Tennessee Commission on Children & Youth
Join Tennessee Commission on Children & Youth for a day of education and networking at the Resilient Tennessee Collaborative Summit Watch Party in Chattanooga!
We are excited to offer an opportunity for a virtual Watch Party in Chattanooga! The United Way of Greater Chattanooga has graciously offered space for a limited number of attendees to join the Summit virtually and our partner with Urban Child Institute, Katy Spurlock, will be hosting the Chattanooga event. Thanks to all!
The Summit will inspire community connectedness, strengthen understanding of community engagement, resilience and positive childhood experiences, and further cross-sector collaboration with local, regional and statewide partners to address challenges and improve outcomes for children, youth and families across Tennessee.
At present, we are unable to provide meals, please bring your own as needed.
During the day, there will be two opportunities for discussion among attendees. At each watch party, all attendees will be in one networking/discussion group. The in-person attendees in Nashville will be divided into affinity groups. For your information, those descriptions are below.
AFFINITY GROUP DESCRIPTIONS
In-person attendees at the Summit will be seated with persons who identify similar priorities.
Behavioral Health - This group is targeted to those persons and organizations providing behavioral health services and may include: community mental health agencies, private practices, mental health advocacy groups, etc.
Child Welfare - includes those who are in the field supporting the safety, wellbeing, and permanency of children across the state. This could include partners such as: DCS, DIDD, CASA, Guardians ad litem, Attorneys ad litem, Parent attorneys, District Attorneys/ CPIT teams/ law enforcement, Safe Baby Court staff, Juvenile Court Judges/staff, Adoption agencies, Foster parents, Foster parent associations, Child Advocacy Centers, Agencies providing contracted foster care services, etc.
Youth Justice - This group is targeted to persons who work with youth and their families involved in the juvenile justice system at any level. There may be similarities in this group composition to those working in Child Welfare.
Education - This group includes all persons involved in education of children and youth and may include public/private education systems, early education, K-12 education, higher education, student support agencies, etc.
Social Drivers of Health/Social Supports & Services - This group is designed for people and projects that work to address the community conditions where people live, learn, work and play. This includes housing, community safety, environments. This may include an array of services who provide for the overall wellbeing of children and their families. Some examples include: Family Resource Centers , Food assistance programs , Electric/ utilities assistance programs, Way, Housing/ homelessness assistance programs, Recreation services, Transportation, Rehabilitation, Disability assistance, such as ARC of TN, Social clubs such as the Boys and Girls Club, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, etc., Mentorship programs such as Big Brother Big Sisters, etc., Home visiting services, State social service programs such as those falling under DHS, etc.
Disclaimer: The accuracy of the information above depends on the information provided by organizers and third parties.