Sixth Annual Trauma Informed Care Summit


The purpose of the Summit is to move our systems beyond trauma informed to trauma competent through:

  • Advancing the understanding of the role of culture in understanding trauma including an awareness of disparity as well as practical tools and guidance in responding to trauma;
  • Providing information to advance trauma competence in communities, agencies, and organizations;
  • Supporting opportunities for networking among like-minded individuals;
  • Advancing Ohio’s trauma-informed approaches with consistent messages.

Featured Keynote Speakers, May 14-15, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Vincent Felitti, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California

A renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Vincent J. Felitti is one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma. Leading the charge in research into how adverse childhood experiences affect adults, he is co-principal investigator of the internationally recognized Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, a long-term, in-depth, analysis of over 17,000 adults. Defying conventional belief, this study famously revealed a powerful relationship between our emotional experiences as children and our physical and mental health as adults. In fact, the ACE study shows that humans convert childhood traumatic emotional experiences into organic disease later in life. Revolutionary at its inception, Felitti’s groundbreaking research remains extremely relevant to today’s healthcare models.

Felitti has traveled the world speaking with audiences and various policy leaders about his research. A well versed medical expert, Felitti also uses his knowledge to speak out against domestic violence and other forms of childhood trauma. Drawing on his years of experience, he has become an important voice advocating for the wellbeing of children everywhere. While time may not heal all wounds, Felitti helps show audiences how we can understand these physical and mental traumas, and ultimately, prevent them.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Salvador Treviño, PhD, Executive Director, Guadalupe Counseling and Psychological Services, Santa Barbara, California

Dr. Salvador D. Treviño has taught professional psychology for over 40 years and lectures extensively on the theories and practices of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, primitive mental states, and Latino behavioral health. Drawing on his scholarship of more than 40 years of clinical work with Latino immigrants and families, Dr. Treviño is active in furthering the national conversation on cultural diversity, the impact of historical trauma on Latino behavioral health, the psychology of racism, and matters of social justice from a psychoanalytic perspective. Dr. Treviño is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the Santa Barbara Chapter of CAMFT. Dr. Treviño is Executive Director of Guadalupe Counseling & Psychological Services in Santa Barbara, CA and is a faculty member of the Antioch University Santa Barbara Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Treviño is licensed as a psychologist and marriage and family therapist.

Featured Presenter on Day One, Tuesday, May 14

Sarah Buffie, MSW, LSW, Founding Director, Soul Bird Consulting

Sarah Buffie MSW, LSW, founding director of Soul Bird Consulting believes that nothing has the power to heal like supportive relationships. Specializing in trauma responsive care, she helps organizations and individuals disrupt current models of thinking by building empathy and understanding around the effects of trauma. Sarah has worked in community organizing- specifically, Asset Based Community Development, for over a decade and has a deep passion for her work. Her focus is to spread awareness about how trauma affects the brain and body, and teach effective approaches for developing resilience within the people organizations strive to serve, and the people closest to the work, caregivers and direct providers. Sarah received her Masters in Social Work from Northern Kentucky University with a focus in trauma, positive psychology, and mindfulness. With years working closely in her Cincinnati community through her Americorps service as well as abroad with her Peace Corps service in Namibia, Africa, Sarah brings a unique community building lens to the work.

Sixth Annual Trauma-Informed Care Summit Resources

2019 Trauma-Informed Care Summit Featured Presentations

Continuing Education

CEUs for licensed social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, chemical dependency counselors, nurses, and DODD will be submitted. For more information, contact Kim Kehl at

The Trauma Informed Care Summit is convened by the Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Developmental Disabilities (DODD)

Tuesday May 14, 7:30am Check-in and Continental Breakfast; 9:00am, Welcome and Keynote

Wednesday May 15, 7:30am Check-in and Continental Breakfast; 9:00am, Welcome and Keynote

Registration Fee, $150 per individual, two-day Summit

Registration includes full two-day Summit, all Summit materials, Continental Breakfast and Lunch each day.  No cancellations after May 7.

Highlights from the Fifth Annual Trauma Informed Care Summit

May 22-23, 2018

Location and Room Reservations

Marriott Room Reservations may be made for the TIC Summit discounted rate for a limited time at this reservation link.

Directions, parking and accessibility information can be found at The Marriott Columbus University Area website.