Forum for the Future

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This event has ended. It was on January 12th, 2021 from 9:00am – 2:30pm.

If you were unable to attend or hope to watch all of the sessions again, this link will take you to all of the sessions from the event.
If you prefer to view one specific session you missed or would like to view a session recording again, please use the link included in the agenda below.

Forum Agenda

TimeTopic & Video LinkSpeaker
9:00 – 9:10Welcome & OverviewYumeka 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 – 9:45Groundwater Approach and Instructions for Presentation Breakout SessionsYumeka Rushing
9:50 – 10:20Power the Future, TogetherBiz Harris
9:50 – 10:20Early Care & Education: Survey of Mississippi Issues Impacting ChildrenLinda Southward
10:25 – 10:55Early Childhood Exclusionary Discipline in MS: Risk factors, consequences, and opportunities for interventionAbby Novak
10:25 – 10:55Marking Children’s Developmental Milestones: Findings from a Baseline Survey of MississippiBen Walker
11:00 – 11:30Impact of COVID-19 on Children in Mississippi: Household Pulse Survey ResultsIsmail Yigit
11:00 – 11:30Identifying Barriers Regarding Access to Services for Children from Birth to Age 8Regina Lewis
12:35 – 1:05Understanding the Importance of Health Equity for Mothers & ChildrenBrittney Mosley
1:05 – 1:40Making the Case for Kids: Strategies that WorkJulie Sweetland
1:40 – 1:50Overview of Collective Impact, Collective Impact ForumJen Juster
1:50 – 2:15Group Discussion

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

Who attended THE FORUM?

Early Childhood Educators

Pediatricians & OBGYNs

Childcare Providers

Policymakers and Legislators

Home Visitors

Child Advocates


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