We are pleased to announce Deep Dive Learning Opportunity Presenter, Karen Gentile (SAMSHA) and Innovation In Motion Presenter, María Campos (Southwest Keys) for In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity and Justice for Girls, October 11-13, 2017.

Join us at In Solidarity and learn more about Preventing Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and Commercial Sex Trafficking of Girls and Young Women, with Karen Gentile and the Mi Hermana’s Keeper Toolkit, a practice resource for administering community-based services to at-risk and systems-involved Latina youth, with María Campos. 


Youth Violence Prevention.

Karen Gentile, LCSW-C, Esq. is a licensed clinical social worker and attorney with over 20 years of professional experience in both disciplines, emphasizing trauma, mental health, prevention education, and clinical psychotherapy. As a Public Health Advisor in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services, she provides program development and grants management for grants addressing youth violence prevention, mental health promotion, and community resilience promotion. Before this position, she spent one year in SAMHSA’s policy office, performing work centered on women’s and girls’ issues, youth trauma, and juvenile justice.

Karen will be presenting a Deep Dive Learning Opportunity Workshop on preventing sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and commercial sex trafficking of girls and young women. The risk for interpersonal victimization of girls and young women is high and devastating. This workshop will explore effective, evidence-based and evidence-informed prevention practices through a public health lens.

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Mi Hermana’s Keeper.

María Campos currently serves as Program Director at Southwest Key Programs. She oversees several community based programs that focus on youth mentoring, alternatives to incarceration, wrap around services, and case management that includes the entire family. She is responsible for program administration and development, budget oversight, data management and direct client services. Prior, she served on the Performance Quality Improvement team, where she oversaw and developed the database programming that Southwest Key uses organization-wide, while also assisting in grant-writing and research.

María will be presenting an Innovation In Motion workshop on the first ever young Latina toolkit, Mi Hermana’s Keeper. The Mi Hermana’s Keeper Toolkit is a practice resource for administering community-based services to at-risk and systems-involved Latina youth. It incorporates programs and systems level recommendations, action steps and targeted resources for practitioners, policy-makers, and administrators who support Latina youth.

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Registration is Open!

Join us for three days of Learning, Strategizing, Connecting and Creating through: Full-day Pre-Conference Intensives; Front Porch Conversations; A Call to Solidarity Strategy Sessions; Deep Dive Learning Opportunities; Innovation in Motion Sessions, and visit our, Un-Exhibit Hall and Self-Care Room.

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Rise In Solidarity Together.

Change Maker, Trail Blazer, Champion, Innovator, Advocate, Ally – which are you? Support the advancement of healing, opportunity and justice for girls and young women by sponsoring the In Solidarity conference.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Holly Weems-Ladd at Holly@NationalCrittenton.org or, 503.297.2217.

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