Howard University – East Regional Fatherhood & Healthy Families Conference

Join us July 21-23, 2014 for the East Regional Fatherhood & Healthy Families Conference

Howard University – Armour J. Blackburn University Center
2397 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20059

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Conference Program Here

 

Monday, July 21, 2014

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM OPENING PLENARY SESSION
James Rodríguez, CEO & President, Fathers & Families Coalition of America
Judge Arthur Burnett, (Retired), Founder, National African American Drug Policy Coalition

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: William B. Lawson, M.D., M.P.H., DLFAPA, Chief of Psychiatry, Chairman and Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences,Howard University

Plenary Panel – 100 Fathers Incorporated – Washington, D.C.

Getting the Father Involved with his Children to Prevent Drug Abuse and Juvenile Offenses
and to Instill Positive Values and Attitudes.

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM EDUCATIONAL SESSION I
3:45 PM to 4:00 PM BREAK
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM CONCURRENT EDUCATIONAL SESSION II

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM PLENARY KEYNOTE

Jeffery M. Leving, Esq., Board Member, Fathers & Families Coalition of America
James Murray, Acting Director for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF)Office of Regional Operations
James M. Cole, Deputy Attorney General of U.S. Department of Justice (Invitee)

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM CONCURRENT EDUCATIONAL SESSION III
10:45 AM to 11:00 AM BREAK
11:00 AM to Noon CONCURRENT EDUCATIONAL SESSION IV
12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

LUNCHEON – INVITED PLENARY PANEL

RACE TO THE TOP EQUITY & MY BROTHER’S KEEPER

Dr. William R. Harvey, President of Hampton University, Chair of the White House Initiative on Historical Black
Colleges and Universities

• Ivory Toldson, Ph.D. Deputy Director of the Historical Black Colleges &Universities

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM CONCURRENT EDUCATIONAL SESSION V
2:30 PM to 2:45 PM BREAK
2:45 PM to 3:45 PM CONCURRENT EDUCATIONAL SESSION VI
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM CONCURRENT EDUCATIONAL SESSION VII

 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

PLENARY KEYNOTE – STRENGTHENING MILITARY & VETERAN FAMILIES
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, 18th District of Texas
Major General John Hawkins, Director U.S. Army Human Resources (ret.)
Will A. Gunn, Presidential Appointed General Counsel for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM CONCURRENT EDUCATIONAL SESSION VIII

11:00 AM to Noon CONCURRENT EDUCATIONAL SESSION IX

Noon to 1:30 PM

 

LUNCHEON – ROUNDTABLE: THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

Retired Judge, Arthur L. Burnett, Sr., Founder, National African American Drug Policy Coalition

Patrick Kelley, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access, Small Business Administration

Charles Thornton, Director of the Office of Returning Citizens in the Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia

W. Sherman Rogers, Esq. and Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law

Carolyn Starks Saxon, Esq.,Chair and Co-Founder, Re-Entry Roundtable, Prince George’s County.

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM CONCURRENT EDUCATIONAL SESSION X

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM CLOSING REMARKS

Educational Session Topics Include:

• Best Practice Models for Fatherhood Services
• Child Welfare
• Cultural Diversity: Addressing the Needs of African American & Hispanic Fathers
• Early Childhood Education and Development
• Family Violence Prevention
• Fatherhood Service Models
• Health & Wellness – Childhood Obesity
• Healthy Relationship-Marriage
• Mental Health & Substance Abuse
• Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency
• Special Needs Children and their Families
• Working with Incarcerated – Re-Entry Parents
• Working with Young Parents – Mentoring
• Working with Veterans