7th Annual Symposium                                    Healing the Healer: Promoting Resilency & Revitalizing Hope

Tuesday, 4/27/2021 (9:00am - 1:00pm) and Wednesday, 4/28/2021 (9:00am - 1:00pm)

  Hosted by the Training Resource and Information Network (TRAIN)

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The Program:

This two half-day virtual program is dedicated to providing a healing experience to direct service providers in human service systems.  We will provide healing opportunities for caregivers and organizations to promote resiliency, self-care, and reflective practice to better serve ourselves and our clients.  Interactive sessions include focus on addressing organizational trauma and responsibility, stress management, fostering therapeutic relationships, and much more!  Each day will also close with an experiential approach related to meditation and utilizing music as a medium for healing the body and mind connection through music based-practice.   

Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Christine Schmidt with DCFS.  Dr. Schmidt is a clinical psychologist who has specific interest and expertise in working with youth and families impacted by pre- and post-natal trauma.  She has extensive training surrounding the assessment and treatment of children who have histories of prenatal substance exposure and complex trauma and has expertise in a variety of trauma-informed models of care. Over the course of a long tenure at a nonprofit medical and behavioral health clinic, Dr. Schmidt lead the child adolescent psychology program, coordinated the student and postdoctoral training program, directed several foundation and national grants, and provided numerous local and national trainings regarding pre- and postnatal trauma.  More recently, Dr. Schmidt especially enjoyed co-directing a three-year grant designed to help address the impact of secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma on legal professionals working with youth involved with the child welfare system.  In her current role as an Illinois Department of Children and Family Services consulting psychologist, Dr. Schmidt provides consultative psychological services to administrators, caseworkers, and other professionals involved with the Department. 

To access speaker bios, please click here: : https://www.lawrencehall.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Presenter-Bios-2021-Virtual-Symposium.pdf

To review the detailed brochure, please click here: https://www.lawrencehall.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/FINALBrochure-Healing-the-Healer-Conference.pdf

To review the agenda for 4/27/2021 and 4/28/2021, please click here: https://www.lawrencehall.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Conference-day-format-schedule-options.pdf




Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM CDT
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 1:00 PM CDT

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This is an online event.   Zoom links will be sent to closer to the date following a completed registration.    


Questions/concerns, please contact:

Debbie Podmore 
Training Resource and Information Network (TRAIN) 

Hosted by the Training Resource and Information Network (TRAIN).  TRAIN is a consortium of service providers who collaborate and share training and staff development resources to best meet the needs of those served by community-based behavioral health organizations.

Partners include: