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Protecting Children: During and Beyond COVID

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:000 pm PDT

Location: Online

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*This event is part of a monthly speaker series.  Please check out the other training events by clicking on Home- Upcoming Training.

Course Description: Join us for an inspiring presentation given by Erin Runnion, about what we can do to better protect children during and beyond the challenges posed by COVID-19.  Erin Runnion is a national advocate for children and the Director of The Joyful Child Foundation, in memory of her daughter, Samantha Runnion, who was abducted and murdered days before her sixth birthday in July 2002. Although inspired by a tragedy, Erin shares her unique perspective about the power of hope, resiliency, and joy to address the spectrum and impact of childhood trauma.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what we can do to better protect children during and beyond the challenges posed by COVID-19.

  • Explain her unique perspective about the power of hope, resiliency, and joy to address the spectrum and impact of childhood trauma.

Presenter: Erin Runnion is the mother of Samantha Runnion and the Founding Director of The Joyful Child Foundation. Erin works to honor Samantha's joy and courage by uniting communities to protect and empower every child to be brave and stay safe.  In addition to her role with The Joyful Child Foundation, Erin produces a podcast called “Let’s Talk Joy” inspired by her first book which is pending publication. She also serves on the California Child Abduction Task Force and the California Children’s Justice Act Task Force under the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Honors include A Certificate of Valor from The Department of Justice, People Magazine’s 2004 Heroes Among Us Award, and commendations from the California State Assembly.

To learn more about The Joyful Child’s Be Brave - Be Safe Program for children and adults, please visit www.thejoyfulchild.org.

Additional Information:

A link to join the webinar will be sent after you register.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Participants may apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) when they fill out the follow-up survey. Certificates for CEUs will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event.

Course meets qualifications for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Units.  The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs.  CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  CEUs will be available after the webinar for a fee of $20.

For additional information please contact Emma Edwards at emma.edwards@cirinc.org

Produced by the Child Parent Institute in partnership with the CATTA Center, a project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Victim Services Branch and The Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition.

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