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September 19, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Category: Conference
Location: McGregor Memorial Conference Center | Map
495 Gilmour Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: EVENT IS FULL
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Faculty

United Way and WSU, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute have both been committed members of our community for the past 100 years. Join us Tuesday, Sept. 19, for a community forum celebrating that commitment. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the work both organizations do to help families and children.

Breakfast will be served, and you'll be able to choose between multiple breakout sessions, including presentations on developmental readiness, two-generation programming, parenting and trauma-informed care.

Speakers will include:
Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor, Detroit Free Press
Herman Gray, MD, President and CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, Director, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute

Breakfast will be served, and you'll be able to choose between multiple breakout sessions to attend, including presentations on developmental readiness, two-generation programming, parenting and trauma-informed care.

Breakout Session 1 Options (attend one of the following):
• Parents Needed: Emotional Development from Infancy to Preschool
• Parenting to Go: Powerful Training in the Hands of Parents
• Come to Papa: Fathers’ Contributions to Child Development
• Healing Childhood Trauma through Cross-Systems Collaboration:Examples from Community-University Partnerships

Breakout Session 2 Options (attend one of the following):
• Family Literacy and Hispanic Student Achievement
• Impact of Early Arts Education on Preschoolers
• A Superhero in the Making: Steps to Creating Nutrition Superheroes
• Common Outcomes Common Indicators: Comparing Apples to Oranges to Show Portfolio-Wide Impact

Agenda
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Breakfast Served, 1st floor, Room B & C
9:00 a.m. Keynote & Responses, 1st floor, Room B & C
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Breakout Session 1, 2nd floor, room G, H, I or J
11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Breakout Session 2, 2nd floor, room G, H, I or J
12:30 p.m. Program Ends

FREE but you must register to attend: 8:30am-12:30pm
REGISTER HERE 

We hope to see you there!

For more information about this event, please contact Hilary Ratner at 313-664-2777 or hilary.ratner@wayne.edu.