Children's Advocacy Days
CAD 2019: Ideas Worth Sharing
Are You Ready for CAD? (video)
CAD 2019 is in the books, and many presenters brought ideas that truly are worth sharing. Their CAD Talks and presentations are available on our You Tube page. Please enjoy and share.
- Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee
- CAD Talk: Trauma Informed Schools – Matthew Portell, Principal, Fall-Hamilton Enhanced Option School
- Marie Williams, LCSW, Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
- Jennifer Nichols, JD, Commissioner of the Department of Children's Services
- Dr. Penny Schwinn, Commissioner of the Department of Education
- Dr. Lisa Piercey, Commissioner of the Department of Health
- Danielle Barnes, JD, Commissioner of the Department of Human Services
- Mary Shelton, MA, Director, Behavioral Health Operations at TennCare
- CAD Talk: Thoughts on Children’s Advocacy – Christy Sigler, JD, MTSU Title IX Investigator and TCCY Commission Member
- CAD Talk: ACEs and the Faith Community – Charlie Caswell, Executive Director, Legacy of Legends CDC
- CAD Talk: Sesame Street in Communities in Memphis – Rènee Wilson-Simmons, Executive Director, ACE Awareness Fdn
- CAD Talk: Isaiah 1:17 House – Ronda Paulson, Founder and Director, Isaiah 117
- CAD Talk: Building Strong Brains Tennessee– Mary Rolando, ACEs Innovation Director, Department of Children’s Services
- Hugh Vasquez, MSW, National Equity Project Our Unconscious Brain: Keys to Understanding and Interrupting the Impact of Implicit Bias
- Julie Sweetland, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, FrameWorks Institute Sharing Frames to Amplify Impact
- CAD Talk: Juvenile Justice Improvements – Dr. Altha Stewart, Director, Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth, UT Health Science Center
- CAD Talk: Early Childhood Services Network– Carla Snodgrass, Section Chief, Early Childhood Initiatives, Division of Family Health & Wellness, Department of Health
- PowerPoint Presentations.
What's Happening at Children's Advocacy Days This Year?
Children’s Advocacy Days 2019 focused on ideas worth sharing. Presenters take us on a journey of passionate, short and carefully crafted talks that will inspire, pique imagination and motivate child advocates to give voice to the needs of Tennessee’s children and families. We will hear speakers' with national, state and grassroots perspectives on a variety of child- and family-focused topics. You will hear facts and expectations as well as experience speakers’ passions and positive possibilities.
These presentations are not only about transitioning to new ideas, but about the steps to discovering how to get there. An agenda is available online.
Children’s Advocacy Days (CAD) is an event with a 30-year history. It is an opportunity for children’s advocates, service providers and others to come together to be inspired by speakers, leaders and peers. The event draws approximately 600 individuals interested in children and family issues. CAD consists of training, networking, advocacy and celebration.
Registration for the 2019 Children's Advocacy Days will be available onsite.