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Children's Advocacy Days 2019

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Presentations - 2020 Children's Advocacy Day

Tennessee's County Health Assessment - J.W. Randolph, MPH, Tennessee Department of Health Office of Strategic initiatives

Public Health Imperative of Preventing Early Adversity - Melissa T. Merrick, Ph.D., Prevent Child Abuse America

Rural Resources Farm & Home Education Center Building Strong Brains TN Innovation Grant - Sally Causey, Executive Director

Systems of Care-It's All in Your Approach - Millie Sweeney, Deputy Director, Family Run Executive Director Leadership Association

Census 2020 - Faye Anderson, Partnership Coordinator, U.S. Census Bureau

Tennessee State Parks ACE Resiliency Project-Building Strong Brains TN Innovation Grant - Sarah Green, Environmental Literacy Coordinator, Tennessee State Parks

Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee Unsung Hero Awards - Jasmine Jolly Fields and Timmeka Belcher - Andrea Shook, Parent Leadership Coordinator, Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee

Presentations - 2019 Children's Advocacy Days

Building Strong Brains TennesseeMary Rolando, ACEs Innovation Director, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services

Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Video – Marie Williams, LCSW, Commissioner

Early Childhood Services Network – Carla Snodgrass, Section Chief, Early Childhood Initiatives, Division of Family Health & Wellness, Tennessee Department of Health

Isaiah 117 House – Ronda Paulson, Founder and Director, Isaiah 117

Juvenile Justice Improvements - Dr. Altha Stewart, Director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Our Unconscious Brain: Keys to Understanding and Interrupting the Impact of Implicit Bias - Hugh Vasquez, National Equity Project

Sesame Street in Communities in Memphis – Rènee Wilson-Simmons, Executive Director, ACE Awareness Foundation

Trauma Informed Schools – Matthew Portell, Principal, Fall-Hamilton Enhanced Option School

John Seigenthaler Making KIDS COUNT Media Award Winners
Larry Bowers, Cleveland Daily Banner
Lynette Wagster, Weakley County Press 
Our Kids Center, "What If I Told You" Campaign

Unsung Heroes Awards – Kristen Rector, Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee 




2018 CAD Logo with musical instruments inside a circle

Children's Advocacy Days 2018

The Repressed Role of  Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Well-Being, Disease, and Premature Death, Dr. Vincent Felitti, University of California in San Diego - Video

Childhood Stress and Poverty: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health, Dr. Roy Wade Jr., Department of Pediatrics Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania - Video

Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Early Foundations, Jude White, Governor's Children's Cabinet

Building Strong Brains Tennessee, Richard Kennedy, Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth


Children's Advocacy Days 2017

Helping Tennessee's Children Reach Their Fullest Potential, Dr. Linda Mayes, M.D., Yale Child Study Center

Adverse Childhood Experiences Overview and Action, Loraine Lucinski, Director, Home Visiting Improvement Action Center Team (HV‐ImpACT). Education Development Center, Inc.

Inspiring the Mars Generation, Dr. Deborah E. Barnhart, CEO and Executive Director, US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Ala.

Davidson County Infant Court,  Judge Sheila Calloway and Magistrate Melinda Rigsby


Children's Advocacy Days  2016

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences Handouts - TCCY, Various Sources

Addressing Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences in Partnership with Mothers: the MOMS Partnership - Dr. Megan V. Smith, Yale University School of Medicine

Adverse Childhood Experiences 101 - Loraine Lucinski, Tennessee Department of Child Health

Governor's Awards for Excellence in Early Foundations - Gov. Bill Haslam

Pictures of Governor Presenting Awards for Excellence in Early Foundations


Children's Advocacy Days 2015

Changing the World: Inspiring Hope, Health and Recovery - Kenneth Minkoff, M.D.

kidcentral tn - Jude White

Seeking Justice for All...One Child at a Time - Sevier County Juvenile Court Judge Dwight Stokes


The Brain

A Short Course in Neurophysiology for Social Workers - Terri Combs-Orme, Ph.D.


