MONTREAL, July 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The African-Canadian Development and Prevention Network (ACDPN), in partnership with Concordia University, will host a roundtable to explore how to address the challenges facing Black families, especially the over-representation of Black youth in the provincial Youth Protection system, and to increase access to best practice prevention approaches.
Speakers for the roundtable include Leith Hamilton and Michael Gittens of ACDPN; Sylvia Martin-Laforge, Director General of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN); Dr. Wendy Thompson and Dr. Vandna Sinha, McGill School of Social Work; and Dr. Don de Guerre, Concordia Applied Human Science Department.
DATE: Thursday, July 18, 2013
TIME: 9 to 11 a.m.
LOCATION: John Molson School of Business, 1450 Guy, 2nd Floor
*The event will be followed by a press conference with the main speakers.
During the event, ACDPN will make public a Roadmap on Policy and Program Reforms to Increase Access to Prevention Services for Black English-speaking Families, a document describing measures to adapt existing services to improve outcomes for Black families. The Roadmap discusses the implementation of best practices in child welfare to strengthen Black families and reduce the over-representation of Black youth in the Provincial Youth Protection system.
Also on hand will be representatives from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the largest and oldest Black organization of women university graduates in the United States, which is providing advice, support, and strategic social development tools to a Black English-speaking community often ignored, marginalized, and excluded from public policy decisions impacting on its future vitality. Other event partners include the Côte-des-Neiges Black Community Association (CDNBCA), West island Black Community Association, as well as partners in NDG, Little Burgundy and LaSalle.
SOURCE: African-Canadian Development and Prevention Network (ACDPN)
For further information:
Leith Hamilton: (514) 560-9107