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2019 KidSafe Collaborative's Annual Legislative Forum Photos

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KidSafe Executive Director Sally Borden. With Patrick Galasso, our ASL interpreter
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Legislative Panel: Rep Brian Cina, Rep Barbara Rachelson, Sen. Ginny Lyons, Sen. Tim Ashe, Rep Bob Hooper, Rep Carol Ode
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KidSafe Executive Director Sally Borden, L to R: Sign Language Interpreter, Sen. Chris Pearson, Rep Ann Pugh, Rep Marybeth Redmond, Rep Mike Yantachka, Rep Martin Lalonde, Rep John Killacky
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We were honored to hear from Ashley M about her experiences and her suggestion: "As leaders, decision-makers, and people in positions of power, if you asked yourself, before every decision, how will this affect the children? How would that change what you decide? If I vote for this legislation will it make things better or worse for a child? If I impose a policy or directive does it foster the best possible chance for a child?..."
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We were honored to hear from Julie R. about her experiences that help inform us all so we can continue to improve our systems and community supports
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Dr. Aron Steward's presentation was riveting. A forensic psychologist with tremendous expertise in the field of trauma, along with her experience and her incredible presentation skills and manner -- if you have a chance to hear from her, do it!
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University of Vermont Children's Hospital's Susan Victory (and KidSafe Board Member) with Senator Ginny Lyons
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Elizabeth Morris from Congressman Peter Welch's office, with Josh Miller, Executive Director of the Janet S Munt Family Room
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Vermont Agency of Human Services Field Director Jane Helmstetter with CIS Chittenden Co. Coordinator Robyn Suarez
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Burlington City Council Member Ali Dieng with Vicki Senni from Sara Holbrook Community Center

We were thrilled with the great turnout for KidSafe Collaborative's annual Legislative Forum - so many people coming together to focus on the health and safety of children, youth and families. With Senators Tim Ashe, Ginny Lyons, Chris Pearson; Rep's Ann Pugh, Barbara Rachelson, Martin Lalonde, Carol Ode, John Killacky, Marybeth Redmond, Bill Lippert, Mike Yantachka, Brian Cina, Bob Hooper. Close to 100 people in attendance. And we were honored to have the event ASL interpreted. At Holiday Inn Burlington VT. More photos on Facebook.