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18th Annual Families and Fathers National Conference
January 13, 2017 @ 3:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
The 18th Annual Families and Fathers National Conference is scheduled February 27 – March 3. The Children’s Bureau an office of the Administration of Children and Families, as well as the Office of Family Assistance will be featured on plenary discussions and presentations. Additional speakers include experts from the Administration for Children and Families Regional Offices out of Atlanta, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, The Center for Law and Social Policy, U.S. Officer of Child Support Enforcement and a plethora of experts.
The Opening Plenary Session will focus on adverse child experiences, foster-care systems, toxic stress, trauma informed care and other meaningful content to address Father Engagement in the Child Welfare systems and other systems of care. This is an important opportunity for attendees to learn from and connect to national leaders on individual and child-wellness.
Opening day concludes with an inspirational discussion and screening of Daddy Don’t Go. A documentary that this film’s leadership that includes:
-Omar Epps, Executive Producer –Malik Yoba, Executive Producer –Emily Abt, Director/Producer – Suzette Burton, Co-Producer/Outreach Coordinator…
Disparities in the United States exists internationally and our, Turning Communities of Trauma into Empowerment and Prosperity brings an international team of physicians, criminologist and maternal and child health experts together for a powerful panel. These colleagues have well over hundreds of years combined expertise in wellness and understanding what is needed to improve the wellness of communities globally. Our luncheon panel on Wednesday, March 1st will go beyond practitioner skills, organizational capacity into the heart of individuals to make a difference in the lives of others.