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Skills For Psychological Recovery (SPR) – April 17 & 19

April 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

This 12-hour training is an evidence-informed modular approach to helping children, adolescents, adults, and families in the weeks and months following disaster and trauma, after the period where Psychological First Aid (PFA) has been utilized, or when more intensive intervention than PFA is needed.

Resilient Sonoma Meeting

May 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At our last Sonoma Resiliente - Resilient Sonoma meeting, we had a very fruitful discussion in this ongoing process. Per our commitment, we want to give everyone an opportunity to help us move forward.  Please mark your calendars for the next meeting and RSVP below: Wednesday, May 2 at 6pm Hanna Boys Center – Legacy Room Here are some key follow-up items to keep in mind as we prepare: Bring Interested Community Members Please bring friends and representatives of agencies…

Trauma Sensitive Mind-Body Based Practices (MBBP)

May 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This 6-hour course will explore the relationship between mind-body medicine and its impact on reducing traumatic stress in both clients and providers. We will explore the evolution of the practice of mindfulness in medical, social and psychological practice fields stemming from the science of mind-body medicine and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Resilient Sonoma Meeting

June 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are excited to see you again next week for Resilient Sonoma – Sonoma Resiliente.  We will share updates for the next steps so we can then collectively agree on how we can best move forward collaboratively. Please mark your calendars for the next meeting and RSVP below: Wednesday, June 6 at 6pm Hanna Boys Center – Legacy Room (on the left as you enter campus) Light food will be provided. Here are some key follow-up items to keep in mind as…

Using Legislation and Humanization to End Mass Incarceration

June 14, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Jessica Jackson Sloan is a human rights attorney who began her career representing California death row inmates in their appeals. She now oversees DreamCorps #cut50, a national bipartisan effort to smartly and safely reduce America’s incarcerated population by 50 percent over the next 10 years. #Cut50 works to cut crime and incarceration in all 50 states by translating local needs into smart safety solutions. Bringing together unlikely allies, identifying breakthrough policies, and implementing new approaches to safety and rehabilitation. By recognizing the humanity of those impacted, we can change laws in order to create safer streets and more peaceful neighborhoods.

Rainbowdance Basic Credentialing

June 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Rainbowdance© is a playful, structured activity of repetitive song, movement, and gesture. Led by a trained facilitator, it encourages self-esteem, self-regulation, and social empathy. Rainbowdance provides children with the opportunity for one-on-one bonding (often lacking for infants and toddlers who attend full-time daycare), while also providing healthy relationship-building among a peer group. For vulnerable populations, this can be the experience that steers them away from violent behaviors.

UnMasking: Healthy Connections With Complex Communities

September 13, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Learn how to foster an environment in which your team is not only productive, but fully alive and thriving, one in which you can better understand each other and support each other. After a short experiential exercise, Ashanti will share some of his personal history as well as what he’s learned about alleviating the deep-seated barriers that hold us back from achieving our individual and collective potential. “UnMasking” will challenge you to embrace the parts of yourself that you might…

Trauma Informed School conference 2018

How Schools Can Transform Community Through Trauma-Informed Arts

October 1, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Hanna Institute's Nick Dalton will present "Beyond Consequences", the 2018 Trauma Informed Schools Conference This interactive session details how two projects, one in India and one in California’s Sonoma Valley, used trauma-informed arts to help students succeed. First, we’ll travel to the slums of Pune, India, where The Maya Project – a collaboration between ASTEP (Artists Striving To End Poverty) and Teach For India – helped student academics soar an average of two grade levels in the project’s first nine…

Action to Access Conference

2018 ACES Conference Project Showcase

October 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Center for Youth Wellness has joined forces with ACEs Connection to host their third biennial ACEs Conference. The theme, “Action to Access,” will draw a line from the call to action established by previous conferences to the problem of access—how different individuals and communities are able to get and use the information, resources, and systems they need to reduce children’s exposure to adversity and its traumatic effects. Hanna Institute's Nick Dalton will present during the "2018 ACES Conference Project…

The Maya Project:  How Students Can Transform Community through Restorative Practices and the Arts

October 24, 2018 - October 26, 2018

Nick Dalton Presents at Detroit IIRP Conference

Father Greg Boyle with Group from HomeBoy Industries

Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries (SOLD OUT)

December 5, 2018

Hanna Institute looks forward to sharing the wisdom of The Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. This event is part of the Hanna Institute Professional Networking Breakfast Series. However, this will be an evening event. 

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Building Resilient Connections Between Children and Adults / Construyendo Conexiones Resilientes Entre Niños y Adultos

December 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn skills to help build successful communications and establish and maintain meaningful connections with children and youth. Led by Jessica Gorrono, LCSW. Spanish translation and childcare available. Free.

Decolonizing the Mind: Michael Yellowbird, Ph.D.

