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"Kids Are Worth It!" Conference

Date: May 13, 2013 Categories: Blog

Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana’s 
“Kids Are Worth It!” Conference
From left to right: JCAC Executive Director, Erika Dupepe; Former Miss America and Incest Survivor, Marilyn Van Derbur; JCAC Forensic Interviewer, Brittney Bergeron; JCAC AmeriCorps VISTA, Ashley Sturz

The Jefferson Children’s AdvocacyCenter team attended the Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana‘s 27th Annual “Kid’s Are Worth It!” Conference. The conference focused on child abuse prevention and equipped participants with further knowledge to end the epidemic of child abuse.

Keynote speaker, Marilyn Van Derbur–former Miss America, author, and incest survivor–told her story of surviving incest, including the challenges and triumphs in her recovery. Ms. Van Derbur has shared her story with many audiences in order to increase awareness and to promote child abuse prevention. Marilyn is truly an inspiration!

Another highlight of the conference included the presentation by, Carey Casey, CEO of the National Center for Fathering (NCF). Mr.Casey used humor to share his passion for the mission of the NCF and Championship Fathering. The movement of Championship Fathering prompts fathers to Love their children, Coach their children, Model for their children, Encourage other children, and Enlist other dads to join the team
The JCAC team thanks everyone who made the conference a success!