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Lake County supports Child Protection Mini-Conference scheduled for April 27

RELEASE DATE: March 4, 2010

LEESBURG — Lake County is proud to support the Seventh Annual Child Protection Mini-Conference set for Tuesday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake-Sumter Community College’s Paul P. Williams Fine Arts Center, located at 9501 U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg.

The 2010 Child Protection Mini-Conference, hosted by Lake County Shared Services Network, welcomes professionals from across the state to receive training from nationally known child safety experts. Continuing education credits are available for several fields, including health education.

“There can be no greater responsibility than the safety and security of our children and I’m grateful our community recognizes that,” said County Commissioner Linda Stewart, who serves on the Executive Roundtable for the Lake County Shared Services Network.

Cost to attend the conference, which includes a box lunch, is $25 before the event or $30 at the door. On-site registration may not be available as the 2009 conference sold out early. Speaking at the conference are:

  • Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is one of the world’s leading experts on the causes of violent crime. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill. He served as a key trainer of school and mental health professionals in the aftermath of the Jonesboro, Ark., school shooting; he was a consultant in the trial of the Paducah, Ky., school shooting; and he trained emergency personnel, police and civic groups in the aftermath of the Springfield, Ore., and Littleton, Colo., school shootings.
  • Coach “D” Andrews is known by education organizations, corporations and individuals as “The Passion Coach.” He believes in the adage “motivation without information is simply a good conversation.” He is the author of several successful books, including The Purpose Living Teen — Teen’s Guide to Living Your Dreams. Many students today have not connected their future dreams to their current education. Coach D will share proven strategies to assist schools and associations with helping students make the connection.

For more information about the Child Protection Mini-Conference, call Lori Humphrey, Project Manager for Lake County Shared Services Network, at (352) 742-6941, e-mail humphreyl@lake.k12.fl.us or log on to www.lakessn.com.

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