Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 8:30 AM EDT
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Wintergreen Resort 
39 Mountain Inn Loop
Roseland, VA 22967

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Deanne Weatherly, Program Coordinator 
Children's Advocacy Centers of Virginia, State Chapter Office 

Transforming Trauma:
How to do This Work and Stay Sane
     presented by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky 

The powerful impact that our jobs have on victims of abuse and their families is so rewarding.  We have a love and a passion for the work we do, but it’s hard.  Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is a well-known, sought after speaker who will bring new, practical tools to sustain us in order to provide the BEST to those we seek to help. Join us as an individual or multidisciplinary team to receive simple and profound practices that will allow you to remake yourself……providing a balance to work and live more fully!

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, has worked directly with trauma survivors for more than three decades.  She has worked with groups as diverse as zookeepers and reconstruction workers in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, community organizers and health care providers in Japan, U.S. Air Force pilots, Canadian firefighters, public school teachers, private practice doctors, tiny non-profits, massive state agencies, libraries, the Pentagon, alternative colleges, and Ivy League universities. Much of her work is being invited to assist in the aftermath of community catastrophes–whether they are fatal storms or mass shootings. She has worked locally, nationally, and internationally. Laura is known as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure.

“I was introduced to the concept of trauma stewardship when I skeptically attended one of Laura’s trainings. I was concerned that it was going to be a discussion about the difficulty and hazards of our work that ultimately ended being a glorified venting session. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Laura is a veteran of the work that we do and has a personal understanding of the cost associated with helping others through trauma. I left the training with real tools and a true respect for Laura’s ability to teach. Knowledge and wisdom don’t often travel in the same person. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is willing and able to impart a great deal of both.” LOUIS GILL, Executive Director, Bakersfield Homeless Center

“Laura has a unique way of presenting difficult material. I know from 27 years on the job that people in law enforcement generally don’t see themselves as needing help and shy away from things that may be too touchy-feely. However, Laura is able to present about the cumulative toll of being exposed to overwhelm in a way that results in even the toughest naysayers viewing things differently.”  COLONEL D. CAMPBELL, New York State Police


Event Schedule & Additional Details

Thursday, April 20; 8:30 – 3:00 (workshops presented by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
8:30 – 9:45:  Setting the Content for Cumulative Toll 
10:00 – 11:15:  The Traumatic Exposure Response
11:15 – 12:15:  Lunch provided
12:15 – 1:30:  How to Sustain Individually
1:45 – 3:00:  How to Sustain Collectively

3:30 – 6:00
Group/Individual Activity Options

8:00 – 10:00
Trivia Night:
Fun, Refreshments & Prizes!!

Friday, April 21; 8:30 – 12:00

Self-care breakout workshops
8:30 – 9:30; 9:45 – 10:45; and 11:00 – 12:00

COST $200 
(no refunds, substitutions allowed) 



Lodging Information

Rooms are limited, so make your reservation NOW!  

Single accommodations are available at the per diem rate of $91 plus taxes until 5pm on March 19, 2017 by calling 877-624-8718 M-F from 9-9, or S/S from 9-6.  

NOTE:  lodging reservations will be secured with one night's deposit.  Deposits are refundable, less a $25 processing fee, provided Wintergreen Resort receives notice of cancellation at least 3 days prior to arrival.  Cancellations occurring within 3 days of arrival will forfeit deposit.