Tickets on sale now for an experiential gathering dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of trauma while building a more resilient Sarasota.
SARASOTA, Fla. – August 23, 2023 – All Star Children’s Foundation and DreamLarge are thrilled to announce “State of Mind: A Trauma Informed Experience,” a half-day event curated to raise awareness among community leaders about the profound impact of trauma on individuals and society. This event serves as a catalyst for open and thought-provoking discussions on the importance of trauma-informed approaches.
The conference will take place on Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 1pm to 7pm at Florida Studio Theatre. Tickets are on sale now for $75 and can be purchased online at dreamlarge.co/som or StateofMind.org
Through the lenses of nationally-recognized speakers, State of Mind aims to shed light on the transformative power of trauma-informed care, fostering greater empathy and understanding in our community. This gathering serves as a platform to equip attendees with insights into how trauma affects communities and facilitate discussions on why adopting trauma-informed approaches is crucial.
“State of Mind will truly ignite community action around mental health by placing trauma at the center of the conversation. Trauma affects us all, and that is especially true in the children living in foster care we serve at All Star,” says Denise Marzullo, All Star CEO. “When we address trauma together in innovative ways, we can help our youth build resilience and thrive – in turn, building stronger communities for us all.”
“State of Mind features an innovative and inspirational collection of thought leaders who use their voices to further the movement to humanize mental health,” says Anand Pallegar, founder of DreamLarge. “By providing this platform, we hope to catalyze thoughtful discussions on the impact of trauma in our society – transforming the way our community thinks about mental health and wellbeing.”
State of Mind is created by All Star Children’s Foundation and DreamLarge. With a deep commitment to evidence-based, trauma-informed practices, All Star Children’s Foundation aims to address the complex and diverse needs of these children while recognizing the intergenerational nature of trauma. DreamLarge, the first benefit corporation on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is dedicated to cultivating thoughtful and creative solutions for large community challenges.
State of Mind will take place at Florida Studio Theater on September 21, 2023 from 1pm to 7pm and includes a reception. Tickets for the conference are on sale for $75.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit StateofMind.org
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About All Star Children’s Foundation
All Star Children’s Foundation is building brighter futures for children in foster care through innovation, science, and compassion. ASCF works to better the experience for children living in foster care through evidence-based, trauma-focused interventions and support, focusing on addressing childhood trauma and breaking intergenerational cycles of abuse. These services not only help children cope with the trauma they have experienced but strengthen and build supportive, safe, and healing relationships with the adults in their lives. A core element of All Star’s mission is to develop models that can be implemented by foster care systems around the state and country. All Star’s campus, located at 3300 17th Street in Sarasota, FL, is a nurturing community consisting of a 13,000sf clinical treatment center, six family foster homes, and inspirational green spaces featuring a playground, gardens, and a clubhouse. This project has been partially funded under an agreement with the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.
DreamLarge is a changemaking organization. As the first registered benefit corporation on the Gulf Coast of Florida, we work to inspire, impact and enrich the local community by cultivating thoughtful and creative solutions for nonprofits and purpose-driven brands. Our vision is simple: We’re dedicated to fostering a greater future for generations to come. We partner, plan, invest, and strive towards building a better community. Why? At the heart of our being, we truly believe in one thing. This sentiment is our guiding light and the cornerstone of everything we do: Wherever we are, whatever we do, we have a duty to serve our community. For more information, visit www.DreamLarge.org.