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2015 Social Innovations Conference

Community Perspectives on Trauma and Violence Prevention

2015 Agenda

8:30-9:00                  Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:00-9:30                   Welcome and Opening Remarks

                                    Celia Bergman, Dean of Students

                                    Aaron Mallory, SGA President 

                                    Luli Buxton, Conference Committee Chair

                                    Neil Guterman, Dean of SSA, Violence Prevention Program of Study Director


9:30-10:00                   Learning from our Leaders

                                      Elizabeth Dozier, Fenger High School Principal


 10:00-11:15                Violence Prevention Panel

                                       Moderated by Deborah Gorman-Smith

                                       Eddie Bocanegra, The YMCA, Youth Safety & Violence

                                       Father Dave Kelly, Precious Blood Ministries 

                                       Janey Rountree, Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety

                                       Jalon Arthur, Cure Violence


11:15-11:30             Break


11:30-12:30              Learning From Our Communities: Breakout Sessions

                                      Marshaun Bacon, Youth Guidance Becoming A Man

                                      Franklin Cosey-Gay, Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention

                                      Carol Reese, Stroger Hospital Trauma Unit

                                      Meg Helder, YMCA

                                       Anthony Lowery, Safer Foundation

                                       Rebecca Levin, Strengthening Youth Chicago


 12:30-1:00                Lunch


 1:00-2:00                Keynote Speaker 

                                     Mark Zimmerman, Director, Prevention Research Institute of Michigan


 2:00-3:15              Trauma Informed Care Panel

                                       Kathryn Bocanegra, Enlace 

                                       Nosheen Hydari, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)Cook County Jail Mental Health Transition Center,                                           and Northside Center for Relationship Counseling

                                       Jacob Dancer, UCAN

                                       Mary Reynolds, Casa Central

                                        Kate Goetz, Family Focus

3:15 - 3:30              Break                          

3:30-4:00                Learning From Our Kids: What Youth Think About Violence Prevention

                                       Members of GRO Youth Group


4:00 - 4:30              Networking and Refreshments 



This is a FREE conference open to the public