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2019 Children's Summit

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2019 Children's Summit

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 4:00pm

Registration for the 2019 Children's Summit is now closed.



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Keynote Speakers:

Tammi Fleming, PhD, Senior Associate at Annie E. Casey Foundation - Dr. Fleming manages the Foundation’s investments in reproductive health, pregnancy prevention and parenting support strategies. Prior to her role at the Foundation, Tammi directed the Plain Talk National Replication Center at Public Health Management Corporation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tammi is an expert leader with more than 25 years of experience in program development, design and implementation. Tammi has received numerous awards for her work as a community organizer and program design specialist. Tammi possesses an extensive training and facilitation background. Dr. Fleming holds a dual concentration degree in Maternal Child Health and Health Education and Communication from Tulane University and a doctorate in Public Health from Walden University.


Judge Steven Teske, Chief Judge, Juvenile Court of Clayton County, Georgia - Judge Teske serves regularly as a Superior Court Judge by designation. He was appointed juvenile judge in 1999. Teske earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Juris Doctor degrees from Georgia State University. He was a Chief Parole Officer in Atlanta, Deputy Director of Field Services of the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles, and a trial attorney in the law firm of Boswell & Teske LLP. He also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases and representing state employees and agencies in federal and state court cases. Teske is a past president of the Council of Juvenile Court Judges and has been appointed by the Governor to the Children & Youth Coordinating Council, DJJ Judicial Advisory Council, Commission on Family Violence, and the Governor’s Office for Children and Families. He has written articles on juvenile reform published in Juvenile and Family Law Journal, Juvenile Justice and Family Today, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, and the Georgia Bar Journal. He serves his community in numerous other capacities including past president of the Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity and is currently on the advisory board.


Commissioner Jerry Milner, D.S.W. - Dr. Milner is the Associate Commissioner at the Children’s Bureau, Acting Commissioner for Family and Youth Services Bureau, and the Acting Commissioner for the Administration on Children, Youth and Families. Before joining the Trump administration at ACF, he served as the Vice President for Child Welfare Practice at the Center for the Support of Families. At the Center for the Support of Families, he assisted state and local child welfare agencies in evaluating their child welfare programs, and designed and implemented improvements in practice, policy and procedures. His work includes the use of data, implementation science principles, development of practice models, systematic problem solving and the direct provision of technical assistance to achieve organizational changes and practice improvements in child welfare.



  • Child Welfare 
  • Juvenile Justice  
  • Native Youth and Families
  • Restorative Justice
  • Court and Legal
  • Prevention
  • Behavioral Health Education
  • Human Trafficking
  • Other Special Populations