The National Black Child Development Institute 42nd Annual Conference!
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa Ft. Lauderdale, Florida October 6-9, 2012
Issue Forums: Monday, October 8th, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA Post, Pin and Tweet: How and When to Use Technology and Social Media
Join the conversation about the pros and cons of technology and social media. We will talk about how to use these tools to your advantage in marketing, communication with families, and improved classroom learning. At the end of the workshop, we will be raffling off a video camera for one lucky winner to show off what they’ve learned, first at the conference – and then back at home!
JUVENILE JUSTICE As They Grow Up: Keeping Our Kids Safe
Two hundred and thirty miles away from Fort Lauderdale lies Sanford, Florida, where Trayvon Martin was killed on February 26, 2012. Only 57 days into the year – yet approximately 228 other Black children and teenagers across the United States had already been killed by gun violence. Join us for an in-depth conversation that honors the children we have lost by talking about the places around the country where families and communities are working to prevent violence through a range of innovative and collaborative initiatives designed to keep our kids safe.
HEALTH Childhood Hunger & Obesity: Two Sides of the Same Coin (10:45am-1:45pm, Extended Timeslot) Offsite Community Immersion Trip!
Join Donna Richardson Joyner and our partners at Walmart as we visit Feeding South Florida to volunteer and learn about the organization’s incredible work to improve the lives of children and families in their community. Across the United States, almost 35 percent of Black children live in families that struggle to put food on the table. In Florida, 1.1 million children don’t always know where they will get their next meal. Yet nearly one in three children living in Florida are overweight or obese. It seems counterintuitive, but food insecurity and obesity often co-exist. Sign up for this exciting, hands-on opportunity to learn about how we can to fight the paradox of childhood hunger and obesity.