THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS

DIAMOND

Quest Prevention Services

GOLD

Community Action Partnership of North Alabama

Riverside Family Health, LLC

SILVER

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alabama

Decatur City Schools

Morgan County Schools

Morgan County Sheriff's Office

BRONZE

Alabama Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries

Alabama Department of Public Health

Scott Anderson, Morgan County District Attorney

CASA of North Alabama

Decatur Youth Services

Elite Center for Change

Free2Be

Health Connect America

Mental Health Association - Rape Response Advocacy Program

Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama

Morgan County Child Advocacy Center

Morgan County 9-1-1

Neighborhood Christian Center

Gateway

Parents and Children Together

Sequel Youth & Family Services

Volunteer Center of Morgan County

17th Annual Alabama Child Safety Conference

Protecting Our Children and Teens

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.     Registration at 7:30 a.m.

at Decatur Baptist Church

2527 Danville Road, SW    Decatur, AL  35603

Presented by the Child Safety Committee


Sponsor or Individual Registration

Register online.  You will have the option to pay now, mail payment, or complete individual registration previously paid by employer.  Continuing Education Credits - $10 additional fee

LPC - 6.5 CEUs, State Licensed Social Workers 6.5 CEUs

LPN & RN 7.8 CEUs


AGENDA

7:30 a.m.  Registration & Displays

8:00 a.m.  Welcome & Recognition's

8:15 a.m.  Kevin McNeil "Bullying:  What it is and How to Prevent it"

9:45 a.m.  Break & Displays

10:00 a.m. Dr. Jennifer Menon of Decatur Morgan Pediatrics "Screen Safety for Children"

10:45 a.m. Belinda Kock M.Ed, ALC, NCC "Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Intervention Training, Part 1

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch on your own.

1:00 p.m.  QPR Suicide Intervention Training Part 2

2:00 p.m. Break & Displays

2:15 p.m. Missy Jenkins Smith "I Choose to be Happy"

3:40 p.m.  Ole Pete Key  "Determine Your Destiny"

4:30 p.m.  Evaluations and Certificates

Child Safety Committee


Scott Anderson (Morgan Co. District Attorney's Office)

Susan Claborn (Mental Health Association)

Johnny Coker (Morgan Co. District Attorney's Office)

Kristen Garrett (Morgan County Sheriff's Office)

Susan Goggins (Morgan Co. Child Advocacy Center)

Kim Howell (CASA of North Alabama)

Bruce Jones (City of Decatur Department of Youth Services)

Crystal Landrum (Riverside Family Health)

Stephanie Losey-Naumann (Morgan Co. Child Advocacy Center)

Michele Moore (Quest Prevention Program)

Alison Miller (CASA of North Alabama)

Priscilla Nunnelee (Volunteer Center of Morgan Co.)

Candace Pettey (Decatur Morgan Hospital)

Tiffany Reaves (Morgan Co. Department of Human Resources)

Susan Roberts (Parents and Children Together)

Dwight Satterfield (Decatur City Schools)

Cindi Sherrill (Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama)

Joseph Strom (Decatur Morgan West)

Jessica Stroup (Decatur Morgan West)

Mica Whitfield (Riverside Family Health)

Shannon Williams (MHA's Rape Response Advocacy Program)

Lee Willis (Morgan Co. Schools)

PRESENTERS


Kevin McNeil

Author, Educator, Motivational Speaker, Retired Special Victims Detective

Throughout his career as a law enforcement officer and special victims detective, Kevin McNeil has testified in court as an expert witness and is responsible for putting together numerous cases for prosecution against sex offenders. Kevin has investigated and solved several high profile media cases; including six serial rape cases and five child murder cases. While working as a former Special Victim’s Detective, Kevin noticed a disturbing trend. It seemed that for every case he closed, there were three more to investigate. This discovery helped Kevin realize that placing people in jail and responding to abuse was not enough.

Kevin’s own personal battle with abuse encouraged him to find a way to make others aware of the destructive effects of abuse on our world. As a survivor of abuse, he struggled with constant thoughts of suicide, alcohol addiction, and depression. He worked long hours as a police officer, but it was at home that he faced his greatest enemy-himself. The consequences of the abuse he had faced lingered, therefore he sought out therapy to aid in his healing process. It was in therapy that Kevin immersed himself in literature about abuse. He learned about the effects abuse had on the brain and a person’s behavior and found a correlation between abuse and violence in our culture.

