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Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Childhood Conversations conference coming up on Saturday, April 1, 2017!

Early bird rates available until March 17, 2017

Click the REGISTER button to view the conference brochure or register online!

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AGENDA: Saturday, April 1, 2017


8:00 a.m. – Registration, Breakfast, Vendors

8:30 a.m. – Welcome /  Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m. –  Morning Keynote: “Every Child Needs a Champion: A Call to Action” (Alice Farrell, JD, LCSW, MSW)

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – A Workshops

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – B Workshops


12:30 p.m. – Lunch, Networking, Vendors


1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – C Workshops


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Alice Farrell, JD, LCSW, MSW

President and CEO Olive Branch Clinical and Consulting Services, LLC

Dr. Alice Farrell will discuss the level of commitment, dedication, and passion that is required to develop, maintain, and sustain working relations that promote children’s overall wellness; why active advocacy by individuals within communities, agencies, and government is crucial for the success of the children and families we serve on a daily basis. Dr. Farrell…

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Marilyn Calderón

Executive Director, CT Parent Power

Marilyn Calderón is a philanthropic and motivational professional speaker who believes that all people have the power to positively effect change!  Ms. Calderón is the Executive Director at Connecticut Parent Power Parents/adults, children and youth of all ages and stages from diverse walks of life can develop skills that cultivate productive citizens with the appropriate…

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Ken Anthony, Ed.D.

Director of Professional Development and Research, CT After School Network

Ken has been with the Connecticut After School Network since 2008, his primary role with the is to oversee training and professional development work, creating linkages between the school day and after school, and working with communities to establish sustainable programs that both enrich and support children and families. He also helps in supporting the…

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