“For The Child” Conference – CASA of Ohio Valley

April 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Owensboro Convention Center
501 W 2nd St
Owensboro, KY 42301
$50 per person
CASA of Ohio Valley
(270) 683-2138

CASA of Ohio Valley – “For The Child”

Saturday, April 30

Registration Begins at 8:00am.  Doors Open at 8:30am.

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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Ohio Valley will host “For The Child” – a conference that will address abuse, neglect, domestic violence, diversity, collaboration, community resources and implementation planning.

The day will include expert information, first person accounts of surviving and thriving difficult childhood experiences and shared ideas with other people just like you: people who care and can see that together we can, we will, make a difference in the life of a child!

Actress, Writer, Director, and Kentucky native, Ashley Judd, will be presenting the keynote address, sharing a message of hope and recovery from her own childhood experiences with poverty and abuse.


Conference Agenda

8:00am – 8:30 am


Networking and Door Prizes registration

8:30am – 9:00 am

Opening Ceremonies Brian Jackson – emcee:   Welcome

 Mayor Ron Payne, Judge Executive Al Mattingly : “The Year of the Child”

9:00am – 10:30 am



TOPIC:  “Just Six Years: Bridges Out of Poverty for PreNatal to Five”

Educator and Trainer: Terie Dueussi-Smith,  Co-Author, Bridges out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities and Communities and Bridges to Health and Healthcare: New Solutions for Improving Access and Services


Up Close and Personal: What a difference someone caring can make in the life of a child.

Selena Coalter, DCHS student, testimony

10:45am – Noon


TOPIC:  ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Trauma

“Building Healthy, Resilient Communities: A YOLO Perspective”

Speaker: Tracy Fauver, LCSW, CEO of Yolo County CASA, founders of the Yolo Resilience Network
The Yolo County ACEs Connection group on ACEsConnection.com  www.acesconnection.com

Noon – 12:30pm Lunch: provided
12:40pm – 1:30pm

Keynote Address:

 Ashley Judd

1:45pm – 2:00pm


Presentation: Glenda Wright

Murray State Independent Living Services – VOC Voice of the Commonwealth Youth Leadership Council

2:00pm – 3:30pm


Closing, but not the end!

Our community is “For the Child”!

Community Conversation

Presentation :

KYA (Kentucky Youth Advocacy), Amy Swann, Senior Policy Analyst

Door Prizes Drawing!! Must Be Present to Win!! Fabulous Prizes!!