23rd Annual Child Abuse Prevention Luncheon & Conference 2016

April 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jacksonville Marriott
Ivydale, WV 25113

23rd Annual Child Abuse Prevention Luncheon & Conference

2016 Event: “Connecting The Dots”

The Link Between Child Abuse & Human Trafficking

Human trafficking of a child is one of the most serious forms of child abuse. It is occurring in every state in the United States. As of June 2015, there were 191 cases of Human Trafficking reported in Florida; 364 cases in Florida in 2014.** This year’s conference will bring experts in Human Trafficking and Child Welfare together to discuss the links, explain the signs, and show how to put a stop to child human trafficking.

Date/Location:            8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Jacksonville Marriott, 4670 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256

Website: http://www.exchangeclubfamilycenter.com

The Host:                    For 23 years, The Exchange Club Family Center of Northeast Florida has offered free, in-home Parent Aide services to at-risk families across Jacksonville’s First Coast to deter child abuse and strengthen families.

 The Conference:       Whether you are social worker, counselor, part of a family protection agency, teacher, sports coach, or business professional, this event will educate, inform and motivate you, who are on the front line working with families & children in our community every day. Panels will include a Human Trafficking Advocacy Panel, discussing the efforts in Northeast Florida.  Attendees also can receive Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) on all conference sessions.

The Luncheon:           Our Keynote Speaker is Dr. Richard Lapchick, World-renowned Human Rights Activist, University Of Central Florida’s DeVos Sport Business Management Program Chair, Professor.

Join us for a special awards presentation celebrating the city’s top, local Child Abuse Prevention Advocates.

The Schedule:

8 a.m. Registration
8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks (Morning Session Begins)
8:30 a.m.


Keys for Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Advocacy

Round Table Presentations

10:15 a.m.


Connecting The Dots: Awareness/Prevention

Community Leaders Panel Discussion

12 Noon Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
12:20 p.m. Keynote and Q&A
1:45 p.m. Afternoon Session Begins
4 p.m. Event Ends