Making Connections: NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families

Making Connections: NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families

September 12, 2013 | Angela Noel, Senior Administrative Assistant, NCCD

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The 2014 NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families will offer 50 sessions focusing on systems that work with children and families, including child protection, foster care, juvenile justice, and education.

The 2014 NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families will offer 50 sessions focusing on systems that work with children and families, including child protection, foster care, juvenile justice, and education. We are excited to have presentations from a number of organizations, including Casey Family Programs; The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network; the Jim Casey Youth Initiative; The National Center on Lesbian Rights Prevention Institute; the Sierra Health Foundation; the Stuart Foundation; and many more. Presenters come from a number of different fields that serve children and families and represent three countries, 12 states, and more than 40 agencies. Some sessions at the conference include the following.

  • Advancing Multi-Sector Collaboration to Prevent Violence and Injury
  • Family Connections: The Importance of Programs for Incarcerated Parents, Their Children, and Detained Juveniles
  • Building Relational Competency Among Transition-Age Foster Youth
  • Adolescent Brain Development and Its Implications for Young People Engaged With Public Services
  • Intersections of Afterschool and Youth Justice in New York State

NCCD is also excited to announce that Robert Lewis Jr., President and Founder of The BASE, will be a plenary speaker. Located in the heart of three Boston neighborhoods, The BASE works to provide youth with comprehensive educational and athletic opportunities. By leveraging sports as a vehicle to engage youth in a positive, rigorous, passionate, and success-driven environment, The BASE helps youth achieve excellence both on and off the field.

Mr. Lewis, who was formerly the vice president for program at the Boston Foundation, is a facilitator on urban issues who works with foundations, nonprofits, and government and civic leaders in cities such as Los Angeles, New Orleans, Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York.

The NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families will take place May 14–16, 2014, in San Diego, California, and is presented by NCCD along with the Academy for Professional Excellence at San Diego State University, the County of San Diego Child Welfare Services, The Children’s Initiative, and the City of San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention. NCCD would also like to thank The California Wellness Foundation and The California Endowment for their generous sponsorship support. Registration for the conference will open in October 2013.

Angela Noel is the Senior Administrative Assistant at NCCD.