The 5th Annual Growing Resilient Communities Gathering of Collaboratives Addressing ACEs is a free virtual event that will support Children’s Mental Health and Family Services Collaboratives, tribal community members, and partners as they all work to build self-healing communities across Minnesota. FamilyWise Services is planning and hosting the Gathering with support from DHS and Blue Cross Blue Shield Center for Prevention.
Our keynote speakers this year will be brothers Jerry and Wendell Waukau from the Menominee Nation. Their keynote Menominee’s Journey to a Culture of Health will feature the story of one tribal community’s path to heal their invisible wounds of historical trauma. Some key themes will include the value of cross-sector partnerships, the need for healing and innovation during this time, the benefits of highlighting hope (by focusing on concrete community examples), and the importance of inclusion and honoring relationships with tribes and sovereign nations. We will be featuring our keynotes, along with several breakout sessions touching on the key themes of this event.
More details will be coming soon. Stay tuned!