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2021 Symposium: Thriving Through Trauma

Thanks to all who attended our 3rd annual CASA Resiliency Symposium with Keynote Speaker Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky the author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. Check back in the coming days for a link to the recording and symposium handouts. 


In 2019 CASA of the Eastern Sierra hosted their first annual Resiliency Symposium. It is intended to be a local learning event held during April, to raise awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month.

2019 Symposium: The Impact of Trauma on Children’s Brain Development & Building Resilience as a Community with keynote speaker Lori Poland

A childhood survivor of a high-profile child abuse case that has since devoted her life and career to ending child abuse and neglect, and to healing its cycles and ripple effects. 

2020 Symposium: Thriving Through Trauma with keynote speaker Victor Rivers

With Covid-19 restrictions in place the 2020 Symposium was pushed back to August and was done via Zoom opening the door to invite participants from across the state. In the end the 4 hour event attracted more than 100 participants statewide. Keynote Speaker was Victor Rivers, A veteran film star, best-selling author, renowned advocate for violence prevention, Victor Rivas Rivers has achieved extraordinary success in numerous arenas. But given his violent upbringing, few of those achievements were ever likely. If not for a handful of individuals who were willing to take a stand on his behalf, Rivers doubts he would be alive today. 

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