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2018 Agenda for Doing What Matters for Alabama's Children

Please stay tuned for the updated agenda for the 2019 Conference!

 Time Topic

7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

8:30 - 8:35 a.m.

Welcome, Invocation and Presentation of Colors
Amanda Waller, Executive Director, Tuscaloosa's One Place, A Family Resource Center

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

America's Promises
Dr. Charles Nash, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, UA System

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

State of Children in Alabama
Melanie Bridgeforth, Executive Director, VOICES for Alabama's Children

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Resilience
Sallye Longshore, Director, Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Exhibits and Networking

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Select one)

Ensuring Civility in the Lives of Our Children at Home, at School, and in the Community
Ms. Zoe Savitsky
, Deputy Legal Director, Southern Poverty Law Center

Social Media

Safe Sleep
Dr. Maria Hernandez-Reif
, Professor and Director of Pediatric Development Research Lab, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The University of Alabama
Tracey Plummer, Deputy Director, Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect

Homelessness
LaDonna Rudolph, State Homeless Coordinator, Alabama State Department of Education

Opiate Crisis

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch
Impact of Employment on Families
Fitzgerald Washington
, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Labor

1:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Exhibits and Networking

1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Social Justice
Dr. Ross Bryan, Associate Dean/Associate Professor, Honors College, The University of Alabama

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Human Trafficking
Andrew Arrington
, Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Select one)

Ensuring Civility in the Lives of Our Children at Home, at School, and in the Community
Ms. Zoe M. Savitsky, Deputy Legal Director, Souther Poverty Law Center

Social Media

Multi-Generational Families

Opiate Crisis