Monday, March 6th, the High Country United Way presented a check in the amount of 5,500 dollars to the State of the Child Forum to help fund the event planned for May.

The State of the Child Forum on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Boone United Methodist Church in Boone. Denise Presnell is organizing the forum and was on hand to accept the check from Gary Childers, Executive Director of the High Country United Way.

The forum will feature speakers and presenters, focusing on trauma effects and prevention, intervention and treatment. In addition, the afternoon will include mixed-group sessions with trained facilitators and will wrap up with Tonier Cain, a globally known speaker with a focus on trauma-informed care.

The event hopes to bring together the medical community, the behavioral health system, law enforcement, media, politicians, juvenile justice, the school system, the Department of Social Services, Appalachian State, the faith community and other key stakeholders.

For more information contact Denise Presnell at 828-264-8481.

Written by Bill Fisher  Published: 07 March 2017