August 13 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lori Vincent is a gifted speaker, facilitator, influential coach and mentor. She has been working with parents, families and youth for the past 25 years. She has spent over a decade working closely with women in prisons; facilitating small groups, resolving conflict and healing trauma. She is passionate about recovery and sees the value of vulnerability, resiliency and accountability. Lori currently works for a community mental health organization – collaborating with families, school districts, law enforcement and other local agencies to support families and have their children (and themselves) thrive. Lori draws upon her own personal experiences of parenting and recovery. She brings validation, praise, acknowledgement (and a little bit of challenge) to everyone she collaborates and works with. She has started and facilitated groups in the local women’s prison and began the first peer-led parent support group in her agency. Her groups went virtual when the pandemic hit. Saying that Lori leaves everyone better off than she finds them is an understatement. Her colleagues call her “the master of motivational interviewing” and “the self-care queen”. Faith and self-care keep her balanced, and most weekends you will find her in nature experiencing adventures with her husband, Jim.