Children often don’t have a voice, and this is especially true when they experience abuse, neglect or maltreatment. Voices for Children is a local organization that works tirelessly to improve the lives of children, and on Sept. 26 the organization hosts its 16th Annual Congress on Children at the Whitley Theological Center at the Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Dr., 78216.
The event provides an opportunity for child advocates to gather, network and learn about current and emerging issues affecting children in our community. The forum also provides an opportunity to learn about research and legislation and develop priorities and strategies to improve the quality of life for children in our area. Keynote speaker is William Kellibrew IV, an international advocate for human, women, children and victim’s rights. Kellibrew as recognized by the White House in 2011 as a Champion of Change for his work to end sexual abuse and domestic violence.
The Annual Congress on Children begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. on Sept. 26. Cost to participate is $20. For more information, visit www.voicessa.org.