2020 Partnerships for Well-Being Institute

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Event Date

Out of concern for the health and safety of our attendees, presenters and staff in light of the COVID-19 health crisis, the 2020 Institute will be a virtual event.

By learning from and with each other, we can create a culturally relevant and trauma-informed system of care that strengthens the voice and choice of the child, youth and family, and builds consensus around their strengths and needs in service planning and delivery. We will vision an integrated future, working to improve and enhance the well-being for children, youth, families, communities and tribes.

This includes professionals in the fields of:

  • Child Welfare
  • Behavioral Health
  • Early Childhood
  • Education
  • Probation
  • Providers (Community Partners)
  • Resource Families
  • Tribal Communities

Building a network for better practice

The Partnerships for Well-Being Institute is an opportunity to:

  • learn new skills
  • build a network of support by learning with and learning from one another
  • strengthen working relationships with families, informal supports and professional partners
  • examine and adopt practices, programs and policies that produce positive outcomes
  • enhance the role and use of parent partners

Bringing experts together

The Partnerships For Well-Being Institute brings together experts from around the state and nationwide. From clinical experts to those putting theory into action, we will learn and share with other individuals committed to children, youth, families, communities and tribes.

Keynote Speakers and Presenters

photo of Victoria RowelVictoria Rowell is an award-winning actress, producer, international lecturer, advocate and New York Times bestselling author of The Women Who Raised Me (HarperCollins), an inspirational memoir that details her rise out of the foster-care system through the stories of the incredible women who lifted her up in different ways. An Emmy-nominated actress, Emmy-nominated TV executive producer/director and the recipient of seven NAACP Image Awards, Rowell has been able to use her celebrity status to gain a voice for foster children. Recognized by Congress for advocacy on behalf of education, arts, foster and adoptive youth, parents and social workers, she directed The Rowell Foster Children's Positive Plan charity for 20 years and spent 15 years of collaborative service with The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Bryant T. Marks, Sr.Bryant T. Marks, Sr., Ph.D., is a minister, researcher, trainer and award-winning educator. His mission is to develop the knowledge, wisdom and skills of others that will allow them to reach their full potential and live with purpose and passion. Marks is the founder and chief training officer of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity and he is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Morehouse College. He served on President Obama’s Board of Advisors with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and as senior advisor with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He was a contributor and trainer with the Obama Administration’s My Brother’s Keeper and 21st Century Policing programs. He has provided implicit bias training to several thousand police chiefs and patrol officers, including the entire Los Angeles Police Department. He has also provided training related to diversity and implicit bias to individuals in education (K-12 and higher education), corporations, nonprofits, and local and federal government. 

To Enroll

To enroll in this FREE event, register here.



Professional Credit: Partnerships for Well-Being Institute

BBS: This institute will be certified for 13 hours of continuing education credit.

BRN: The institute will be certified for 13 hours of continuing education for registered nurses. Please note that BRN credit can only be given for all 13 hours of completion. No partial credit can be given. will be charged for continuing education credit.

STC Credit: This institute will be certified for 13 hours of STC credit for probation officers.

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