Annual See the Girl Summit

An annual two-day conference in Jacksonville, Florida on the latest in Girl-Centered Practice.

October 2020

Participants include juvenile justice professionals, mental health professionals, advocates, education system, child welfare system, students, health care professionals, researchers, philanthropists, parents/caregivers, volunteers, and concerned citizens.  The summit is building community through highlighting innovative programming, advocacy, and research that challenges individuals to shift how they respond to girls. 

Our signature workshop is Girl-Centered Principles in Practice:
Three core principles of girl-centered practice are explored: girls as experts, mutuality and honoring the lived experiences of girls. Join this discussion-based workshop to learn how to implement the key elements of girl-centered practice in day to day interactions with girls.

Location: Jessie Ball duPont Center, 40 E. Adams St., Jacksonville, FL 32202

Hotel recommendations:
Hyatt Regency Riverfront, which is located five blocks from the Summit. 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202. 

Omni Jacksonville Hotel, which is six blocks from the Summit. 245 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. 

Transportation: Uber and Lyft are available and both have flat rates and will cost between $17 and $25 to/from the airport.

Parking: The closest parking is at 33 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. This is the library parking garage ($10/daily).  Surrounding parking garages are for monthly subscribers. Metered street parking is a maximum of 2 hours, and it is strictly enforced.

Past Keynote Speakers and Presenters Include:

  • Shay Bilchik, Founder and Director of Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
  • Chitra Raghavan, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Deputy Director of MA Program in Forensic Mental Health Counseling at John Jay College Of Criminal Justice
  • Barbara Guthrie, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Professor, and Ph.D. Program Director, School of Nursing at Northwestern University
  • C. Nicole Mason, author of born bright
  • Rebecca Epstein, Executive Director at Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality
  • Amy Banks, MD, Senior Research Scientist at The Jean Baker Miller Training Institute and the Wellesley Centers for Women
  • Aishatu Yusuf, MPA, of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute
  • Malika Saada Saar co-founder of rights4girls
  • Fresh! “Lev” White, Certified Life and Mindfulness Coach, writer, speaker, and facilitator
  • Maureen Walker, Ph.D., associate director in the MBA program at Harvard Business School and has served on the training faculty and leadership group of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute (JBMTI) at Wellesley College for Women since 1996