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Speakers Bureau Directory

The directory below provides information on local speakers who can present on topics relevant to Kitsap Strong's work the for your organization, agency, or group. 

Our shared learning model is a community-based approach designed to spark shifts in our community culture where we see the whole-person and respond with trauma-informed, equitable and hope-centered practices.

Science shows that by focusing on building hope and resiliency across the life-span, we can improve community well-being. We collaborate to learn, take bold actions, and hold each other accountable to ensuring our services align with the principals of trauma-informed care, promoting safety and well-being to help all people flourish.

Kitsap Strong’s Foundational Curriculum

ACE Interface NEAR Sciences Curriculum

Discover the science behind human behavior & flourishing. Learn to identify both the biggest sources of adversity and strongest pathways to healing and helping all people reach their full potential. Share the powerful science and concepts surrounding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), resiliency, & hope with your organization, agency, work place, faith or community group. Learn about the latest research and thinking in the NEAR (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACEs, and Resilience) sciences from Kitsap Strong’s experienced and skilled presentation team.  Kitsap Strong uses the cutting-edge ACE Interface curriculum.

Wellpoint Care Network (Wellpoint/SaintA)

Introduction to Trauma Informed Care – Learn about Wellpoint’s unique model of Trauma Informed Care, study its Seven Essential Ingredients – step by step – and gain confidence in your understanding of the prevalence and impact of trauma.



3.Perspective Shift



6.Reason to Be

7.Caregiver Capacity

Community Resilience Initiative Trauma Informed Training

The training includes three groups of topics:  the NEAR sciences, a cluster of emerging scientific findings in the fields of Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACE Studies, and Resilience; Beneath Behavior, the critical transition from Knowledge to Insight; and ROLES, CRI’s signature training on Recognize, Observe, Label, Elect and Solve, core strategies that take us below the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The key objective is to provide information about identifying and responding to trauma with evidence-based resilience strategies when working with an audience whose trauma history may not be known.

Science of Hope

Hope is the belief that the future will be better and you have the power to make it so. Hope is based on three main ideas: (1) the ability to set desirable goals, (2) ability to identify viable pathways to these goals, and (3) the capacity to dedicate mental energy or willpower to pursue these goals.

The science demonstrates that hope is a critical psychological strength.  Hope is easily measured in children, adults, and communities.  Hope can be increased and sustained through effective programming.  Hope is one of the most important predictors of positive outcomes for human service agencies.


NEAR Sciences



NEAR Sciences



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NEAR Sciences

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Alyson Rotter

NEAR Sciences

Science of HOPE 


NEAR Sciences


Community Resilience Initiative


NEAR Sciences

Community Resilience Initiative


Victoria Hilt

Protective Factors

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Future Bound Topics: Financial Aid, College and Career Preparation

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