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Second Annual Northern New Mexico KIDS COUNT Conference
November 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
This event aims to bring together those committed to making opportunities for children more abundant, lasting, and meaningful. We won’t ignore the data or the very real suffering being faced by families. We will offer a space to learn and speak about the challenges we’re facing, to exchange solutions and stories, and to meet with and hear from change-makers in the state, including policymakers, activists, and front liners. A sobering yet hopeful, strengths-based gathering towards truly preventing and disrupting cycles of harm to our children and families in New Mexico. The event aims to increase our collective knowledge and ability to address both the symptoms of trauma in and lack of well-being for children, AND the systems that enable such cycles of harm to continue. It aims to profile resilience and resolution by hosting speakers and learning sessions presented by community leaders, decision-makers, and service providers, leveraging northern NM’s unique strengths and assets as we seek to create more resilient communities statewide.
Keynote Speakers include:
Marilyn Bruguier Zimmerman, MSW, Ph.D
Co-Principal Investigator & Senior Director of Policy & Programs
National Native Children’s Trauma Center (NNCTC)
Children, Youth & Families Department of New Mexico
More expert speakers from the New Mexico community to be announced soon, along with a diverse set of presenters from across New Mexico leading efforts to improve child well-being who will offer 10 breakout learning sessions for practitioners and advocates to gain new skills, build networks, develop a deeper understanding of childhood trauma and resilience, and increase capacity to advocate for policy and systems change at the state, regional, and local levels.
The morning plenary will begin in the Jemez rooms: https://www.sfcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Map-w_rooms-working.pd