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International Transformational Resilience Coalition: Preparing People for Climate Change in California

Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 8:00 am — Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 5:00 pm

California Endowment Conference Center | 2000 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607

Conference on the Urgency, Methods, and Benefits of Applying Psychological and Psycho-Social-Spiritual Models to Build Human Resilience for Climate Shocks and Stressors

From high levels of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), to job and financial struggles, racism and other forms of inequity and injustice, traumatic stress is epidemic today. Climate change will aggravate all of these existing adversities, and add many new ones as well. Yet, California is leading the U.S. in finding innovative new ways to address personal, family, and community traumas–and on reducing carbon emissions. This conference will show how, by breaking down silos and connecting these issues, California can also lead the nation in building widespread levels of individual and psycho-social-spiritual resilience that prevents harmful human reactions to the hardships generated by rising temperatures while advancing social equity and motivating people to reduce carbon emissions.

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