01 Oct Area Professionals Come Together to Address Violence that Impacts Our Youth
Building Community Prevention Conference October 8th
Louisville, KY. October 1, 2014 The Face It® Movement, Children Exposed to Violence Collective Impact Initiative (CEVCII) and Kosair Charities are bringing community leaders together to discuss ending an issue that plagues the Louisville Area: violent acts that impact children.
“Children Thrive in Violence-Free Lives: Building Community Prevention Conference” will be on October 8th from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Louisville located at 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY, 40209.
We are excited to welcome special guest Annie Lyles from Prevention Institute in Oakland, CA to present on the innovative strategies we can all implement to prevent violence in our community.
Lyles is a powerful voice in preventing community violence, child maltreatment, sexual and domestic violence in all stages with more than 15 years of experience coordinating and providing direct services to families and adolescents through local government, community clinics, juvenile detention facilities, and school-based initiatives. Lyles currently oversees projects to prevent multiple forms of violence as part of the Defending Childhood Initiative, UNITY, STRYVE (CDC’s youth violence prevention grant program) and United Against Violence, a project of the Catholic Health Initiatives.
We welcome the entire community to join in this informative session. Registration is $40 for CEVCII and Face It® Partners and $50 for non-partners. Limited space is available, so register today at www.voaky.org/ChildrenThrive
About The Children Exposed to Violence Collective Impact Initiative (CEVCII): CEVCII is a partnership of nearly 40 agencies and institutions addressing children’s exposure to violence. Children who have been exposed to violence disproportionately experience negative health, mental health, academic and behavioral outcomes – even when they are not direct victims of violence or abuse – and are at increased risk of future victimization or perpetration of violence. CEVCII convenes a diverse group of partners to develop a comprehensive plan to interrupt the cycle of violence and mitigate the effects of trauma exposure. CEVCII partners work together to assess and strengthen supports for children, youth and families impacted by violence; gather data to illustrate the scope of violence exposure and measure progress; advocate for policies, practices, and protocols benefitting children and youth exposed to violence; and provide training for professionals who work with children affected by trauma and violence.
About Kosair Charities: Since 1923 Kosair Charities has had one primary mission – helping children in need. Kosair Charities knows that the quality of a child’s tomorrow depends largely on the quality of health, medical treatment, and support a child receives today. For more information please visit http://kosair.org, on Facebook.com/Kosair Charities or call 502.637.7696.
About the Face It® Movement: The Face It® Movement, conceived and created in 2012 as a response to the public outcry against the increasing number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth, officially launched on April 9, 2013, as a 10-year initiative led by Kosair Charities; its vision is that by 2023 all children in Jefferson County will be free from abuse and neglect. Face It® directly addresses the increasingly unacceptable number of child abuse deaths in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas with best practices in child abuse prevention, community engagement and the promotion of effective policies to improve the child welfare system. For further information visit http://faceitabuse.org. Socially, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faceitabuse, Twitter: https://twitter.com/faceitabuse.