Walter E Washington Convention Center
April 10, 2014
*There will be NO CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST.*
Coffee will be available for purchase during the break in front of the Convention Center.
LUNCH will be provided.
Welcoming RemarksHonorable Lee F. Satterfield
Chief Judge Superior Court of the District of Columbia and
Honorable Zoe Bush
Presiding Judge, Family Court
of the District of Columbia
Impossible Dreams are PossibleCathy L. Lanier, Chief of Police
Words of inspiration as the nation’s Chief of Police details how she achieved her dreams; notwithstanding setbacks that occurred along the way.
Youth Panel“Perspectives from Young Parents: Our Point of View”
This panel of young parents, will provide the participants an unique opportunity to hear firsthand about their challenges, experiences and opportunities.
Keynote Speaker“Preventing Teen Pregnancy: The Facts, The Solutions, and Why It Is Such a Difficult Issue”
Research shows that teen pregnancy rates are declining, what does it mean for the population in Washington, D.C.?
Presentation & Networking“Crucial Connections: How Hollywood, Parents and Communities Can Help Reduce Teen Pregnancy” This talk will explore the experience of LGBTQ people of color.
The members of the Family Court Training Committee (the Committee) extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone who helped plan this extraordinary Conference. In planning this Conference, the Committee has tried to offer new educational perspectives and practical resources and solutions to empower teenaged parents and those organizations who assist them. No matter the obstacles, there is a way to learn to make better choices and if need be, acquire great parenting skills.
A very special thank you to all of the distinguished speakers and presenters who agreed to participate today. To all of the professionals in the agencies that help to make a real difference in the lives of many young families everyday, thank you for what you do. Regardless of the challenges, there is always the hope of making a better life. It is through the collaboration and coordination of all of these entities: the D.C. Courts, law enforcement, government agencies, and community service providers, that young lives will be transformed. Many thanks are also extended to all of the agency representatives who joined the Committee to assist and those who came to the conference to share their literature, information and ideas about how to better understand and how to mentor, accept, embrace, and transform the lives of teenaged parents. It is the Committee’s sincere hope that every participant will take away something of value and meaning that will enable them to assist more effectively and make a real and measurable difference in the lives of the teenaged parents they serve, and in the community at large.