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Join us at the Third Annual Family Strengths Symposium, September 5-6!
Children at Risk

August, 2012


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Please join the Center for Family Strengths and CHILDREN AT RISK at

The Third Annual Family Strengths Symposium

Community Partnerships and Programs for
Evidence Based Child and Family Well-Being

September 5-6, 2012

Houston, Texas

The first day of the Symposium will gather a diverse audience and experts to address parenting and evidence based prevention strategies which enhance child and family well-being.  The day will emphasize prevention strategies that have been proven effective in four core areas: health, education, direct service, and community change. The second day will highlight outstanding Harris County and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services family programs.

Early Registration $160.00 (Two days) – $85 (One day)

Early Bird deadline: August 22, 2012

See program listing at:

Click here to register

Speakers include:

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence: Health Care Approaches to Healthy Interactions
Eileen Giardino, PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Texas 
Health Science Center-- Houston

Strategies for Systemic Change: A Macro Level Response to Family Preservation
Katherine Barillas, MSW, PhD, Director of Child Welfare Policy & Governmental Relations, 
One Voice Texas

Triple P: Decreasing Child Maltreatment in High Risk Families
Julie Crowe, LMSW Manager, Prevention & Early Intervention Services, 
DePelchin Children’s Center

Cultural Competency of Parent Education Programs
Ashley Butler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

The Role of the Caseworker in Refugee Family Resettlement Issues
Noel Bezette, PhD, Assistant Dean College of Public Service, University of Houston-Downtown

Social Disparities and Child Health and Well-Being
Christopher Greeley, MD, Associate Professor, UT Houston School of Medicine

Childhood Obesity; Environmental and Family-Based Approaches
Teresia O’Connor, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Jay Mendoza, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

An Evidence Based Program for Parents to Gain Control and Restore Lost Nurturance
James N. Whitehead, LCSW, Triad Program Manager, Harris County Protective Services

Parenting as a Public Policy Priority
Bob Sanborn, EdD, CEO/President, CHILDREN AT RISK
Nancy Correa, MPH, Director, Center for Parenting and Family Well-Being, CHILDREN AT RISK

How to Effectively Advocate and Lobby
Mandi Kimball, MSW, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, CHILDREN AT RISK

Putting Parents in Charge of Education Reform
Matthew Barnes, MPH, Executive Director, Families Empowered

For any questions please contact the Center of Family Strengths at 713.221.2737 or

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