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Keynote Speaker for KVC’s Annual Conference Announced


KVC is excited to announce the keynote speaker for its 2015 Resource Family Conference!

Veteran newsman Dominic Carter, who was in foster care as a child, is one of the most compelling journalists of his generation, and has been described as the best political reporter working in New York television today. Carter has been a fixture in the TV news industry for the last 25 years, currently working as a Political Commentator at Verizon FiOS/RNN-TV.

During his tenure in TV, Carter has moderated high profile debates with Hillary Clinton and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He has appeared on numerous national TV programs like “Face the Nation,” “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. Carter also does radio work as one of the co-hosts on NY’s flagship talk station, WABC Radio.

Carter’s work has brought him a measure of prominence for his numerous exclusive interviews; they include former President Bill Clinton to the late Nelson Mandela during Mandela’s historic 1990 visit to the United States – an interview he conducted as thousands of journalists from around the country pursued the South African president. He has interviewed Caroline Kennedy and Donald Trump numerous times.

Carter’s work has also been profiled in the Washington Post. As a victim of childhood sexual abuse, Carter’s life story has been told in O, The Oprah Magazine and on the television show of Nancy Grace. He also released a book on his life titled No Momma’s Boy, which chronicles his triumphant struggle to overcome his mother’s mental illness as a chronic paranoid schizophrenic and years of shocking childhood abuse while growing up in the housing projects in the notorious South Bronx, New York.

Carter is also a writer for the Huffington Post, and is known for articles such as, Foster Parents Are Making the World A Better Place. Carter knows in his heart that foster parents and the social workers that assist them are all “angels on Earth.”

KVC’s 2015 Resource Family Conference will take place December 11-12 at four locations across the country: the Overland Park Marriott Hotel in Overland Park, Kan; The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, Neb.; the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel in Lexington, Ky.; and Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, W.Va. The event is a one-of-a-kind training opportunity for foster families who are caring for children who have experienced abuse, neglect or other family challenges and are temporarily in state custody. Resource families, a term which includes foster and adoptive parents and relatives, will learn about topics such as managing behavior challenges, repairing the effects of stress and trauma, and transition planning into adulthood, while children enjoy fun activities like games, bouncy houses and talent shows. More than 2,000 people participate in the conference each year.

Stay tuned for more details and registration information!