Forum for the Future

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January 12th, 2021
9:00am – 2:30pm

We’re thrilled you’ve decided to join us for this virtual event that we are hosting with the Child Health and Development Project: Mississippi Thrive! and The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi.

NOTES: If you have any technical issues during the Forum, please contact bennett.w.porter@ssrc.msstate.edu

Forum Agenda

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9:00 – 9:10Welcome & Overview of ForumYumeka Rushing & Biz Harris
9:10 – 9:20Opening RemarksSusan Buttross  
9:20 – 9:35Building the Future for Mississippi’s Children on a Foundation of EquityJunious Williams  
9:35 – 9:45Instructions for Presentation Breakout SessionsYumeka Rushing & Biz Harris
Breakout Session 1 – Please pick one presentation to attend.
9:50 – 10:20Biz Harris – Power the Future, Together
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Linda Southward – Early Care & Education: Survey of Mississippi Issues Impacting Children
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Breakout Session 2 – Please pick one presentation to attend.
10:25 – 10:55Abby Novak – Early Childhood Exclusionary Discipline in MS: Risk factors, consequences, and opportunities for intervention
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Ben Walker – Marking Children’s Developmental Milestones: Findings from a Baseline Survey of Mississippi
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Breakout Session 3 – Please pick one presentation to attend.
11:00 – 11:30Ismail Yigit – Impact of COVID-19 on Children in Mississippi: Household Pulse Survey Results
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Regina Lewis – Identifying Barriers Regarding Access to Services for Children from Birth to Age 8
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Breakout Session 4 – Please pick one presentation to attend.
12:00 – 12:30Heather Martin – Do You See What I See? The Power and Opportunity in Perspective Taking (Mind in the Making)
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Cathy Grace – Early Education Holds the Key to Equity in Mississippi
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Full Forum Session Return to Main Zoom Room. Click here to join the next four sessions in whole group portion of the Forum.

12:35 – 1:05Brittney Mosley – Understanding the Importance of Health Equity for Mothers & Children
1:05 – 1:40Julie Sweetland – Making the Case for Kids: Strategies that Work
1:40 – 1:50Jen Juster- Overview of Collective Impact, Collective Impact Forum
1:50 – 2:15

2:15 – 2:30
Group Discussion

Closing Remarks & Raffle Prizes

We are thankful to all of the participating organizations and facilitators! Without them the Forum would not have been possible!


Who Is attendING THE FORUM?

Early Childhood Educators

Pediatricians & OBGYNs

Childcare Providers

Policymakers and Legislators


Home Visitors

Child Advocates

Journalists, and Media Representatives

Researchers

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