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A New Way Forward: Thriving Families and Communities

Children's Trust of South Carolina, Building Hope for Children Conference 2021

Virtual conference, March 23-25

Registration ends on 3/23/2021 at 8 AM EST

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What is the Building Hope for Children Conference?

The Building Hope for Children Conference will provide a unique experience for anyone interested in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. This virtual conference will focus on equity, the protective factors and statewide collaboration over the three days. Conference attendees will be inspired to think differently about their work through dynamic breakout sessions, local and national keynote speakers, and networking opportunities with peers from around the state.

The goal is to gather those in the field to share knowledge, make connections and leave with actionable takeaways to support child and family well-being.

The conference will offer three specific tracks of sessions for attendees.

  • Child-serving professionals who support families directly
  • Early childhood home visitors
  • Advocates and leaders who are working to connect prevention efforts across the state
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Keynote speakers

Anton Gunn
Anton Gunn, MSW

Author, Health Care Expert and Leadership Speaker

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Linda Chamberlain
Linda Chamberlain, Ph.D., MPH

Epidemiologist, Author, Professor and Dog Musher

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Angela Davis
Angela Davis, Ph.D., MA

Feminist, Social Activist, Professor, and Writer

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium

Following the conference, attendees will receive an email evaluation that must be completed in order to get a certificate of attendance for up to 7.25 continuing education units (CEUs) that can be applied to AHEC, nursing, social workers, counselors and therapists, and prevention professionals.

Building Hope for Children Conference group workshop

Exhibit at the conference

The Building Hope for Children Conference offers the opportunity to share your services and products with many home visitors and early childhood interventionists from across South Carolina. Be the first to know about conference exhibiting opportunities. Sign up to be notified when exhibitor registration is open.

Exhibitor registration ends on March 08, 2021 at midnight EDT

Exhibitor registration form

2015 Prevention Conference DSS exhibitors booth

Our sponsors

Programmatic partners

The following organizations are providing funding support for the conference. Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting is a program of Children’s Trust of South Carolina and is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under CFDA # 93.870, Grant # X10MC33608. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Show your support and be a sponsor

Your support will help our state’s professionals be as well-equipped as possible and remain committed to their important work.

Caitlyn McAnulty
Donor Relations Coordinator

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Due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus/COVID-19, Children’s Trust is moving events to virtual platforms or postponing to a more suitable time. Please check your event listings or inquire with the appropriate staff person. View our events.