Hope Talks 2018 | A Community Conference

Tuesday, October 23 2018, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM [CST]

100 Grand Blvd., Longview, Texas, United States

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Tuesday, October 23 2018, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM [CST]

About the Event

This conference is designed for educators, social workers, counselors, nonprofit representatives, youth development leaders, and community leaders. It offers CEU's to both LPCs and LSW's! Hope Talks will provide innovative ideas that spark hope for a more compassionate, well-balanced community. The theme this year is “Making a More Mindful Community”. It will be a day full of networking and education and you are sure to leave with new tools to use for yourself or for those you serve.

This year Hope Talks Keynote Speakers will be the founders of the Baltimore-based Holistic Life Foundation (HLF). This nonprofit organization is committed to "nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities." HLF has been featured in Oprah's magazine, CNN, CBS, and PBS for the innovative work they are doing with youth. 

Holistic Life Foundation's Definition of Mindfulness: 

"Mindfulness is the combination of awareness, centering, and being present. It is the awareness of your thoughts, emotions, actions, and energy. It is the ability to get centered and stay centered in all situations. And it is the ability to be present, not letting internal and external distractions take you from the current moment. This leads to the development of empathy, compassion, love, balance, and harmony."

In addition, breakout sessions will be offered by: Toni Dussex - Owner of Freedom Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor, Vickie Echols, M.Ed. - Consultant, Leadership Coach, and Co-founder of The LIMES Project: Learning Is Mindful, Emotional and Social, Kathy Newsom - Consultant, Yoga Instructor and Co-founder of The LIMES Project, Shalonda Adams – Local Administrator and Founder of Adams’ Academia, and Winsted Psychology Services. 


We welcome anyone who is looking for innovative ideas, community collaboration opportunities, and hope to join us October 23, 2018!

 

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration
 
 
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote Speaker | Holistic Life Foundation
 
 
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Yoga for Stress Management | Toni Dussex
 
 
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, & Self-Care | Winsted Psychological Services
 
 
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Shifting an Approach that Fosters Sustainable Growth | Vickie Echols,M. Ed. & Kathy Newsom, M. Ed.
 
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Yoga for Stress Management | Toni Dussex
 
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Resilience in R³: Relational. Restorative. Resourceful. | Shalonda Adams, M. Ed.
 
 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Shifting an Approach that Fosters Sustainable Growth | Vickie Echols,M. Ed. & Kathy Newsom, M. Ed.
 
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
LUNCH
 
 
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, & Self-Care | Winsted Psychological Services
 
 
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
The Resilience in R³: Relational. Restorative. Resourceful. | Shalonda Adams, M. Ed.
 
 
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Healthy Lifestyle Habits | Christus ® Good Shepherd Health System

 

 
 
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Refreshments, Door Prizes & Closing Remarks

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About the Organizer

Partners in Prevention is a community coalition that addresses community barriers by inspiring hope, connecting partners, and building trusting relationships that transform lives.

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Event Speakers

Ali Smith

Co-Founder/Executive Director of Holistic Life Foundation

Ali Smith co-founded the Holistic Life Foundation in 2001, where he currently serves as Executive Director.

Atman Smith

Co-Founder/Director of Youth Programming

Atman Smith is a Co-founder's of the Holistic Life Foundation, where he served as Director of Youth Programming for ten years Director of Fundraising for five years and currently serves as the Director of Development.

Andres Gonzalez

Co-Founder/Marketing Director

Andres Gonzalez has been the Co-Founder and Marketing Director for the Holistic Life Foundation, Inc. in Baltimore, MD since 2001. For sixteen years, Andres has taught yoga to diverse populations throughout the world, including Baltimore City Public School students, drug treatment centers, mental crisis facilities, homeless shelters, wellness centers, colleges, private schools and other various venues throughout the nation and throughout the world.

Vickie Echols

Co-founder of The LIMES Project

Vickie Echols, M.Ed. is a consultant, leadership coach and co-founder of The LIMES Project: Learning Is Mindful, Emotional and Social. As a passionate community volunteer, she enjoys encouraging others to live with greater compassion for themselves and others. Vickie is a former school administrator and classroom teacher; she currently works with Momentous Institute as a teacher trainer and coach in Dallas, TX and Memphis, TN.

https://www.vickieechols.com
Shalonda Adams

Founder of Adams' Academia (A Community/Youth Empowerment Initiative)

Shalonda Adam's, M.Ed, life purpose/motto is to “heal the hearts of the children, so they don’t become hurting adults”. She strives to promote this healing by focusing on empowering the youth to live their best life now, even in the face of adverse situations.

Winsted Psychological Services

Licensed Professional Counselor

Winsted Psychological Services (WPS) is comprised of Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Donald Winsted, as well as a group of trauma-informed counselors. We are committed to providing quality, trauma-informed, services to individuals, couples, and families.

Kathy Newsom

consultant, yoga instructor and co-founder of The LIMES Project

Kathy Newsom, M.Ed. is a consultant, yoga instructor and co-founder of The LIMES Project: Learning Is Mindful, Emotional and Social. She provides educational consulting to schools and mindful movement yoga classes to organizations, community groups and individuals. Kathy is a passionate advocate for mindfulness as an extremely effective means to improve learning environments, health and well-being.

CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System

Residents

CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System Internal Medicine residency is focused on improving the quality of life for patients and the community. This session will be represented by Dr. Yvette Achuo-Egbe and Dr. Mike Cao.

Holistic Life Foundation

Founders

This year Hope Talks Keynote Speakers will be the founders of the Baltimore-based Holistic Life Foundation (HLF). This nonprofit organization is committed to "nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities." HLF has been featured in Oprah's magazine, CNN, CBS, and PBS for the innovative work they are doing with youth.

Toni Dussex

Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor

Toni Dussex, owner of Freedom Yoga, has been teaching yoga since 2013. Toni is a 200-RYT with 100 hours of training and certification specifically for Yoga as a complementary and alternative treatment for PTSD and trauma.

https://www.freedomyogainc.com/