CASRA 2023 Spring Conference

Event Program

May 17  -   May 24  -   May 31

May 17, 2023

Title Speaker Description Goals CEU

Revisiting Trauma Informed Approaches: Making Space for Hope and Healing
(09:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Raul Almazar

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) has become widely taught, understood and in many places applied. In this webinar, we will explore the expanded definition and understanding of TIC. Understand the implications to rehabilitation, implications for practitioners and organizations. We will explore the importance of Organizational Wellness for the whole organization including implications for recruitment and retention of the workforce. We will also look at the concept of community trauma and healing. Lastly, we will explore the concept of “Making Space” to hold hope and facilitate healing.

Goals: Participants will be able to apply a more expanded approach to trauma informed care in their work with individuals living with mental health challenges.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to
1. Differentiate between traditional trauma informed care practices and an expanded approach.
2. Provide an example of community trauma and what can assist healing.
3. Describe the relationship between organizational wellness and impact staff retention.
4. Describe how "making space" through psychosocial interventions deepens hope and facilitates healing.


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May 24, 2023

Title Speaker Description Goals CEU

Hope for Ourselves - Personal Mission Statements
(09:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Melanie Carrion


Aligning your person values with those in the workplace. Participates will create a personal mission statement while in session to set themselves up for success in living their authentic lives while at work or in their communities. Asks the magic questions “If I woke up tomorrow and my life looked exactly how I would like it to look, what would that be” and creates a plan to put that plan in motion. 

Completed mission statements answers individually:

1. What is important? What/whom do you value? How is your life connected to those things?

2. Where do I want to go? You can answer this many different ways however for this answer focus on professionally.

3. What does “the best” look like for me? Describe your best possible result. This isn’t the time to be realistic. This is the time to dream.

4. How do I want to act? How do you want people to describe you? Think of a few words you would want to come to mind when people think about you.

5. What kind of legacy do I want to leave behind? Imagine you’re 100 years in the future. What does the impact you’ve left look like?

At the end each participate will leave with a statement outlining their personal convictions, what they stand for and a plan that embodies their personal definition of success


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May 31, 2023

Title Speaker Description Goals CEU

Building a Hopeful Life through Meaningful Roles
(09:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Joe Ruiz

Vanessa Ramos

Anna Lubarov

Cathie Ortiz

Jason Garcia


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