"Building Trauma Informed Schools and Communities"
13th Annual Cynthia Lockhart Mummery Conference
Paper Tigers Pre-Conference Screening
“Building Trauma Informed Schools and Communities” is the theme of The Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council’s 13th Annual Cynthia Lockhart-Mummery Conference (read more about this) on Thursday, November 8, 2018, 8:00am-4:30pm at the Visalia Convention Center.
The event will feature Jim Sporleder, a retired High School Principal from Walla Walla, WA. Under Jim’s leadership, Lincoln High School became a “Trauma Informed” school, gaining national attention due to a dramatic drop in out of school suspensions, increased graduation rates and the number of students going on to post-secondary education.
Participants will be introduced to information focused on the role that trauma plays in the school environment.
This professional development experience will explore multiple strategies for education staff, professionals, and community members to utilize when working with students and their clients. Participants will reflect on the importance of self-care and the need for the professionals to have tools and strategies to support their own health.
A continental breakfast and lunch are included with registration.
Conference schedule and details coming soon!
About the Keynote Speaker
Jim Sporleder retired in 2014 as Principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA. Under Jim’s leadership, Lincoln High School became a “Trauma Informed” school, gaining national attention due to a dramatic drop in out of school suspensions, increased graduation rates and the number of students going on to post-secondary education. These dramatic changes at Lincoln caught the attention of Jamie Redford, who spent a year filming the documentary, Paper Tigers, which tells the Lincoln story. The documentary was released at the May 2015 Seattle International Film Festival and received positive reviews.
Jim is currently working as a trauma-informed coach / consultant as well as a trainer with the Community Resilience Initiative, based in Walla Walla. His travels as consultant, keynote speaker, presenter and trainer have taken him all over the United States.
Continuing Education Units
CEU’s for clinicians are available for our conference through Fresno Pacific University (FPU). Click on the link below for registration and payment information.
There are several locations near the Visalia Convention Center and close enough to downtown for access to dinning and other amenities. Be sure to mention that you are part of the "Building Trauma-Informed Schools & Communities Conference" for event rate. See list of recommended hotels below.
Comfort Suites Visalia Convention Center
$119.00 Standard Room, per/night
210 E. Acequia Ave., Visalia, CA, 93291, US
Phone: (559) 738-1700 Fax: (559) 738-8300
Lamp Liter Inn
$74.00 Garden View & $64.00 Standard, per/night
3300 W Mineral King Ave., Visalia, CA, 93291
Phone: (559) 732-4511 Other: (800) 662-6692
Click on the image below to download and print our flyer
*Special Pre-Screening of Paper Tigers Documentary*
Wednesday, November 7, 6:00 p.m.
Tulare County Office of Education,
6200 South Mooney Avenue, Visalia
Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?
We recommend all educators, as well as parents, professionals, and community members, attend this special screening, which will include a panel discussion with Jim Sporleder.