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New Professional Development Workshops

We are currently offering a workshop which subject ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). Our childhood experiences, both good and bad, have shaped how we view ourselves, others and the world. The knowledge gained from the renowned ACE Study has moved conversation regarding adults and children from “What is wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”

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OATFACS Conference, Columbus OH

Thanks for the opportunity to present at this awesome conference. Many attended this workshop and all were enthusiastic about the information provided. All teachers need this information.… Read the rest

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Tenth Judicial Circuit/Presiding Judge Rachel Bringer Shepard

7/16/2017 – Training and presentation provided by Rene to the GALs (lawyers representing children) and CASA advocates on the social impact of ACEs (Adverse CHildhood Experiences) and how this is affecting the physical and mental health of our nation. Titled “Making Parenting Education a Priority”.… Read the rest

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“Parenting Under the Influence” Wins Bronze in Telly Awards

The Telly Awards has named COPE24 as a Bronze (second place) winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “Parenting Under the Influence.”telly award   With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

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COPE24 Sponsor PGAV wins aquarium design

ST. LOUIS – Lodging Hospitality Management has announced St. Louis Based PGAV Destinations will design the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station.

“We like to think outside the box, dream big and bring our clients’ hopes and dreams into reality,” said PGAV Destinations’ lead aquarium designer Emily Howard, vice president. “The aquarium will be something unique to our city and … Read the rest

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Rene Howitt Speaks at 2016 Gala

Rene Howitt spoke at the 2016 Gala. Contact Rene to have her speak for your group or school.

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2016 Gala a Huge Success

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.

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“Life-Line” Wins Distinction Award

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

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Rene Howitt gives keynote speech at FCSEM

COPE24 founder Rene Howitt gave the final keynote speech at the FCSEM Conference,  August 1-2, 2016. She says:

fcesmI 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

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New ELEMENTS Video “Parenting Under The Influence”

Our second documentary, Parenting Under The Influence, in our “ELEMENTS” series is now available!

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

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