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2017 Agenda for Doing What Matters for Alabama's Children

2018 agenda is coming soon. In the meantime, take a peek at our agenda from last year!

   
7:45 a.m.

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

8:30 a.m.

Welcome, Invocation and Presentation of Colors
Mayor Walt Maddox, City of Tuscaloosa
The Reverend Doctor Charlie Durham, retired pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa
Hillcrest High School JROTC

8:40 a.m.

Welcome and America's Promises
Amanda Waller, Executive Director, Tuscaloosa’s One Place 
Dr. Charles Nash, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, UA System

8:50 a.m.

State of Children in Alabama
Rhonda Mann, Policy & Research Director, VOICES for Alabama's Children

9:15 a.m.

The Pink Elephant: A Discussion on Depression and Suicide
Mary Turner, Attorney, Turner Law Group

9:45 a.m.

Exhibits and Networking

10:00 a.m.

Alabama's Opportunity Gap -- What Does it Mean for the American Dream in Alabama  Mary Scott Hunter, President Pro Tem, Alabama State Board of Education

10:45 a.m.

Self Care Starts with ME
Becky Schwartz Corbett, BSCorbett Consulting, LLC

11:30 a.m.

State of Education in Alabama
Dr. Jeffery Langham, Assistant Superintendent of Education, Alabama Department of Education

12:15 p.m.

Lunch, Exhibits and Networking
Paul W. Bryant High School Jazz Band
Directed by: Selwyn Reed

1:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Select one)

A.   Lost in Cyberspace
Greg Price, CSO/CTO and Director of the Alabama Computer Forensics Institute, Troy University

B. Children and Trauma/Loss
Kevin Burns, Division Chair, Behavioral Sciences Shelton State Community College

C.  Human Trafficking, In Our Backyard
Tajuan McCarty, Founder, The Well House

D. School Climate Conditions that Promote Student Success
Dr. Laura Hopson, Associate Professor, University of Alabama School of Social Work  

E.  Health Issues if Alabama
Karen Landers, Area 1 Health Officer for Alabama Department of Public Health 

2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Select one)

A.   Lost in Cyberspace
Greg Price, CSO/CTO and Director of the Alabama Computer Forensics Institute, Troy University

B. Why Are These Kids So Sick?
Brian S. Gannon, MD, FAAP - Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, College of Community Health Sciences, University of Alabama School of Medicine

C.  Human Trafficking, In Our Backyard
Tajuan McCarty, Founder, The Well House

D. Drug Trends and Expectations for the Future
Derek Osborne, Executive Director, PRIDE of Tuscaloosa

E. Why Mentoring Matters
Rodney Pelt, Founder and CEO, Mind changers, Inc.