We cannot trauma-inform-care our way out of an unjust system.
It takes truth-telling, role-shifting, new language, and deep, deep, heart work. Build on your TIC practice and get to real solutions to always strengthen family connections.
"We’re trauma informed, but families are still traumatized by our 'services.' Is this as good as it gets?"
You’ll leave with this, and more:
A game-changing look at the inequities intentionally built into our child welfare system;
Specific tools that deactivate your biases and build racial equity;
A plan for moving your practice beyond TIC to create authentic family engagement;
Healing practices you can start using NOW while working in a punitive system;
Join us for a 2.5 day, Post-TIC: Daring to Share Power summit!
author, professor, and expert in reclaiming heritage by learning from elders and honoring the connections between storytelling and healing
national speaker and family advocate, whose in-depth debiasing work with systems is shown to drastically reduce child removals
former tribal leader, educator and expert trauma coach who addresses historical trauma in her practice
Dr. Catherine Squires
Dr. Jennifer Waltman
These wise presenters will be joining Alia:
How do I perpetuate this system? Shame, shame resilience, and self-reflection
Breaking down barriers to authentic engagement: What gets in the way?
Why TIC isn’t enough
How to be a healer in a punitive system
"Go! Even though you may already have good or even great practices at your agency you are bound to have enough to take away from a Summit to take your practices to another level."
"Thank you so much for your hospitality & accommodations. I’ve never felt so safe to ask for what I need and to participate w/o judgment in a training before. Thank you for creating such an intentional reflection time."
"The hospitality was amazing.
I hope my county supports me in attending additional summits. I have enjoyed everything and am thankful for the opportunity to learn and abolish foster care."