<img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=301993291225514&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1"> Kids First Virtual National Conference
Innovation & education in children services featured today! Check out sessions: 215, 248, 249, 251, 253, 254                       #KidsFirstConference2020
Primary Presenter: Melissa Merritt
Company/Organization/Educational Entity: Monarch Academy Annapolis
Bio: Melissa Ann Merritt is a fifth-grade teacher at Monarch Academy Annapolis. Prior to teaching, Melissa worked as a Victim Advocate Supervisor in Florida. Melissa has been involved in victim services since 2004 when she interned at the University of Central Florida. Melissa holds a Victim Services Practitioner Designation in the State of Florida and is also a certified Targeted Mental Health Case Manager. In 2015 and 2016, Melissa adopted her sons Camron and Rylan from foster care. Melissa then founded a non-profit agency, Adoption2Action, Inc. – which provides post-adoptive services to families who have adopted from the Foster Care System.

Workshop Track Legend
  • Education – ED
  • Mental Health – MH
  • Juvenile Justice – JJ
  • Leadership – LD
  • Community/Parents - CP