Changing the Odds 2018

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Two-Day conference: September 27-28, 2018.

In an increasingly divided world, it is sometimes hard to remember all the things we as human beings have in common. While celebrating the things that make us unique, how can we create environments where everyone feels they belong? The 7th annual Changing the Odds conference will feature thought leaders in education and mental health exploring the topic of belonging and how it relates to communities, families, gender, race and culture. Join us as we learn innovative science, research and practices designed to strengthen our sense of belonging - because together we are better.

Meet the speakers

Brenda Jones Hardin

Brenda Jones Harden

Dr. Jones Harden is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland. She is the author of “Infants in the Child Welfare System: A Developmental Framework for Policy and Practice.” Her research examines the needs of young children at risk, and the factors in their environments that escalate maladaptive outcomes or better yet, prevent them.Gregory Boyle

Boyle Gregory

Gregory Boyle

Father Boyle is a priest who has dedicated his life to helping L.A.’s most marginalized individuals find a place in society’s ranks. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehab and re-entry program in the world. Father Boyle tells about the importance of adults’ attention, guidance and unconditional love in preventing youth from joining gangs. In 2017, Father Boyle was named the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 LaetareMedalist, one of the highest honors awarded to American Catholics.

Wiseman Rosalind

Rosalind Wiseman

Rosalind Wiseman helps communities shift the way they think about children and teens’ emotional and physical wellbeing. She is a teacher, thought leader, author and media spokesperson on bullying, ethical leadership, the use of social media and media literacy. She is the author of “Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World,” the best-selling book that was the basis for the movie “Mean Girls.” She has also written a companion book for boys, “Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World.”

Tina Payne Bryson

Tina Payne Bryson

Dr. Bryson is co-author of two New York Times bestsellers, “The Whole-Brain Child” and “No-Drama Discipline.” She is a psychotherapist and the founder and executive director of The Center for Connection in Pasadena, California. Dr. Bryson’s research explores attachment science, childrearing theory and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology.

Timothy Shriver

Timothy P. Shriver

Tim Shriver is the Chairman of Special Olympics International, which serves over 5.3 million Special Olympics athletes and their families in 170 countries. Shriver co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the leading research organization in the field of social and emotional learning. He is the author of the “Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most.”

Sarah Hemminger

Sarah Hemminger

Sarah Hemminger is the co-founder of Thread, an organization which engages underperforming high school students dealing with issues outside of the classroom by providing each with access to volunteers and community resources. Hemminger’s expertise is in innovative forms of mentoring, and her research has been featured in the Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, and Cerebral Cortex.

David  Williams

David R. Williams

Dr. Williams is the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University. His research focuses on understanding the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism, health behavior and religious involvement can affect health. Dr. Williams has been ranked as one of the top 10 most cited social scientists in the world.

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Coming Up

2018-09-27 3:00 AM 2018-09-28 11:00 AM America/Chicago Changing the Odds 2018 In an increasingly divided world, it is sometimes hard to remember all the things we as human beings have in common. While celebrating the things that make us unique, how can we create environments where everyone feels they belong? The 7th annual Changing the Odds conference will feature thought leaders in education and mental health exploring the topic of belonging and how it relates to communities, families, gender, race and culture. Join us as we learn innovative science, research and practices designed to strengthen our sense of belonging - because together we are better. Momentous Institute bj@johnsonandsekin.com

Event Details

  • Audience: Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Parents and Community Members
  • Event Time:

    September 27-28, 2018 | Omni Dallas Hotel

  • Full Price: $500