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MO Children's Trauma Summit 2024
Join us for our 2024 Missouri Children's Trauma Network Training Summit to network, engage, and learn about trauma-informed practices for youth. The conference hosts over 400 attendees.

Dates: April 23-24, 2024
Location: Holiday Inn and Expo Center | 2200 I-70 Dr. SW, Columbia, Missouri 

Cost: $20 per person 
Lunch will be provided. 

Exhibitor Registration:

The Missouri Children’s Trauma Network invites you to join us as a sponsor at the 2024 training summit on April 24 at the Holiday Inn & Expo Center in Columbia, MO.


This is an important opportunity to showcase your organization to Missouri personnel from community mental health centers, child advocacy centers, child welfare agencies, schools, etc. The conference hosts over 400 attendees, and we are confident that you will find this conference a good investment of your time and resources. To learn more about the Missouri Children’s Trauma Network, visit us online at

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Register now >> CLICK HERE

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Debra Cady

Debra Cady is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified Appreciative Inquiry facilitator. She has over 30 years of experience in facilitating strength-based, positive change for individuals and organizations. She is a national expert in the area of Transition Age Youth (TAY) (16-26yrs) with mental health challenges, with a vision to help people find the silver lining in their lives and for the people they serve. Debra is an adaptive, creative, and compassionate leader, coach, consultant, and trainer. 


Josh Varner 

Josh Varner is a trauma informed speaker and a school mental health professional with a PASSION for helping individuals and schools to support students who have been impacted by childhood trauma.  Josh has presented over 300 high energy, informative, interactive presentations to audiences all over the country.  Along with speaking Josh has been a mental health professional, school counselor and coordinated an at-risk student program. Josh has experience in the classroom working with traumatized students and knows what will work for teachers. 


Kim Karr 

Kim and her team focus on celebrating students who are making a difference online, helping young people become leaders in the digital world, and making sure the internet is a safe place for everyone. She has shared the #ICANHELP message with over 470,000 students and trained thousands of teachers and school administrators on how to guide their students in using social media wisely. Thanks to Kim, over a thousand harmful social media sites have been shut down. Kim Karr isn't just talking about making a change — she's making it happen every day. 

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