The Families and Communities Together (FACT) Committee is coming up October 9th 2012 !
Child sexual abuse awareness and prevention advocate Erin Merryn will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming FACT 2012 Conference.
Erin Merryn is the author of Stolen Innocence
and Living for Today
, memoirs about incest and rape. She graduated in May 2009 with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Aurora University. A leading participant in Take Back the Night, her goal is to raise awareness of abuse in order to end the stigma and silence. Since 2004 she has been traveling across America giving inspirational and motivational speeches at national conferences, community events, Children’s Advocacy Centers, colleges, and high schools. Erin Merryn will be discussing "Erin's Law," legislation that empowers children to understand and report sexual abuse via mandatory public-school education. Her visit is sponsored in-part by the North Mississippi Medical Center's Women's and Children's Services Division.
The FACT Conference itself is sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Human Services, the Mississippi Department of Health, The Family Resource Center of Lee County, Survival, Inc. and other family-assistance agencies. It is open to the public and will be held at Tupelo's First Baptist Church on October 9th.
Our theme for 2012 is "Celebrating Community Connections" and several experts will present information on ethics, diversity, social concerns and medical issues that touch the lives of those living in northeast Mississippi.
Parents, teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, youth leaders, congregations and other community stakeholders are invited attend.
Go to www.factms.com to get updates about speakers and sponsors of our conference.
Continuing education credits are approved for Counselors, Educators, Foster Parents and Social Workers.