September 20, 2018
Board of Child Care
Baltimore, MD


Each year, more than a hundred thousand youth are leaving child welfare, juvenile justice, and child mental health systems. Research shows that youth age 18-26 are at-risk for homelessness, joblessness and mental health and substance abuse issues. In this full-day event, we will hear from national experts and organizations who are creating partnerships and developing models to support at-risk youth. Join us as we dialogue and explore solutions on this issue.

Education – Experience – Skills-building
Mindset – Mentoring – Mental Health – Motivation

Confirmed Speakers Include: 

Scott Badesch, President, Autism Society of America, Washington D.C. Metro Area

Talia Brown, Project Manager, and Sophia Booker, Youth Development Coordinator, Project Life, a partnership of UMFS with and funded by VDSS, the Virginia Department of Social Services.

Kelly Berger, Vice President of Special Operations, Board of Child Care, MD

Julie Collins, MSW, LCSW, VP Practice Excellence, CWLA, Washington, DC

Alex Dudley, Program Manager, Cornerstone Montgomery, Bethesda, MD
Cornerstone Montgomery is part of the Maryland study of IPS  supported employment for transition age youth, sponsored by the U. Mass Rehab Research and Training Center funded by NIDILRR.

Carolyn Jeppsen, Co-Founder/CEO/President, BroadFutures, Washington D.C.

Larraine Stehlik and Christina Sherman-Zographos, Ohio Guidestone, Berea, OH


Schedule of Events: 
Wednesday, September 19:
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Informal Meet and Greet at Hotel

Thursday, September 20:
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Check-In/Registration at Board of Child Care

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Transitioning Youth Summit

Where is the UMA Room Block for this event?

Hampton Inn & Suites Baltimore/Woodlawn
1810 Belmont Avenue
Windsor Mill, Maryland, 21244

Rooms are discounted to $124 per night plus taxes/fees. Reservations must be made before August 20 to receive this rate. Use the link below to make your reservations online, or call the hotel and ask for the United Methodist Association rate for 9/19-9/21.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We will schedule the hotel shuttle for transportation to/from the Board of Child Care. If you drive yourself to the event, visitor parking is available.