12th Annual Conference for Resource Families

Fostering Resiliency:

Taking the Next Steps in Trauma-Informed Care

About the Conference

Come and join us for an open and candid discussion on:

  • Enhancing our knowledge of trauma-informed responses
  • Discovering three (3) best practice techniques for youth in foster care
  • Increasing understanding of how to foster post-traumatic growth
  • Building resiliency in youth and young adults
  • Applying ten (10) self-care techniques to use weekly
  • Learning the “Stages of Change” model and how it should influence expectations

Registration Deadlines Vary by Location

Register Now

Register online for resource caregiver, adoptive parent, legal guardian, permanent custodian, therpeutic home, or service provider working with CWS children & families


To register for the conference by fax, please fax complete registration forms to (808) 441-1122


To register by mail, please send in complete registrations to: Partners in Development Foundation, Hui Ho’omalu, 680 Iwilei Road, Suite 500, Honolulu, HI 96817

Guest Speakers

Tia L. Roberts Hartsock MSW, MSCJA

(Hilo, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, & Kona)

Tia L. Roberts Hartsock, is a trainer and independent consultant on trauma and trauma-informed care.  She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa with a specialization focus in mental health. Recently she was the Project Director for a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services    Administration (SAMHSA) federal initiative to develop and   provide mental health services for adolescent female trauma survivors involved in the juvenile justice,    mental health and/or child welfare systems. She oversaw multi-agency collaborations to improve Hawaii’s mental health system’s delivery of services for trauma survivors from a gender-specific and trauma-informed foundation. Ms. Hartsock has been working to improve the serving systems in mental health and criminal justice in Hawai‘i for almost 20 years.

Sharon Simms MSW, CPC

(Hilo, Kauai, & Oahu)

Sharon Simms, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for SAS Services, LLC.  Sharon has over 19 years of experience working in human/social    services and has worked within the nonprofit sector for over 16 years.  She has a passion for identifying ways to assist agencies in providing effective programs and services to their clientele.  Sharon has served as a lecturer for the graduate program at the University of Hawai‘i, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work and with the Outreach College at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She has trained social workers, human services professionals, trainers, volunteers, and foster/resource parents throughout the State of Hawai‘i.  Sharon has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She also has experience in curriculum development, program evaluation, program development, strategic planning, conference/event planning, and training.