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 Welcome to Children's Network

 
​​"Significant, positive outcomes for children and youth in San Bernardino County can only be achieved through partnership...

County agencies, community-based organizations, education, communities of faith, and caring adults working in partnership for and with their families...

The Children's Network promotes and supports those partnerships..."
 
Kathy Turnbull
Children's Network Officer​
 

 The 30th Annual Children’s Network Conference

 
 
REGISTRATION FOR
THE 30TH ANNUAL
CHILDREN'S NETWORK CONFERENCE 
IS NOW CLOSED. 
 
(If you are interested in attending this year's conference, you
will need to register onsite at the
Ontario Convention Center, starting at 8 a.m.
on Wednesday, September 14th. 
On-site registration for two-days is $300)
 
This year's conference will take place on 
 Wednesday, September 14th and Thursday, September 15th, 2016
at the Ontario Convention Center, located at
 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764.
 
 
This annual conference has dynamic keynote speakers, relevant workshop topics, and an exhibit hall filled with a variety of resources and products.
 
 
Step 1 - Registration Book
Read about the various workshops offered in
the Registration Book below. 
Sign up early to assure you get your first selection!
 
Click HERE to take a look at the
workshops offered this year
 
 
 
Step 2 - Registration Form
Once you know which workshops you are interested in attending you can sign up online using the
Registration Form below.
**PLEASE NOTE: THE YOUTH TRACK IS TO BE ATTENDED
 BY YOUTH ONLY -  NOT ADULTS**
THE YOUTH TRACK IS ONLY FOR YOUTH AGES 21 AND UNDER 
PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR THE YOUTH TRACK UNLESS YOU ARE A YOUTH
THANK YOU.
 
Click HERE to complete your
conference registration form
 
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INTERESTED IN BEING A SPONSOR
OR EXHIBITOR? 
Click HERE to find out more information about
being a vendor or sponsor

  

 
For questions, please contact the Conference Coordinator, Kristy Loufek
at  (909) 383-9677  or via email at KLoufek@hss.sbcounty.gov
 
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 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
 
John Quiñones

 

John Quiñones' accomplishments defy the destiny that too many predicted for him.  As the child of migrant farm workers, John did not learn English until he started school at the age of 6.  Despite his dream of going to college, Quiñones found himself railroaded into a vocational track.  It wasn’t until high school that he found a helping hand: an English teacher who recognized that the talented young man was meant for a lot more than auto and wood shop. By believing in Quiñones and entering him into the federal Upward Bound program, one teacher put him on the path to college and literally changed the trajectory of his life.  "Upward Bound saved my life," he says.  Quiñones  went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a master’s degree from the Columbia School of Journalism.

Quiñones says hardship and hunger gave him the determination to turn disadvantages into assets.  A lifetime of “never taking no for an answer” took Quiñones from migrant farm work and poverty to more than 30 years at ABC News and the anchor desk at 20/20 and Primetime.  Along the way, he broke through barriers, won the highest accolades, and became a role model for many.  As host and creator of What Would You Do?, the highly-rated, hidden camera ethical dilemma newsmagazine, Quiñones has literally become “the face of doing the right thing” to millions.  It’s a role that he has enthusiastically embraced off camera, with a popular book that challenges both business and general audiences to examine the What Would You Do? moments we face every day.
 
Join us on Wednesday, September 14th for John Quiñones’ moving presentation about the transformative power of education, believing in your own potential, and how one person can make a difference in the future of a child.

  

 

"Rapping Dad" Derek Clark

                  ​

 
Derek Clark’s life is one of resilience and redemption. As a child, he suffered unthinkable child abuse, abandonment and emotional distress before being turned over to the psychiatric hospital at age five. His thirteen years in the San Francisco bay area foster care system reflected an early life of humiliation, aggression, emotional distress, overwhelming anxiety and being
wrongfully labeled.
 
With help from his amazing foster parents, a great social worker and mentors, he has defied the artificial limitations imposed upon him. Derek knows firsthand how to cope with adversity and overcoming hardship. His past has never held him back from accomplishing what he set his heart and mind to. From owning a very successful corporation to having a family, his maxim is to make no excuses.

 

He is an inspiring speaker and trainer who has been featured on Headline News, The Steve Harvey TV Show, The Ricki Lake Show and other shows around the world. He has become a viral video sensation with his “Rapping Dad” videos which have had millions of views and have been featured on Best of Instagram and Vine. He is the author of six books including Never Limit Your Life, Disable The Label and the I Will Never Give Up book series.
 

Derek’s life mission has become helping others find the mental strength to recognize and take advantage of opportunities. Based on true-life trials and triumphs, Derek’s messages have inspired thousands of listeners to have the mental strength to overcome adversity and fear.  His purpose is to cultivate drive, focus, and the courage to take action. 

 

Join us on Thursday, September 15th, as Derek Clark shares and inspires others to overcome fear and take action. 

 

 

 
 

 Quicklinks

 

 

To Report Child Abuse