"PREVENTING TRAGEDY, PROMOTING HOPE" with guest speaker Clark Flatt
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
THIS EVENT IS FILLED TO CAPACITY
The East Tennessee Council on Children and Youth
K-Town Youth Empowerment Network
East Tennessee Region of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
Cornerstone of Recovery
National Association of Social Workers-Tennessee Chapter
Cordially invite you to join us for our East Tennessee Suicide Prevention Awareness Month event
“Preventing Tragedy, Promoting Hope”
with Guest Speaker
Mr. Flatt is President/CEO of the Jason Foundation, Inc., a nationally regarded suicide prevention and education agency. He founded the agency following the death of his son Jason in 1997 and is a nationally regarded authority on youth suicide prevention.
Connie Briscoe, Ph.D., University of TN Counseling Center
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett
State Representative Jeremy Faison
TDMHSAS Commissioner E. Douglas Varney (invited)
September 25, 2013 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Crowne Plaza Downtown, 401 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville TN 37902
Luncheon provided by K-Town Youth Empowerment Network
*This free event is co-sponsored by NASW-TN Chapter and is approved for 3.0 CEU credits
When & Where
EAST TN COUNCIL ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH
East Tennessee Council on Children & Youth
TCCY's Vision. All children in Tennessee have the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential and are safe, healthy, nurtured and educated.
TCCY's Mission. The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) is a state agency with a primary mission of advocacy for improving the quality of life for Tennessee children and families.
The policy-making body of TCCY is a 26-member commission whose members are appointed by the governor. At least one member is appointed from each of Tennessee's nine development districts. Five youth advisory members meet the federally mandated composition required for a Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act state advisory group.
TCCY works with state agencies, juvenile courts, child advocacy groups, interested citizens and other organizations to improve services to children. The commission members, central office staff and regional coordinators are engaged in the following activities:
- Improving the coordination of services for children;
- Collecting and disseminating statistical and programmatic information;
- Informing citizens and organizations of children’s issues;
- Tracking legislation and making recommendations to the Governor and Legislature;
- Administering the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant and other federal and state grant funds for juvenile justice programs.
- Lindsey Cody is the East TN Regional Coordinator