Tue., Feb. 24, 2015, Noon to 1 p.m.
Prevention in Practice: Child Abuse Prevention Following Natural Disaster
Oklahoma History Center, Chesapeake Room
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Clint Williams, Executive Director
Kristin Langrehr, Education Coordinator and Family Advocate
Mary Abbott Children's House
Mary Abbott Children’s House executive director Clint Williams and education outreach coordinator Kristin Langrehr will present on Abbott House’s newly designed child abuse prevention and response education program, made possible from a long term disaster relief grant through United Way of Norman.
This program was created in response to the May 2013 tornadoes in central Oklahoma and was designed specifically to respond to the heightened potential for violence following natural disaster. The program has already been presented to over 1,500 teachers, principals, counselors, and community members and addresses violence prevention through creating safe situations for child/adult interaction and addresses abuse response through best practices developed in the field of children’s advocacy.
The Mary Abbott Children’s House is located in Norman, Oklahoma. One of over 750 independent, nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers in the country, Abbott House is the official advocacy center for Cleveland, Garvin, and McClain Counties. For more information about Abbott House, visit our website at www.abbott-house.org.
About the Speakers:
Clint Williams began as Executive Director of the Mary Abbott Children’s House in January 2012. Previously, he served as Executive Director of The Xenia Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to dialogue training and fostering public discourse. Williams also served as Director of Development & External Relations and as Interim Executive Director (External Affairs) at HeartLine, a statewide agency dedicated to information and referral services and suicide prevention. In addition to his duties at Abbott House, he regularly presents trainings in non-profit management throughout the country in the field of children's advocacy. Williams holds degrees in Religious Studies (BA) and Voice (BMA) from the University of Oklahoma and has completed terms of service on the City of Norman Human Rights Commission, the Norman Justice Alliance, the OU Women’s and Gender Studies Board, the Sinfonia Educational Foundation, the United Way of Norman Health & Safety Community Impact Council, and was a member of Leadership Norman 2012. Clint currently serves on the University of Oklahoma Friends of Music board and was elected to the Norman City Council from Ward 2 in June of 2014.
Originally from Norman, Oklahoma, Kristin Langrehr graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations and a Master of Social Work in 2009. As a student, Kristin received the Rudy Brakebill award for academic excellence, commitment to community service, and dedication to the advancement of social justice. She has a total of four years of professional experience in the social service sector, including both extensive study of and work for children with disabilities and their families. Through her involvement with the Oklahoma LEND program, she has been able to bring an understanding of family-centered, interdisciplinary methods into her work. She and her husband of five years currently reside in Norman, OK.