24, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Several
national and state leaders will speak on the status
of families and children in the United States Friday,
Oct. 26, at the University of Kentucky's second annual
interdisciplinary "Children and Families 2001: Bridging
Research and Practice" conference. The event will
open at 8 a.m. in the UK Student Center.
of interest include:
a.m.: “Kentucky’s Children: Our New Minority Group"
by Ronald Crouch, director of the Kentucky State Data
Center at the University of Louisville.
a.m.: “Policy Development: Where Theory and Practice
Meet" by Kimberly Barnes-O’Connor, director of children’s
policy for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education,
Labor and Pensions.
a.m.: “The State of Families and Children in the Commonwealth"
by Viola Miller, secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet
for Families and Children.
• 1 p.m.:
“Empowering Children and Families to Access and Use
Services" by Helen Pratt, director of developmental
and behavioral pediatrics and associate professor
of pediatrics and human development in the Pediatrics
Program at the Michigan State University/Kalamazoo
Center for Medical Studies.
p.m.: “If It Takes a Village...” by Kinsey B. Green,
president of the American Association of Family and