Mt. Olive Baptist Church, in Buffalo, NY, will hold a conference titled “Families in Crisis –Navigating the Systems,” on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 701 E. Delavan Ave in Buffalo, in order to address the difficulties and challenges families are facing today, the group stated.
Dr. William Gillison will be the host pastor for the event.
“The objective of the conference is to provide families with resources and information, as well as provide them with coping mechanisms and skills to handle the many challenges faced today,” the church said in a press release. “This will be accomplished by workshops led by local leaders in these areas, and an open forum for questions and answers. Areas of focus will be the court system, mental health and social work, law enforcement, education, single parenting, and teen sexuality.”
The conference’s confirmed participants include the Hon. E. Jeannette Ogden, Supreme Court Judge; the Hon. Kevin Carter, Family Court; Vickie Gillison, BS, MSW, and teen sexuality author; and Shawnte Wilson, BS, MSW.
Attendees will participate in two workshops, and a continental breakfast and light snacks will also be provided.
In addition, child care will be provided for children ages six months to 12 years.
Contact Sister Shirley Wood, at 716.472.7988, or Brother Gregory Howze, at 716.310.7007, for additional information regarding the event, or to request a registration form for the conference.