Janet Mann’s talk illustrates the power of human connection and its importance in making lasting change for families in crisis. This powerful talk highlights the benefit of investing in the vulnerability of relationships to inspire needed change. This talk provides examples to those in crisis or that serve children and families in crisis to move in the direction of relationship-based interventions, understanding that struggles are solely an informational issue. Janet Mann is from the beautiful city of Spokane, WA. She is grateful to pursue her Zen practice while retired and is a member at the Zen Center San Diego, where she regularly travels for retreats. While not at a TEDx event, you may find Janet riding her bicycle in search of a bowl of vanilla ice cream!