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FREE 2022 Delaware Building Bridges Virtual Conference

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2022


Building Bridges Virtual Conference 2022

WILMINGTON, Del. – Register today for the prevention-focused, resilience-building 2022 Delaware Building Bridges Virtual Conference. Space is filling fast, so register for your spot!

Hosted by the Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services (DPBHS) and Delaware Afterschool Network (DEAN), this free annual conference will run April 27 and April 28 with full days of workshops, activities, giveaways and more. Completely virtual, the conference also provides continuing education (CEUs) for eligible afterschool, prevention and behavioral health professionals and staff. Building Bridges is also sponsored by the United Way of Delaware (UWDE), the Charles S. Mott Foundation, and the Delaware Department of Education.

“Delaware has a strong network of prevention, early intervention and behavioral health treatment providers, all working together to help children and families thrive. Professional development such as Building Bridges offers an opportunity to connect, learn and grow on so many levels,” said Dr. Aileen Fink, Director of the Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services. “As we emerge from this pandemic, this free conference provides invaluable information and resources to help professionals overcome barriers, strengthen partnerships and above all, learn about effective strategies to build protective factors and promote resilience to help children achieve their full potential.”

This year’s conference theme is “Pathways to Resilience,” bringing together expert speakers from Delaware and across the country to discuss the latest science, news, trends, and strategies to implement evidence-based practices.

Live session topics include seminars on suicide prevention, childhood adversity, social justice, substance misuse prevention, empowering and supporting youth resilience, developing LGBTQIA+ clinical and educational competencies, fostering cultural competency and moving toward cultural humility, and so much more.

Register today to have access to:

  • 16 live and interactive workshops including a Youth Town Hall
  • Two dynamic keynote speakers and a conference closer
  • Live and pre-recorded activities in the Building Bridges Virtual Lounge
  • On-demand video library
  • Networking, support and engagement with attendees, statewide exhibitors
  • Opportunities to win cash and prizes!

“The Delaware Building Bridges Virtual Conference is an opportunity to connect with like-minded, cross-sector champions, reflect on their individual and collective impact and build resilience by learning about new resources and strategies that help continue this hard and essential work,” said Regina Sidney-Brown, Director of the Delaware Afterschool Network (DEAN) and Chair of IRMC Extended Learning Opportunities Subcommittee. “Since 2018, DPBHS, DEAN and UWDE have thoughtfully collaborated on the conference. We are very excited to offer the conference on a fantastic virtual platform funded by the Charles S. Mott Foundation and hosted by DCPV.”

Last year, more than 400 individuals registered for the conference. Register today to secure your spot! 

Save the Date

What: 2022 Delaware Building Bridges Virtual Conference

When: April 27 and April 28, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Virtual – Register today at https://www.debuildingbridges22.org/

Cost: FREE

April 27 Highlight– Keynote Address: Building Resilience in Uncertain Times, Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, Professor of Pediatrics, The Center for Parent and Teen Communication, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

April 28 Highlight – Keynote Address: Interrupting Racism Through the Lens of Cultural Humility, Earl Greene, Director of Family Engagement & Equity, Children’s Institute, Inc. and conference closer sponsored by the Delaware Department of Education and Project THRIVE Dr. Isaiah Pickens, CEO, iOpening Enterprises.

 Contact: Jen Rini, DSCYF – jen.rini@delaware.gov, Regina Sidney-Brown, DEAN – regina@deasn.org

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FREE 2022 Delaware Building Bridges Virtual Conference

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2022


Building Bridges Virtual Conference 2022

WILMINGTON, Del. – Register today for the prevention-focused, resilience-building 2022 Delaware Building Bridges Virtual Conference. Space is filling fast, so register for your spot!

Hosted by the Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services (DPBHS) and Delaware Afterschool Network (DEAN), this free annual conference will run April 27 and April 28 with full days of workshops, activities, giveaways and more. Completely virtual, the conference also provides continuing education (CEUs) for eligible afterschool, prevention and behavioral health professionals and staff. Building Bridges is also sponsored by the United Way of Delaware (UWDE), the Charles S. Mott Foundation, and the Delaware Department of Education.

“Delaware has a strong network of prevention, early intervention and behavioral health treatment providers, all working together to help children and families thrive. Professional development such as Building Bridges offers an opportunity to connect, learn and grow on so many levels,” said Dr. Aileen Fink, Director of the Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services. “As we emerge from this pandemic, this free conference provides invaluable information and resources to help professionals overcome barriers, strengthen partnerships and above all, learn about effective strategies to build protective factors and promote resilience to help children achieve their full potential.”

This year’s conference theme is “Pathways to Resilience,” bringing together expert speakers from Delaware and across the country to discuss the latest science, news, trends, and strategies to implement evidence-based practices.

Live session topics include seminars on suicide prevention, childhood adversity, social justice, substance misuse prevention, empowering and supporting youth resilience, developing LGBTQIA+ clinical and educational competencies, fostering cultural competency and moving toward cultural humility, and so much more.

Register today to have access to:

  • 16 live and interactive workshops including a Youth Town Hall
  • Two dynamic keynote speakers and a conference closer
  • Live and pre-recorded activities in the Building Bridges Virtual Lounge
  • On-demand video library
  • Networking, support and engagement with attendees, statewide exhibitors
  • Opportunities to win cash and prizes!

“The Delaware Building Bridges Virtual Conference is an opportunity to connect with like-minded, cross-sector champions, reflect on their individual and collective impact and build resilience by learning about new resources and strategies that help continue this hard and essential work,” said Regina Sidney-Brown, Director of the Delaware Afterschool Network (DEAN) and Chair of IRMC Extended Learning Opportunities Subcommittee. “Since 2018, DPBHS, DEAN and UWDE have thoughtfully collaborated on the conference. We are very excited to offer the conference on a fantastic virtual platform funded by the Charles S. Mott Foundation and hosted by DCPV.”

Last year, more than 400 individuals registered for the conference. Register today to secure your spot! 

Save the Date

What: 2022 Delaware Building Bridges Virtual Conference

When: April 27 and April 28, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Virtual – Register today at https://www.debuildingbridges22.org/

Cost: FREE

April 27 Highlight– Keynote Address: Building Resilience in Uncertain Times, Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, Professor of Pediatrics, The Center for Parent and Teen Communication, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

April 28 Highlight – Keynote Address: Interrupting Racism Through the Lens of Cultural Humility, Earl Greene, Director of Family Engagement & Equity, Children’s Institute, Inc. and conference closer sponsored by the Delaware Department of Education and Project THRIVE Dr. Isaiah Pickens, CEO, iOpening Enterprises.

 Contact: Jen Rini, DSCYF – jen.rini@delaware.gov, Regina Sidney-Brown, DEAN – regina@deasn.org

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