2017 DePelchin Trauma Informed Care Conference

September 15th, 2017

Speaker Presentations to Download

Jules Alvarado Powerpoint

Jules Alvarado Domains of Impairment

Jules Alvarado ERH Notes

Peter Selby Powerpoint

This conference will bring together leaders and committed professionals of child serving organizations across the community who are interested in providing trauma informed best practices to Houston's children and families. Our goal is to build trauma informed collaborations across organizations such as school districts, the court system, agencies serving at risk youth and children in the child welfare system, and philanthropic organizations involved in supporting work with children.

This conference is intended for leaders and professionals at agencies working with children and will provide guidance and education on the effects of trauma and evidence-based practices for healing children.


“Community Collaborations and Trauma”

Judge John J. Specia, Texas Star Alliance and former Commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Speakers Include

Diane Vines, The ChildTrauma Academy

Luncheon Panel: Trauma Informed Care from Multiple Perspectives

  • Joel Levine, Harris County Protective Services
  • Natalia Fernandez, System of Care, Spring Branch Independent School District
  • Judge Bonnie Hellums, Senior State District Judge, Family Court, Retired
  • Avia Benzion, DePelchin Children's Center, Integrated Mental Health

Katie Olse, Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services &
Peter Selby, The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Jules Alvarado, Alvarado Consulting and Treatment Group

Register Here

$65 Individual Ticket

Registration: 8am
Conference: 9am to 4pm
(Breakfast and Lunch Included)


DePelchin Children's Center

4950 Memorial Dr.

Houston, TX 77007

Continuing Education

CEUs will be provided for social workers, LPCs, LMFTs, and teachers (TEA).


Please contact Winnie Phillips at wphillips@depelchin.org or (713) 802-7760 with any questions.


The Trauma-Informed Care Conference is provided by the Maconda Brown O'Connor Training Institute at DePelchin Children's Center, made possible through generous support of The Brown Foundation, in collaboration with the National Child Trauamtic Stress Network.