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DCF Secretary Bob Butterworth to speak at Foster Child Conference at NSU

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. — Florida Department of Children & Families Secretary Bob Butterworth will discuss strategies to improve the lives of foster children Thursday (Feb 14) at a youth empowerment conference at Nova Southeastern University (NSU).

Butterworth will be making his remarks at the conference, called Fostering Success: Strategies to Empower Youth to Succeed as Adults. Held at NSU’s Miniaci Performing Arts Center, the event will also feature NSU faculty experts on child welfare as well as other child policy experts. The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a reception at 4:30 p.m.

Butterworth is expected to speak at 4 p.m. He will also accept an award on behalf of Gov. Charlie Crist at a reception that follows the conference and starts at 4:30 p.m.

The event, which is expected to draw 200 participants, is put together by the nonprofit Florida’s Children First, Inc., a statewide children’s advocate.

NSU faculty speakers at the conference include: James Murray Pann, Ph.D., program professor at NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services (FSESH); Deborah A. Mulligan, M.D., Director of NSU’s Institute for Child Health Policy; Denise Crammer-Turner, Psy.D., Adjunct Faculty at FSEHS; and Judith S. Stein, Ed.D., Executive Director for the National Institute for Educational Options at FSESH.

Other speakers will include Andrea Moore, Executive Director of Florida’s Children First; Howard Talenfeld, J.D., President of Florida’s Children First; Kathleen M. McNaught, J.D., Assistant Staff Director of Child Welfare at the American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law; Misty Stenslie, Deputy Director of the Foster Care Alumni of America; and State Sen. Nan Rich D-Weston.

Media Contact:
Ken Ma, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5354 Office, 954-830-4177 Mobile, kennma@nova.edu