Rick Griffin, M.A. current Director at Jubilee Leadership Academy, a Trauma-informed  residential boarding school committed to working with at-risk teens.  learn more

General Information

Pre-Conference Screening of Paper Tigers at 7:00pm on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Whitman College.

Terri Barila , M.A. co-founder of the Children's Resilience Initiative - a leader in training Trauma-Informed Care. learn more

Brooke Bouchey, Prominently featured in Paper Tigers, Brooke was an Intervention Specialist at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA.  learn more

Our Presenters

Why Attend This Trauma-Informed Care Conference?

The documentary Paper Tigers sparked renewed interest in the effects of chronic, overwhelming stress and trauma on children’s development. Trauma-informed care is emphasized more than ever. Yet, parents, educators, clinicians, mental health workers and law enforcement alike still struggle to understand the impacts of trauma on brain development in a concrete and tangible way.  This conference will provide concrete strategies that operationalize what brain science tells us will be most effective. If you want to know more about how trauma impacts the brain and what to do about it, please join us for this exciting conference. 


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Sergio Hernandez,  over 45 years experience in education - 14 as Superintendent in Washington State schools. learn more

Jim Sporleder, M.A. retired Principal of Lincoln High in Walla Walla, WA which was featured in the movie Paper Tiger. learn more

We would like to thank our 2016 Walla Walla, WA conference sponsors.   Please take a minute to learn more about these trauma-informed companies.