|Creative Change Conferences is a subsidiary of Palm Springs
TheatreSports, Inc We are a non-profit 501 C3 corporation dedicated
to bringing quality Education, Workshops and Conferences to the
Coachella Valley and beyond. Presenting workshops to teens and
their parents about child abuse, what to look for and how to help a
teen begin the healing process if they have been abused. Speaking
about the abuse is the first step to healing and we help provide safe
environments for sharing their stories. To provide scholarships for
children raised in foster care.
Our first conference in March 2009 "Adults Healing From Child
Abuse, It Happens to Boys": was a great success. Through that
conference we reached out to the community to help educate
parents, teachers, young victims, adult survivors and partners of
survivors. Many men have come forward as a result of the
conference to talk about their abuse and get the help they need.
The Second Annual Conference was March 5th and 6th 2010 with
our headline Speaker,
Dave Pelzer who wrote the best selling book "A Child Called It" , Dr.
,"Silent Sons", Jerry Moe, director of the children's program at Betty
Ford Center, Dr. Cindy Carter, Deborah Meints, MFT, Carol
Teitelbaum, MFT, Bill Protzman and eight courageous healing men
who shared their stories. We also had a break out session for
partners of those who were abused to give them some healing tools,
led by Cathy Boyd and Teri Cortland, Psy.D
May 8, 2010 Welcome to Midlife with Dr. Johnathon Young, Using
Mythology and Storytelling, Dr. Rita Stec, Dr. Jeralyn Brossfield, Dr.
Cindy Carter, Deborah Meints, MFT, Carol Teitelbaum, MFT and Rena
Rodman. MFT., "Welcome to Midlife" This was a fun and informative
conference. Midlife offers many challenges and we need to be
prepared to meet them.
September 18, 2010 featured Maureen Murdock author of "The
Heroine's Journey" lead an inspiring memoir writing workshop.
November 20, 2010 Cancer: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit with
Deborah Meints. MFT, Litsa . Mitchell, MFT. Dr. Michael Solomon. Dr.
Tom Reynolds and JoAnne Lehmer, RN
January 29, 2011 A New and Powerful approach to Health Eating and
a Healthy Weight with Kelly Lewallen, MFT and Berth Mulligan, PA-C.
This workshop was so well received it will be repeated.
January 30th saw the return of legendary Poet, David Whyte.
March 4 and 5, 2011 Third Annual It Happens to Boys Conference.
With Keynote speakers: Dave Pelzer, John Bradshaw, Dr. Jonathan
Young and Jerry Moe, plus A day filled with education and healing for
October 8, 2011 Featured World Renowned Author, Screenwriter,
play write Julia Cameron for a inspiring day of Creative
Myths and Monsters featuring Mary Gordon, M.A. Opening the day
with dance and drums, Artist Kimberly Nichols, Dr. Cindy Carter and
the Playback group from Ventura, Calif. And Life Coaches and
Authors Leslie Gebhart and Carolyn Ingram.
March 2, 3rd 2012 offers up our 4th Annual It Happens to Boys
conferences offered such notables as John Bradshaw and Dave
Pelzer, Judy Crane, John Lieberman, Jerry More, Dr. Cindy Carter, Dr.
Sally Diane, Scott Johnson, Dr. Shari ReVelle, plus courageous
healers to tell their stories.
April 28, 2012 bring Tapping the Inner Palate with artist and writer,
Kimberly Nichols and Psychotherapist, Carol Teitelbaum, MFT
October 13th 2012 brought WOMEN with Rebecca Cooper,
Velvet Mangan, Dr. Rita Stec, Mary Gordon and Deborha Meints
Pierson, Including Lunch Speaker Kate Porter.
A wealth of information for women about weight issues, Menopause,
Alcohol and Drug abuse, moving your body for health, and the
Dangerous older Woman.
March 1 and 2. 2013 Brings the Fifth Annual It Happens to Boys
Conference with Dave Pelzer, John Bradshaw, John Lee, Michael
Meade, Jerry Moe, Judy Crane, Dr. Bobbi Carlson, Dr. Cindy Carter,
Jasmin Rogg, Patrick Haggerson, Randy and Cathy Boyd, and
Courageous Healing Men telling their stories.
February 28, and March 1. 2014 we bring our Sixth Annual It Happens
to Boys Conference to Pasadena Hilton. Keynote speakers Patrick
Carnes, John Lee, Dr. Harry from the Betty Ford Center, Judy Crane
from The Refuge, Jerry Moe, Betty Ford Center, Jonathan Young,
Dr. Cindy Carter, Dr. Allen Berger and more.
January 24, 2015 "The Beautiful Face of Recovery" a
conference for women. Keynote Speakers: Candy Finnigan
from A & E show, Intervention along with Jeanie Griffin,
FRESHOUTAPLANS. Mary Gordon,, Betty Ford Center,
International Drummer and workshop leader Christine
Stevens, Alyssa Farrell, Kimberly Nichols, Josie Herndon,
Yvete Patterson, Susan Moffitt, Melissa Thornburg and Rena
March 6, & 7th brought the 7th annual It Happens to Boys
Conference at the Annenberg Center for Health Science.
Speakers included: Robert Ackerman, Jerry Moe, Dr. Cindy
Carter, Rev. Leo Booth, Howard Fradkin, Male Survivor
organization, Dr. Allen Berger,
Herb Kaighen, Carol Teitelbaum, Daniel Marquez, Randy
Boys, David Price, Scott Smith
The 8th Annual It Happens to Boys in Long Beach, John
Lee, Dr. Cindy Carter, Patrick Haggerson, Jerry Moe, Rev
Leo Booth and the It Happens to Boys Group.
and thirty-five exhibitors. A magical day.
The 9th Annual It Happens to Boys Conference will be in
Austin, Texas stay tuned
Conference Organizer is: Carol Teitelbaum, MFT a
licensed Therapist since 1985. Carol is also Co-Chair
of Prevent Child Abuse, Riverside County, It Happens
to Boys Project, President of CAMFT, Desert Chapter
As well as Trauma Response Coordinator for California
Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Desert
Chapter. Carol has been a Conference Speaker for
many years and now has combined her talents for
bringing people together to organize great conferences