Alive & Thrive Wyandotte County is excited to host its First EVER Community Healing Conference! This conference, offered at no cost to those who live or work in Wyandotte County, is your opportunity to participate in the groundbreaking work of building a trauma-informed and more resilient community.


What’s more, it’s our opportunity to do what we love to do: bring talented people together to discuss how we can promote healing and resilience in Wyandotte County. This is why we have designed our conference to inspire us all to embrace our challenges and opportunities with an interactive, hands-on, roll-up-the-sleeves, and get-to-work approach.


On October 7, we will host an evening event and dinner at Sporting KC’s Children’s Mercy Park designed to get us inspired to tackle this work. We’ll have speakers, presentations about Alive & Thrive, and a review of Community Projects that will demonstrate the many different ways we can build a resilient community.


On October 8, we will spend the day learning and working together. There will be interactive workshops. There will be speakers, including the inspiring story of how three sisters relied on their community to survive a childhood of incest and abuse. But most important, there will be you and your ideas for how we can use what we already know about trauma and resilience to build a healthier, safer, and stronger Wyandotte County.


In the coming weeks, we will have more information about our agenda and our speakers and presenters. But this FREE event promises to fill up fast, so reserve your place now!


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Alive and Thrive Wyandotte County is seeking workshop proposals for its Community Healing Conference. This conference is designed to help our community discover creative ways to coordinate efforts to prevent trauma and promote healing in Wyandotte County. For our workshops, we are looking for presenters who are active in Wyandotte County and whose work is focused on trauma prevention, building resilience, and sparking action to promote healing. Presenters will be required to host their workshops as hybrid presentations at two different times on October 8, 2021: 10:30am – 11:15am; and 1:15pm – 2:00pm.


Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: August 30, 2021

Please email your proposal to:


Presentations must be interactive and address one or more of the following:

  • Trauma Awareness
  • Community Impact (factors that contribute to trauma or healing in the community, etc.)
  • Building Resilience (healing, self – care, etc.)
  • Youth and trauma
  • Building environments that minimize trauma
  • Trauma and Grief


Presentation Requirements:

  • Must be able to present for both time slots
  • Must provide bibliography or sources for your presentation
  • Must submit presentation materials in advance of workshop


Submission Requirements:

  • Title of presentation
  • Topic(s) to be addressed
  • Brief description of your workshop, including what you want participants to learn and how you will make it interactive (250 words)
  • Brief summary of your workshop for our marketing materials (100 words)
  • Bio for lead and co – presenters, if any (100 words per person)
  • Technology requirements






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Alive & Thrive Wyandotte County is a network of organizations and individuals that stimulates and supports grassroots-driven actions to help communities prevent and heal from trauma. We serve as a vehicle for Wyandotte County residents and grassroots organizations to express their perspectives about how to respond to and heal from trauma in their communities.