Empowering the Community to Heal and Prevent Trauma

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Sept 23-24th, 2022

See, Hear, & Meet the Need

This 2-day conference empowers community members from all walks of life with the education and tools to meet the complex needs of trauma.

Learn more about the impacts of trauma through an informative and interactive day of training with education, resources, and tools that will equip you and your environment to serve the most vulnerable among us.

This event will supercharge you and your staff, ministry teams, and caregivers with both the knowledge, resources, and tools as you serve!

Location & Date

Fullerton Community Center
340 West Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA

Friday & Saturday, September 24th-25th
*lunch provided on Main Conference Day*

Virtual Conference Option

We are monitoring public health recommendations regarding COVID-19 and have planned to have a virtual option available. We are ready to move the conference fully virtual if the need arises. Email if you have any questions.



The day will include main sessions, community connections, and actual next steps right at the conference that will provide opportunities to experience the most effective and impactful ways to combat and overcome the harm of trauma and adverse childhood experiences.

  • Conference materials (including some surprises!) and a screening of the film RESILIENCE are included with your registration.
  • Main Conference fees include a boxed lunch.
  • All registrations include snacks and drinks.


Are CEUs offered for this event?
We are unable to offer CEUs for this event, but all participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for the sessions that they attend.

What if the in-person event is cancelled due to public health issues?
We will be hosting a virtual version of the conference, so in the event that the in-person event is cancelled, we will transition all registration to the virtual event.

Will you provide childcare?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide childcare for this event.

What if I am unable to afford the ticket to the conference and/or pre-conference?
Please email to request scholarship information.

What is the youngest age that should attend the conference?
We are happy to include participants over the ages of 16. The content of the conference includes the themes of trauma, abuse, neglect, and mental health, which may not be appropriate for minors. Parents should use their discretion when purchasing tickets for 16-17 year old and make a judgement based on the developmental level of their child.

Topics & Sessions

  • TBRI® Introduction & Overview – Trust-Based Relational Intervention
  • “TraumaWise 101” – The Neuroscience of TraumaWise
  • “Building the TraumaWise Community” – How do we implement TraumaWise care?
  • RESILIENCE Screening – Resilience is a new documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.
  • Community Panel – Best Practices in removing barriers and creating felt safety
  • “Entering into the community work of TraumaWise” – Community work orientation, organizational partners

Conference Schedule


Friday, September 24th

Two distinct opportunities for this year’s Pre-Conference event!

Opportunity 1 – Day Session

TBRI® Intro & Overview (Half-Day)
from 9:00am-5:00pm

This eight-hour pre-conference event offers in-depth training for caregivers (Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Parents, Ministry workers, Teachers, Social Workers, Childcare providers, and anyone who intersects with Children from Hard Places) of children with trauma-based behavioral issues.

The training will introduce caregivers to the research and methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and her colleague Dr. David Cross, the founders of the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. Participants will learn how to use Trust-Based Relational Intervention ® (TBRI) through problem-solving scenarios to develop practical skills to build a stronger caregiver-child connection, which leads to better behavior. Taught by OC United TBRI Practitioners!


  • Individual Tickets – $15
  • Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Parent Tickets – FREE with discount code (please contact the TraumaWise Registration team at for code)
  • Ticket prices include admission to Friday, September 24th pre-conference morning session, materials, and entry for raffle items.

Opportunity 2 – Evening Session

“TraumaWise 101” (Half-Day)
from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

If you haven’t attended any of our previous Trauma-Informed Environment Workshops or RESPITE Conferences, get caught up with our introduction to the basics of trauma-informed care.

Topics include:

  • Understanding ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and the role of resilience
  • An overview of TBRI® (Trust-Based Relational Interventions)
  • Practical Tools for your specific environment


  • Individual Tickets – $10
  • Ticket prices include admission to Friday, September 24th pre-conference evening session, materials, and entry for raffle items.

Main Conference

Saturday, September 25th

Building, Implementing, and Entering into TraumaWise Care
3 sections between 9:00am-6:00pm

This 9-hour main-conference event builds upon established TraumaWise education. It offers practical next steps for the “trauma-woke” to analyze their current environments, implement healing practices, and to join the work of other groups in the community doing the same.

Morning Session (9:00am-12:00pm)
“How do we implement trauma-wise care?”

Afternoon Session (12:30pm-2:00pm)
RESILIENCE Screening + Community Panel

Evening Session (2:00pm-6:00pm)
“Entering into the Traumawise Community Work” – Connection, Orientation, Volunteer Opportunities


  • Individual Tickets – $50
  • Early Bird Tickets Available 30% off through 8/16/21 – USE CODE “CHANGETHESTORY”

Main Conference Pass Includes:

  • Registration for the TraumaWise Main Conference (Sat 9/25).
  • TraumaWise T-Shirt
  • TraumaWise Conference Materials
  • Lunch on Saturday 9/25 Main Conference
  • Snacks on Saturday 9/25 Main Conference

Please Note:

We never want money to be a barrier to TraumaWise education. Scholarship opportunities are available by emailing


Contact the TraumaWise Team at