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Howard University




National Conference
Howard University - Oct. 27, 2005

Welcome Remarks

  • Opening Ceremonies


  • Introduction of Mrs. Laura Bush by President George W. Bush


  • Remarks by Mrs. Laura Bush


  • Michael D. Resnick, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Director,
    Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center
    School of Medicine, University of Minnesota


  • Eli H. Newberger, M.D, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics , Harvard Medical School / Founder, Child Protection Team & Family Development Program, Children’s Hospital of Boston
  • J. David Hawkins, Ph.D., Endowed Professor of Prevention,
    School of Social Work, University of Washington

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session iii - Community Guide to Helping America's Youth

  • Terence P. Thornberry , Ph.D., Director, Research Program on Problem Behavior, University of Colorado

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  • Charles G. Curie, Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


  • Regina B. Schofield, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

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  • Robert J. Kipper, Executive Director, Richmond Gang Reduction and Intervention Program, Office of the Attorney General, Richmond, Virginia

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  • Ben Donnenberg, Artistic Director, Shakespeare Festival/LA, Will Power to Youth
  • Sheppard G. Kellam, M.D., Director, Center for Integrating Education and Prevention Research in Schools, American Institutes for Research

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  • Tommy Ledbetter, Principal, Buckhorn High School, New Market, Alabama

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  • Carol Winkler, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Communication, Georgia State University

session V - connecting with family

  • Phillippe Cunningham, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Family Services Research Center, Medical University of South Carolina

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  • Julie Baumgardner, Executive Director, First Things First

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  • Mark W. Merrill, Founder & President, Family First

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session VI - connecting with community on a national level

  • Marguerite W. Sallee, President and CEO, America's Promise – the Alliance for Youth

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  • Wintley Phipps, Founder, President & CEO, US Dream Academy


  • Duncan Campbell, Founder, Friends of the Children

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  • Father Gregory Boyle presenting at Howard Father Gregory Boyle, S.J., Executive Director, Jobs for A Future/Homeboy Industries

  • Gary Slutkin, M.D., Executive Director, Chicago Violence Prevention Project and CeaseFire Chicago

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  • N. Scott Momaday, Ph.D., Chairman,The Buffalo Trust


  • Michael F. Tenbusch and Daniel J. Varner, Co-Founders, Think Detroit
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