2017 Prevention Conference

Prevention Conference 2017

Embracing Prevention. Empowering Communities.

Monday, Oct. 2 – Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, S.C.

Prevention Conference Overview

As South Carolina’s leader in the prevention of child abuse, neglect and injuries, Children’s Trust will host its biennial Prevention Conference in 2017. This two-day event is designed to help home visitors, social workers, counselors, program administrators and other child-serving professionals with their work to keeping children safe and families strong.

The conference will also include a showing of the film Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope by Karen Pritzker and James Redford. The film examines a movement among pediatricians, educators and communities who are using cutting edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

The 2015 Prevention Conference featured more than 600 attendees, 40 speakers and 30-plus training sessions. The 2017 event promises to continue that tradition and deliver rich content, dynamic speakers and targeted visibility for conference sponsors.

Schedule, Sessions and Tracks

Includes the schedule, sessions, descriptions and so much more. Columbia Ballrooms and Hall of Fame are located upstairs, while all other rooms are located downstairs.

Conference Program (PDF)

Conference Tracks

Exhibitor Information

Don’t forget to stop by all the exhibitors to get more free swag.

View Exhibitor List

Photos From the Conference

Featured Speakers

Charlyn Harper Browne, Ph.D.

Charlyn Harper Browne, Ph.D.

Senior Associate
Center for the Study of Social Policy

Read Charlyn’s Bio

Dominique Vedrine Chuku, Ph.D.

Dominique Vedrine Chuku, Ph.D.

Group Facilitator
Speaking Down Barriers

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Marlanda Dekine

Marlanda Dekine

Founder and Executive Director
Speaking Down Barriers

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Sylvia Metzger

Sylvia Metzger

Clinical Instructor and Home Visitor
Nurse Family Partnership Program, University of Colorado

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Naomi Haines Griffith

Naomi Haines Griffith

Author and Speaker
Red Clay and Vinegar

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Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Science Journalist and Researcher

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Scott Neely

Scott Neely

Chief Strategist
Speaking Down Barriers

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Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Author and Speaker

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Dan Siegel

Dan Siegel, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
UCLA School of Medicine

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Chris Soderquist

Chris Soderquist

Pontifex Consulting

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Craig Weber

Craig Weber

The Weber Consulting Group

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Hotel Information

exterior of Hilton hotel in downtown Columbia.

Hilton Columbia Center

924 Senate Street
Deadline - September 5

Book for Hilton

Exterior of Hyatt Place

Hyatt Place, Downtown

819 Gervais Street
Deadline - September 8 with code G-CHPC

Book for Hyatt Place

Exterior photo of Aloft in downtown Columbia.

Aloft Hotels

823 Lady Street
Deadline - September 1

Book for Aloft

Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Summit

As part of the Prevention Conference, Children’s Trust is also hosting the Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The summit features speakers and trainers addressing the most current information regarding safety regulations, equipment training, and updates from manufacturers. This training offers continuing education units so that child passenger safety technicians can maintain their certification and continue serving thousands of families through car seat safety.

More About the CPS Summit

Our Sponsors

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation

Funding for the ACE Initiative is provided by the BlueCross BlueShield of SC Foundation, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Adrienne Bellinger
Chief Development Officer

Prevention Conference

Birley Wright
Prevention Training Manager