Children's Law Institute
Jan 12, 2011 08:30 AM
Jan 14, 2011 02:00 PM
|Contact Name||Shawn Rogers|
|Contact Phone||(575) 646-4855|
Open to social workers, attorneys, judges, and volunteers interested in children's welfare.
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We’re in challenging and changing times. our budgets are smaller; we’re being asked to do more with less; our caseloads are more complicated. But the truth is, children and families need us now more than ever. And now more than ever we need to come together as a community, re-invigorate ourselves, hone our skills, and find inspiration. This year, the CLI will offer 35 workshops and plenary speakers designed to refresh our thinking about core topics, inspire our days with new ideas, and hopefully leave us feeling rejuvenated–because our work is needed–now more than ever.
To that end, we’re thrilled to welcome the New Mexico Slam Poetry Team to help open the conference. Slam Poetry is a performance art that can be used to tell stories from the heart. The Slam Poetry team will honor us with a performance piece written specially for the Children’s Law Institute.
On Friday, back by popular demand, Father Greg Boyle will join us to close the conference with stories of hope, redemption and loss from his book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. As executive Director of Homeboy Industries and an acknowledged expert on gangs and intervention approaches, Fr. Boyle is a nationally renowned speaker. His message reminds us all of the humanness of our work and teaches us to find inspiration in each day.