2016 Continuing Our Journey

Held August 30, 2016

All of Us Need to Believe We Belong

Presenter is Tom Thibodeau, Servant Leadership Professor at Viterbo University


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse

Presenter is Mike Desmond, Executive Director Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse


La Crosse System of Care & Juvenile Justice Best Practice

Presenters are Mandy Bisek and Curt Teff

  • Fostering Resilient Learners, What does it really mean to be trauma informed? Promotion of resilience despite adversity. -Kristin Souers
  • La Crosse System of Care & Juvenile Justice Best Practice: From collective intentions to collective impact.
  • School District of La Crosse: Continuum of social & emotional supports.
  • La Crosse Boys & Girls Club: At risk youth…A formula for impact.
  • The Tangled Roots of Act 31: American Indians & education policy in Wisconsin.
  • Trauma is a word, not a sentence: Promoting resilience in our youth.
  • When bad things happen to children: Understanding children that hurt.
  • La Crosse Area Family Collaborative: Empowered families, thriving communities.
  • All of us need to believe we belong.
  • AIDS Resource Center of WI: Harm reduction & opiate overdose prevention.
  • Social Dynamics of Ostracism
  • REJECT Documentary: The Science of Belonging.
  • Gunderkids.
  • La Crosse YMCA: Resiliency along the youth development roadmap.
  • Overview of Child Protective Services & foster care licensure.
  • School District of La Crosse: Cultural liaison program.
  • Connecting the dots between childhood experiences & adult physical, emotional & mental health.
  • After ACEs: Be a springboard of hope through a trauma-informed approach.
  • Coordinated service teams.
  • We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. -Tom Thibodeau