Schedule of Events

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Check-In & Registration
8:30AM - 9:00AM

Welcome - Cameron Glasgow, Wendy Carpenter
9:00AM - 9:50PM

OPENING Plenary - Samantha RUSSO

Institutional Abuse is a national epidemic that our country has chosen to ignore. Many parents send their children to Residential Treatment Facilities when the child's behavior becomes too much for the parent to handle. Other parents send their children to these facilities when the child comes out to them and they want a quick fix to what they view as a problem. While treatment facilities and educational reparative environments can be a great resource and beneficial to those they offer treatment to, many abuse their power and physically, emotionally, and sexually abuse the children they are there to care for. This epidemic is ongoing...

9:50AM - 9:55AM

9:55AM - 11:10PM

Workshop Session #1
11:10AM - 11:15AM

11:15AM - 1:00PM

Main Plenary - Ellie Krug

All humans habitually categorize and group others who are “different” from “us,” which often lends to black and white thinking, as in “good” versus “bad” or “native” versus “immigrant” and a host of other isolating labels. With this inclusivity presentation, Ellen (Ellie) Krug offers an innovative toolset—Gray Area Thinking©—for interacting with diverse humans in a mindful and compassionate way. Attendees will appreciate and value how it’s necessary to consciously engage in Gray Area Thinking© in their daily activities. Doing so will lead to a more inclusive life!

1:00PM - 1:45PM

Lunch & Raffle
1:45PM - 2:00PM

TBD- Politician/Advocate/Sponsor 
2:00PM - 2:20PM

Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

Bobby Cagle became Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on December 1, 2017.

2:20PM - 2:25PM

TBD- Politician/Advocate/Sponsor 
2:25PM - 3:25PM

Screening of the award-winning film Bibi

Victor M. Duenas, Director

JM Longoria III, Actor/Writer

Bibi is a ten minute short form film set in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley. This is the backdrop for our tale of love, hope, and forgiveness. A young Latino man receives a mysterious last letter from his estranged and recently deceased father after he’s forced to return to Texas to handle his final arrangements.

3:25PM - 3:35PM

Cookie & Coffee Break
3:35PM - 4:50PM

Workshop Session #2
4:50PM - 5:00PM

Thank You and Evaluations