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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

 
WORKSHOPS PROPOSALS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!!! 
  
Children’s Network is currently accepting workshop proposals for
The 30th Annual Children’s Network Conference.
 
This year's conference will take place on 
 Wednesday, September 14th and Thursday, September 15th, 2016
at the Ontario Convention Center.
 
This annual conference has dynamic keynote speakers, relevant workshop topics, and an exhibit hall filled with a variety of resources and products.
 
On the second day of this year’s conference, there will be approximately 
100 youth in attendance 
so we are accepting workshop proposals geared towards young adults
who have or will be transitioning from foster care.
 
For information on submitting a workshop proposal, please click on
Workshop Proposal 2016 on the left side menu. 

 

Workshop proposals and
all required accompanying documents
must be received by 5 p.m. Friday on May 20th, 2016.
 
For questions, please contact the Conference Coordinator, Kristy Loufek
at  (909) 383-9677  or via email at KLoufek@hss.sbcounty.gov

 

 
 

 Ernie Hudson

 

 

Ernie Hudson is one of the most sought-after actors of our time with an impressive list of credits and awards. His body of work has diverse range, including Ghostbusters 1 and 2 with Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis, TV’s Law and Order and HBO’s award winning series Oz, the acclaimed movie The Crow, and starring next to Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality 1 and 2. He is a beloved star in film, television and stage, long considered one of Hollywood’s iconic working actors. 

His road to fame, however, had its share of hardships. In his early years, Hudson was born in poverty and raised in the housing projects of Benton Harbor, Michigan, in a time where civil rights had a long road ahead. The odds were more in favor of Hudson spending a life in prison than his having a successful life in Hollywood. Whether it was reconciling the loss of his mother and the absence of a father, gaining the reputation of being the toughest kid in school, serving in the Marine Corps, attending Yale, raising his sons as a single father or overcoming racism in the entertainment industry, Hudson was always supported first and foremost by his grandmother, who taught him patience and graciousness.   He has practiced his grandmother’s teaching: Never fight against the odds, but stand on faith in the eye of the storm. 
Join us on Wednesday, September 14th when Ernie Hudson explains how knowing you are bigger than any circumstances can lead to success.
 

 Derek Clark

 

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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. 
 

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