March 26-27: Walla Walla Valley Violence Prevention Conference

Where: Maxey Auditorium

When: Monday, March 26 to Tuesday, March 27


The second annual Walla Walla Valley Violence Prevention Conference kicks off with a keynote speech by Dr. Vincent Felitti, a physician noted for his research into the interconnections of childhood trauma, including violence, and problems in adult life. His talk will be followed by a day of workshops and panels on violence prevention in the community. All campus and community members are encouraged to attend all or parts of the conference, entitled "Stop Violence Now — For Yourself, Your Family, Our Community."

Monday, March 26:

Violence Prevention Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vincent Felitti
“Adverse Childhood Experiences: Understanding the Links Between Violence and Illness”

7:00-8:00 p.m., Maxey Hall, Whitman College Campus

Dr. Vincent Felitti (Kaiser Permanente Health Center, San Diego) is a nationally-known physician, researcher, and a lead au­thor of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study.

This event is free and open to the public. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Tuesday, March 27: 

FREE Daytime Presentations and Workshops  
8:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at Whitman College
(Registration at Reid Campus Center 8:00 a.m.; $10 lunch fee for early registered participants)

Topics include:

  • Teen drug use
  • School and internet bullying
  • Children’s resilience
  • Strategies for raising boys
  • Gang violence
  • Anger management
  • Youth health (including nutrition, exercise, and meditation), and more

Family Night, featuring former NFL linebacker Allyn Griffin
5:00-7:45 p.m. at St. Patrick Church

Topics include:

  • Calming strategies
  • How to be strong and stay strong
  • Raising healthy boys
  • Cyber-bullying & sexting
  • Fitness, nutrition, and health tips for you and your family

All events are free and open to the public. For details call (509) 540-0807 or visit the Walla Walla Valley Violence Prevention Coalition website.