August 15, 2023 (8am-4pm)
Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center
107 N 1st Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Conference Cost: (includes continental breakfast, boxed lunch, snack and swag bag)
- Early Bird registration is $30.00 per person
- After July 24, 2023 registration is $45.00 per person
- REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED
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*FREE on-site child care available
*If you are a Door County resident and registration cost would prevent you from attending please contact Rebecca Nicholson at (920) 421-3145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LET'S GROW A RESILIENT COMMUNITY TOGETHER!
It is evident that our country is in a mental health crisis. Suicide rates were 30% higher in 2020 than 2000. (Center for Disease Control) Door County is no exception. In fact, rural communities generally experience higher rates of mental illness and suicide. Here in Door County, we have a suicide rate of 20 per 100,000 while the US rate is significantly less at 14 per 100,000. (2023 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps) The main culprits are lack of services and isolation. In Door County, we have one mental health provider to 740 residents; much lower than the Wisconsin average, 420:1 and about twice as many people to provider ratio as the US average, 340:1. (2023 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/explore-health-rankings/wisconsin?year=2023)
According to the 2021 Door County Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 50% of high schoolers and 48% of middle schoolers are reporting anxiety and 30% of high schoolers and 29% of middle schoolers are reporting depression. We saw a spike in teen self-harm and suicide contemplation in 2021. (https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/yrbs/online)
We want to grow a “Resilient Door County”. Our conference, an educational summit, is a proactive approach to instilling knowledge and skills in our community members to overcome their own trauma and be resilient as well as to teach and empower those skills in others.
Attendees will take away resilient tools and language to use with their friends, families, and peers. Our outcomes are:
- Attendees will develop a stronger understanding of resilience
- Attendees will be provided with tools and language that they can use to achieve resilience in themselves and in others
- Attendees will be given the opportunity to commit to the Safe Person 7 Promises and receive the “Safe Person” decal. (https://eliminatestigma.org/safeperson/ )
- Attendees will actively participate in a call to action to include personal and collective commitments to achieving specific goals identified to grow a resilient community
Also available to attendees will be at least one mental health professional to act as a “safe person” should the need arise and also a self-serve “wellness lounge”. Sometimes we just need a moment to digress and practice some mindfulness.
About the Keynote
Tamra Oman shares her heartbreaking life story, which includes a history of abuse and addiction, leading to incarceration. While incarcerated, Tamra found her calling to empower others and help reform the justice system, especially for women. She has served as a peer support counselor for those both inside and outside of the justice system, and has developed programs, policies, and procedure changes to improve the lives of those in the justice system with addiction and mental health challenges. Tamra now serves as the Wisconsin Statewide Director for EXPO of Wisconsin. She is a proponent of systems creating a recovery “culture” that includes Trauma Informed Care. She also strives to empower each community she speaks in and will leave us with a collective call to action in which each attendee is asked to commit to making a positive change in their daily life to benefit our community utilizing the tools and knowledge they will gain at the conference sessions to build resiliency in themselves and in relationships with others.
Pre-Conference E-Course: Trauma Explained
We want the focus of this conference to be on resilience and how to grow it. With that in mind we want to share a FREE online E-Course available to those who may want more base knowledge about trauma. Registrants will receive a link to the course prior to the conference.
Trauma, Explained offers an easy-to-follow overview through 6 brief videos. You’ll explore:
- What is trauma? What are the symptoms of trauma? How does trauma affect the brain, behavior, and mind-body health?
- Secondary trauma: What is it? Who is susceptible? How do you know if you have it?
- Developmental trauma and ACEs: What are the long-lasting effects?
- What are some effective treatment strategies?
BONUS – 4 audio recordings to sooth fight-or-flight stimulation.
- FREE phone app puts all content at your fingertips!
AND – All videos are close-captioned.
The conference includes 4 breakout sessions. The first session is on Compassion Resilience. Conference goers will choose which three additional session they would like to attend when they register. Be sure to review the Session Descriptions before you register.
Be sure to review the Session Descriptions above so you know what break out sessions you want to choose when you register.