Strong Children~Strong Communities Conference Open to the Public

Hazel Crest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—January 27, 2012.  The 21st Annual Strong Children~Strong Communities conference has an exciting array of current topics for parents, educators, childcare providers and anyone interested in helping children. It will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prairie State College, 202 S. Halsted Street, Chicago Heights. This conference is hosted by Good Shepherd Center, a non-profit agency serving individuals with disabilities and their families since 1963.

The Strong Children~Strong Communities conference is the largest bilingual conference in the Chicago area, featuring many individual workshops in both English and Spanish. Attendees can choose from a variety of individual workshops and hear the keynote speaker. The keynote speaker this year is Sue Black, Certified Bullying Prevention Trainer, Storyteller and Teaching Artist. Some of the workshops include – Playful Science: Rolling, Floating, Swinging and the Science Behind It, Power Struggles: Children vs Adults, Nutrition, Disconnect to Reconnect: Helping Children Build Relationships at Home & School, Self-Defense, Creating a Special Bond-Siblings of Children with Developmental Disabilities, Early Math is more than Counting & Naming Shapes, Sign Language, Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and more. Registration is only $35 per person and includes a delicious box lunch. Lunch includes a choice of turkey, ham and turkey or veggie wraps, a drink and chips. Registration can be made on line at or by calling 708-335-0020 x 15. CEU and CPDU credits are available.

Entertainment during lunch is provided by The Pink Panthers double dutch jumpers, Gold Medalists at Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics and 2010 Record Breakers Champs three years in a row. For more information on the Strong Children~Strong Communities conference please call Good Shepherd Center, 708-335-0020 x 15.

Sue Black, Certified Bullying Prevention Trainer, Storyteller and Teaching Artist will be the Keynote Speaker at the Strong Children~Strong Communities conference on February 25, 212 at Prairie State College. The community is invited to attend.