As part of the continuing Victoria Woodhull: Phoenix Rising series, The Robbins Hunter Museum will be hosting a roundtable on Child Advocacy: Women supporting children from the womb to adulthood.  We will discuss issues that Victoria fought for in her own lifetime. Our panelists for the evening will be:

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Kristin McCloud ,Executive Director, Pathways of Central Ohio

With a BSW and M.Ed. from Ohio University, Kristin McCloud began her social service career at the Licking County Alcoholism Prevention Program in 1985. In 1988, she became Director of the Columbus Health Department’s Alcoholism Program and in 1989, Director of the Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Abuse Project for the Franklin County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board. In 1996, Kristin joined the Licking County Coalition for Housing and oversaw the expansion of the transitional housing program and homelessness prevention services. Kristin was briefly Project Director of the Consortium for a Drug Free Licking County (now known as Our Futures in Licking County) before being appointed Executive Director of Pathways of Central Ohio in 2006.

 Kristin has been active in the community as President of the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, Treasurer of the Newark Ice Hockey Association (NIHA), representative on the United Way of Licking County Board of Directors, President of the Ohio Alliance of Information and Referral Services Board of Directors, Past President of the Licking County Children and Families First Council, and VP of the Knox County Family and Children First Council.

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Beth Rutter, Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities

I've been with the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities for 17 years, serving currently as Early Childhood Team Leader and Early Intervention Contact Manager.  I have a BA in Elementary Education from Mt Vernon Nazarene University and a MSW/LSW from The Ohio State University.  I serve as adjunct faculty at Central Ohio Technical College in the Early Childhood Department and teach Exceptional Individuals.  I am trained in all levels of Triple P, and I currently serve as a Governor appointed community program member on the Childcare Advisory Council.

 My husband, Eric, and I were foster parents and have adopted our two children (Greyson, 6 years and Claire, 3 years old) through the foster care system.  We live in Newark with our two geriatric Boston Terriers and in my (little) free time I run a small business where I create commissioned hand embroidery and hand lettering items.  I also dabble in home décor and I love to crochet but my brain cannot figure out knitting. ;)

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Dr. Kris West, Lead for the Triple P Program (Positive Parenting Program) with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation

Kristopher West, Ph.D. is the Clinical Manager for the Early Childhood Mental Health Program for Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  Under Dr. West’s direction, the Early Childhood Mental Health program has expanded to a full continuum of promotion, prevention and treatment services for families and children birth through kindergarten.  He has been involved in child-serving system level partnership and collaboration, including obtaining state, regional and local funding.  He developed and managed a consultation, screening and assessment program for children with behavioral health needs within a local child welfare system.  As a clinical psychologist, Dr. West’s interests have been primarily focused on the area of trauma treatment and trauma-informed care.   Dr. West obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky and his undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University. 

 The presentations will be enlightening and thought-provoking and the following discussion will surely be powerful.  Don’t miss this very important conversation!

Held at the Robbins Hunter Museum

Doors open at 7 ~ Program begins promptly at 7:30

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