The Ninth Annual Santa Clara County Children's Summit
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Connecting the Dots from Cradle to Career
The Ninth Annual Santa Clara County Children's Summit invites community leaders to forge new partnerships and work across boundaries to achieve goals of the Children's Agenda: Every child safe, healthy, successful in learning, successful in life.
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Children's Agenda Update
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Morning Plenary Session - Connecting the Dots in the First Five Years - Kris Perry, First Five Years Fund
9:45 - 10:45 a.m Special Topic Workshops
Beliefs Matter: the Effects of Implicit Bias and Stereotypes on Youth
Changing the Odds: Effectively Working with Famlies Dealing with Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Abuse Disorders
From Cradle to Lifelong Success: Best Practices in Local Early Childhood Partnerships & Advocacy
Bending the Pathways: What Works to Build Successful Children from Cradle to Career.
11:00 - 12:00 noon Special Topic Workshops
Connecting the Dots: How Big Data Improves Educational and Well-Being Outcomes for Children in SCC
The Political Landscape for Children in California
Connecting the Dots: How You can Support PreK to 3rd Grade Alignment
La Cultura Cura: Supporting Trauma Impacted Communities with a Culturally-Based Healing Informed Model
12:00 - 12:40 p.m. Lunch and Networking
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. Bold Steps for Children Award: Partners Promoting Universal Developmental Screening
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Afternoon Plenary Keynote - The Life Course Framework: Connecting the Dots for Boys and Men of Color - Arnold Chandler and Tia Martinez from Forward Change Consulting
2:00 - Closing Remarks
About Our Keynote Speakers:
Kris Perry, Executive Director, First Five Years Fund
Kris is a national thought leader on early childhood education, who has appeared in the New York Times, POLITICO, New Republic, Salon, Congressional Quarterly and many other new outlets across the country.
Previously, Kris served as Executive Director of First 5 California, fostering their emergence as one of the most well-known and respected advocates for early childhood development on the state and national levels. Prior to that, Kris served as Executive Director of First 5 San Mateo County, where she implemented cutting-edge programs and led community design groups to develop countywide initiatives, including preschool for all and universal health care. Her dedication to children and their families began at the Alameda County Social Services Agency where she worked for more than 12 years in various capacities, including child abuse investigator, family preservation case manager, and program manager.
Such leadership has led to state appointments, including co-chair of the California State Early Learning Advisory Council, which was established to position the state for millions of dollars in federal funding for early childhood education. In this and other roles, her work resulted in learning system changes to improve the quality of preschool and school readiness programs.
Arnold Chandler, Forward Change Consulting
Arnold is an advocate, researcher, trainer and social change strategist who for more than 12 years has helped nonprofits and foundations to develop evidence-informed strategies to advance programs and policies focused on social and economic equity. He is the co-founder of Forward Change Consulting based in Oakland. Recently, he was a Senior Research Associate at the Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the U.C. Berkeley School of Law. Before that he was a research analyst working with a team of to reform the Oakland Police Department as part of a federal lawsuit settled in 2001. Prior to that he was a researcher and policy strategist at PolicyLInk for six years. Arnold has authored several important policy analysis and studies in the social justice field as well as advised several nonprofit organizations on the use of internet tools for supporting advocacy and social change efforsts. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and an M.S. in Information Systems and Web Strategy.
Tia Martinez, Forward Change Consulting
Tia has over 25 years of experience doing social change work in low income communities and communities of color in the United States. She is currently an independent consultant working on dismantling the school to prison pipeline and transforming life chances for boys and men of color. Prior to consulting, she was the Chief Equity Officer at the Stupski Foundation where she designed a R and D effort focused on applying knowledge from psychology and neuroscience to help low income students of color own and drive their own learning and increase academic achievement. Tia came to the foundation from the Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity at U.C. Berkeley School of Law, where she was acting director of education, leading a policy unit focused on issues related to education reform, teacher effectiveness and racial justice. Prior to joining the Warren Institute, she served as strategic consultant to the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Dept. of Education leading their strategic planning process and supporting rollout and implementation of the new strategy across 12 regional offices. Prior to working with the department, Tia was a senior manager with the Bridgespan Group where she led engagements with national foundations and major civil rights groups.