Join PJI for the Third Annual Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing Conference

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Date: Tuesday, April 20 ― Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Online

This past year has reinforced that resilience is not automatic. It is built over time, through our unique lived experiences, cultivated by our surrounding support systems, and can shape our well-being.

On behalf of the Peace and Justice Institute, you are invited to the third Creating a Resilient Community (CRC): From Trauma to Healing Conference. Learn about cutting-edge research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), neuroscience and evidence-based programs building resilience across our community.

Keynote speaker Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning journalist and internationally recognized speaker whose work explores the intersection of neuroscience, immunology and human emotion. Her mission is to translate emerging science in ways that help those with chronic conditions find healing.

Join us for this unique two-day conference hosted through a new virtual venue experience. Early registration runs through Friday, March 5, 2021. General Registration is available through Monday, April 12, 2021. To view the conference website and agenda, click here.

Watch some fun highlights from last year’s conference here.

Employees may use Employee Development Funds (EDF) to cover the conference cost. To use EDF funds, complete the EDF and Travel Authorization forms. To access the forms:

  • Log in to Atlas.
  • Click on the Employees tab.
  • Select Tools.
  • Click on Valencia Forms.
  • Search for the forms, Request for Employee Development Funds and Travel – Authorization for Travel or Absence From Campus.
  • Complete both forms and email to

2021 Conference Scholarships Available
To apply for half, full or student scholarships, please complete the 2021 Conference Scholarship Application by Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Scholarships will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early.

This event is hosted by the Peace and Justice Institute and the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County. Conference sponsors include: Orlando Health (title sponsor), Central Florida Foundation, JP Morgan Chase & Co. and the Foundation for a Healthier West Orange.

For additional conference details and to register, click here. All registered participants will receive a link in their email to access the online conference.

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