It's Time!

VCP will be holding its annual VIRTUAL conference on March 10th 2022. The goal is to promote sharing and training for providers across the spectrum who are supporting individuals with diverse needs, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The focus will be on the following areas:  equity and cultural responsiveness, resilience, racial and societal trauma, reimagining service delivery, and self-determination.  Conference attendees will include: health and human services providers, economic service providers, first responders, educators, state officials, faith leaders, community leaders, peers, translators, and more.

 

 

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Conference Objectives

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore:

  • Innovative programs and services that support individuals, families, and communities whose needs fall across health and human services

  • Supports and services provided in the context of, or that emerged in response to, the global pandemic (COVID-19)

  • Sociocultural trauma and racial trauma  

  • Social contributors of health that affect the overall well-being of all people in the context of COVID-19 

  • Self-care and compassion fatigue 

  • Cultural and linguistic responsiveness

Thank you to our generous sponsors and supporters!

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Using Self, Community, and Organizational Care to Combat Vicarious Trauma and Burnout”

We are pleased to announce that Thema Bryant, PhD will be providing the keynote for this year’s conference.

Dr. Bryant is a licensed psychologist who has worked nationally and globally to provide relief and empowerment to marginalized persons. She is past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women and a past American Psychological Association (APA) representative to the United Nations, as well as the incoming president-elect of the APA. Bryant has been honored by the APA; the Institute of Violence, Abuse, and Trauma; and the California Psychological Association for her contributions to psychology. A professor at Pepperdine University, she earned her undergraduate and doctorate degrees in psychology from Duke University, and completed her postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School. Bryant has served as a mental health media consultant for numerous print, radio, and television outlets, and is host of The Homecoming Podcast. Her forthcoming book is Homecoming. To learn more visit drthema.com.

Thema Bryant, PhD

Call for Proposals

Proposals for 1 hours workshops are due by January 31st.  You can learn more and submit your proposal here.