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Trauma Recovery: Community Evidenced Practices

Monday, March 18, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
The Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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For the fifth year in row, SCG is proudly partnering with Echo for a funders-only lunch discussion as part of Echo’s 2019 conference theme is ‘Trauma Recovery: Community Evidenced Practices’. Attendees will learn about variety of new and traditional forms of healing that are body-based. Some of these practices draw on centuries of cultural wisdom (such as yoga, gardening, and dance) and some are exciting new frontiers in trauma recovery (such as EMDR, neurofeedback and EFT).

Join the funders’ lunch to explore these promising alternatives to pharmaceuticals and talk therapy. In discussion with leading experts in their field, learn how philanthropy can support the proliferation and availability of these resilience-building practices, as well as champion culturally appropriate approaches to trauma recovery within underserved populations.

The speakers are former Viejas Tribal Chairman Dr. Anthony Pico who will share current research into First Nation healing modalities, and Ana M Gómez, a psychotherapist, author, and a lecturer known internationally for her innovative work with children and adolescents with complex trauma, attachment wounds and dissociation, and for blazing the trail for EMDR in Latin America.

We hope you can join us for this vital and timely conversation.




Ana M Gómez
Psychotherapist, Author and Lecturer

Ana M Gómez is a psychotherapist, author, and a lecturer internationally known for her innovative work with children and adolescents with complex trauma, attachment wounds and dissociation. She is the founder and director of the AGATE Institute in Phoenix, AZ and the “Instituto Colombiano de Psicotrauma” in Colombia. Ana has been an EMDR-IBA trainer in Colombia since 2013 where she has trained multiple clinicians working with families and individuals of all ages impacted by the war that Colombia has endured for a number of years.

Ana is the author of “EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation.” In addition, Ana is the author of multiple books, articles and book chapters.  Ana was the recipient of the “Distinguished Service Award” from the Arizona Play Therapy Association in 2011 and the Sierra Tucson “Hope Award” in 2012.

Dr. Anthony Pico
Former Chairman of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

Dr. Anthony Pico served as Chairman of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians for 26 years in San Diego County. He has an Associate of Arts degree from Grossmont College. In 2000, he received the honor of being named an 'outstanding alumni'. He has an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Long Island University. Anthony is proud of his military record, serving in Vietnam as an Army paratrooper and infantryman with the 101st Airborne Division, the 25th Infantry Division and the 82nd Airborne Division. Dr. Pico now focuses on evidenced-based healing modalities that integrate his people's indigenous wisdom.



Fees: No cost to participate


Who May Attend: Current SCG members and grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.



SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.

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