Fighting to identify and support drug endangered children
MARSHALLTOWN – The Marshall County Drug Endangered Children Alliance is hosting the "3rd Annual Dave Walker Memorial Conference: Fighting to Identify and Support Drug Endangered Children" on Friday, May 2 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. This one-day conference will be held at Iowa Valley Continuing Education, 3702 S. Center St., Marshalltown.
National speaker and law enforcement officer, Jermaine Galloway (www.tallcopsaysstop.com) will provide a presentation regarding drug and alcohol trends, recognizing these trends within our community, and education about alcoholic drinks and paraphernalia, including over 120 visual aids. Attendees will receive information regarding identifying signs of gang membership and the importance of having a basic understanding of gangs, presented by Special Agent Stephanie Post, FBI. Participants will also explore how trauma can impact brain development, interventions that can be helpful in working with individuals that have experienced trauma, and understanding how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can affect physical and mental health, presented by Gladys Noll Alvarez, LISW, Child Guidance Center.
The intended audience includes nurses, social workers, mental health therapists, school counselors, foster parents, crisis childcare providers, childcare providers, parents, teachers, physicians, and anyone interested in the subject.
Register on-line at www.IowaValley.com, course #HEP 3610 (1). Please contact Nikki Hartwig at 641-752-1730 with questions.
Photo caption: National speaker and law enforcement officer, Jermaine Galloway will be one of the selected presenters during the conference.