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Third Annual Assuring Safe Futures for Our Children Conference April 4-5, 2013

Memphis City Schools and The Memphis/Shelby County Children and Youth Council

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The Third Annual Assuring Safe Futures for Our Children Conference

Memphis City Schools Teaching and Learning Academy

2485 Union Avenue

April 4 and 5, 2013 

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

"The time is always right to do what is right"

"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear"

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we commemorate the anniversary of the death of this great man, let his words inspire us to continue to take a stand against the victimization and violence that is engulfing our youth.

Memphis City Schools, Shelby County Schools and the Memphis/Shelby County Children and Youth Council, a Regional Council of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, are again joining together to present a conference, The Third Annual Assuring Safe Futures for Our Children Conference, on April 4 and 5, 2013.

The conference will offer workshops, presented by experts in their fields, which address issues of youth violence and victimization, highlighting prevention and intervention strategies that make a difference.  We will also hear a dynamic keynote presentation during each day's luncheon.  You will leave this conference re-energized and armed with innovative ideas and strategies for preventing and intervening in a variety of issues concerning youth violence and victimization. 

The cost to attend this conference is nominal and the information invaluable. We hope that you will join us!  

Agencies will receive a free registration for every three paid registrations.  Members of the Memphis/Shelby County Children and Youth Council and staff of Memphis City Schools may also be eligible for an additional discount. Contact Gwendolyn Wright at Gwendolyn.Wright@tn.gov for instructions on receiving these two valuable discounts.

Conference Agenda *

Thursday, April 4, 2013 

8:00: Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking

8:30: Welcome: John Aitken, Former Shelby County Superintendent of Schools

                          Dorsey E. Hopson II, Esq.Interim Superintendent,

                          Memphis City Schools                  

Opening Remarks: District Attorney General Amy Wierich 

9:15-10:30: Concurrent Workshops

Instilling Positive Self Esteem in Girls (Panel)

Gun Down

Scholarship Awareness

Coaching Boys to Men**

10:45-12 noon: Concurrent Workshops

Gangs in our Schools

Sex Trafficking of Children in Memphis

CEF and the Good News Club

Coaching Boys to Men**

12-1:15: Lunch with Keynote: Eddie Charles Spencer

1:30-2:45: Concurrent Workshops

Extend your Life-Relieve Stress and Built Resiliency

Bullying and Cyber Bullying

Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Efforts

Coaching Boys to Men**

          Conference Agenda *

         Friday, April 5, 2013 

8:00: Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking

8:30: Welcome: Mearl Purvis, Anchor, FOX13 TV News

         Opening Remarks: City of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Jr.

9:15-10:30: Concurrent Workshops

Community Needed: Apply Within

Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence and Trauma

Youth’s Perspective on Violence

That's Not Cool: Mobilizing Teens to Prevent Dating Violence, Part 1

 

10:45-12 noon: Concurrent Workshops

Violence intervention and Street Outreach: GRASSY/901 BLOC Squad

Resiliency: Making it Happen for Students and Educators

Trauma Informed Care

That's Not Cool: Mobilizing Teens to Prevent Dating Violence, Part 2 

12-1:15: Lunch with Keynote: Dr. James Garbarino

1:30-2:45: Concurrent Workshops

Let's Talk about the "B" Word: The impact of Media Violence on Youth

Promoting Healthy Development of Our Youth

Work Force Investment

Risk Factors, Protective Factors: How Systems of Care Communities Can Promote Emotional Well-being in Youth Exposed to Violence

2:45: Reconvene: Door Prizes/Evaluations/Certificates

 

 *Workshops are subject to change.

**Open to atheletic coaches only

 

 

 

Have questions about Third Annual Assuring Safe Futures for Our Children Conference April 4-5, 2013? Contact Memphis City Schools and The Memphis/Shelby County Children and Youth Council

Where


Memphis City Schools Teaching and Learning Academy
2485 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112


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Memphis City Schools and The Memphis/Shelby County Children and Youth Council

Memphis/Shelby County Children and Youth Council

The Memphis/Shelby County Children and Youth Council was established in 1982 to assist in the coordination of services for children and youth in our community and to advocate on their behalf. The Council is one of nine such Councils of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY), that work to address local and statewide issues and concerns. The Memphis/Shelby County Children and Youth Council advocates for an improved quality of life for all children at all times.

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  is a state agency with a primary mission of advocacy for improving the quality of life for Tennessee children and families

Memphis City Schools Core Beliefs/Commitments

  • We believe in and commit to ALL children achieving at high global academic standards.
  • We believe that school culture and staff have a profound impact on student achievement and commit to hiring and supporting quality teachers, principals, and staff.
  • We believe in and commit to being a high-performing organization that establishes a culture of continuous improvement, transparency, and accountability at all levels.
  • We believe that strong public support is essential for ALL students to excel and commit to developing productive and mutually beneficial family, district, and community partnerships.
  • We believe that good health is critical to high performance and commit to improving the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of ALL students and staff.
  • We believe that school safety is essential for a productive teaching and learning environment and commit to providing safe schools.
  • We believe in and commit to respecting and embracing cultural, social, intellectual, and economic diversity and empowering ALL students and staff to reach their full potential.

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