Fall Trauma Conference

Santa Cruz Trauma Consortium

in cooperation with

The Lotus Collaborative


The 5th Annual Fall Trauma Conference

Trauma, Food and the Body

with featured speaker

Stephanie Covington Armstrong

and afternoon workshop speakers from

Leah’s Pantry

and more

Friday, October 20, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

900 High Street (PEACE United Church), Santa Cruz 95060


Conference speakers and workshops will provide professionals, students and interested people a day-long learning experience to better understand how trauma affects a person’s relationship with their food and their body. Somatic processes will be explored and effective treatments will be discussed.

Join us for this amazing opportunity to learn more about our own selves and our collective selves.

CEUs (6 hours) provided by the EMDR Institute.

Ask for the conference discount at Dream Inn of Santa Cruz (see below).


The annual Fall Trauma Conference has sold out every year. It has become a highly-anticipated innovative professional development resource for trauma, substance abuse and related treatment providers throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.
Email traumainformedcalifornia@gmail.com to learn more about participating in the 2017 conference by:
  • having a display table for your services or agency;
  • nominating a speaker;
  • presenting a workshop.


The Dream Inn has been the Fall Trauma Conference hospitality sponsor every year. They are offering a room rate of $189 for the night if booked by September 4, 2017. To make a reservation please call the reservation department at 831-426-4330 and ask for the Santa Cruz Trauma Consortium Room Block. For more information on the hotel, visit the Dream Inn Santa Cruz website.

Past Conferences

Previously featured speakers at the Annual Fall Trauma Conference include:
  • Dr. Omar Minwalla, speaking about trauma and sexuality (2016);
  • Dr. Janina Fisher, speaking about trauma, dissociation and safety (2015);
  • Dr. Vincent Felitti, co-principal investigator, discussing the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study (2014);
  • Gabriella Grant, director of the California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care, presenting the Seeking Safety model for trauma-informed care (2013).

Interested in becoming a member of the Santa Cruz Trauma Consortium?