23rd annual Families in Crises Conference to be held on May 13


Individuals and organizations focused on improving the quality of Delmarva’s social service delivery will gather at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus on Friday, May 13 for the 23rd annual Families in Crisis Conference.

This year’s theme is “Vision of Hope: Helping Families Prepare for Today’s Challenges and Tomorrow’s World.” Nurses, health care workers, and counselors can earn continuing education credits and gain valuable information from conference presentations, workshops, exhibits, and networking opportunities.

The conference begins at 8 a.m. with exhibits by area agencies; free health screenings for bone density, body mass, diabetes, blood pressure, and depression will be offered to participants from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The keynote presentation on interpersonal and conflict resolution will be made by the Full Circle Theater group, and workshops on a variety of topics including cultural diversity, child abuse, chronic loss, bioterrorism, disabilities, self-defense, and addiction will be held in the morning and afternoon.

Cost for the conference, including meals, is $35 for the general public and $20 for all full-time students. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations must contact Lori Westcott at (302) 855-5988 by May 6.