Wednesday, February 24, 2016
St. David's Episcopal Church Meeting Center
301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701 [map]

The Children’s Policy Conference brings together Texans involved in informing, crafting, and implementing state policies affecting the well-being of Texas children. The conference offers a unique opportunity for more than 200 policy experts, community leaders, practitioners, and researchers from around the state to attend interactive panel discussions featuring leading Texas voices and policy experts. Participants and speakers have expertise in child health, juvenile justice, early childhood, child protective services, and mental well-being. The 2016 conference will cover the latest challenges and opportunities for Texas kids, innovative local efforts, and state policy updates and emerging priorities.

Registration is closed. Click the button above to join the waitlist. 

The conference sessions will include:

  • A Breakfast Conversation with Capitol Reporters: The Politics, Policies and Personalities Shaping the 2017 Legislative Session
  • A Conversation with Texas Grantmakers: Collective Impact and the Role of Children’s Advocates and Community Organizations
  • Messaging that Moves the Needle: Keys to Building a Message that Gets Results for Texas Kids
  • Beyond the Children’s Therapy Cuts: Building a Stronger Early Childhood Intervention System
  • Keeping Kids Closer to Home, Part 1: Next Steps in Juvenile Justice Reform
  • Keeping Kids Closer to Home, Part 2: Providing Local Support for Children with Severe Mental Health Needs
  • Advancing Mental Health in Schools: Win-Win Strategies for Education and Public Health (and Juvenile Justice, Too!)
  • Health Away from Home: Improving the Health and Fitness of System-Involved Youth
  • The Next Frontier in Obesity Prevention: Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care
  • What’s Next for Texas Pre-k: HB 4 Implementation and Beyond
  • Local Innovations in Early Education: How Focus, Data, and Collaboration are Driving Change In Texas Communities

Click here to see the conference schedule and session descriptions.



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