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Webinar: The science of hope

This presentation will introduce the science of hope and its ability to 1: buffer adversity and stress, 2: lead to positive outcomes, and 3: is a strength that can be nurtured with targeted intervention. Hope is an important protective factor that enables individuals and families to thrive.  Hope is also an important coping resource to vicarious trauma and burnout among service providers.  This workshop will present the science of Hope as a psychological strength in our ability to cope with traumatic experiences and flourish toward future goals.  This presentation will show how (1) hope predicts adaptive outcomes, (2) hope buffers the effects of adversity, and (3) hope can be influenced and sustained.  This workshop will also present “hands-on” tools to assess and nurture hope across the lifespan. Attendees will be invited to participate in small group discussions looking at their work from a hope centered approach. Attendees will also be asked to examine how they are a pathway for clients to achieve goals and how they can help clients see them as pathways and not barriers.


Kody Russell is the Executive Director of Kitsap Strong and an engaging and entertaining “MASTER Trainer” certified in the ACEInterface NEAR sciences (neuroscience, epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACEs, & resiliency) curriculum, who uses storytelling & lived experience to help people understand complex information. As Executive Director, Kody provides support to 100+ agencies working to implement NEAR sciences & become a trauma-informed community.

Date and Time: 
March 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm