- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Children's exposure to meth via parents is growing; Mo. Children's Division seeing effects (9/18/16)8
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
We Care for YOUth Conference
On May 21 and 22, a conference for childcare providers, foster parents, parents, and anyone else who works with children will be held at Dempster Hall on the university campus. The conference will be held from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, then start up again Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:45 p.m.
There are 3-4 choices of classes in each two-hour time slot. Topics include: Relationships are Key to Success, the Hidden Challenges of Explosive Children, Understanding Autism, Sit Still, Pay Attention, Look at Me, Emergency Preparedness, Internet Safety, Helping Those Who Hurt, How to Keep it Together, Issues in Sexual Abuse, and many more.
There is no charge for attending the conference, but pre-registration is advised. You may get a registration form from anyone at the agencies listed below.
The conference is a joint effort of the University Child Development Center--Sikeston, the Missouri Children's Division, EDUCARE, Community Caring Council, EMAA Head Start, Lutheran Family and Children's Services, Missouri Mentoring Partnership, New Vision Counseling, Southeast Missouri State University, Success by Six, THRIVE, and the University of Missouri Extension.