Spreading HOPE Virtual Summit
April 9, 2021
On April 9, 2021, the HOPE National Resource Center hosted our first annual summit. The theme in 2021 was Spreading HOPE, and among rich discussions on HOPE in various sectors, we celebrated the growing recognition of our work around the country. Over three hundred people participated from across the U.S. and five other countries, from the health, education, child welfare, and public health sectors, including front-line providers and senior executives.
Rev. Darrell Armstrong provided a powerful keynote address. Using his own life story as an example, Rev. Armstrong described how childhood adversity can be overcome; we are capable of healing even after severe trauma. Rev. Armstrong discussed how he uses HOPE to guide pre-baptismal counseling for his congregants, and how he has trained other clergy members who now add the principles of brain science to their deep spiritual tradition and connections. The recording is available below.