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Register online with the option to pay now, mail payment, or complete individual registration previously paid by employer.  $30 Individual Registration.  Continuing Education Credits - $10 additional fee

RN & LPN - 7.25 CEUs

SW - 6.25 CEUs

LPC - 6.25 CEUs



8:30 – 8:40                               Welcome & Recognitions

8:40 – 10:10 a.m.                  Keynote:  Johnetta McSwain “The Road Beyond Abuse with her documentary”

10:10 – 10:20 a.m.                  Break

10:20 – 11:10 a.m.                Scott Anderson, District Attorney “Mandatory Reporting”

11:10 - 11:55 a.m.        Johnetta McSwain “12 Step Self Awareness Model”

11:55 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.          Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.                    (Continued) Johnetta McSwain “12 Step Self Awareness Model”

1:35 – 2:50 p.m.                      Ralph “Bud” Fry “Changing Destructive Behavior”

2:50 - 3:00 p.m.                      Break           

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.             Demetrius Malone “The Art of the Exit”

4:00 p.m.                                  Evaluations and Certificates

19th Annual Alabama Child Safety Conference

Protecting Our Children and Teens

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The conference will be Live-Streamed for attendees health and safety.  Instructions will be emailed for attendees to participate online.


Presented by the Child Safety Committee

Right at Home is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing.  Our approval status is valid through 05/17/2022.  Our provider number is nontransferable and utilized exclusively by Right at Home.  Alabama Board of Nursing Provider Number: ABNP1527.

Right At Home is a Board approved provider of continuing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners. Our approval status is valid through 10/31/2022 . Our provider number is nontransferable and utilized exclusively by Right At Home. ABSWE provider number 0626

The Professional Development Center of The Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP no. 5720.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  



Dr. Johnnetta McSwain, Ph.D., MSW

Award Winning International Speaker, Author of RISING ABOVE THE SCARS, Workshop Creator & Presenter, Social Worker & Change Agent.  

Participants will view the Emmy Award winning documentary, “The Road Beyond Abuse”, which depicts the triumphant journey of Johnnetta McSwain, an African-American woman who overcame a vicious cycle of brutal childhood sexual, mental and physical abuse and self-destruction. The documentary is directed and produced by Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) and narrated by Jane Fonda. Subsequently, participants will be introduced to the model that inspired the documentary, “The 12 Step Self Awareness Model (SAM)”, created by Johnnetta McSwain. This model will provide participants with a step by step blue print on how to break cycles of abuse, childhood sexual abuse, poverty, trauma and neglect and the ability to prevail against ALL the odds. Participants will learn how to teach clients self-discovery, forgiveness, acceptance and release of past traumatic histories, and self-sustaining skills to grow and succeed.

Scott Anderson

Morgan County District Attorney

Born and raised in Morgan County, Scott Anderson was elected to serve as the District Attorney of the 8th Judicial Circuit of Alabama, in 2010, and took his oath of office on January 17, 2011. Prior to serving as district attorney, Scott maintained a private law practice for 19 years. In his years of private practice, Anderson represented clients in civil, domestic relations, and criminal cases.  Anderson appeared in various courts all over the state of Alabama and served as counsel in a number of capital murder cases. In addition to his private practice, Scott also served as a municipal prosecutor from 2000 to 2010.

Scott is proud to be a product of the public school system of Morgan County. He graduated from Austin High School in 1983. As an undergraduate, Anderson graduated in 1988 from the University of Alabama with a degree in business. He obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1991 from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

Anderson is a member of the Alabama District Attorney’s Association, serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Morgan County Child Advocacy Center, and is a proud member of the local Fraternal Order of Police.

Scott is married to Cindy Segars Anderson and they have three children. Scott and his family worship at First Bible Church of Decatur.



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Robin Mackey, MSW, LICSW

Parent Project Trainer

Robin serves as Outreach Director and a Senior Trainer for Parent Project. She was certified in Parent Project in 2000 and has been a Parent Project trainer for 17 years. She loves seeing the difference Parent Project makes in the lives of families.

A licensed social worker, she has over 25 years of experience working with children, youth and families. She has extensive experience in program development, program implementation and fund development for non-profits, including the Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers.

Robin holds bachelor’s degrees from Jacksonville State University in both sociology and social work.  She earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Alabama.

She and her husband, Eric, reside in Pike Road, Alabama. They have three boys, the youngest of whom is 17. She is grateful she had the tools of Parent Project to help her raise her 3 teenagers!



Ralph "Bud" Fry

Author and Presenter

Ralph “Bud” Fry is a retired police supervisor from Los Angeles County. His law enforcement experience brought him to work with high-risk families in 1987. Bud is co-author of, Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior and Loving Solutions, A Parent’s Guide to Raising Tough kids ages 5-10 Years. Mr. Fry is a national trainer and conference presenter on issues surrounding high-risk youth and served on the California State Advisory Board on Youth Gang Intervention. Bud is a past recipient of the California Governor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contributions in Crime Prevention and the California Youth Authority’s Individual Service Award. He currently serves as the president of Parent Project® Inc. The Parent Project is the largest court mandated juvenile diversion program in the country.



Demetrius Malone

Producer, Author and Minister

Demetrius Malone is a professional screen writer, producer, business strategist, author and minister. Demetrius launched his production company DemiCo Productions (originally Demetrius Malone Productions) in 2002. The company would go on to produce more than 40 sold out stage productions before Demetrius landed work as a small screen contract writer.

Contributing to the rebranding of television media and many public figures, Demetrius launched DemiCo National in 2018. DemiCo National, LLC would become a premiere consultancy agency for startups and larger production companies as they all aimed to transition into the current social, political, and professional climate by offering calculated risk management. Demetrius is passionate about assisting startups in reaching their highest potential and increasing their likelihood of success.

During March 2020, Malone released his highly successful autobiography, Yella Box & The Art of the Exit the very week that the nation began shutting down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After sharing his powerful story of surviving sexual abuse, human trafficking, and depression, within weeks of the release; Malone would go on to become personal and professional life coach to over 70 individuals across the United States.

Demetrius Malone finds hope and peace in encouraging all to embrace physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing to live the best life possible at one’s truest most authentic self.



Ralph Fry

Thank You to our 2021 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

Quest Prevention Services   A Program of the Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama

Gold Sponsors

Riverside Family Health LLC

Silver Sponsor

Hartselle City Schools

Morgan County Schools

MOSAIC Mentoring of North Alabama

REACT a program of the Mental Health Association in Morgan County

Bronze Sponsors

CASA of North Alabama

Decatur City Schools

Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama

Morgan County Child Advocacy Center

Morgan County DHR

Morgan County District Attorney’s Office

Parents and Children Together

Child Safety Committee

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

Shelley Bowling (Decatur City Schools)

Leah Brown (MOSAIC Mentoring)

Susan Claborn (Mental Health Association)

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

Casey Coleman (Volunteer Center of Morgan Co.)

Dana Gladden (Hartselle City Schools)

Susan Goggins (Morgan Co. Child Advocacy Center)

Kim Howell (CASA of North Alabama)

Bruce Jones (retired - Decatur 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)

Ginger Norman (Riverside Family Health)

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)

Brandon Watkins (Decatur Youth Services)

Shannon Williams (MHA's Rape Response Advocacy Program)

Lee Willis (Morgan Co. Schools)