SVN Annual Conference
"Many Voices, One Shared Vision"May 31-June 3, 2017
Hyatt Regency Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas
Overnight rooms are $159/night
The block has sold out for three consecutive years, make your room reservation HERE
SVN providers are quite diverse, hailing from many different countries, states, provinces, and court jurisdictions. Although we are doing this work from various perspectives and viewpoints, we share the vision that vulnerable families who need supervised visitation services should have access to competent, well-trained providers who put safety first. This year's conference will highlight our call for a "movement" to increase awareness, education and support for supervised visitation providers everywhere.
Ashley Rhodes-CourterAshley Rhodes-Courter is the quintessential American success story. Born in 1985 to a single teen mother, by the age of 3 she was in Florida's foster care system where she spent almost ten years being shuttled between 14 homes-some quite abusive-before being adopted from a Children's Home at the age of twelve. Despite her ordeal, she excelled in school because she believed that, "my education was the one thing nobody could take from me." Early in her life she felt compelled to advocate for herself and the other children she lived with, particularly in the abusive foster homes.
Her efforts and academic achievements landed her Eckerd College's Trustee Scholarship-the school's most prestigious full-tuition award. She graduated with honors and ahead of schedule earning a double major in Communications and Theater and a double minor in Political Science and Psychology. Ashley then went on to earn a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
During her undergraduate studies, she was one of 20 college students selected for the USA Today All-USA Academic Team and was named one of GLAMOUR Magazine's Top Ten College Women. She was also selected as one of the four Golden BRICK Award winners for outstanding advocacy for community change by DoSomething! As part of their campaign, she was featured on 25 million bags of Cool Ranch Doritos.