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FFTA Annual Public Policy Institute & TFC Advocacy Day - Washington, DC

Preliminary Agenda (presenters/panelists/times subject to change)

Monday May 4, 2020

Capitol Visitors Center


FFTA Public Policy Update 
Treva Johnson, Family Focused Treatment Association


Housing Initiatives for Transitional Age Youth
Dr. Ben Carson, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Invited)


FFPSA and Primary Prevention Services (questions in advance)
Dr. Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau and Acting Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF)


FFPSA: A Successful State Plan
Cosette Mills: Co-Author of Utah State Prevention Plan and Original Collaborator on FFPSA Federal Legislation
Representation from other states, to be announced
National Governors Association representation, to be announced             


ACES/Trauma Informed Care in Policy
Betsy Doud, ACES Connection and Reup Founder
Campaign for Trauma informed Policy and Practice, Presenter TBA


The Latest News from Key Congressional Staff
Ryan Martin, Senate Finance Committee, Senior Advisor
Marisa Morin, Senate Finance Committee, Senior Advisor


Lunch: Recognition of Sponsors, Scholarship Recipient and Message from Dr. Laura Boyd


The Latest News from the Clearinghouse [Questions in advance]:
Presenter to be announced


FFTA Focus Groups Panel Discussions
FFPSA (panelists TBA)
Federal Legislation (panelists TBA)
ACES/Trauma Informed Care (panelists TBA)


Child Welfare: A Glimpse of the Future
Panel Discussion with former Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Congressional Interns who experienced foster care
Panel Discussion on the Future of Child Welfare


Preparing for TFC Advocacy Day on May 5th


Reception and Recognition of Congressional Champions (location TBD)

Tuesday May 5, 2020

Capitol Visitors Center


FFTA's Kinship in TFC Demonstration Project
Brian Lynch, CEO, Children's Community Programs of Conecticut
Erica Burgess, FFTA Kinship Project Director
Eric Ballyount, North Carolina DSS Adoption Supervisor


TFC Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
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