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Hanna Boys Center is a vibrant and innovative community. Check out everything that is going on right here at Hanna, from our annual gala to our latest breakfast seminars and more. There is always something interesting, informative or exciting going on at Hanna.

Thursday, June 06

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Compassionate Communication in Polarizing Times: Dr. Nancy Dome, EPOCH Education

Hanna Institute is proud to welcome Dr. Nancy Dome, Executive Director, EPOCH Education, as the featured speaker at this event in our 2019 Professional Networking Breakfast Speaker Series. Dr. Dome is a renowned speaker and leader on Equity in school systems and workplaces with over 20 years in the education field as a child care worker, a teacher, and a professor. Dr. Dome will offer up a framework of how to hold conversation with the “other,” as a means of putting people before politics, as well experiential insight into our own personal bias.

She has provided professional development to school districts and educational agencies throughout the U.S. Her expertise and experience supports transformative culture change, providing the trainings, tools, and leadership to diverse organizations. Dr. Dome’s approach is to meet clients where they are and to help them reach measurable goals that, ultimately, change the educational experience and outcomes for ALL students.

Breakfast will be served.

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Thursday, June 13

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Evidence-Based Adolescent Protocol for Traumatic Grief

William R. Saltzman, Ph.D, Professor Coordinator Marriage and Family Therapy Program Department of Advanced Studies in Education & Counseling Director, Youth and Family Programs UCLA Trauma Psychiatry Service Co-developer and contact for training of: FOCUS Family Resilience Enhancement Program Trauma-Grief Component Therapy

Traumatic Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents was developed by experts in trauma psychiatry and psychology and grounded in adolescent developmental theory. This is a modular, assessment-driven treatment that addresses the needs of adolescents facing trauma, bereavement, and accompanying developmental disruption that was created by the developers of the University of California, Los Angeles PTSD Reaction Index© and the Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder Checklist. Sessions can be flexibly tailored for group or individual treatment modalities; school-based, community mental health, or private practice settings.

Location: Hanna Boys Center
Cost: $200, not including your purchase of a manual.

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Training limited to 18 participants, please register here.

Participants will need to commit to using the protocol and for the 10 months of follow-up supervision calls – included in the $200. Each site needs to send at least 2 people (a team).


Thursday, September 12

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Dolores Huerta Comes to Hanna!

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Hanna Institute will proudly host the indomitable Dolores Huerta at the Hanna Boys Center campus on September 12, 2019.    

As co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, Dolores Huerta is one of the most influential social equity activists and leaders of the 20th century. As president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she continues to work tirelessly as an advocate for the working poor, women and children. Ms. Huerta travels across the country to influence legislation that supports equality and defends civil rights.

Ms. Huerta will begin her day with us speaking at the Hanna Institute’s Breakfast Speaker Series from 7:30-9:00 am. Following breakfast, Ms. Huerta will speak with local Sonoma Valley youth and our students at the Hanna Boys Center. In the evening, she will be our honored guest at a free community celebration held entirely in Spanish and offering music, food and connection!

Tickets and detailed information coming soon!

Interested in supporting Ms. Huerta’s visit to Sonoma Valley? Consider serving as an event sponsor! Contact Tom Coughlan, or 707.933.2833 to learn more.