Children's Advocacy Days - March 10-11, 2020
Save the Date for Children's Advocacy Days 2020: Compelling Conversations , March 10-11
The theme of Children’s Advocacy Days 2020 is Compelling Conversations. Participants will listen in on cozy conversations as Tennessee and national child advocacy experts and policymakers dialogue about what we are doing to assure the future for Tennessee children.
Know a child advocacy professional or volunteer who should be honored for their work on behalf of children? TCCY is soliciting nominations for the 2020 Jim Pryor Child Advocacy Award, to be given out at Children's Advocacy Days.
The Youth Excellence Award, recognizing youth who were in contact with the juvenile justice system and are now contributing to their communities, is given to youth nominated from the community.
While you are waiting for more information about Children's Advocacy Days 2020, you can relive interesting events of last year's event. CAD Talks and presentations are available on our You Tube page. Please enjoy and share.
- Are You Ready for CAD? (video)
- 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 Children's Advocacy Days ?
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 2020 Children's Advocacy Days will be available online.