Through Her Eyes: 9th Annual Conference
"Connections That Heal"
MassMutual Center ~ Springfield, Massachusetts
2013 Keynote Speaker:
Carissa Phelps, "Runaway Girl"
Carissa Phelps embodies the at-risk girl who beat the odds to create an empowered life. In her memoir, Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time, Carissa shares how the unexpected kindness of a math teacher and a counselor transformed her life and helped her become a mentor and advocate. Carissa earned both a Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson. She now runs her own company, Runaway Girl, which offers trainings to improve protocols and responses to child sex trafficking within communities, while offering employment and career development opportunities to runaways, former runaways, and survivors of trafficking. The Huffington Post wrote, “the child victim grew up to be a strong, successful woman, driven by her desire to pay it forward by helping kids in need.”
Call for Presenters!
Consider presenting an educational workshop at the conference! We need experts who can develop presentations around this year's theme: "Connections That Heal." Download the presenters form here.
To add your name to the conference e-mail list, please contact Marie Gilberti at:
413-439-2104 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org