Lauderdale County Children’s Policy Council Conference


Protecting Our Children; One Talk at a Time

Friday, October 26, 2018

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Redeemer Church

1626 Florence Blvd.

Florence, AL 35630

Cost: $50.00 for Attorneys/$30.00 for all other professions and general attendance.

Social workers, nurses, and counselors have been approved for 6 contact hours, and attorneys have also been approved for 6 CLE's. JPO's have also been approved for either 5.75 or 6 contact hours.

Alabama Early Childhood Nutrition Summit

The Early Childhood Nutrition Summit will bring to light issues the state of Alabama faces to ensure young children in child care receive the adequate and healthy nutrition they need to enter kindergarten ready to succeed. The broad goals of this event are to develop partnerships and identify plans to decrease food insecurity, increase breastfeeding rates, increase access to healthy foods and increase physical activity for children who attend all types of child care.

We are expecting participants from across the state to attend. Participants will include representatives from state agencies, resource and training organizations for child care providers, child advocates, organizations focused on the health of young children, state legislators, and other non-profit partners.

This Summit is FREE to attend and is a joint effort of the Alabama Partnership for Children, Alabama Department of Public Health, End Child Hunger in Alabama Task Force, Alabama Department of Education: Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Auburn University: Family Child Care Partnerships, VOICES for Alabama's Children, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, and Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries: Farm to School Program.

Organization's contact: Caliste Chong, (205) 561-7155

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Central Time

Troy University - Montgomery Campus, Gold Room, 231 Montgomery St., Montgomery, Alabama

SUIDI/SIDS Training Opportunity

Please share this flyer with all stakeholders, partners, and colleagues.  This is an excellent training and very timely for Alabama.  In 2016, 137 infants died from sleep related causes before celebrating their first birthday.  This accounted for 22 percent of the total infant mortality rate.  When you further break this down, it equates to nearly 7 kindergarten classrooms with 20 children per classroom.  

Law Enforcement, Coroners, Forensics, First Responders, Emergency Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, and anyone having direct contact with infants should receive this training.

Please register yourself or someone from your facility/organization to partcipate in one of the various locations across Alabama.  

We look forward to reducing Alabama's high infant mortality rate with you.

Best regards,

Amy R. Stratton, BSN, RN
State Perinatal Program Director
Bureau of Family Health Services
Alabama Department of Public Health
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1350 I
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
work:  (334) 206-6403
fax:     (334) 206-2983
cell:    (256) 239-0321

2018 Kids Count Statewide Meeting

In lieu of regional meetings, VOICES is hosting a state-wide
conference to provide training and insight to empower
advocates to use their voice to make change during the
2018 election year.

This event provides a comprehensive, engaging
environment to ensure individuals and organizations walk
away with actionable skills and a depth of knowledge to
improve outcomes in Alabama.

Learn how to amplify your voice with legal expert Allen
Mattison, who will explain the do's and dont’s for non-profits
doing legislative and electoral work.

Register Here

Training Opportunity Available

The Alabama Coalition Against Rape (ACAR) and National Association of Social Workers-Alabama Chapter will co-host Alabama Goes T.E.A.L. (Think, Educate, Act and Listen), kickoff training. The kickoff will include a press conference followed by a sexual assault prevention and response training. 

The training is free and open to the public. Counselor and Social Work CEUs and APOST credits are available. 

Click Here to Register 

Substance Abuse Training Opportunity in May - Register Now

Bradford Health Services is beyond excited to announce the line-up for our
3rd Annual Alabama Adolescent & Young Adult Conference, May 2nd, Pelham Civic Complex!
Register today and meet our esteemed presenters, including our Keynote Presenter:

Dr. Steven Taylor, Medical Director-Player Assistance & Anti-Drug Program NBA & NBPA & Chief Medical Officer-Pathway Healthcare LLC

His much-anticipated presentation on Opioids & Beyond: An Update on Adolescent & Young Adult Substance Abuse is not to be missed.

Registration link:

Agenda can  be accessed here
Exhibitor/Sponsor opportunities available.
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