Luncheon Lecture Series and Annual Conference
Every year WACC hosts four Luncheon Lectures and an Annual Conference to educate children and youth-serving professions in our community on the newest research and trends to prevent child abuse. Issues concerning children, parents, and families are presented by local professionals from the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, local human services agencies, or private practices and are attended by youth-serving human services professionals, students, and the public. Past topics have focused on children and violence; empowering girls; fostering resilience; grief and loss; the role of fathers in children’s lives; and helping children and families cope with special challenges, such as Attention Deficit Disorder. We intentionally provide these events at low-cost, so they are accessible to a myriad of human service work professionals. Over the years, attendance has swelled and many attendees look forward to this yearly opportunity to meet colleagues and share in learning valuable information that they can use in their work with families and children.
In 2016, 378 professionals, caregivers, community members attended our educational series, events and annual conference.