March 14, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Hanna Institute is proud to welcome Dr. Michael Yellowbird as our first featured speaker of our 2019 Professional Networking Breakfast Speaker Series. Dr. Yellowbird will offer insights into decolonizing the mind through indigenous mindfulness practices and its capacity to foster more equitable communities. Dr. Yellowbird, coauthor of For Indigenous Minds Only and Decolonizing Social Work, is a citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara). He has taught at the University of British Columbia, University of Kansas, Arizona State…

Public Mental Health: A Paradigm for Mass Trauma

May 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How do we address the psychological needs of large populations exposed to severe traumatic stressors? A public mental health approach is quickly gaining popularity for trauma-exposed populations in international settings. Dr. Joop De Jong, Emertius Professor of Cultural and Global Mental Health at UMC Amsterdam, will address how public mental health may inform prevention and care of populations exposed to traumatic stressors in both high-income and developing countries. About Dr. Joop De Jong: Joop de Jong, MD, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Cultural…

Compassionate Communication in Polarizing Times: Dr. Nancy Dome, EPOCH Education

June 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Hanna Institute is proud to welcome Dr. Nancy Dome, Executive Director, EPOCH Education, as the featured speaker at this event in our 2019 Professional Networking Breakfast Speaker Series. Dr. Dome is a renowned speaker and leader on Equity in school systems and workplaces with over 20 years in the education field as a child care worker, a teacher, and a professor. Dr. Dome will offer up a framework of how to hold conversation with the “other,” as a means of putting people before…

Evidence-Based Adolescent Protocol for Traumatic Grief

June 13, 2019 - June 14, 2019

William R. Saltzman, Ph.D, Professor Coordinator Marriage and Family Therapy Program Department of Advanced Studies in Education & Counseling Director, Youth and Family Programs UCLA Trauma Psychiatry Service Co-developer and contact for training of: FOCUS Family Resilience Enhancement Program Trauma-Grief Component Therapy   Traumatic Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents was developed by experts in trauma psychiatry and psychology and grounded in adolescent developmental theory. This is a modular, assessment-driven treatment that addresses the needs of adolescents facing trauma, bereavement, and…

FREE Movie Screening – Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

July 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In Partnership with St. Joseph Health, the Hanna Institute invites you to join us for a FREE screening of Resilience - a film that chronicles the promising beginnings of a national movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat Toxic Stress, and greatly improve the health of future generations. After the film a panel of local Sonoma Valley experts will lead an engaging discussion about the impact of trauma on our community - and our youth.  5:45 - Doors Open 6:15 -…

FREE Movie Screening – DOLORES: An award winning​ documentary exploring the life and legacy of activist Dolores Huerta.

August 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As part of a monthly film series, Hanna Institute will host the documentary DOLORES - an award winning film about Dolores Huerta, one of the most important, yet least known civil rights activists of our time. This FREE movie screening is the official kick off event for a larger community celebration planned for September - when Dolores Huerta will be at Hanna to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month. The film will be in English with Spanish subtitles. 5:45 - Doors…

Dolores Huerta Comes to Hanna!

September 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Hanna Institute will proudly host the indomitable Dolores Huerta at the Hanna Boys Center campus on September 12, 2019. As co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, Dolores Huerta is one of the most influential social equity activists and leaders of the 20th century. As president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she continues to work tirelessly as an advocate for the working poor, women and children. Ms. Huerta travels across…

La Resiliencia de la Comunidad Latina

September 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hanna Institute presenta: La Resiliencia de la Comunidad Latina con la invitada especial Dolores Huerta El jueves, 12 de septiembre 2019, Hanna Institute tiene el gran orgullo de darle la bienvenida a la increíble Dolores Huerta. Ella va a ser nuestra oradora destacada para la celebración. Ella fue la cofundadora de United Farm Workers of America (Union de trabajadores de campo o UFW por sus siglas en español), Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta es una de las activistas laborales más influyentes…

FREE Film Screening: Warrior Women

November 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Joins us for a FREE moving screening of the Warrior Women – an award winning documentary following the story of mothers and daughters fighting for indigenous rights in the American Indian Movement of the 1970s. The film unveils not only a female perspective of history, but also examines the impact political struggles have on the children who bear witness. The film will be followed by a talkback with local indigenous elders gathered by Judy Talaugon (Chumash). For more information email…

The Ecology of Resilience: Transformation Through Trauma-Informed Care

January 29 @ 7:30 am - January 31 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for an immersive, three-day conference focused on learning and sharing new and proven approaches to trauma-informed care (TIC). About this Event Hosted in breathtaking Sonoma wine country, the event welcomes educators, nonprofit and social service providers, and clinical partners who will hear from leading TIC experts, and participate in interactive discussions and exercises focused on healing-centered practices and models of resiliency. In addition to receiving continuing education (CE) credits for participating, you will have opportunities to enjoy the…

Let’s Talk Marijuana & Vaping

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A FREE information-packed evening for young people and their adults OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY Tuesday, February 18,2020 Hosted by the Hanna Institute and Sonoma Valley Unified School District 6:00 – 7:30 PM Topics: Impact of marijuana on academic & athletic performance Methods and forms of use, including vaping and edibles Strategies and resources for helping and supporting a teen Understanding medicinal marijuana and over-the-counter CBD’s Presenters: Dr. Sarah Cunningham and Dr. Richard Von Feldt from Click…

Rhythmic Mind – Therapeutic Hip Hop

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Growing up within the multitude of environmental challenges facing marginalized communities, many youth experience tremendous amounts of trauma over the course of their upbringing. This trauma can significantly impede their pyscho-social and emotional development, limit their capacity to form and maintain meaningful relationships, and disrupt their ability to self-regulate. These youth are often resistant to and uninspired by conventional methods of talk therapy. Rhythmic Mind applies a custom designed curriculum using the cutting-edge modality of Hip-Hop Therapy to bridge this…

Sonoma Valley Authors Festival

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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