Children's Advocacy Days 2014

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study - Dr. Robert Anda

Tennessee Adverse Childhood Experiences Data - Department of Health

Department of Health Presentation - Commissioner John Dreyzehner

SCORE - Common Core Presentation - Jamie Woodson, President and CEO

Department of Education Presentation - Commissioner Kevin Huffman

United Ways of TN Investments in Early Learning - Mary Graham, Executive Director

Upper Cumberland Children's Advocacy Center Mobil Forensic Interview RV - Jennifer Wilkerson, Executive Director

Teachers As Probation Officers, Madison County Juvenile Court - Amy Jones, Director

Confidential Care for Women Pregnancy Center - Cathy Waterbury, Director

Agape-Memphis Powerlines - Jim Harbin, Site Director


KIDS COUNT, September 2013

Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth and Tennessee KIDS COUNT - Linda O'Neal Presentation to Tennessee Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration


Children's Advocacy Days 2013

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome - Dr. Michael Warren, Division of Family Health and Wellness, Tennessee Department of Health;

Consequences of Placing Children in Foster Care: Issues in Child Welfare Research - Dr. Joseph Doyle, MIT-Sloan School of Management;

ARC: Attachment, Regulation, Competency - Jan Dick, Family and Children’s Service, and Dr. Jon S. Ebert, Vanderbilt University Center of Excellence;

Johnson City Schools HEROES Initiative - Kathy A. Benedetto, SPE, LPC, LMFT, Senior Vice President, Frontier Health, and Greg Wallace, Ed.D., Project Director, Johnson City Schools;

K-TOWN Youth Empowerment Network Data Dinner Theater - Heather Wallace, Ph.D., CRI;

Just Love Coffee - Rob Webb.


Children’s Advocacy Days 2012

Family Resource Centers - Karen Lange, the director of the McNairy County Family Resource Center;

Jim Casey Opportunities Initiative - Dianna Walters, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative;

Memphis-Shelby County Detention Center Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiatives - Raquel Mariscal, the Annie E. Casey Foundation;

Memphis-Shelby County Detention Center Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiatives - Rick Powell, administrator of the Shelby County Juvenile Detention Center.


Children’s Advocacy Days 2011

First to the Top - Tennessee Department of Education Report - Bobbi Lussier

Promoting, Protecting and Improving the Health of Tennessee’s Children and Families: Update from the Department of Health - Dr. Michael Warren

The Effects of the Tennessee Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program: Initial Results - Dale Farran

Center on Social and Emotional Foundations of Learning/Team Tennessee


Children’s Caucus January 20, 2011

Presentation - by TCCY Executive Director Linda O'Neal


Creating Solutions September 15, 2010

Budget Forecast - Stanley Chervin, TACIR

The Long Road to Recovery - Matt Murray, UT CBER

Creating Solutions Overview - Linda O'Neal, TCCY


Children’s Advocacy Days 2010

Stuff You Need to Know: State Finances - John Morgan, Deputy Governor


Children's Advocacy Days 2009

Where Kids Stand - Bruce Lesley, President, First Focus, Washington, DC

Addressing Social Barriers at Farragut High School Between Students With Disabilities and Those Without Eleanor Wolfe, Aspire Club Founder, Farragut High School, Knoxville

Generational Issues: Do They Really Matter? - Dr. Steve Joiner, David Lipscomb University, Nashville

Fostering Success Act - Robert Geen, Director of Child Welfare Policy, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD


Juvenile Records Task Force Report

Juvenile Records Task Force Report, February 15, 2008


Children’s Advocacy Days 2008

The Children’s Defense Fund Cradle to Prison Pipeline® Campaign

Infancy to Adulthood–The Continuum of Health and Wellness

Today for Tomorrow: Transforming the Mental Health System


Children’s Advocacy Days 2005

Disparities in Education - Dr. Gary Nixon, State Board of Education

Disparities in Health - Dr. Elizabeth Williams, Tennessee Department of Health

Disparities in Mental Health - Dr. Freida Outlaw, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities


TCCY videos, including Building Strong Brains webinars, are also available. 

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