An Evening of Celebration
Our Gratitude Gathering is a time for reflection, recognition, and celebration.
Join us to honor distinguished individuals who are making a profound impact on the lives of children through their passion and tireless dedication to advancing understanding and action to mitigate the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma.
At this year's Gratitude Gathering, we will celebrate our shared commitment to fostering resiliency in children. The event promises an inspiring evening with renowned speakers, personal stories of transformation, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share our passion for creating positive change.
The Judge Ron Alvarez Resiliency Award
The Judge Ron Alvarez Resiliency Award, named in honor of the pioneering legal mind Judge Ron Alvarez, recognizes those in the legal system who are advocates for a more comprehensive understanding of the science of adversity. The recipient works tirelessly to promote a trauma-informed approach to legal practice, making our legal system more compassionate and equitable for vulnerable children and families.
In 2019, the award was given to Judge Alvarez at our Family Law Mental Health Summit, honoring his compassionate and trauma-informed and approach within the juvenile court system. Judge Alvarez was trauma-informed before most of us knew what it meant, making a profound impact on the lives of thousands of children in Palm Beach County. We are deeply honored that his wife, Elaine, will allow us to continue honoring his legacy with this award.
In 2020, Dori Foster-Morales was bestowed with the prestigious award. Ms. Foster-Morales, as President of the Florida Bar, made it her mission to elevate mental health and wellness awareness within the legal community. With unwavering dedication, she brought these critical issues to the forefront of the 107,000 members of the Florida Bar. Her passion, commitment, and advocacy embodied the spirit of retired circuit court Judge Ron Alvarez, who dedicated his career to championing the rights and well-being of children.
We look forward to honoring our 2023 recipient, who is a passionate advocate and force for change within our community.
We are deeply grateful to our annual corporate sponsor, Stevens & Stephens, for their support of our mission. Thank you Eddie and Caryn for your passion and dedication to fighting ACEs and educating the legal community in trauma-informed care to promote child and family well-being.
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