Core Connectivity holds two symposiums a year (spring and fall) to further advance our mission to educate one another how to strengthen family bonds in a cyber-powered world. The 2017 spring symposium event focuses on forgiveness as a strategy to build quality relationships so essential to individual, family and community resilience. You can learn more and register here.
     I chose this topic to follow the Fall 2016 symposium on suffering because forgiveness is the antidote to suffering and yet forgiveness is so easily misunderstood. Modern families and communities are starving for forgiveness. Our youth are growing up and we are all trying to make a good life in a sea of cyber-powered judgment. We all seek forgiveness and yet it can be so elusive.
     At this symposium, we will validate what we know from science and our own experiences about putting forgiveness to work for us as professionals and for our own family and community circumstances. Everybody has something to learn. Right? The sciences of addiction, recovery, faith and healing teach us that what is in the mind is in the body, and what is in the body is in the mind. So we know that thoughts matter. What is one stumbling block that keeps people from seeking and engaging in forgiveness as a strategy for life?
     Let’s discuss the mental and emotional logistics of forgiveness as a strategic response to loving people when they are hard to love, and take our shared insights on this power to heal and restore one another to deeper levels of demonstration and effectiveness. I hope to see you there, Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 9am to 1:30pm (sign in 8:30). You can register here.
California educators featuring student mental health
On Monday, April 17, Core Connectivity will be a resource at the state-wide educators conference on student mental health, hosted at William Jessup University in Rocklin. The event is organized by Wellness Together, a non-profit organization partnering with schools to provide mental health services to students. Tickets to attend are $50. Learn more and register here.
 Community Forum
Youth Substance Abuse Prevention: Strategic Solutions
Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth (CALY)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – 5pm to 8pm
Venue: The Auburn State Theatre, Auburn, CA
Joanna will be speaking on: “Managing the space between us: How to strengthen parent-child relations in a cyber-powered world”
Open to the public
Contact: Shelley Rogers, 530-273-7956
The Body in Recovery: Somatic Work through the Stages of Change
Featured Speaker: Michael Anne Conley, LMFT
Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment (WAAT) Monthly meeting
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 8:30-10 AM
CCAPP Offices, 2400 Marconi Ave. Suite B, Sacramento, CA
NEW! 2017 edition
Coming soon!
A new Core Connectivity publication, first edition:
The Role of a Parent in Healing A Suffering Child –
Insights about Love and Suffering in the Family
A helpful tool:
Keep medications out of the hands of youth:
National Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 10am to 2pm
Find drop off locations near you here.
Mark your calendars!
Northern California Cannabis Summit:
A Public Health Perspective Implementing Marijuana Legislation Using Best Practices
Thursday, May 12, 2017 – 8am to 5pm
Registration details forthcoming
Reducing meltdowns with children/teens with autism
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Sponsored by: Peace of Mind Therapeutic Solutions
1002 River Rock, #221, Folsom, CA 95630
Contact: Lafaya Dosty-Stallworth,
Learn more and register here.
Host an event at your home, church, business or school
Fresh Start Families: Raising kids to be smarter than the devices
Core Connectivity offers Fresh Start Family Culture training to help parents exercise control over the home in ways that builds trust so as to instill discipline and empower family members. To book an event at your school or church, contact Joanna or 916-521-7203
Fresh Start Family – Two 90-minutes sessions. To take an assessment and discuss whether this will meet your family need, contact Joanna or 916-521-7203
We certify Educators, Counselors and Therapists to integrate Fresh Start family culture principles into their practice
Learn more about Fresh Start Certification
Schedule an appointment to discuss Fresh Start Certification for your practice: contact Joanna

About:  We are a non-profit education center founded in Roseville, CA to strengthen the parent-child bond in a hyper-connected world. Our mission is to restore families with the mustard seed of faith that declares liberty already belongs to the soul because one God, the Creator of all humanity, grants every human being intelligence and free will to choose what to believe, and that is power that can never be taken, but is easily surrendered to the bully, the drug or the device. To that end, ten percent of all proceeds are donated to prison ministries. Your donations are greatly appreciated. (Donations are payable to Banana Moments Foundation).

Joanna Jullien, Founder & CEO of Core Connectivity
Photo by: Victoria Hatch

Joanna Jullien is an author, educator and consultant on strengthening the parent-child relationship in a cyber-powered world. She is a former technology executive trained in behavioral science at U.C. Berkeley, a mother of two grown sons, and an author of books for practical guidance on parenting, growing up and family life in the network culture. As a family and technology culture advisor, Joanna has appeared on 103.9FM The Fish, 710AM Keeping Faith in America, 1380AM The Answer, and