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24th annual view from all sides conference


Over 400 family support leaders from across Massachusetts were in attendance for our 24th annual A View From All Sides conference for family support training.

It was an excellent day of knowledge sharing and networking. Keynote speaker Lisbeth Schorr, Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington D.C., presented on her experiences with improving upon intervention results, the challenges faced by pilot programs, and the necessity of cross-sector cooperation in making neighborhoods safe, stable and supportive.

The conference included workshops, a community resource fair, and a powerful award ceremony recognizing the incredible work and dedication of leaders in the family support field. 

2016 award winners Jessica Dautruche and her son Jordan, Joan Duffell, Tina Toran, and Anne Nemetz-Carlson
2016 award winners: Jessica, Healthy Families graduate and recipient of the Parent Recognition Award, with her son, Joan Duffell of The Committee for Children, recipient of the Partnership Award, Tina Toran of The Coalition for Children, recipient of the Emerging Leader Award, and Anne Nemetz-Carlson, Executive Director of Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc. and recipient of the 5th Annual Frances Litman Leadership Award.

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