CPOC Foundation’s 5th Annual CCR Virtual Conference
Fostering Hope and Innovation: New Possibilities During Uncertain Times
Casey Gwinn and Dr. Chan Hellman, co-authors of Hope Rising, to speak on June 8th at the CPOC Foundation’s 5th Annual CCR Virtual Conference: Fostering Hope and Innovation: New Possibilities During Uncertain Times
Fifth Annual CCR Virtual Conference
JUNE 8, 2021 – JUNE 10, 2021
We are kicking off our 2021 virtual conference with a message about hope that is so critical to our collective work in California to improve the lives of foster youth, their families as well as maintain a healthy life balance for all those who dedicate their lives to working in this profession.
CPOC is pleased to announce that Casey Gwinn, President of Alliance for HOPE International and Dr. Chan M. Hellman, a professor of social work at the University of Oklahoma and Director of The Hope Research Center, who co-authored the book Hope Rising, will be speaking at the 5th Annual CCR Conference “Fostering Hope and Innovation: New Possibilities During Uncertain Times” Tuesday, June 8.
Hope Rising is a clarion call to apply the science of hope in daily life and overcome the trauma, adversity, and struggles everyone must face. Hope is the most predictive indicator of well-being in a person’s life in all the research done on trauma, illness, and resiliency. Based on nearly 2,000 published studies about hope, including their own research, Casey Gwinn and Dr. Chan Hellman call for rising hope to be the focus not only in personal lives, but in public policy in education, business, social services, and every other part of society. Hope is measurable. Hope is malleable. Hope changes lives.
Information on conference and registration, click here!
Casey Gwinn, Esq.
Casey Gwinn is the President and Co-Founder of the Alliance. He is the visionary behind the Family Justice Center Movement, first proposing the concept of the Family Justice Center model in 1989. Casey founded Camp HOPE America in 2003. He is a national expert on domestic violence dynamics, including investigation and prosecution, the handling of non-fatal strangulation cases, and is one of the leading thinkers in the country on the science of hope. Prior to this position, Casey was the elected San Diego City Attorney.
Chan M. Hellman, PhD
Chan M. Hellman is a professor of social work at the University of Oklahoma and Director of The Hope Research Center. He has written more than 150 scientific publications and has presented at numerous national and international conferences worldwide. Chan has also presented his work on hope with TEDx in the Spring of 2020. Chan’s research is focused on hope as a psychological strength helping children and adults overcome trauma and adversity. This research informed the development of the “Hope Centered and Trauma InformedÔ” training program. Chan is the co-author of the award-winning book “Hope Rising: How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life” with his co-author Casey Gwinn published by Morgan James.