The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

April 8, 2014

Family Awareness conference planned for May


BECKLEY — Just For Kids, Inc. Child Advocacy Center and the Fayette County Family Resource Network will sponsor the fourth annual Family Awareness conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Lewis Community Center in Oak Hill.

Scott Miller, executive director of Just For Kids, said this year’s theme is Youth Resiliency.

Speakers will discuss some of the tools that can be used to help children bounce back from traumatic experiences.

Booth Goodwin, U.S. attorney for southern West Virginia, will be one of two keynote speakers.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Beckley Area Foundation, the registration fee will be reduced this year to $20. This includes two keynote presentations, four breakout sessions and a buffet-style lunch. CEUs will be available for social work, counseling and nursing. In addition STARS credits will be available.

To find out more about the Family Awareness Conference call the Just For Kids office at 304-255-4834 or visit www.jfkwv.com.

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Founded in 2002, Just For Kids works with hundreds of children in Raleigh, Fayette and Wyoming counties each year who are experiencing child abuse.

A nationally certified Child Advocacy Center, Just For Kids creates a coordinated, professional team response for helping children alleging criminal child abuse.

The office is in uptown Beckley and provides advocacy, counseling and a child-friendly environment for interviews and therapeutic sessions to help children and families deal with the trauma of abuse.

Just For Kids also maintains offices in Oak Hill and Pineville.