Schedule is tentative as speakers are still being scheduled and is subject to change. Conference attendees participate in one session per time slot

Pre-Conference Schedule: Monday October 8th

8:30 AM - 5:00 PMFacilitator WorkshopGet trained as a Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitator to deliver the Stewards of Children® training program to adults in your organization or community. Registration is $450 and includes 20 Stewards of Children® Interactive Workbooks. This is separate from the conference registration. Register here!
1:00 - 5:00 PMAdvanced Facilitator TrainingOnly Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitators. Must have completed five Stewards of Children® trainings & reported them on the Facilitator Dashboard.Registration is $125 and includes 20 Stewards of Children® Interactive Workbooks. You can also bundle with conference registration. You must register to attend. Register here!
1:00 - 5:00 PMDarkness to Light Certified Instructor SessionOnly open to Darkness to Light Certified Instructors. You must register to attend this session. This session is free to Certified Instructors. Register here!
5:30-7:00 PMVIP ReceptionInvite Only

Schedule: Tuesday October 9th

TimeTypeSession TitleSession TitleSession Title
7:30-8:30 AMBreakfast & Networking
8:30-10:30 AMWelcome from Darkness to Light President & CEO Katelyn Brewer & Director of Programs Erika Rowell
Keynote: Use ACEs to Create Community Change Speakers: Laura Porter, Co-founder of ACE Interface, LLC & Dr. Alice Forrester, Chief Executive Officer of the Clifford Beers Clinic
10:30-10:45 AMCoffee Break
10:45-12:15 PMBreakout Session 1Tipping Point - SCARS & The Bermuda Reality Speakers: Debi Ray-Rivers & Jon BrunsonPanel: Facilitating & Building an Initiative in the Hispanic Community Panelist: Sandy Chavarria, Patty Lombeyda, Rosa Cendejas, Sara Taggart MPA, & Liliana WillTelling of the Telling: An exploration of adolescent girls’ process of disclosure of sexual abuse. Speaker: Dr. Alice Forrester
12:15-1:00 PMLunch & NetworkingBirds of a Feather: Networking by State
1:15-2:45 PMBreakout Session 2Evaluating the Implementation & Impact of an Adult Program to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Speaker: Christina Underhill, PhD & Kris CrimChildren in a Digital Age Speaker: Lt. Joseph Laramie, Ret. When Culture Heals Speaker: Laura Porter
2:45-3:00 PMBreak
3:00-4:30 PMBreakout Session 3Independent Facilitator Panel Panelist: Kim Lakin Creger, Ashley Davis, Cherisse Thibaut, & Patty LombeydaUnderstanding Research & Best Practices: Using adult-focused & child-focused prevention programs Speakers: Stacy Pendarvis, MSW, MA Are You Talking to Me? The Art of Finding the Right Audience Speaker: Gwen Bouchie
4:45-5:30 PMClosing Session Childhood Fractured: A Live Narrative By Allen Vandever & Derek Hopkins
6:00-8:00 PMWelcome Reception: Light Hors d' oeuvres & Cash Bar - The Memphis Children's Museum

Schedule: Wednesday October 10th

TimeTypeSession TitleSession TitleSession Title
7:30-8:30 AMBreakfast & Networking
8:30-10:30 AMKeynote Speaker: Raising C.A.I.N.: How You Can Increase Your Impact in the Movement to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Anton J. Gunn, Chief Diversity Office at The Medical University of South Carolina.
10:30-10:45 AMCoffee Break
10:45-12:15 PMBreakout Session 1Cultivating a Culture of Safety in Youth-Serving Organizations Speakers: Megan Banet, M.A., Kris Crim, & Keita CooleyDelivering a Value Proposition to Activate New Partner Potential in the Fight to End Child Sexual Abuse Speaker: Jamie TozziTime to Talk: Teens, Sex, and the Law Speaker: Stacie LeBlanc, J.D., M.E.d
12:15-1:00 PMLunch
1:10-2:40 PMBreakout Session 2Leveraging Collective Impact & the ACE Research Speaker: Cary RaysonBeyond "Do No Harm" Speaker: Paula Sellars, MSWAdvocacy & Policy Development - A Guide to Creating Lasting Social Change Speaker: Lyndon Haviland, MPH, DrPH
2:50-4:00 PMAwards & Goodbye

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