful role of early experiences on brain development. This 90 minute experience will leave players with an understanding that the brain is built beginning with early experiences that shape the structure for better or worse. A facilitated discussion aids in interaction as players carefully design the science of early brain development.


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