Ngage New Mexico Presents

2nd Annual Southern New Mexico KIDS COUNT Conference

Wed 14 Nov 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM @ Las Cruces Convention Center


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NM Voices for Children and Ngage New Mexico are pleased to host the 2nd annual Southern New Mexico KIDS COUNT conference on *Childhood Trauma – From Symptoms to Systems Change.


8:30AM –4:30PM

8:00 –8:30 Registration & Breakfast

8:30 –8:40 Welcome

Lori Martinez, Executive Director, Ngage New Mexico James Jimenez, Executive Director, NM Voices for Children

8:40 –8:50 Opening Remarks

Kasandra Gandara, Las Cruces City Councilor; Retired Regional Manager, Children, Youth, and Families Department, Child Protective Services

8:50 –9:10 The Systems Change Link: What the Data Says About Child Well-Being in New Mexico

Amber Wallin, Deputy Director, NM Voices for Children

9:10 –9:50 Keynote Address: Preventing ACEs & Promoting Resilience in New Mexico

Dr. Andrew Hsi, Institute for Resilience, Health, and Justice

9:50 –10:20 A Historical Lens for New Mexico’s Childhood Trauma

Dr. Dulcinea Lara, Associate Professor, NMSU

10:20 –10:35 Tea & Coffee Break

10:35 –11:35 Neurobiology of Trauma & Resilience: The Science & Tools of Regulation

Bhanu Harrison, LCSW, SEP, LMT; UCLA-Trained Mindfulness Facilitator and Affiliate MAPs Teacher, UCLA Semel Institute, Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC)

11:35 –12:35 Lunch

12:45 –4:30 Breakout Learning Sessions

2nd Annual Southern New Mexico KIDS COUNT Conference

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