Self-Healing Communities: Laura Porter, Scholar in Residence

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Self-Healing Communities: Laura Porter, Scholar in Residence

February 26, 2018 - February 27, 2018

Laura Porter is a co-founder of ACE Interface, former director of the Family Policy Council in Washington State, and an Associate with the Southwest and Central offices of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT). Her expertise includes overseeing analysis and dissemination of surveillance and archival data to support decision making, and designing and facilitating processes demonstrated to improve population health, safety and productivity. Ms. Porter is committed to developing market forces in the ACE social movement sufficient to sustain the courageous leaders who are using ACE and resilience science and Building Self-Healing Communities.

Monday, February 26, 9 am – noon
& Tuesday, February 27, 9 am – noon

How could a Self-Healing Communities approach spur positive change in Sonoma Valley?

a forum for community leaders

We’ll discuss the health and prosperity of families in Sonoma Valley and solicit your input. What do you think are the biggest strengths of our community? What are our biggest challenges? What could change with appropriate support? Monday session will introduce the Self-Healing Communities concept and Tuesday session will share successes in other communities. Discussion at both.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Community leaders such as business owners, agency and nonprofit leadership, clergy, and law enforcement.
LOCATION: Sonoma Springs Community Hall , 18627 Sonoma Hwy, Boyes Hot Springs

Tuesday, February 27, 1 – 4 pm

What is the Self-Healing Communities approach and how has it transformed other communities?

a forum for youth-serving professionals

Meet the most prominent leader of Self-Healing Communities initiatives, Laura Porter, and discuss how you can become part of an initiative to transform the health and prosperity of families in Sonoma County.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Youth-serving professionals, including doctors, nurses, medical caseworkers, social workers, mental health clinicians, school district leaders, and others interested in public health.
LOCATION: Hanna Boys Center, Admissions Building Conference Room, 17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma

Monday, February 26, 6pm

Ciudad de Sonoma Reunión de Nuestra Comunidad (Sonoma Valley Community Gathering)

a free dinner for families

Celebrate community and help identify goals for a Self-Healing Community project aimed at improving the health and prosperity of families in Sonoma Valley. Free dinner and childcare provided!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Parents, clergy, and other interested community members. A Spanish-dominant event. Please help us spread the word about this! [event page]
LOCATION: La Luz Hall, 17560 Greger Street, Sonoma

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February 26, 2018
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