2020 Faithful Families Summit

Engagement and Equity: Faith and Health Partnerships for Thriving Communities

January 10, 2020
9AM-4PM ET

McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606

Join Faithful Families at the 2020 Summit, where attendees will spend time networking and learning from both national and local partners how to expand and enhance their faith-based health programs.

Price: $75 (scholarships available)
Register by December 11, 2019


KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Pernessa C. Seele
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
The Balm In Gilead, Inc.
Healthy Churches 2020 Conference

Dr. Pernessa Seele is Founder and CEO of The Balm In Gilead, Inc., a not-for- profit organization, celebrating 30 years of providing technical support that strengthens the capacity to faith institutions in the USA and in Africa to promote health education and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities.

As a pioneer in developing public health & faith based models for engaging individuals in health promotion and disease prevention interventions, Time Magazine 100 named her One of the Most Influential Persons in the World in 2006; Essence Magazine, in its 35 Anniversary issue, named Dr. Seele one of the 35 Most Beautiful and Remarkable Women In The World; In May 2010, Dr. Seele was selected as 21 Leaders of the 21st Century of Women E-News in New York City. Clark Atlanta University honored Dr. Seele with the 2008 Pathway of Excellence Award, citing her as one of its most outstanding graduates of all time. In October 2017, His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, bestowed the Pierre Toussaint Medallion upon Dr. Seele.

Dr. Seele is the author of Stand Up to Stigma! How to Reject Fear & Shame. She is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She received a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science from Clark Atlanta University in 1976 & 1979 respectively, and a Doctorate of Human Letters from the College of New Rochelle, NY in 2007. She is a native of Lincolnville, SC.


MORNING PLENARY
Dr. Janeé Avent Harris
Assistant Professor
East Carolina University

Dr. Janeé Avent Harris received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling and Counselor Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a National Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate with clinical experience in a variety of settings including a college counseling center, level 1 trauma center, and a child/adolescent inpatient behavioral health center. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education program at East Carolina University. She is an active researcher, publishing and presenting on subject matters including diversity and cultural issues, examining the role of religion/spirituality in African American mental health help-seeking behaviors, counselor training and clinical supervision, and multicultural considerations in counselor education/academia. Her work is motivated by her passion to see people from all backgrounds and life experiences have access to quality and culturally sensitive mental health services.

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JANUARY 10, 2020   

8:00am

Registration

Coffee and Tea

9:00am – 10:15am

Morning Plenary

Dr. Janee Avent Harris

10:15am – 10:30am

Break

10:30am – 11:45am

Morning Sessions

  • From Recruitment to Long-Term Partnerships: Growing your Faithful Families programming
  • Community Engagement and Health Equity: Lessons learned from FaithHealthNC
  • Racial Equity and the Food System: The role of faith communities in re-shaping the food environment
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences: How faith communities can address trauma and grow community resilience

11:45am - Noon

Break

Noon - 1:00pm

Lunch & Awards

1:00pm – 1:15pm

Break

1:15pm – 2:30pm

Afternoon Sessions

  • From Recruitment to Long-Term Partnerships: Growing your Faithful Families programming
  • Community Engagement and Health Equity: Lessons learned from FaithHealthNC
  • Racial Equity and the Food System: The role of faith communities in re-shaping the food environment
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences: How faith communities can address trauma and grow community resilience

2:30pm – 2:45pm

Break

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Keynote Presentation

Dr. Pernessa Steele

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Closing Remarks


Price: $75
Register by December 11, 2019
Limited number of scholarships are available.

Faithful Families is now using NC State University's REPORTER registration system for online event registration. 

For more information on using the REPORTER system, please see the Guest User Login Help section of the REPORTER Login Help Page.

Click here to register for the 2020 Faithful Families Summit

Payment Instructions

IMPORTANT: Your registration(s) cannot be confirmed until the registration fee(s) has(have) been paid in full. We must receive your payment on or before December 11, 2019 (30 days prior to the training) in order to secure your registration.

Below, are the payment options and instructions. You may make an online payment (via Credit Card) or send a check. Partial payments will not be accepted.

OPTION 1: Online (via Credit Card)

  • To pay for the Summit online, please click here https://go.ncsu.edu/reporter
  • If you are paying for your own registration: On your home page, you will see the Summit listed as a course under "Upcoming Courses." Next to the course will be a "Pay" button. Click the pay button and REPORTER will take you through the online credit card payment system. In addition to your credit card information, you will also be asked to provide your organization’s name, name of the training participant, your order number, and the amount of your payment.
  • If you are paying for someone else's registration: You will need to create an account in the REPORTER system for yourself, sign in, and then search for the order by last name and/or order number by selecting "Pay for Order" under the "My Account" drop down in the upper right task bar.

OPTION 2: Check

Please make checks payable to North Carolina State University. Please reference your Order Number on the check.

Mailing address:
NC State University
Faithful Families - Annie Hardison-Moody
Agricultural and Human Sciences Department
Campus Box 7606
Raleigh NC 27695-7606

Questions? Please contact:
Kim Eshleman
keshlem@ncsu.edu
919-515-0244

Summit Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • Summit registrations canceled on or before December 11, 2019 (30 days prior to the training) will be fully refunded.
  • Registrations canceled after December 11, 2019 (30 days prior to the training) will not be refunded. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual.
  • No Shows will receive no refund of registration fees. 

In the event Faithful Families must cancel the Summit due to unforeseen circumstances, Faithful Families will refund the cost of registration. However, Faithful Families does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.

Faithful Families is offering a limited number of scholarships to cover the registration fee for the 2020 Summit.  To be considered for a scholarship, please complete our short application. 

Applications are due by October 15, 2019.  Scholarship recipients will be notified on November 1, 2019.

Scholarship Application

Are you implementing an innovative, successful, or emerging Faithful Families Thriving Communities program in your community or state?  Do you know of someone who is?  We want to hear about the incredible work being done to better the health of faith communities across the country.

Submit an application for an award to recognize these outstanding programs at the Awards Luncheon at the 2020 Faithful Families Summit. 

Applications are due by October 15th.  Awardees will be notified by November 15th and recognized at the Summit on January 10, 2020.

Summit Awards Application

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