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Through Her Eyes 2018

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

$40 - $150

Through Her Eyes, presented by CHD in partnership with Cambridge College, is a professional conference packed with best practices, practical workshops, inspirational keynotes, and high-quality networking for anyone working in social work, direct care, education, or other helping professions. With a focus on at-risk girls and young women, this conference will provide you with tools to better serve vulnerable populations.

Learn the latest techniques and best practices for social work, direct care, education, psychology from other professionals, especially those who work with girls and young women.

Registration is Open

Thursday, October 25, 2018

“From Trauma to Triumph”

Presented by:

This year’s keynote speaker: Laura Prescott 

Laura Prescott is the President and founder of Sister Witness International Incorporated. The organization focuses on addressing the multiple forms of violence and retraumatization in the lives of women and girls who have been institutionalized in psychiatric and criminal justice settings. The Sister Witness mission is to reverse decades of silencing and misrepresentation by creating opportunities for people to speak for themselves, supporting the development of national and international networks to become a visible, active and diverse presence that works toward global justice and peace. 

She has traveled internationally for the last 22 years conducting trainings and giving presentations: as a United States Delegate to the World Congress for Mental Health in Finland; on fact-finding missions with Disabilities Rights International in Kosovo, Macedonia, Armenia, Hungary, Guatemala, Mexico and presented to the Psychiatric Congress in Holland; at the United Nations meeting on Disability in Hong Kong; to the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, International Psychiatric Nurses Association in Malta and; the World Bank meeting on Mental Health and Trauma. 


For the first time in the history of the conference, we are inviting educators and community providers to nominate a young woman (ages 15-17) for one of our available scholarships to attend the conference free of charge. Among the many workshops being offered, there will be several specifically geared to our young attendees. We invite you now to nominate a young woman for whom this topic has particular meaning and significance, by virtue of lived experience, their contribution to the community and/or any other connection to the subject matter. The attached, brief application will be reviewed by the Through Her Eyes planning committee, and 20 worthy nominees will be selected to attend the conference free of charge. The deadline for submission of your application is September 17, 2018.  We look forward to considering all applicants, and we invite you, your colleagues and others to consider attending the conference as well. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

Register Here  Workshop Descriptions    Nominate a Young Girl for a Scholarship






October 25
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 - $150


CHD Through Her Eyes Committee
(413) 733-6624


MassMutual Center
Springfield, MA 01103 United States + Google Map