Training Events

Elements of family culture

We teach people how to create a more peaceful version of family in the face of the challenges of modern life, including: anxiety and depression; power struggles with family members who won’t put down their devices; hostility and strong emotion disturbing the peace in the home; gossip, cyberbullying, and explicit photo shares; addictions (to apps, devices, sex, drugs, etc.); and enormous pressure to believe things that are not true and focus on things that don’t really matter.


Today’s youth are experiencing adult issues with extreme, cyber-powered intensity. Therefore it is critical that parents have an understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of the human condition. So we are featuring this Defending the Cause event to train parents about the nature of childhood trauma and how to nurture resilience.

As one of the breakout session leaders, Joanna will be training on: Parent tools to connect with kids from hard places and regulate the use of technology

  •  Date: August 24, 2019
  • Event: Training Up Conference for trauma-informed parenting
  • Sponsor: Defending the Cause
  • Venue: Destiny Church in Rocklin
  • Learn more and register here: Defending the Cause Conference


  • Date: August 30, 2019
  • Event: Opioid epidemic training
  • Speaker: Curtis Buzanski
  • Venue: Azure Acres IOP, 2641 Cottage Way #8
    Sacramento, CA 95825 United States
  • Learn more and register here: Buzanski events


  • Date: October 2, 2019 9am to 10am
  • Event: Defending the Cause members networking
  • Sponsor: Defending the Cause and Bayside Church
  • Location: Sacramento
  • Contact:


  • Date: October 4, 2019 5-7:30PM
  • Event: Family Resources EXPO
  • Sponsor: Defending the Cause and Bayside Church
  • Venue: Bayside Church in Roseville/Granite Bay
  • Contact:
  • Core Connectivity will have a resource table here.


  • Date: October 11, 2019, 8:30 to noon
  • Event: Insights and tools to overcome device addiction impacting  human connection in the family
  • Speaker: Joanna Jullien
  • Sponsor: Newport Academy
  • Location: Granite Bay
  • Registration: forthcoming


  • Date: November 9, 2019, 9am to noon
  • Event: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Sierra Foothills Chapter
  • Speaker: Joanna will be conducting a training on parenting teenagers with social media (to promote mental wellness)
  • Location: Auburn, CA


  • Date: November 12, 2019, 4pm
  • Event: Resilient Sacramento meeting
  • Speaker: Joanna will do a mini-training on parenting tech-savvy youth
  • Location: Sacramento, CA


  • Date: January 16, 2020
  • Event: Insights about love in response to anxiety and addiction as a family affair
  • Sponsor: Sierra Vista Hospital
  • Speaker: Joanna Jullien
  • Venue: Sacramento campus, community room
  • Registration details: forthcoming



Parenting & Family Life Coach

Monter_embracing_daughter_smilingIf you are a parent who seeks to strengthen your role in your tech-savvy child’s life so that your child will choose to seek your guidance, then consider spending some time with Joanna.

Two 90-minute sessions with Joanna and this manual empowers parents to connect with tech-savvy youth, instill discipline essential to fostering relationships based upon mutual respect, transparency and trust, and regulate the use of technology as a united front.

Contact Joanna to learn more (be sure to include your email address).