THINK Conference - April 10-11

Save the date for the 2019 THINK Conference!

This year's conference will be held at Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, WV. The theme is BREAKING THE CYCLE. At the conference, you will have the opportunity to network, connect and learn strategies to improve the lives of youth in West Virginia. You will obtain the resources and skills to prevent high-risk behaviors that influence rates of teen pregnancy. Registration fee: $75.00.

Breakout sessions

  • Human Trafficking in WV

  • Addressing Substance Abuse Stigma

  • Tobacco, Juuling, Marijuana

  • Drug Trends

  • Dangers of Pornography

  • STI Education

  • Cyber Security

  • Hidden in Plain Sight

  • And much more!

Who should attend?

Health professionals, social workers, counselors, teachers, nurses, youth-serving professionals, and students studying related fields.

CEUS provided for Social Workers, School Counselors, and Nurses.

Mission West Virginia Names New Executive Director, Kelly Thompson

Mission West Virginia is pleased to announce that Kelly Thompson, our former Associate Director, has been selected to serve as Executive Director. Kelly has been with Mission WV since 2001 and her dedication to empowering children and families throughout the state has been evident in her work and commitment to our organization.

With a background in Social Work, Kelly has created sustainable programming and managed multiple state and federal grants. If you’ve had the opportunity to work with Kelly, you’ve witnessed her ability to organize and manage in a leadership role while conveying genuine care and support for those she is working with. She is a true team player and creative thinker. She has demonstrated her ability to build up the capacity of Mission West Virginia and we are eager to witness the successes she will have and goals she will reach as she takes on this new role.

We asked Kelly what she loved most about working at Mission WV. Her response, "The dedication our staff has for youth is unwavering. We help find families for children in foster care and provide life-skills education for youth across our state. This job is key to a brighter tomorrow for so many, and I can't imagine being anywhere else."