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ACTE Career Tech VISIONS Conference – Nashville TN

Many thanks to the ACTE Career Tech for allowing Rene to present at their VISIONS Conference in Nashville, TN on December 8, 2017. The conference was well organized and attended. Many were enlightened for the first time about the affect of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) on their students.

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?” […]

Tenth Judicial Circuit/Presiding Judge Rachel Bringer Shepard


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”.  

“Parenting Under the Influence” Wins Bronze in Telly Awards

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.”  With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring […]

“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.

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: 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 […]

Rene Howitt keynote speaker ALAFCS Annual Teacher Conference

Rene Howitt was the keynote speaker for the ALAFCS Annual FCS Teacher Conference, Hoover, Alabama, on April 1st.  

Rene Howitt Keynote Speaker at the Mid-Winter FCSTAT Conference

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 […]

COPE24 visits Greenfield Central High School

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 […]

2015 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference

Rene Howitt and the AAFCS conferefence

Rene spent last week at the AAFCS conference in Jacksonville, Fl. They put on an excellent conference and she enjoyed meeting so many new FACS teachers from around the country. Together we must keep emphasis on Parenting, Child Development, and Family Relations education. Education is the cornerstone of this country. We must begin applying this […]

CASA sponsors COPE24 Speaker in Kansas

The Kansas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) invited Rene Howitt of COPE24 to speak in April at a number of Child Abuse Prevention Month events. Howitt spoke at the Appreciation Dinner in Junction City Kansas,  two dinners in the 8th Judicial District, four area high schools (Council Grove, Junction City, Abilene, and Larry Dixon), and […]

Plum Moving Video wins with “The Life Sentence”

Congratulation to Patrice Nault of Plum Moving Video for winning a Silver Reel in the 45th Annual MCA-I Media Festival for “The Life Sentence”. The MCA-I Media Festival celebrates excellence in media communications. For more than 40 years, Golden Reel honors have been highly coveted and recognized internationally for their prestige. The name stands for creativity […]

COPE24 Parenting Skills Program for Child Welfare Workers, Foster Care Agencies, Hospitals and Community Groups

Call 314-488-3766 or email Rene Howitt for set-up, purchase and pricing.

What does the program include?

We’ve taken 10 very common frustrating parenting situations and put them into a program, so that we can begin discussing with our youth the realities of parenting. This program includes:

  1. Teacher/Instructors manual meeting all national curriculum standards
  2. Manual also includes student worksheets and pre/post student surveys
  3. 10 parenting scenario videos. Each parenting video situation is approx. five-minutes in length. There is one video situation for each of the 10 chapters of this program

The teacher/instructor would begin the class by showing one video. Each scenario will escalate to the point of abuse, neglect, or dysfunction. The video is then stopped and the teacher/instructor can turn to class asking….what went wrong? What other choices did the parents have? What will you do?