16th Partnership Conference features keynote speaker Dr. David Sanders;
Topics to include such issues as child witnesses, substance abuse
WHO: Hundreds of judges, lawyers, child welfare workers, mental health professionals and others associated with the dependency and delinquency court systems will converge at California State University, Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 11, to attend the 16th Annual Dr. Hershel Swinger Memorial Partnership Conference.
WHAT: The conference is hosted by the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court and Cal State L.A. and will focus on presenting the latest research and practices in juvenile justice and child welfare. This year’s conference keynote speaker will be Dr. David Sanders, executive vice president at Casey Family Programs and chair of L.A. County’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection.
MORE: In addition to a poster session featuring research by professors and students from around the greater Los Angeles area, the conference will include 26 workshops led by experts and practitioners covering such topics ranging from child witnesses to substance abuse.
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11; morning plenary begins at 8:30 a.m. with breakout sessions to follow.
WHERE: Cal State L.A.’s Luckman Theatre, Golden Eagle Ballroom and University-Student Union. For parking or directions, call Cal State L.A.’s Center on Child Welfare at (323) 343-6680.
HISTORY: The conference was formerly referred to as the Annual New Beginnings Partnership Conference for Children and Families in Los Angeles County, but has been renamed this year in honor of the late Professor Hershel Swinger. Dr. Swinger was a major supporter of the New Beginnings partnership conference from 1996 to 2009.
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