Project Harmony ( has opened registration for the upcoming 16th annual Speaking of Children Luncheon and Conference on April 18-19. The event will be held at the Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Conference Center. The honorary chairs are Jessie and Dean Rasmussen, and event chairs are Emily Allen and Ashley Rich.

Inspiring and educating the community in the fight against child abuse, Speaking of Children is a two-day conference and keynote luncheon in partnership with Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and the US Attorney’s Office – District of Nebraska.

The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Gaelin Elmore. Gaelin is a former foster youth, child abuse survivor, retired pro-football player, and an advocate and speaker.

The full list of the conference speakers and schedule is available online. Training sessions will focus on investigation, treatment and prevention, and early intervention.

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Project Harmony exists to provide effective, immediate and sensitive support to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. Project Harmony grew out of the vision of several Omaha community professionals and advocates to create a better system of protection for abused and neglected children. To learn more, go to