FREE FORUM: Keeping Children Safe

November 9, 2012

FREE FORUM: Keeping Children Safe

Chicago, IL, November 1, 2012– On December 6th, First Nonprofit Foundation will present Keeping Our Children Safe: Lessons for nonprofits from across the nation.

This free panel discussion is a one-of-a-kind forum that will feature a panel of national, state, and local experts who understand the safety needs of children as well as the organizational behaviors that can foster or impede a culture of safety. This forward looking forum will help participants consider the policies, programs, and practices that keep children safe. The panelists will draw on the lessons and implications from tragedies at Penn State and other organizations that work with youth. Following presentations there will be an open forum in which participants will have an opportunity to share concerns and perspective on the role of organizations in protecting children from harm.

The forum will be moderated by Christine James-Brown, President & CEO of Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) with panelists: Tina Phillips, Director of Training, Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance; Linda Spears, Vice President, Policy & Public Affairs, Child Welfare League of America; Bob Arends, Vice President of Risk Management, First Nonprofit Insurance Company; and Beverly Mackereth, Deputy Secretary, PA Office of Children, Youth & Families.

This free forum is co-sponsored by First Nonprofit Foundation and Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) in partnership with Child Welfare League of America (CWLA).

The forum will be held on Thursday, December 6th with registration and Continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m. followed by the presentation from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at West Chester University Graduate Business Center in West Chester, PA.

This forum is free but space is limited. Participants must R.S.V.P. by November 26th at


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