The St. Louis Coalition on Addictions is an NCADA program that brings together individuals concerned about addiction. It provides a forum for networking, for learning and advocacy about the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and for discussion of other addictions. Participation is open to anyone interested in the prevention and treatment of addictions.
Lunch is provided free of charge (courtesy of Alkermes, Inc.)
One CEU contact hour certificate is available for $5.00.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Networking
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch & Program
Kelly Schultz was appointed the Director of the Office of Child Advocate by Governor Jay Nixon and the Missouri Supreme Court July of 2011. The Office of Child Advocate is the third party reviewer to the Children’s Division and performs five main functions:
1) Review unsubstantiated findings in child abuse investigations;
2) Review foster care case management;
3) Coordinate mediation between parents and schools when allegations of abuse arise in school settings;
4) Child fatality reviews; and
5) Provide information and referrals for families needing resources.
Prior to being the Child Advocate for the State of Missouri, Kelly spent twelve years working in the Capitol. She worked for Minority Secretary Sara Lampe – Springfield, Minority Leader Jeff Harris – Columbia, Senator Sidney Johnson – St. Joseph, and Senator John Schneider – Florissant.
In addition to her public policy experience, Kelly has served as the President of the Boone County Foster Parent Support Group; was a house parent at the Rainbow House, an emergency shelter for children; worked at the University of Missouri Police Department; and volunteered at the Women’s Shelter. She received her undergrad in Political Science and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Missouri.
Kelly and her husband Loren are foster/adoptive parents and have helped to raise 17 children throughout the years now ages 3-26. They currently have three daughters in their home ages 7, 9, and 11.