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2019 Learning & Leadership Summit - March 5-6, 2019

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Each and every person is essential to ensuring that North Carolina is a place where robust families thrive. Join us at the 2019 Learning & Leadership Summit where we will enhance the practice and leadership skills of participants by providing educational workshops designed to help professionals develop essential skills. These skills are necessary to support and strengthen families in their communities, activate support for effective prevention practice, and engage all members of society in promoting what works in effective child maltreatment prevention and treatment.

The Summit will serve as a springboard for local communities to begin developing a community child abuse prevention plan through the lens of a strengths-based protective factors approach. With nationally recognized speakers and a diverse array of workshops, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina's Learning & Leadership Summit offers insight into the latest research, strategies for increasing protective factors, effective implementation, public awareness, and advocacy.

Thank you to all of our attendees and presenters for making the 2019 Summit a success!


Agenda and Workshop Details



Post-Workshop & Summit Evaluations

Evaluations have been submitted and tallied. If you participated, your presenter has been sent the results. Thank you for your participation!


CEU Credit Request

CEU Credits will be available for this Summit at no cost to you or your organization. Our sponsoring institution willl be the Department of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Processing takes approximately 3-4 weeks, so we anticipate completion on or around 4/22/19. Notification of CEUs will be sent to you from UNC as soon as the process is complete.

The request period for CEUs has closed.


Keynote Speakers

armstrongReverend Dr. Darrell L. Armstrong

Day 1, Opening Plenary Speaker

In addition to being a father, husband and pastor, the Rev. Armstrong is a civic leader, a grassroots community organizer, a child welfare/family strengthening advocate and author.
He is a certified master-trainer on NPCL’s Fatherhood/Responsible Male Involvement and has obtained Cornell University’s Family Development Credential. Most recently, he was certified in Child Abuse Assault by the “Enough Abuse Campaign,” and in Infant and Pre-School Mental Health from the Youth Consultation Services’ (YCS) Infant and Pre-School Mental Health Institute.

Reverend Armstrong also lectures on maternal/paternal child health issues as well as faith-based delivery of social, human and child welfare services. In 2001, he carried the Olympic Torch for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, a run he dedicated to America’s 600,000+ foster children! In 2005, he was featured on a national PBS Special entitled “Faith & Family in America,” which discusses the church’s role in family services. In 2009, he gave the opening prayer for the U.S. House of Representatives. And in May 2010, the Rev. Armstrong made history when he was elected the first non-Presbyterian Trustee to Princeton Theological Seminary’s Board of Trustee’s – the first in the school’s nearly 200 year history! He is committed to ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue and teaching religious tolerance in a world that is so religiously intolerant.

Reverend Armstrong sees his “global work & life’s call” as striving to make ALL families stronger by addressing issues which impact their physical, mental, and spiritual health and well-being before they get into crisis!


perryDr. Bruce Perry

Day 2, Keynote Speaker, Awards Luncheon

Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, TX and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. He is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. His most recent multimedia book, BRIEF: Reflections on Childhood, Trauma and Society was released in 2013. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions. His neuroscience research has examined the effects of prenatal drug exposure on brain development, the neurobiology of human neuropsychiatric disorders, the neurophysiology of traumatic life events and basic mechanisms related to the development of neurotransmitter receptors in the brain. His experience as a clinician and a researcher with traumatized children has led many community and governmental agencies to consult Dr. Perry following high-profile incidents involving traumatized children.

He has presented about child maltreatment, children’s mental health, neurodevelopment and youth violence in a variety of venues including policy-making bodies such as the White House Summit on Violence, the California Assembly and U.S. House Committee on Education. Dr. Perry has been featured in a wide range of media including National Public Radio, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS News and the Oprah Winfrey Show. His work has been featured in documentaries produced by Dateline NBC, 20/20, the BBC, Nightline, CBC, PBS, as well as dozens of international documentaries.


Location and Accommodations

The Learning & Leadership Summit was held at The McKimmon Center on the NC State Campus, located at 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh, NC. There is plenty of free and easily accessible parking.



Take advantage of this opportunity for your organization to connect with practitioners and professionals from across North Carolina. We have a great lineup of wonderful exhibitors this year! A full list will be available in the Summit Guidebook.

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