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25th Annual Wild Child Conference

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Learning to Talk the Talk: Empowering Parents in a Wild Child World is the theme for the 25th Annual Wild Child Conference being held September 9th, 2014 at TRECA (100 Executive Drive; Marion, Ohio). This year’s regional conference for social workers, educators, juvenile justice and health care professionals will focus on strengthening the parent-child relationship.

The keynote speaker is Gus Reyes, BBS, MBA, MRE, PhD. Dr. Reyes serves as the Director of Christian Life Commission at Baptist General Convention of Texas. After the morning keynote, conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions presented by Dr. Reyes; Brian Patrick, MBA, CCD, CCM-NCSC Superintendent of the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training, and Rehabilitation District; Gail Horner, RNC, DNP, CPNP, SANE-P pediatric nurse practitioner and SANE coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Center for Child and Family Advocacy; and Marcie Beers, BA of the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities.

Session topics will include TEN Best Practices to Be Involved in Your Child’s Life, Verbal Judo, What Can we Do to Help Children Behave? Alternatives to Corporal Punishment, and Components of a Successful IEP Meeting. The day will close with Dr. Reyes sharing PARENTS Can Find a New Future.
Early registration to attend this one-day conference is $70 and must be faxed, emailed, post-marked or telephoned by August 22. Regular registration is $80 after August 22 and by September 8. Same day registration is $90. This fee includes a continental breakfast, snacks and all conference materials, as well as continuing education units for social workers, counselors, educators and nurses.

For registration information please contact:
Mary Longo
Phone: (740) 223-4040
Email: or visit