August 5, 2021 New Date
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
United Way of Greater Houston

With the current environment, we made the difficult decision to reschedule the 2020 TraumaCONFERENCE to August 5, 2021. Registration will begin January 2021.   

Chester Street Foundation brings together clinicians, researchers, and experts on childhood trauma in its inaugural TraumaCONFERENCE.  This one-day symposium highlights the epidemic of childhood trauma, provides a holistic view of working with traumatized children, and equips participants with best practices for helping children on their road to recovery. Group discounts of $10 per person are available for groups of ten or more. CEU credits are available for licensed psychologists, social workers, and counselors with an additional $25 fee.

$115 early bird registration with group discount through April 1
$125 early bird registration through April 1
$140 early bird registration with group discount and with CEUs through April 1
$140 regular registration with group discount
$150 early bird registration with CEUs through April 1
$150 regular registration
$175 regular registration with CEUs


Healing from Complex Trauma: A Personal Journey

Shawn NemethShawn Alex Nemeth
Inspirational Keynote Speaker and President & CEO, Chester Street Foundation
Uniquely qualified to speak about childhood trauma, Mr. Nemeth’s presentation offers an inspiring firsthand account of living and working through complex trauma, providing insight for professionals and hope for children.

Trauma and LGBTQ Youth

Megan MooneyMegan A. Mooney, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist and President of the Texas Psychological Association
This presentation will provide a review of research demonstrating the disproportionate risk of trauma for LGBTQ youth and affirming practices to support them in the aftermath of trauma.

A Roadmap for Recovery: Mobilizing School Supports for Trauma Exposed Students

Leslie K TaylorLeslie K. Taylor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UT Health McGovern Medical School
Schools are uniquely positioned to promote student emotional and behavioral wellness. This presentation will cover the role of multi-tiered systems of support in schools and how their delivery can be tailored to support recovery from trauma exposures among children and youth.

Mindfulness and Trauma: Practical Strategies for Education and Healthcare

Ann FriedmanAnn Friedman, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Certified Mindfulness Facilitator
In this presentation, participants will identify and learn to apply mindfulness practices aimed at dealing with trauma, drawn from the latest research and most prestigious programs.

Trauma Among Immigrant Youth: Prevalence and Consequences

Amanda VentaAmanda Venta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Sam Houston State University

Alfonso Mercado, Ph,D.
Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Science, School of Medicine Psychiatry and Neurology Department, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
This presentation will describe the types of trauma commonly faced by immigrant youth as well as the effects of trauma on their long-term adaptation.

Continuing Education
The TraumaCONFERENCE will provide CEU credits for licensed psychologists, social workers, and counselors.  There is an additional fee of $25 for CEU credits.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
United Way of Greater Houston / 50 Waugh Drive / Houston, Texas 77007
Breakfast and lunch are included with registration.  Free parking is available in the United Way building garage.

Registration is non-refundable. If you would like to transfer your registration to another attendee or have any questions, email for more information.