We are pleased to announce Deep Dive Learning Opportunity Presenters, Jolee Eckert (Florence Crittenton Services of Topeka, Inc.) and Logan Meza (S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective) for In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity and Justice for Girls, October 11-13, 2017.

Join us at In Solidarity and learn more about Changing the Narrative for Healing, with Jolee Eckert and Building Leadership with Gender Non-Conforming Youth of Color, with Logan Meza.


Creating a Space for Healing.

Jolee V. Eckert, MA, LCP currently serves as the Director of Clinical Services for Florence Crittenton Services of Topeka. She has served children, adults, and families by providing support, education and mental health treatment for the past 23 years. Jolee specializes in the areas of attachment and trauma. Her passion lies in empowering individuals and families to experience themselves in a more positive light. She creates space within relationships for this healing to take place. Her clinical background includes training in Interpersonal, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, and EMDR with an emphasis on the mind-body connection. Jolee has a commitment to the learning process and provides trauma informed clinical supervision to the therapists in Florence Crittenton Services of Topeka’s Inpatient and Outpatient programs, as well as to Masters Level Psychology students.

Jolee will be presenting a Deep Dive Learning Opportunity Workshop on Changing the Narrative for Healing. Traumas which occur within the context of relationships must also be healed through relationships. Positive relationships provide new experiences to expand or change the narrative of how we view ourselves, and others in the world. Changing the narrative from defectiveness to functional language is both shame reducing and honors the journey of young women. Participants will be equipped with the knowledge for how to serve as an enlightened witness to create space for healing.

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Creating a space for a truly inclusive and intersectional movement.

Logan Meza is the Youth Community Organizer at the S.O.U.L Sisters Leadership Collective. Logan is a non binary/transgender queer youth activist that has worked with a number of organizations including Pridelines Youth Services, The Alliance for GBTLQ Youth, PowerU, and has become part of the programming committee (Youth Sub Committee Lead) for the grassroots festival LadyFest Miami.

Logan will be presenting a Deep Dive Learning Opportunity Workshop on Building Leadership with Gender Non-Conforming Youth of Color. What is “femme”? What is the full spectrum of gender? And how do we fully integrate gender non-conforming youth of color into our movement? Join us to discuss the key principles of building leadership about non-binary youth of color and to learn how you can create space for a truly inclusive and intersectional movement.

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Registration is Open!

Join us for three days of Learning, Strategizing, Connecting and Creating through: Full-day Pre-Conference Intensives; Front Porch Conversations; A Call to Solidarity Strategy Sessions; Deep Dive Learning Opportunities; Innovation in Motion Sessions, and visit our, Un-Exhibit Hall and Self-Care Room.

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Rise In Solidarity Together.

Change Maker, Trail Blazer, Champion, Innovator, Advocate, Ally – which are you? Support the advancement of healing, opportunity and justice for girls and young women by sponsoring the In Solidarity conference.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Holly Weems-Ladd at Holly@NationalCrittenton.org or, 503.297.2217.

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