How do you bring about environmental health, community wellbeing, and social change?  It starts with emotional engagement to the place you call home.  In this presentation, Dr. Wilshire will discuss the importance of placemaking, the value of social infrastructure, and how capitalizing on a region’s strengths helps enhance people’s love of place.  She will tie these ideas to the health of the Cobre Valley Watershed with practical applications and suggestions.

Dr. Thea Wilshire is the owner and CEO of Acorn Consulting and works as a psychologist, author, healthcare consultant, educator, photographer, and AirBnB host.  Formerly she served as the Vice Mayor of Globe.   She is passionate about quality of life promotion, which is reflected through 35+ years of experience in behavioral health and over 20 years of work in community development. She loves supporting social infrastructure through the creation of public spaces, enhancing regional recreation options, and historic preservation.  Dr. Wilshire is an expert in rural and tribal psychological interventions and has received numerous state and national awards from organizations like the American Psychological Association, Indian Health Services, and the Arizona American Indian Integrated Care Committee. Additionally, Dr. Wilshire has been honored for her work in community development, leadership, supporting the arts, and historic preservation.  Find her blog at ACORN CONSULTING.

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Cobre Talks: Falling in Love with Home; How to Create an Emotional Attachment to Place

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