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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 29th Annual Children’s Network Conference

 

The 29th Annual Children’s Network Conference takes place on Wednesday, September 23rd and Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at the Ontario Convention Center. The conference has dynamic keynote speakers, a wide array of workshops to choose from, and an exhibit hall filled with a variety of resources and products. 

 
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Please click on the following link to access the registration booklet:
 
 If you are interested in being an exhibitor or becoming a sponsor, please click the link below:
 
For information about the conference, please click on the CONFERENCE tab on the left side menu. 
For questions, please call Children’s Network at (909) 383-9677 or email Kristy Loufek at KLoufek@hss.sbcounty.gov
 

  Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 Keynote Speaker - Gregory Boyle, Founder & Executive Director of Homeboy Industries

 
 
 As the founder and CEO of Homeboy Industries, Father Gregory Boyle has dedicated his life to helping LA’s most marginalized individuals find a place in society’s ranks. He has become a beacon of hope around the world, and is one of the White House’s Champions of Change.
 
A native Angelino, Boyle was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1984. He was transformed by his work in Bolivia, Mexico, and Folsom Prison with those who “live at the margins.” His dedication to finding a place for all in our society brought him to the Boyle Heights community of East Los Angeles, where he served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church, then the poorest parish in the city, from 1986 through 1992. It was there that Boyle started what would become Homeboy Industries, now the largest gang intervention, rehab and re-entry program in the world. 15,000 folks a year enter their doors seeking transformation.
 
An acknowledged expert on gangs and intervention approaches who focuses on hope as a powerful tool, join us on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015, when Father Boyle will share with Children's Network Conference attendees what he has learned since the creation of Homeboy Industries, including the importance of adults’ attention, guidance and unconditional love in preventing youth from joining gangs.
  
For questions, please call Children’s Network at (909) 383-9677 or email Kristy Loufek at KLoufek@hss.sbcounty.gov
 
 

 Thursday, September 24th, 2015 Keynote Speaker - Robert F. Anda, MD, MS

 


Dr. Robert (Rob) Anda graduated from Rush Medical College in 1979 and received his board certification in internal medicine in 1982. In 1984 he completed a fellowship in preventive medicine at the University of Wisconsin, received a Masters Degree in epidemiology, and was accepted into the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. He conducted research in disease surveillance, behavioral health, mental health and disease, cardiovascular disease, psychosocial origins of health-risk behaviors, and childhood determinants of health.

In the early 1990's, Dr. Anda began a collaboration with Dr. Vincent Felitti at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego to investigate child abuse as an underlying cause of medical, social, and public health problems. This effort led to a large-scale study funded by the CDC to track the effects of childhood trauma on health throughout the lifespan. They called it the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study). Rob played a principal role in the design of the study, and serves as its co-principal investigator and co-founder. He has authored and coauthored numerous publications on the health and social implications of adverse childhood experiences.
 
Join us on Thursday, September 24th, 2015, as nationally acclaimed researcher and author, Dr. Robert Anda, discusses the profound health, social, and economic risks that result from childhood trauma. 

  

 

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