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Healthy Families Conference Offers Support to Those in Helping Professions

The Institute for Strong Families is holding a conference to help those in the helping professions regain passion and energy for their vocation. The second annual Healthy Families Conference will start with a Networking with Organizations at 11:45 and take place in break-out sessions across the LCU campus throughout the afternoon of Thursday, October 10.

This year’s conference theme is “Inspiring your Vocational Passions,” and is geared toward all helping professions, such as healthcare practitioners, teachers, counselors, and social workers. The following organizations will have tables set up in the Baker Conference Center at 11:45am: Catholic Family Services, Children’s Connections Inc., Communities in Schools, Family Guidance and Outreach Center, Home Instead Senior Care, Hospice of Lubbock, Lubbock County Adult Probation, Parkridge Pregnancy Center, Women’s Protective Services, and LCU Graduate Counseling.

“The purpose of the conference is to share research and resources with our community partners who are out impacting families all over the South Plains and nation,” says Dr. Michael Hardin, Chair of Behavioral Sciences. “We hope professionals and laypersons alike find the conference as a helpful source of continuing education and support.”

The Institute for Strong Families was established by the Behavioral Sciences Department in 2011 as an outreach and support to community agencies who work with families. Along with an annual conference, the institute has raised funds to build and maintain the South Plains Children’s Memorial Garden, a place for families who have lost a child to find support. The organization has also recently developed a website to help families connect to the resources that are already provided on the South Plains and across the nation.

Registration is available at the door. For more information, visit this link.