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2018 Interdisciplinary Summit Agenda

2018 Interdisciplinary Summit Agenda
8-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-9 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9-10 a.m. Keynote – Josh Stein, Attorney General of North Carolina
10:15-11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion on Strengthening Families, Communities and the Schools That Serve Them

  • William Cobey, Chair of the North Carolina State Board of Education
  • Jessica Holmes, Chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners
  • James White, Executive Vice President, Organizational Relations, YMCA of the Triangle
  • Moderated by Jon Powell, Director of the Restorative Justice Clinic
11:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m. Lunch
Concurrent Sessions
12:45-2 p.m. North Carolina’s Greatest Challenge: The Impact of Poverty on Families, Communities, and Schools

  • Featuring Dr. Gene Nichol, Tinsley Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina
  • Moderated by Verna Best, Social and Economic Vitality Program Manager, Wake County Human Services
Serving Students’ Needs Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Christine Kushner, Wake County School Board Member
  • Illiana Santillan-Carrillo, Community Organizer
  • Darlene Johnson, Director of School Social Work for Wake County Public School System
  • Chuck Small, M.Ed., NCC, Counselor, Enloe High School
Critical Discussion on Fatherhood & Male Engagement

  • Deric Boston, Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Qiana Cryer-Coupet, Assistant Professor, Social Work, North Carolina State University
Concurrent Sessions
2:15–3:30 p.m. disAbilities: Building Strength through Inclusion

  • Dr. Jamie Pearson, (Facilitator) Assistant Professor, Special Education, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Charity Brown Griffin, Assistant Professor, School Psychology, Winston-Salem State University
  • Anne La Force, Clinical Director for the NC START Central Region
  • Dr. Nigel Pierce Assistant Professor, Special Education, North Carolina Central University
Understanding Substance Use Disorders Among Students and Their Families

  • Christopher Campu, North Carolina Addiction Professionals, Collegiate Recovery Coordinator
  • Dr. Robert Horne, Assistant Professor, Counselor Education, North Carolina Central University
Strengthening Our Society Through Schools: A Collective Impact Vision

  • Dr. Terrence Ruth, former Executive Director, North Carolina NAACP
  • Keith Sutton, Wake County School Board Member, District 4
  • Dr. Andy Taylor, Professor, Political Science, North Carolina State University
3:45–4:30 p.m. Closing