"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about." Margaret J. Wheatley

We hope you join us as we begin our free monthly speaker series created to educate, inspire, and support our communities during the time of COVID, firestorms, social unrest, and economic downturn. 

Our esteemed group of speakers will foster meaningful discussions that examine the impacts of our new normal. They will address a variety of topics that can help strengthen our children, families, and communities during these challenging times. 

Please use the section below to register and to see other upcoming speakers. Use the arrows below to advance the list to other months.

January 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021
10:00 am11:30 am
FREE online speaker series
Fostering A Future

We hope you join us for the fourth installment of our free monthly speaker series created to educate, inspire, and support our communities.

We invite foster parents, resource parents, caregivers, and community partners to join on January 21, 2021, from 10:00 - 11:30 am, to hear from motivational speaker, Anthony Trucks.

Anthony Trucks is a product of the foster care system. Being raised as the only black person in a poor, white family would leave many struggling to find their place. This combination of differences led to a uniquely positive family foundation. Anthony was able to overcome insurmountable odds to find success in many areas of his life.

In his presentation, Anthony breaks down the exact things that made the difference. Whether you're struggling to find your place within your family or looking to strengthen your family bond - Anthony's story will leave a lasting impact on your life.

Join us as Anthony explains how he overcame his hardships and made the shift into his ideal identity.

To learn more about Anthony, visit www.anthonytrucks.com.

Friday, January 29, 2021
7:00 pm9:00 pm
FREE OVEE Watch Party
REWIND: Film Screening and Director Q&A

Join the Child Parent Insitute and Sasha Joseph Neulinger for a special OVEE watch party of REWIND followed by a LIVE Q&A with director Sasha Joseph Neulinger. The film will begin at 7:00 pm PST and the LIVE Q&A will immediately follow at 8:30 pm PST.

Don't have time to join us for the watch party? Watch REWIND before the event and join us for the LIVE Q&A at 8:30 pm.

For as long as Sasha Joseph Neulinger can remember, a video camera was ever-present, his father constantly filming. But his father’s camera, trained on the celebrations and frequent gatherings of a tight-knit family, was also documenting a hidden secret. It was a secret that eight-year-old Sasha could not keep. The truth sparked a media firestorm, a high-stakes court battle, and a generational reckoning. Now in his twenties, Neulinger draws upon a revealing home video archive to piece together an unflinching story of the cycles and consequences of abuse, to examine what it means to heal, and to effect positive change in the world. REWIND probes the gap between image and reality, showing both how little, and how much, a camera can capture.