3rd Annual Youth & Family Empowerment Summit

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When: 5/14/2013
From 8:00 AM until 1:30 PM

Where: Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St
Miami, Florida 33174
United States

Contact: Janet Pereyra, Executive Director, Federation of Families


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Program Agenda

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Graham Center Ballroom

Art Exhibit opening and Inauguration 9:00am – 9:15 am

Art Gallery

Kate Prendiville & Xavier Cortada


Monologue – Reasons to Be Grateful 9:30 am – 9:33 am

Graham Center Ballroom

Jamie Dube

Welcome 9: 35 am – 9:45am

Esther Jacobo, Regional Director, DCF & Chair of FACES Governance Board

    • Outstanding Leadership and collaboration Award – Silvia Quintana

Presented by – Kate Prendiville, SAMH Manager

Introduction To The Yellow Bus 9:45 am – 10:00 am

Graham Center Ballroom

Xavier Cortada & Youth M.O.V.E. Through the Arts

Keynote Speaker 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Graham Center Ballroom

Richard Baron, Esq.

Breakout Sessions 11:00 am – 11:50 pm

  1. Breakout session

Breakout room A

"What is trauma and why we must address it” The session will focus on increasing awareness of trauma

and how trauma can impact people’s lives and behaviors. It will address how to implement trauma-informed responses that will avoid re-traumatizing, ensure safety and promote recovery. In addition, trauma will be discussed by a consumer that will recount his personal recovery story. 

  1. Breakout session

Breakout room B

Addressing Bullying...For Real Today, gender stereotypes, bullying, and self-harm are concerns not just

facing a select group of youth in our community. National studies show 50% of the content used in verbal bullying incidents is about gender or orientation. Each and every young person is impacted by a friend or peer dealing with these topics. Young people exist in environments where these realities are ever present, but where conversations about making a real difference are rare. YES Institute will open a dynamic, interactive dialogue that explores the connections between gender expectations and anti-gay slurs that addresses the source of harassment, bullying and self-harm. Parents, youth and providers are encouraged to attend. Youth speakers will be featured.

  1. Breakout session

FIU Tour

Lunch /Awards/Recognitions/Recovery Program 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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