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A Few Notes For the Day:

* WEA Individual Consultation Appointments: WEA will be hosting individual consultation appointments throughout the day. Please see the sign-up link within the first session, "WEA Member Benefits - Individual Consultation Sign-Up Links". If you sign up for an appointment, please do not select a break-out session during that time. Space is limited in all sessions so we need to be able to account for every seat.

* 5-10 Minute Chair Massages will be taking place from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in Room 234 courtesy of Tina W. There is no sign-up, just walk-up appointments.

* Parking: There is limited street parking around Central High School. Shuttles will be available from the former K-Mart parking lot to Central.

* Lunch: There will not be lunch offered this year through WWEC.  Please feel free to signup to attend the La Crosse Soup session from 11:20-12:50 in the New Commons. Attending this session has a suggested donation of $5. Like a La Crosse SOUP event, $5 will get you a soup lunch and a vote for your favorite pitch. Each middle school will be giving a pitch on a way to better their school or their community.  All donations will directly help fund the winning pitch!
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Friday, February 14 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Foundation 1: Building a Resilient and Trauma-Informed Community LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

La Crosse County and the surrounding region are committed to building a foundation of knowledge on how Adverse Childhood Experiences impact the lifelong health and well being of its community members.

The child may not remember. But the body remembers. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress and trauma can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on brains and bodies, putting people at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, mental health challenges and early death. The documentary “Resilience” chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to build a community response to trauma and strengthen resilience. This session will include viewing of the film "Resilience" as well as discussion surrounding resilience and how our local communities are coming together to address trauma.

Take Away:
Foundation 1 introduces attendees to the community framework developed locally that is being used to guide conversations and practices. We will discuss how we are building a foundation of general knowledge about resilience and trauma-informed care, and how there is a commitment to take this knowledge and work to disrupt the cycle, strengthen resilience and restore lives. Attendees will also be given information about how they can become active participants in this movement, and work within their organizations to be champions of this work professionally, but also in their personal lives.


Alicia Place

Community Services Coordinator, School District of La Crosse
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Catherine Kolkmeier

Executive Director, La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium
Catherine is the Executive Director of the La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium, a partnership of two major medical centers, three schools of higher education, a school district, and a county health department in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  The Consortium is dedicated to fostering... Read More →

Friday February 14, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am CST
Room 114