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2018 Symposium on Children
October 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Improving Children’s Lives by Building Resilient Communities
Our annual event brings together leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers to discuss pressing issues related to children’s well-being.
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., reception to follow
Where: The Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, Ohio. Free Parking. Includes lunch.
Howard Pinderhughes (Chair and Professor, Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco) is a leading author and expert in conflict, trauma and race relations who has spoken about a need for a new framework to address community trauma.
Benjamin Perks (UN Representative, Sr. Fellow at University of Birmingham) is a United Nation’s Children’s Fund Representative and international speaker advocating for reforms that strengthen the human rights of children in the areas of protection, justice, health, education and early childhood resiliency.
Paul Abernathy (CEO, FOCUS Pittsburgh) is head of a Pittsburgh-based social service agency, reverend, and community organizer who has delivered a Tedx Talk and spoken to audiences about the importance trauma-informed community development.
|10:30-10:45 a.m.||Welcome – Dean Pope-Davis, College of Education and Human Ecology
Opening Remarks – Tanny Crane, CEO Crane Group; Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson
|10:45-11:45 a.m.||Dr. Howard Pinderhughes: Community trauma and resilience: A new framework for improving communities|
|11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.||Lunch|
|12:30-1:15 p.m.||Panel Discussion: Building resilience in the midst of Ohio’s opioid crisis
Kevin Lorson – Professor, Wright State University; developed state-wide K-12 Health and Opioid Prevention Education [HOPE] Curriculum
|1:15-2:15 p.m.||Benjamin Perks: Beyond the moral imperative: How improving children’s well-being improves public health, economic development, and advances human rights|
|2:30-3:30 p.m.||Paul Abernathy: Building resilient ecosystems: The role community members play|
|3:30-4:00 p.m.||Wrap up and discussion: How can we forge resilient communities here in Columbus for our children?
Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown
|4:00 p.m.||Closing Remarks – Dr. Laura Justice, Executive Director, Crane Center|