Impact of Violence and Trauma in Our Community: Building Effective Community Solutions Conference


Date: August 29 & 30, 2011                          Attendance: 350, waitlist



The focus of this one and half day conference was to increase awareness of the impact of violence and trauma in communities and identify effective community solutions integrating a trauma informed approach. This was done so through the lenses of prevention and early intervention efforts, cultural proficiency, and cross-sector partnerships. The conference planning team was committed to clearly defining and integrating the importance of healing throughout the conference. Their desire from the beginning was to connect the dots to be explicit in processing the wellness element of the conference. Additionally, this conference served as an avenue to share successes and challenges across the southern regions and throughout California.


Publication:  Evaluation Summary Report · Building Solutions Toolkit


“Conference was well planned.  Took great care of attendees.  All this helped us

to get the most out of your efforts.  This conference opened

the pathway for cross section collaboration.  Well done.”

Building Effective Community Solutions Attendee