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Through Her Eyes 2017

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

$40 - $150

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Each year, the Through Her Eyes conference provides a signature event for the Center for Human Development to host our community in support of the emotional, social and physical needs of troubled, at risk, and vulnerable girls and young women. Together with other caring organizations, we have been able to affect positive change by inspiring thousands of people who engage directly with girls and young women, including educators, social workers, direct care staff, family members, and concerned citizens. The conference attracts nearly 500 professionals each year from throughout Western Massachusetts.

This year, as we continue to address issues that hinder this vulnerable population from becoming strong, successful women, we hope we can count on you to join us a sponsor of the conference.

The conference focuses on current methods and practices for dealing with girls who face challenges at home, in school, and in society, from trauma and neglect to aggression and addiction. It features a keynote speaker, a lunchtime speaker, and eight to ten workshops run by notable professionals.

This Year’s Keynote: Humorous Motivational Speaker

We were looking for someone to get people fired up, energized and leave the event saying things like “that was the best meeting I have ever attended!” and we found Linda Edgecombe.

Linda Edgecombe – 2017 Keynote Speaker

Linda prides herself in delivering powerful messages, creating lasting shifts, while increasing accountability and momentum, all wrapped in huge laughter and humor, which creates an environment like no other.

The best feedback she ever gets is when participants say, “Wow where did the time go?” or “I’m exhausted from laughing so much” or “Can we take you back to our office with us?”

Through her speaking & training programs she weaves changes that her audiences fully embrace proving to themselves, it’s easier than they thought.

If you want to look like the super star for booking a great speaker or trainer for your next event, then that’s why you hire Linda Edgecombe! Oh ya, and she’s pretty low maintenance as well!










“This conference is a place where people can share techniques and methods that are having a positive effect on the lives of young, at-risk girls – techniques were used to help me when I needed it.
I’ve been nurtured and inspired by people just like you and today I’m following my passion of using horses as a therapeutic tool to help others. Thank you for believing in me.”
– Skye Schiller, 2012 Girl’s Award Winner




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Vendors & Exhibitors

Do you have a business or a non-profit that 500 teachers, educators, social workers, therapists, juvenile justice professionals from all over New England should know about? Sign up to be an exhibitor/vendor at the conference! 


October 27
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 - $150


CHD Through Her Eyes Committee
(413) 733-6624


MassMutual Center
Springfield, MA 01103 United States + Google Map