Whispers & Screams Annual Conference

Whispers & Screams are hard to hear: Creating an audience for girls' voices is an annual conference sponsored by the Iowa Task Force for Young Women. Previous Whispers & Screams programs and the discussion they generated helped to define what it means to provide equal services for girls and boys "at-risk" or involved with the juvenile justice system, by recognizing that their needs are different. The conference has brought girls' voices and experiences to the forefront and disseminated information and suggestions for female responsive programming that have been implemented across the state. In addition to basic and advanced workshops on program planning, Whispers & Screams will continue to offer attendees cutting edge information on female adolescent development and experiences, as well as tools for working with girls involved with or at risk for involvement with the juvenile justice system.

Whispers & Screams are hard to hear: creating an audience for girls voices

The Whispers & Screams conference, to be held May 31-June 1, 2012
has been cancelled.

Past Keynote Speakers at Whispers & Screams conferences

2011 – Chapter XV: Can You Hear US Now?!
Rita Cameron Wedding, Ph.D.
Marilyn Van Dieten, Ph.D.

2010 – Chapter XIV Momentum: Girls on the Move
Giovanna Taormina, Girls Circle Inc.
Paula Schaefer, Paula Schaefer & Associates, Inc.
Talia Leman, RandomKid

2009- Chapter XIII Transitions
Dr. Kesho Scott

2008- Chapter XII Sisterhood
Dr. Verna Cornelia Price
Dr. Midge Wilson

2007- Chapter XI Stand Up and Be Counted

Dr. Charlotte Kasl
Joe Kelly


2006 - Chapter X You Must Be Present to Win

Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D.
Dr. LaWanda Ravoira, Consultant and former CEO of PACE Center for Girls, Inc. in Florida

2005 - Chapter IX Outside In

Meda Chesney-Lind, Ph.D.
Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D., ABPP

2004 - Chapter VIII Passages

Ruth Herman Wells, Director, Youth Change
Howard Snyder, Ph.D., Director of Systems Research, National Center for Juvenile Justice

2003 - Chapter VII Peace for Girls

Rebecca Maniglia
Nan Stein, Ed. D.
Justice Esther Tomljanovich (ret)

2002 - Chapter VI Developing Lasting Commitments to Girls - Communities, Programs & Leadership

Terry Tafoya, Ph.D.
Helen Pitts Miller, J.D.
Melissa Farley, Ph.D.

2001 - Chapter V Expanding the Circle

Joe Kelly
Reanae McNeal

2000 - Chapter IV Challenge

Meda Chesney-Lind, Ph.D.
Charlotte Sophia Kasl, Ph.D.

1999 - Chapter III Exchange

Rebecca Walker
C. Kelly Lohr

1998 - Chapter II Exploration

Linda Albrecht & Rebecca Maniglia
Terry Tafoya, Ph.D.

1997 - Chapter I Awareness

Kesho Scott, Ph.D.
Judy Logan
Judith Jordan, Ph.D.

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