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Building and Sustaining Resilience During Adversity

Kentucky Perinatal Association

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Join us for our 2-day Annual Conference. We are bringing you 10.4 contact hours of continuing education about everything within the perinatal field. Register at our website: Hosted at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park! Lure Lodge 5465 State Park Road Jamestown, KY 42629 For Reservations: call 270-343-3111 Ask for KPA Conference Room Rate #2740 Contact for additional information

Courageous Conversations: Donna Pollard

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Founder for Survivors Corner - a child marriage survivor and founder of Survivors' Corner, who has become the ambassador for changing child marriage laws in Kentucky with the passage of Senate Bill 48 that was signed into law on March 29, 2018. SB 48 raises the legal age to marry to 18 in Kentucky with some exceptions.

Courageous Conversations: Shannon Lockhart, LCSW

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Shannon is a therapist in private practice in Louisville and is dedicated to making sure that services are available to anyone, regardless of ability to pay, and she focuses on working with immigrants and survivors of trauma, and in particular with social justice activists. Her interest in working with mental health through the lens of supporting human rights led her to live first in post-conflict El Salvador, and then to post-conflict Guatemala, where she worked with survivors of the wars,...

Courageous Conversations: David Townsend

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In 2013, out of David's passion for helping at-risk youth, he founded the H.O.O.D. (The Home of Opportunities and Dreams), a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization. The original goal was to open a group home for abused, neglected and dependent children. In the process of pursuing that goal, a mentorship program was born. Due to the birth of the mentorship program the goal of the group home will be accomplished in the future. The mission of the organization is to enhance the lives of at-risk...

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