Our 50th Anniversary Speaker Series is all-virtual – and FREE!

Since March, we have been working on rescheduling and reformatting our remaining Speaker Series Panels to be all-virtual in recognition of our common changed reality.  We’re pleased to provide you with the dates of the rest of our panels, which are free and open to the public:


Child Protective Services Speaker Panel –

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Focus Area: Childhood Trauma

Featured Speaker: Elizabeth Smart

Child Safety Activist


How can we each contribute to raising children who thrive, despite adversity? We in the child welfare community work to improve the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families in our care, but all too often it is an unfortunate truism that children in child welfare experience long-lasting trauma, either from their parents or from a system that has a “one size fits all” approach. Children who age-out of care often have little to no supportive networks available to them.  These challenges have been amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic, with added stressors on children, caregivers, and families.  Despite this, there are children who not only survive traumatic experiences, but thrive. What can we learn from these children that we can then share? How do we prepare children who “age-out” of the child welfare system, and better equip them for independence? We can positively impact the child welfare system, making it more responsive and compassionate to all children. This speaker panel will examine possibilities and solutions.


For more information about sponsorship opportunities for future APM events, please contact Teresa Mulligan, Director of Fund Development, at terry.mulligan@apmphila.org or at 267-296-7363.


 50th Anniversary Diamond Sponsors



Supporter, Behavioral Health Speaker Panel:

Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

Program Book Sponsor, Community and Economic Development Speaker Panel:

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

Supporters, Community and Economic Development Speaker Panel:

Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

Fox Rothschild LLP

50th Anniversary Sponsors:

Goya Foods

Local Initiatives Support Corporation and National Equity Fund

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