Certified Peer Support Specialist, Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, Waynesboro, PA
To Be, Belong, and Become in Times of Change
Life is a series of changers. We do not always step through the changes with grace, and each step in the process is not always forward. Yet, when we rise to the challenge of change, growth occurs. In this keynote, Gina will share her story of recovery and the change that occurred through hope-inspiring relationships. She will also share the new challenges and opportunities she is experiencing todays a the world is practicing physical distancing.
Honorable Rev. Everett Mitchell,
M.Div., Th.M., J.D., Community Activist and Dane County Circuit Court Judge
Disrupting Pipelines Through Trauma, Trust, and Transformational Courtroom Practices
As a Dane County Circuit Court Judge, Everett Mitchell has heard stories from young people whose lives are filled with trauma, abuse, abandonment, mental health, anxiety, and depression. These stories led him to conclude there is an active "child welfare to adult prison pipeline" in Dane County and that the court process can reinforce trauma. Judge Mitchell's court room demonstrates compassion, patience, and belief in transformation.