Register for our Annual Conference!

THANK YOU for attending our 115th Annual Conference!

Changing the Story: From Trauma to Hope

Since 1901, Empower Missouri has worked to inform and motivate social justice advocates through our annual conference. This year is set to be another success as we look into the many different ways that trauma affects all of us.   We talked about the facts of trauma and how, as advocates, providers, leaders and parents, we can make a difference and mitigate the adverse effects of toxic stress and trauma.

Read the recap.

This year’s Keynote speakers included:

Dr. Andrea Blanch, a consultant with the National Center on Trauma Informed Care, spoke at the evening banquet on Thursday, October 6th 

Nancy Spargo, CEO for St. Louis Center for Family Development, spoke at the Pre-Conference Institute on Thursday morning, October 6th regarding the most fundamental and far reaching impact of social and emotional development changes that occur with childhood trauma.

Friday focused on the role and responsibility of the media around trauma and featured a panel of some of Missouri’s top journalists 

Workshop topics included:

  • We are Worth More: Why $15 and a Union Matters 
  • The Trauma of Eviction: A Missouri Crisis
  • Life at the Intersections: Trauma-Informed Care with Diverse Populations
  • Before, Behind and Beyond Bars
  • The Lifelong Trauma of Childhood Hunger
  • Statewide Trauma-Informed Schools
  • Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence &Trauma in LGBTQI and HIV+ Communities

Full 2 day conference price (Empower Missouri members):  $200
Full 2 day conference price (non-members):  $250
All day Thursday (including dinner):  $150
Daytime Thursday (not including dinner):  $125
Thursday dinner banquet only:  $75
Friday full day only:  $75
Thursday dinner and Friday all day:  $125
Thursday luncheon only (Tonier Cain):  $50
Approved Student Rate:  $100 (Must be pre-approved)

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s conference, dates TBA.



Posted in Action Alert.