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Thanks to everyone who made the 2016 COPE Gala such a success, including our wonderful sponsors and donors. Here are some highlights from the evening.
The “Life-Line” DVD, created by Plum Media for Cope24, recently won a Communicators Award of Distinction in the 22nd Annual Communicator Award of Distinction. “Life-Line” is available on DVD.… Read the rest
COPE24 founder Rene Howitt gave the final keynote speech at the FCSEM Conference, August 1-2, 2016. She says:
I just had the pleasure of giving the final keynote at the FCSEM Conference in Frankenmuth, MI. The Family Consumer Science Educators of Michigan held their annual conference at the Bavarian Inn. What a great group of educators dedicated to creating healthier … Read the rest
As we wrap up filming our latest documentary which subject drugs and alcohol and parenting, I’m filled with great concern for our nation. It’s not hard to imagine that children being raised in a home where the parents are addicts would be … Read the rest
Rene Howitt was keynote speaker at the Mid-Winter FCSTAT Conference in San Antonia, TX on January 22, 2016. She would like to thank all of the FCS teachers from Texas that attended this conference and inviting her to do the keynote address. The breakout sessions on Trauma Informed Training were a great experience for all of us.… Read the rest
The 2015 Fundraising Gala was a huge success. Thanks to all who attended and participated in our auction, raffles and Fund-A-Need. Work has already begun on our next reality-based documentary video. That wouldn’t be possible without all of the support from our sponsors and guests.
With a mission to significantly reduce incidences of child abuse, Rene’s focus has been providing parenting education to all youth in high school. There are two real issues that child welfare faces: an overwhelming number of children being raised in total dysfunction and the lack of foster and adoptive parents.
The goal of the Fosterhood book series is … Read the rest
Rene Howitt presented COPE24 to FACS educators Nov. 9th, at Greenfield Central High School in Greenfield, IN.
We don’t include every school Rene speaks at on these pages but wanted to give a special shout out to Greenfield Central HS in Indiana. Their class was assigned to read “Whose Best Interest”, Rene’s first book. A student contacted Rene directly, after … Read the rest