The Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio (CDF-Ohio) will host the last of four community roundtable events in Appalachian Ohio from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2016 at Shawnee State University. Dawm Wallace-Pascoe, Director of Data and Research withe the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio, said together with their regional partners, CDF-Ohio will continue its campaign to improve the well-being of Ohio’s Appalachian children and families. The effort was launched on May 4 with the release of a comprehensive report, Ohio’s Appalachian Children at a Crossroads: A Roadmap for Action, at a press conference in the Ohio Statehouse with Rep. Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell).
The first roundtable was held on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Athens Community Center in Athens, Ohio. The second is set for Oct. 7 at the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County in Lisbon, Ohio and the third, Oct. 19 at the Highland Community Action in Hillsboro and the Shawnee State University roundtable will be the last of the series.
“The roundtables are open to the public. Information about the purpose of the roundtables and registration information is on our website,” Wallace-Pascoe said.
Renuka Mayadev, Executive Director, and Wallace-Pascoe, will open the event with an overview of the Report and its recommendations, followed by a presentation from Dr. Joe Gay, Health Recovery Services, Inc. Understanding the need to share regional best practices.
Wallace-Pascoe said the Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
The roundtables are open to the public. Information about the purpose of the roundtables and registration information is on our website.
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