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Cost: $20 per person (includes continuing education)
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Hotel: Click Here to make your hotel reservation. Room rates are $103 per night. Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Sunday, April 2, 2023 (the “Cut-Off Date”).

The Missouri Children’s Trauma Network invites you to join us as a sponsor at the 2023 training summit on May 3, at the Holiday Inn & Expo Center in Columbia, MO. This is an important opportunity to showcase your organization to Missouri personnel from community mental health centers, child advocacy centers, child welfare agencies, schools, and so many more. The conference is a host to over 400 attendees and we are confident that you will find this conference a good investment of you time and resources. Click here to learn more about the different exhibitor/sponsorship levels. 

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Jessica Pryce, PhD. 

As an Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work at Florida State University and the Executive Director of The Florida Institute for Child Welfare, her foremost responsibility is providing evidence-informed recommendations to Florida’s legislative policymakers. Dr. Pryce was a child welfare caseworker, investigating child maltreatment in Florida, before pursuing her doctorate degree. Having experience at multiple levels of child welfare (direct practice, policy analysis, child advocacy, program administration, teaching and research), her perspective is unique.

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Senator Holly Rehder

State Senator Holly Thompson Rehder is a known voice in the fight against opioid addiction and the stigma of mental illness. Growing up on welfare, quitting school at fifteen, becoming a mother at sixteen, and ultimately,
deciding to do things differently, Holly brings a unique perspective to the poverty cycle in America. A conservative who speaks candidly from personal experience as someone who lived it as a child, got out as a teen, only to see
her daughter caught in it, is a bit of an anomaly.


Diana Chao

Diana Chao is a first-generation Buyi Chinese-American immigrant from Southern California. Diana founded Letters to Strangers (L2S) when she was a sophomore in high school after bipolar disorder and a blinding eye condition nearly ended her life. By beginning to heal through letters, she discovered that writing is humanity distilled into ink. Today, L2S is the largest global youth-for-youth mental health nonprofit, impacting over 35,000 people annually on six continents and publishing the world’s first youth-for-youth mental health guidebook for free. 

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