South Hampton Roads, VA Community Summit



South Hamption Roads/Tidewater, Virginia 

Event Name

GradNation Summit with Dr. Bruce Perry 

Event Description

Poverty disrupts education. In South Hampton Roads, we have 21,000 children living in extreme poverty, defined as less than half the federal poverty level.
United Way of South Hampton Roads recognized we all must do more, recruiting powerful public and private partners to drive educational success for our poorest children as a way out of poverty.  We are committed to supporting the “whole child,” working with partner schools to give students extra time with teachers, while improving children’s lives outside the classroom by supporting emotional and physical health and basic needs.
We start at birth with children facing the stress of poverty. We know early childhood experiences physically change young brains, dramatically impacting their ability to learn. So we’re featuring Dr. Bruce Perry, a world-renowned expert on how situational and psychological experiences physically affect how our brains develop. 

Event Date and Time

Wednesday March 4, 2015, 2 sessions

First Session (Morning)
8 am - 12 noon
The Salvation Army Kroc Center 1401 Ballentine Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23504

Second Session (Afternoon)

5 pm - 6 pm open to public, educators, military and community leaders 
Kempsville High School Auditorium 5194 Chief Trail Virginia Beach, VA 23464  

Convening Organization

United Way of South Hampton Roads  2515 Walmer Avenue  Norfolk, VA  23513

Hashtags, website, Twitter, etc: 
#GradNation and #UWSHR

Additional Details

Local Sponsors & Co-Conveners:

A Reddix & Associates

Keynote Speaker(s):

AM: Dr. Bruce Perry 
AM Workshop:  Trauma Informed Care:
  • Stephanie Osler, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health/LCSW Services at CHKD
  • Kathryn Reid Quiñones, Ph.D., Director of Mental Health, Child Abuse Program, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Diana Schofield, PsyD, LCP, Professional Staff, Children’s Specialty Group/CHKD and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School
AM Workshop:  Military Child Education:  Jill Gaitens, Community Affairs Leader Military Child Education Coalition
AM Workshop:  Ages & Stages:
  • Corrine E. Walker is the Educational Credentialist for the Children’s Center. 
  • Anne Bruehl is the Director of Health, Mental Health, & Disability Services at the Children’s Center.  

PM: Dr. Bruce Perry 

(Updated: February 12, 2015)