Birth of Brilliance Virtual Conference 2022

Birth of Brilliance 2022:

Good Trouble is Necessary Trouble

(Virtual Conference)

Thursday, February 24th, 2022 - 8:30am-5pm PST


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Birth of Brilliance Cultural Fair

(In-person @ San Diego MAKE)

Friday, February 25th, 2022 - 4pm-7pm PST


Conference Presented by Good Troublemaker Sponsor:

County of San Diego

&

Cultural Fair Presented in Collaboration with Disruptor Sponsor:

San Diego Office of Equity and Racial Justice

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Recorded sessions available with paid registration
ASL services available, please inform of need prior to 2.19.22


All Children are born with BRILLIANCEwhich according to Webster's Dictionary means:
intense brightness of light; vividness of color; & exceptional talent or intelligence.  


Imagine a world where every child's brilliance is acknowledged and nurtured from birth.  
Racial inequity flies in the face of brilliance and it is our responsibility to rewrite the narrative and break down the barriers that limit our children's potential.   

The Birth of Brilliance Conference was conceived to raise the collective consciousness around the effects of racial disparities and implicit bias in mental health, social services, developmental services, early childhood education, and medical care. This virtual conference will bring together critical voices in order to begin to have long-overdue courageous conversations.  Together we will begin to create brave spaces to challenge the norm and honor the brilliance of every child.  


Join us at our 2nd annual event where the focus will be Good Trouble is Necessary Trouble - challenging us to disrupt the way things have always been to move us in the direction of

the way things should be.  


Distinguished Keynote Speakers:


Opening Keynote Speaker 

Nanci Luna Jimenez CPF | M - Presenting:

Born Brilliant: Healing Our Way Back to our Whole Human Self



Closing Keynote Speaker 

Dr. Joseph Lee Presenting:

Social Emotions: Bending the Arc of the Universe Towards Social Justice




NEW THIS YEAR!!  Birth of Brilliance Affinity Group Lunch And Learn Session 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE AFFINITY GROUP OPTIONS AND FACILITATORS




Conference supported by: San Diego Youth Services & 


San Diego Early Childhood Mental Health Leaders Collaborative


Birth of Brilliance Art design by: Color My World Artistry  


Contact: lbaclig-passons@sdyouthservices.org with any questions!!

This conference provides Continuing Education Credit to MDs, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors.  Check continuing education info below to verify your licensing board and state.


Featured Speakers

Nanci Luna Jimenez, CPF | M
Nanci Luna Jimenez, CPF | M
Founder & President of Luna Jimenez Institute for Social Transformation
Tiffany Shonta Grant
Tiffany Shonta Grant
Minnesota Metro Business Development Manager/Trainer and Coach
Shawn Singh Sidhu, M.D.
Shawn Singh Sidhu, M.D.
Associate Professor, Training Director of the UCSD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Vanessa Arteaga, LMFT
Vanessa Arteaga, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist , BACA
Anthony Parham, LMFT
Anthony Parham, LMFT
Circle of Life Therapies
Ariane Porras
Ariane Porras
Trainer & Consultant, YMCA Childcare Resource Service
Markita Mays, LCSW
Markita Mays, LCSW
Co-Director, UCSF EMBRACE/Child Trauma Research Program
LaTysa Flowers, CPDTC
LaTysa Flowers, CPDTC
Founder /Equity Inclusion and Belonging Consultant
Mary Ellen Baraceros, LCSW
Mary Ellen Baraceros, LCSW
Regional Director Pathways San Diego
Mojdeh Motamedi, Ph.D
Mojdeh Motamedi, Ph.D
Co-Director, Refugee Health Alliance
Josephine Smedley, MPA
Josephine Smedley, MPA
Community Health Program Specialist
Christopher Perri, MS, LCSW
Christopher Perri, MS, LCSW
Executive Director, Professional Child Development Associates
Linda Banks
Linda Banks
Consultant
Natasha Nelson CPDE
Natasha Nelson CPDE
Founder, Supernova Momma LLC.
Deni Dayan
Deni Dayan
Licensed Educational Psychologist
Adia Nembhard, LMFT
Adia Nembhard, LMFT
Adia Nembhard Therapy-Private Practice
Dr. Joseph Lee
Dr. Joseph Lee
Psychiatrist
Aisha Pope, LCSW, BCD (she/her)
Aisha Pope, LCSW, BCD (she/her)
Conference Co-Chair
Renatta Escobedo, LMFT
Renatta Escobedo, LMFT
Program Manager, San Diego Youth Services
Lodia Ruiz, MPA
Lodia Ruiz, MPA
Social Services Program Director
Joshua Feder, MD
Joshua Feder, MD
Editor in Chief, The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report
Jill Stansbury, MA & Certified Positive Discipline Trainer
Jill Stansbury, MA & Certified Positive Discipline Trainer
Social and Emotional Learning Consultant and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Trainer
Precious Jackson-Hubbard
Precious Jackson-Hubbard
Conference Co - Chair
Talin Yesaie, MFT
Talin Yesaie, MFT
Lunch And Learn Affinity Groups
Michelle Ly,
Michelle Ly,
Owner and Therapist at Collaborative Collaborations
Heidi Stern-Ellis
Heidi Stern-Ellis
Clinical Supervisor - KidSTART and Trauma Counseling Programs
Christopher Isaac
Christopher Isaac
Therapist

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