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Join us for the 10th Annual Strengthening Families Summit: The Power of Stories

Grounded in the Strengthening Families Framework, the 10th Annual Summit: The Power of Stories, will extend its lens to an important vehicle for communicating family strength: storytelling. Stories have the power to move, heal, and expand our perspectives. One personal story can influence decision-makers more powerfully than legions of protesters.

 

We'll spend the day looking at how stories promote protective factors, explore the collection and dissemination of stories, and consider how the power of stories can be harnessed to strengthen families and build stronger communities.

This year's Summit will be an engaging in-person experience that will convene parent leaders, practitioners, and community members engaged in family support and strengthening from around our state. We will prioritize showcasing NH expertise with an eye toward presenters and attendees representing the diverse cultures and perspectives in our state. The day will be one to learn, share, and recharge. Register using the link below!

Summit Objectives

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Explore the important role that storytelling can play in creating strong families and supportive communities. 

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Highlight storytelling initiatives that amplify the voices of parents, caregivers, children, and youth, especially those in New Hampshire.

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Explore multiple dimensions of collecting, disseminating, and crafting stories that honor the teller and the story. 

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Provide an opportunity for parent leaders and professionals to recharge and recommit to this important work. 

Meet our Keynote Speaker

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Ann Garvin, Ph.D. is the USA Today bestselling author of I Thought You Said This Would Work (released May 2021), I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not AroundThe Dog Year, and On Maggie’s Watch.  She is in the process of writing Falling In Love Is The Easy Part which will launch in 2022.

Ann worked as an RN and after receiving her Ph.D. taught Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology Nutrition, Stress Management, and Global Health for thirty years in the University of Wisconsin system. She currently teaches creative writing at Drexel University in their low residency Masters of Fine Arts program and has held positions at Miami University and Southern New Hampshire in their Masters of Fine Arts Creative Writing programs.

Ann is the founder of the multiple award-winning Tall Poppy Writers where she is committed to helping women writers succeed. She is a sought-after speaker on writing, leadership, and health and has taught extensively in NY, San Francisco, LA, Boston, and at festivals across the country.

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10:30-12:00

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Workshop Block 2
1:30-3:00

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Agenda

8:00-8:45

Sign-in & Networking

8:45-9:00

Welcoming Remarks

9:00-10:30

Keynote by Ann Garvin, Ph.D.

11:00-12:30

Workshop Block 1

12:30-1:30

Lunch & Networking

1:30-3:00

Workshop Block 2

3:00-3:30

Closing Remarks

& Exhibit Hall

Continuing Education Units

More information coming soon!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring this event? As a sponsor, your organization will have direct access to hundreds of attendees. There’s no better way to showcase the good work you’re doing in NH, as well as making connections and getting referrals. Download our sponsorship form using the link below.