Breakfast of Champions: A conversation about kids’ mental health

Breakfast of Champions is an opportunity to learn more about the needs of children in our community and how the Foundation is helping to address these needs.

Our spring breakfast will have a focus on child and adolescent mental health. We invite you to join us for learning, networking, and inspiration as we work to create long-lasting, meaningful change for our young people. There is no cost to attend; event is by exclusive invitation, only.

Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 8-10:00 AM
Location: Pistons Performance Center, 6201 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

RSVP by Thursday, March 14

A recipe for resilience: supporting kids through stress

Keynote Speaker:

Caelan Soma, PsyD, LMSW,
Chief Clinical Officer
Starr Commonwealth

Dr. Soma provides trauma assessment and trauma-informed, resilience-focused intervention for youth utilizing evidence-based practices. She has been involved in helping with the aftermath of disasters such as Sandy Hook, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and others. She is has authored several books, the most recent, 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School and Healing the Experience of Trauma: A Path to Resilience.

She is an internationally acclaimed speaker and trainer, and is the instructor for many Starr courses, including Children of Trauma and Resilience and Structured Sensory Interventions II. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology at California Southern University, where she received the 2013 CalSouthern President’s Award.

Our panelists will discuss the issues facing kids, the Children’s Foundation’s role in help solving these problems. and how we as a community can support kids through their struggles. If you have a question for the panel, please submit via the RSVP form or send to Events Manager, Katie Couture.


Destiny Allen, Michigan Project Specialist, TRAILS
Jennifer Ginopolis, Director of Recovery, Township High School District 113
Dr. Caelan Soma, Chief Clinical Officer, Starr Commonwealth

We look forward to sharing how together we can create change on both a personal and transformational level. Special thank you to our presenting sponsor, Delta Dental.

For event related inquiries, please contact Events Manager Katie Couture.

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