2023 NC CCHC Annual Conference

Mind over Matters: Shaping Healthy Communities

Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park, 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703

This is a great opportunity to learn about amazing resources and meet other CCHC’s from across the state in a relaxed environment. Dress is business casual; however, you may want to bring a sweater, last year the rooms were a bit chilly!

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Conference Schedule

Tuesday, 9/26

Welcome to the 2023 Annual CCHC Conference!
with Jacquie Simmons, Project Director and Julie Daniels, Principal Investigator with the North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center

  • 10:15 am Auditorium – Session One

Session One: Smart Start CCHC Update
with Angela Lewis, Early Care and Education Manager and Lakeisha Johnson, Director of Early Childhood Systems, North Carolina Partnership for Children
This session will present an update of current information related to Smart Start funded CCHC activities. The audience will be engaged in discussion as well as a question-and-answer period.

  • 11:15 am Break and networking
  • 11:30 am Auditorium – Session Two

Session Two: Invisible Sentence, Recognizing, Supporting, and Advocating for Children of Incarcerated Parents
with Melissa Radcliff, Our Children’s Place Of Coastal Horizons
18,000. Come learn the significance of this number. This presentation will focus on understanding more about children with incarcerated or returning parents, impacts of parental incarceration and re-entry, and ways to partner to meet their needs. Participants will be encouraged to take what they learn back to their own professional settings, continue the conversation there, and determine appropriate next steps.

  • 12:30 pm Royal Room – Lunch
  • 1:30 pm Auditorium – Session Three

Session Three: CCHC Panel Discussion
Dee Bullock (Guilford), Kristey Coulter (Pitt) , Amy Petersen (DCFW) and Chrissy Wolfe (Buncombe)
Engage in a Question-and-Answer session with a panel of seasoned CCHCs as they discuss successes and challenges in the field. Use this opportunity to gain knowledge from their experiences as they share about their growth as a CCHC and tips that can help you in your fieldwork.

  • 2:30 pm Auditorium – Session Four

Session Four: Mind and Matters Shape Healthy and Safe Learning Environments.
with David Brown, Regional Environmental Health Specialist, DHHS/DPH
David will lead an engaging discussion of some of the most vexing issues for child care operators. This session will examine best practices for identifying and minimizing potential classroom and playground health and safety issues and maintaining a healthy and safe environment.

  • 3:30 pm Auditorium – Break and Group Wellness Session
  • 4:00 pm Auditorium Keynote Address

The Community of Care: Planting Seeds to Raise Healthy Adults
In this interactive talk, Dr. Tribié Reid helps listeners understand how childhood trauma leads to poor adult health. She also illustrates the power all caregivers have to buffer the impact of trauma. Caregivers aren’t just parents; we are childcare providers, teachers, relatives, neighbors, coaches, and physicians. This community of care can create safe, supportive nurturing relationships with children and their families. At the heart of those relationships is healing and the seeds of resilience

About our keynote speaker: Dr. Khadijia Tribié Reid is a mother, pediatrician, and public health advocate. She is a physician leader who builds systems to optimize the health of all children. She is the Pediatric Medical Director of MedNorth Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Wilmington, NC. In January 2022, she became the Chair of Novant New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics. Beyond medicine, one of Dr. Tribié Reid’s greatest passions is Early Childhood Education. She initiated one of the first Reach Out and Read sites in her county at MedNorth. She is honored to serve as the governor’s appointee on the board of the North Carolina Partnership for Children, an Early Childhood Education non-profit. In 2021, Dr. Tribié Reid was also appointed to the founding board of the New Hanover Community Endowment. In January 2022, Dr. Tribié Reid became a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Expert Leadership Team on Trauma Informed Care.

Dr. Tribié Reid completed her undergraduate studies at Duke University, medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine, Pediatric Residency at Tulane University School of Medicine, and Master of Public Health degree at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Public Health. She is an outspoken child advocate who centers Adverse Childhood Experiences, Integrated Medical Behavioral Health Care, and Health Equity in continuing education seminars, blogs, op-eds, and podcasts.
In her spare time, Dr. Tribié Reid enjoys hiking, swimming, writing and Friday night pizza with her husband and two daughters.

Wednesday, 9/27

  • 8:00 am Empire E – Breakfast, Sign-in, and Welcome
  • 8:30 am Empire E – NC CCHCA Annual Meeting/Elections
  • 9:30 am Empire E – Recognition of New CCHCs
  • 9:45 am Break and Networking
  • 10:00 am Breakout Sessions:

Empire E
Session A: Cradle to Career – A Journey to Prosperity 
with Moriah Griffin, Alamance Achieves, Barbara Massey, formerly of Alamance Achieves and Tyronna Hooker, Impact Alamance: The Cradle to Career Experience is an interactive presentation during which every participant has a role to play. This experience is designed to help community members develop a greater understanding of how each transition point in a child’s educational journey impacts future success. Additionally, participants will identify and respond to their unique opportunity for aligning their actions towards ensuring every child excels, every step of the way. 

Royal A
Session B: Enhancing Adult-Led Movement Experiences: Build the Skills with Be Active Kids® – with Richard Rairigh, UNC Chapel Hill: Developing confidence and competence in adult-led physical activity is an important factor to child care programs reaching movement-based best practices. Go NAPSACC will showcase strategies from the newly revised Be Active Kids training that will assist TA consultants and child care providers as they build their teaching skills for active environments. Come have fun, learn, and Be Active!

Royal B
Session C: An Introduction to Resources for Resilience with Ann Dupre Rogers, LCSW, Executive Director for Resources for Resilience: “Immediately useful. Concrete. Powerful.”  A trauma-informed, tools-based approach, developed as a response to the public health crisis of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and applicable for the stresses many of us face every day, Reconnect for Resilience™ teaches participants simple tools for self-regulation and co-regulation, and supports social emotional learning for all ages.

  • 11:30 am Empire E – Evaluations/Closing
  • 12:00 pm Adjourn

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Special thanks to the 2023 Conference Committee:

Kristey Coulter, Karla DeHaven, Julie Johnson, Sharleen Laporte, Rachel Lentz, Lindsey Pertet, Stacy Rosser, Courtney Summey, Alicia Tanner, and Jasmine Walker 

NC CCHC Association Annual Meeting

The 2023 NC CCHC Association Annual Meeting will be held during the conference on September 27, 2023 from 8:30 – 9:30 am.


Call to OrderChrissy Wolfe
Executive Committee Reports
* Membership
* Financial
Rachel Lentz
Regional Reports
East: Alex Joyner
Central: Holly Chase
West: Tonya Moss
Committee Reports
CertificationMarshea Lewis-Gould
Conference PlanningKristey Coulter
Public Awareness and EducationCindy Smith
Website and CommunicationRobin Worley
New Business
* Election of New Officers
* Revised By-Laws
Chrissy Wolfe
Gift Card DrawingsChrissy Wolfe
AdjournmentChrissy Wolfe

NC CCHC Association Officer Nomination form

Please complete the form to nominate a CCHC or you may nominate yourself for an open position, including Chair, Vice-chair, or Treasurer

NC CCHC Annual Conference Evaluation Form

The Conference Evaluation Form will open on 11:30 am on Wednesday, September 27, 2023