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Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are reward from him.
Psalm 127:3

2019 Tyler Area Regional Conference

September 7, 2019

Green Acres Baptist Church
1607 Troup Highway
Tyler, Texas 75701

Conference Details


Session Descriptions

Opening Keynote Speaker

Dr. Gregory Williams

Shattered By The Darkness: Uncovering the Horrors of Child Sexual Abuse”

Hear the story firsthand that has been described in the acclaimed book, “Shattered By The Darkness” from author, Dr. Gregory Williams.  

Dr. Williams takes you on a journey that will forever change the way you look at child abuse. He shows you how to find a path back to healing from hurt and pain and how to recognize the signs and behaviors that my indicate a child is suffering from a traumatic experience.

About Dr. Gregory Williams

Dr. Gregory Williams is on the Administrative Leadership Team at Baylor College of Medicine’s OB/GYN Department located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.  He has a PhD in Counseling and is a well-known speaker/teacher.  Dr. Williams has just released his book “Shattered By The Darkness:  Putting the Pieces Back Together After Child Abuse.”  He is traveling throughout the country speaking to physicians, counselors, teachers, parents and abuse victims about many of the different aspects of childhood sexual abuse.

(Trainer Criteria (a.5) of Minimum Standard 746.1317)

Closing Keynote Speaker

Stacy Benge

Get Up and Move!

Movement and physical activity help children develop their muscles, senses, and brains! This closing session will offer send you home with various experiences to implement during group times and music and movement. Discover how to identify specific outcomes and connect them to classroom objectives. Learn to successfully share your vision with stakeholders to gain their confidence and support. Less sitting, more moving! Come ready to join in and get up and move! 

About Stacy Benge

Stacy is a child development and early learning specialist who approaches early childhood education in a way that makes sense. In addition to holding a Master of Science degree in Human/Child Development and Family Studies, she has spent 10 years in the early childhood classroom, teaching children, ages birth to five. Stacy also has over 20 years’ experience of sharing her passion for child and human development with fellow early learning professionals by designing and presenting continuing education courses. Stacy is a Master Level Trainer #1581 on the Texas Trainer Registry.

(Trainer Criteria (a.5) of Minimum Standard 746.1317)

Mailing Address:

Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association
P.O. Box 6042
McKinney, TX 75071

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