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Sankofa Safe Child Initiative In Collaboration with Congressman Danny K. Da...

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JLM Center

2622 West Jackson Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60612

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In the spirit of Harambee (pulling together), we welcome you to our Statewide Kinship Care, Grand Parents Raising Grand Children, Foster Care and Adoption Symposium. The theme is amplifying the voices of families by “Raising Precious Gifts That Will Give Back to the Village.”


Sankofa Safe Child Initiative in collaboration with Congressman Danny K. Davis, is “Looking Back to go Forward” in implementing a stronger Village especially in Health and Human Services: Title VII and H.R.1757 Trauma-informed care for Children and Families Act of 2017.

The Purpose of the Symposium is to increase awareness, build and increase resources, develop support and focus groups statewide, increase adoptions and foster homes, target domains that explicitly aim at outcomes and inclusion of prevention, as well as, promote advocacy and policy issues

These two days of meetings are to generate, heal and look at the whole child; providing wrap around services that strengthen families. In addition, we want to provide knowledge focused on assisting kinship caregivers in learning about finding/using programs and services to meet the needs of the children they are raising and their own needs. Finding effective partnerships among public and private agencies to ensure all families are provided support services that may include any combination of education, health services and financial as well as tax incentives. Extended family, friends and other “fictive kin” who are caring for children. The Laws often dictate outcomes of child safety, child permanency, child well-being, access to services, and referrals to services as well as adult well-being.

It will be a joy to refocus, renew and reconnect for motherhood and fatherhood are still one of our most precious gifts. The good news is that we are powerful, knowledgeable and capable beyond measures. We are encouraging you to join us on what will prove to be another life changing experience and hope you will leave bolstered by a renewal sense of your ancestral greatness and a commitment to do all in your power to make our communities healthier, stronger and richer.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking and the symposium is located near Chicago's local Transportation.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact us by calling (773) 542-9900, or by email at wsafechild@sbcglobal.net.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, not really. As long as you have registered and you have a smart phone or an electronic device, we can retrieve your information from your device.

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