His years of experience as a police officer and detective allow him to consult with local law enforcement agencies as well as Child Advocacy Centers, hospitals, school systems and state family protective service agencies. He helps agencies measure the effects of abuse and educates the general public on how to recognize and report abuse to the proper authorities. Kevin created The Twelve Project to be the bridge between the lack of knowledge and awareness about abuse and people’s desire to learn. He provides resources with the aim of healing and teaching individuals, families, and communities. The Twelve Project is a safe place where people can learn about abuse 24/7. Inspired by the positive results people experienced from reading his teaching materials, he took his plan a step further; he retired as a detective and began speaking and educating full time.

Kevin has been featured on Atlanta Live, Urbancusp Magazine, newspaper articles and talk radio. Kevin’s passion is to educate the world on the effects of abuse and how it can be eradicated from our culture. Kevin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and a Master's of Divinity Degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Belinda Kock M.Ed, ALC, NCC

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Intervention Instructor

Belinda Kock has a Masters of Education in mental health counseling from the University of Montevallo.  Belinda is currently working on a Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary. Belinda is focusing her counseling practice on bereavement and geriatric therapy, “because I feel I have called to work with those who are dying and the ones they leave behind.”

The Alabama Suicide Prevention Resources Coalition has the mission to partner with communities and organizations to reduce suicide and take action to raise public awareness of suicide as a serious health and welfare concern in Alabama.

QPR was created to “save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.”

Missy Jenkins

On December 1, 1997 a 14-year-old freshman boy, who had been bullied for years, walked into the Heath High School lobby in West Paducah, Kentucky, and randomly fired a .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol. Three students were killed. Five were injured.

One of the critically injured girls was 15-year-old sophomore Missy Jenkins, who was left paralyzed from the chest down. But just hours after the shooting, Missy did the unthinkable: she forgave the shooter, accepted her disability, and reclaimed her life.

During the next 21 years, Missy would graduate from college, become a counselor for troubled students, marry her college sweetheart, give birth to two children, speak publicly about her life to tens of thousands of youth and adults, write an award-winning memoir and confront the shooter face to face in prison. She would earn many local and national honors, from “Kentuckian of the Year” to one of Ladies’ Home Journal’s “Most Fascinating Women,” and would appear on “Oprah,” “Good Morning America,” “Dateline,” and “Anderson Cooper 360.”

This is one woman’s story of love, forgiveness, courage and determination that will leave listeners of all ages inspired to make the most of each day.

 

Mansfield Key III  Ole Pete Key”  

Consultant, Speechwriter, Speaker, and Author

 Mansfield Key III, known to most as Ole Pete Key, is a coach, consultant, speech writer, certified HIV/AIDS Instructor, social entrepreneur, and mentor. Mr. Key is an International Motivational Speaker who is a leading Growth Development Strategist. While Pete has been successful in many endeavors, he is mostly known for his ability to use music, drama, and motivational teachings to educate and empower people to unlock their potential and determine their destiny. His character Ray Ray, the Drop-Out Bully, has been presented at thousands of presentations and impacted lives in schools, churches, and community centers. He has provided technical assistance to the Federal Government’s Health and Human Service for all 50 states. He has worked directly with the Centers for Disease Control and completed consultant work for the Department of Education, Department of Public Health, The Juvenile Justice System, The Foster Care System, the Dream Development Center in Johannesburgh South Africa and Livepool England’s Hope Organization. He has spoken at the Ryan White National Conference, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Alliance of State Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and others.

Pete has accomplished several things professionally but his personal life was a complete disaster. The kid who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in a small city called Florence Alabama has not always been a positive person. He spent years of promiscuous living experimenting with alcohol, drugs, and sex after he dropped out of school. Growing up in school he couldn’t read so he struggled tremendously until a teacher name Ms. Stockard gave him some life changing advice. She introduced him to someone who would help him and she gave him a method to help him overcome his weaknesses in school. Today he is still benefiting from that teacher’s advice that he said he could never repay her for.  His purpose and passion today is sharing his story and strategies to help others. He believes that everyone has something special, but sometime people just need others to help them discover it. He said he wanted to be a Ms. Stockard to someone else in need.