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Save the Date: 2018 UPHS Annual Conference


Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304

The conference will be held at the Workforce Development Center. See the interactive campus map or the printable campus map for directions and details.

About the Conference

The conference will feature workshops on:

  • sexual harassment
  • conflict resolution
  • trauma informed court system
  • marijuana legalization – practical implications

There will also be a preview of the documentary Resilience which is currently being shown at the Sundance Film Festival. Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope looks at the birth of the CDC-Kaiser Permanente ACE Study and how it’s spawned a movement across the U.S. It focuses on the work of pediatricians, therapists, educators, and communities. It features interviews with several leaders in the ACEs movement nationally and in communities.

After the Conference, UPHS will join the Florida Ounce of Prevention and the City of Tallahassee to bring the documentary to Tallahassee. A tentative date for the showing is Friday, May 18.

Keynote Speaker: Nick Maddox

NickMaddoxNick Maddox was first elected to serve the citizens of Leon County, Florida, as a County Commissioner in 2010 with the goal of bringing diversity, increased transparency and a competitive edge to a community he loves. Two years later, the County Commission unanimously elected him as its Chairman as a testament to his leadership. In 2014, he was overwhelmingly re-elected by the citizens of Leon County. Recruited to play football in 1999 for Florida State University, Nick left North Carolina for Tallahassee and found the place he would call home. As a running back with FSU, Nick was a part of the 1999 National Championship Team and left in 2001 to play at the highest level, the National Football League, where he played for the Browns, Chargers, and Panthers. While in the NFL, Nick developed a passion for community service. He continues this passion today serving on the Knight Foundation Community Advisory Committee, the Leon County Sports Council, and as a mentor to numerous youth in the community. Nick carries his desire to helping children and youth into his work as Executive Director of the Foundation for Leon County Schools where he works tirelessly to raise money to assist teachers in funding programs in classrooms not paid for by tax dollars. Nick is married and has two beautiful daughters.

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