The Thought Leadership Speaker Series was launched to inspire our community to engage and learn more about topics relevant to children and families’ social, emotional and behavioral health and well-being.

The series aims to spark conversation and deliver impactful insights on topics instrumental to the healthy development of a child and the support of their caregiver.

Inaugural sponsors for our Thought Leadership Series: Let’s Talk include:




Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
Pediatrician and founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness

“Healing the Effects of Childhood Adversity and Trauma”


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Dr. William D. Allen, Ph.D., LMFT
Owner, Healing Bonds; President, National Council on Family Relations (NCFR); Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas

“Family: how and where relationships are learned…”

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dr. Anne R. Gearity, Ph.D., LICSW
Mental health clinician; author of Washburn Center’s Developmental Repair; community consultant; clinical faculty, University of Minnesota, department of psychiatry

“Development: easier for some, harder for others and always needing company”  

We invite you to join us as we explore ways to keep our children and communities strong.