Preconference Institute to the 24th Annual Kansas Crime Victims’ Rights Conference – Virtual – April 2022

Logo for the Virtual Preconference Institute to the 24th Annual Kansas Crime Victims' Rights Conference with text that reads "Navigating Amidst Overwhelming Times – Whether because of trauma, crises, or really, really, hard days

Audience: Victim advocates, law enforcement, attorneys, prosecutors, forensic interviewers, victim witness coordinators, corrections, SAFEs/SANEs, medical professionals, mental health professionals, BIP providers, and other professionals who work with victims.

Date & Time

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

9:45 – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CST


This training and discussion will offer practical tools to help us sustain, individually and collectively, in the face of trauma, secondary trauma, and overwhelm. Whether this is related to our work, our personal lives, the pandemic, systematic oppression and structural supremacy surfacing in exceedingly painful ways, or the unfolding of the climate crisis, we will discuss what the consequences are as well as strategies for sustaining ourselves and each other. This will be interactive, so please come with questions or topics you’d like to cover.

Topics Covered

  • Setting the Context for Cumulative Toll
  • The Trauma Exposure Response
  • How to Sustain Individually
  • How to Sustain Collectively

Learning Objectives

  • Raising awareness and responding to the cumulative toll on those who are exposed to the suffering, hardship, crises, or trauma of humans, other living beings or the planet itself.
  • To help others develop a deeper understanding of trauma exposure and the tools for reconciling such exposure, so folks can do their work sustainably.
  • Teach people in a broad base of fields how to create a sustainable individual and collective culture.

Guest Presenter:

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
Founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is the founder and director of the Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship and the Age of Overwhelm. She is the host of the podcast Future Tripping, which is dedicated to conversations about overwhelm. Widely recognized and a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, she has worked nationally and internationally for more than three decades. Much of her work is being invited to assist in the aftermath of community catastrophes – whether they are fatal storms or mass shootings. Simultaneously, she has long been active in community organizing and movements for social and environmental justice and has taught on issues surrounding systematic oppression, structural supremacy, and liberation theory. Laura is on the advisory board of ZGIRLS, an organization that supports young girls in sports. She is a founding member of the International Transformational Resilience Network, which supports the development of capacity to address climate change. Laura also served as an associate producer of the award-winning film A Lot Like You, and was given a Yo! Mama award in recognition of her work as a community-activist mother.



Registration Fee:

Register on Kansas Crime Victims’ Rights Conference Website

Accessibility and Accommodations:

The following will be provided during this Preconference session:

  • American Sign Language Interpretation
  • Real-time Captioning

We are committed to creating learning environments where we see our own and each other’s full humanity and everyone has the ability to thrive and fulfill their full potential. Every effort will be made to ensure equitable access at this event.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.

Live Virtual Training Technical Requirements

WebcamWhile we are unable to meet in-person, use of a webcam is required for the most effective interactive experience. 

  • Zoom Platform: We recommend that you have the most current version of the Zoom client on your computer. If you already have Zoom loaded, please be sure you have updated to the newest version from this page.
  • Chrome: The Connect site works best with the Google Chrome browser. You can use another web browser, but some features may not work as well. You can download the Chrome Browser from this page.


Teresa Gallegos
KCSDV Director of Education and Training or 785-232-9784

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Training Hours

Total Training Hours: 3.25

  •  April 5, 2022
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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