Speakers

Click on each speaker for individual's biography.

Keynote Speakers

Barbara Coloroso

Parenting Expert and Best Selling Author

Erin Jones

Independent Education and Systems Consultant, Public Speaker

Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, EdD

Parenting Expert, Internationally Recognized Author & Lecturer

Workshop Speakers

Jennifer Berney

MFA Creative Writing, Author of The Other Mothers, Faculty

South Puget Sound Community College

Jordan Stray

High School Counselor

Tumwater Highschool

Dr. Jeff Broome

Principal

Tumwater High School

Phoebe Mulligan

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Caprice Paduano, MA

Early Learning & Education Professor

@South Puget Sound Community College

Barbara Coloroso

Parenting Expert and Best Selling Author

Erin Jones

Independent Education and Systems Consultant, Public Speaker

Carlos Mejia Rodriguez

PhD, Community Outreach & Navigator Program Manager

CHOICE Regional Health Network

Christine Moon, MS

Professor, Program Lead Early Learning and Education Programs

South Puget Sound Community College

Bridget Lecheile

PhD, Training & Data Manager

Washington State Association for Infant Mental Health

Keoki Kauanoe

Fatherhood Director

Family Education & Support Services

Scott Hanauer

MA CMHS MHP, Clinical Director

Family Education & Support Services, Univ. of Washington

Jennifer Helseth

Health Systems Analysis

WA State Dept. of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF)

Interested in presenting?

Family Education & Support Services invites professionals to submit presentation abstracts addressing a wide range of topic on child abuse and neglect prevention, parent education and family support. We are interested in abstracts representing various levels of experience and skill ranging from introductory to advanced-level practice which will increase family support professionals knowledge and skill to strengthen and support families.  are excited to offer our registrants the option to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Conference Tracks:

  • Best practices in the Administration of Children, Youth and Family Programs and Organizations
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Family Support Practice
  • Fatherhood
  • Home Visiting
  • Mental Health
  • Parent Education
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Special Populations (e.g., parents and/or children with special needs, domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental health)
Accepting proposals until Friday, July 23, 2021!

Read the submissions guidelines and download the presenter submission form. Submit your presentation, a brief biography, and your resume/curricula vitae to heather@familyess.org.