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May 11, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online webinar
Menlo Park, CA
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Self-Care: Who's Got Time for That?

Monday, May 11, 2020

"Self-care" has become a big buzzword, but what can you do if you are short on time and funds?

What if you are under stressful conditions, and find traditional discussions of self-care to be inauthentic and inaccessible? Our presenters, Dr. Julie Nicholson and Julie Kurtz, are researchers, educators, and authors with helpful strategies that can be implemented immediately.

About Julie Nicholson
Julie Nicholson, Ph.D. is a Professor of Practice in the School of Education at Mills College, Senior Fellow for Childhood Education International and Co-Founder of the new Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education. Dr. Nicholson conducts community-engaged scholarship and her teaching, research and publications emphasize a range of topics related to social justice and equity especially leadership, racial and gender justice and the impact of trauma on children, adults and systems. Dr. Nicholson regularly gives keynotes and provides trainings and technical assistance for diverse stakeholders about the impact of trauma, strategies for building resilience in children, families and the workforce serving them and shifting programs and systems to become trauma-informed and healing oriented. She has published over 30 research articles in peer reviewed journals and many books including titles examining trauma-informed practice and culturally responsive self-care for educators. She is the lead evaluator for the Resilient Oakland Children and Kids (ROCK) project, a community collaborative building resilience and trauma informed practices in schools and programs across Oakland.

About Julie Kurtz
Julie Kurtz is the Founder and CEO at the Center for Optimal Brain Integration.  She is an author, therapist, national speaker and expert consulting and training internationally on trauma and social-emotional resilience. She has over 30 years of experience working with youth who have experienced trauma and toxic stress - in group homes, psychiatric facilities, residential treatment programs, foster care, refugee programs, early childhood, clinically as a therapist and K-12 educational settings. In 2011, she was named as one of the most 100 Influential Women of Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.