Conference Schedule

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

*Denotes session is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers. Ignite 2017 is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886458319-3977) for 7.5 continuing education contact hours. 

Schedule: Tuesday October 10th

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 Speaker: Jim Clemente, retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent/Profiler & former NYC Prosecutor
10:30-10:45 AMCoffee Break
10:45-12:15 PMBreakout Session 1Advanced Facilitation Skills* (D2L Authorized Facilitators Only, Instructors Required) Speakers: Carol Hogue, MRE & Martha Tumblin, MEd, LISW-CPUnderstanding the Needs of Survivors* Speaker: Alexis KralicEngaging Business for Strategic Investments to Prevent Child Maltreatment* Speaker: Sandra Alexander, MEd
12:15-1:00 PMLunch & Networking
1:15-3:00 PMPanel of Major Initiatives: Tiffany Sawyer of The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, Mary Beattie of The Ford Family Foundation, LeQuandra Ballen of The YMCA of the Triangle, Patricia Dailey Lewis of The Beau Biden Foundation, Kris Crim of The Memphis Child Advocacy Center, Roger Sherman of The Idaho Children's Trust Fund
3:00-3:15 PMBreak
3:15-4:45 PMBreakout Session 2Crisis Response: How to Respond When a Child Sexual Abuse Crisis Affects your Community* Speakers: Patricia Dailey Lewis, EsquireInstructor Session: Instructors Only Speakers: Erika Rowell & Carol Hogue, MREHow Can You Talk More Like TED?* Speaker: Sebastian Steadman
5:00-6:30 PMBreakout Session 3What's the Evidence? The Research behind Stewards of Children* Speakers: Keavy Cook & Dr. Jeff Todahl, PhDReaching Tipping Point & Re-energizing Community Initiatives* Speakers: Kim Bohme & Steve CollinsChild Abuse Damages A Whole Life, Not Just A Childhood! (ACEs)*
Speaker: R. Denice Colson, PhD, LPC, MAC, CPCS
7:00-8:30 PMWelcome Reception: Light Hors d' oeuvres & Cash Bar - The Yard House

Schedule: Wednesday October 11th

TimeTypeSession TitleSession TitleSession Title
7:30-8:30 AMBreakfast & Networking
8:30-10:30 AMKeynote Speaker: Kevin McNeil, Special Victims Detective
10:30-10:45 AMCoffee Break
10:45-12:15 PMBreakout Session 1Child Focus: What's Available?* Speaker: Tiffany SawyerGet the Word Out! Strategies for Successfully Marketing Your Prevention Initiative & Fundraising for Stewards of Children® & Prevention Initiatives* Speakers: Gwen Bouchie & Katelyn N. BrewerHigher Education & Citadel Case Study* Speaker: Stephenie Hewett, Ed.D & Cadet Facilitator
12:15-1:30 PMLunch, Awards & Closing RemarksAwards: Facilitator of the Year, PIP Award, Instructor of the Year
1:45-3:15 PMBreakout Session 2Thinking Outside the Box: How to Successfully Integrate Child-focused Prevention Education into Your Own Community Initiative* Speaker: Stacy Pendarvis, MSW, MAHow to Leverage the Partner in Prevention(PIP) Program: How to Successfully Leverage the PIP Program to Have More Organizations Commit to Taking CSA Training* Speaker: Faith BoehmerCommercial Sexual Exploitation of Children(CSEC) & Technology: Ways Traffickers use Technology to Facilitate CSA* Speakers: Angela Boy, DrPH

Meet Our Speakers!

Ignite 2017 Speakers