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5th Annual Creating a Resilient Community From Trauma to Healing Conference

May 11 @ 8:30 am - May 12 @ 3:00 pm

5th Annual Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing Conference

Thank you for your interest in joining the 5th Annual Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing Conference!

This conference is presented by the Peace and Justice Institute and the Creating a Resilient Community (CRC) Network.

The two-day conference will be hosted in-person this year! Registrants have the opportunity to regsiter for Day 1, Day 2, or the full conference.

The 5th Annual CRC Conference focuses on the strides our criminal justice, public safety, and educational sectors are making to move from punishing individuals towards true discipline. Participants will hear from national experts and local change makers on their efforts to create systems that prevent trauma, restore, heal, and transform. Join us to envision the community in which we all live!

Day One, Thursday May 11th, 2023 – 8:30am – 4pm

Moving towards a Transformative Approach: From Punishment to True Discipline

On the first day of the conference, participants will hear from a dynamic panel of speakers, including national experts and local changemakers, to address how we can move toward community approaches centered on accountability, connection and healing.

Location: Winter Park Events Center – 1050 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789

Day Two, Friday May 12th, 2023 – 9am-3pm

Local Voices: Change in Central Florida

Day two offers two concurrent tracks: 1) How Our Brains Learn: A Journey Through Development, Adversity, Trauma and Resiliency, an all-day track for educators and 2) Local Voices: Change in Central Florida, one-hour to two-hour workshops for all sectors.

Location: Valencia College Winter Park Campus – 850 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789


PJI will be offering limited scholarships for students and anyone with financial hardship. For more information and to apply for a scholarship, complete this form by April 13th, 2023.


If you are interested in sponsoring the conference by participating in the collective funding model OR through an in-kind donation, please contact us via the email listed below.


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Peace and Justice Institute