The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation produces the Annual National Peer Professionals’ Conference to provide training for current and future Peer Program Coordinators.  The conference attracts speakers, presenters, counselors, teachers, social workers, and nonprofit administrators from around the country.  This Conference provides a forum for adult Peer Program Coordinators to train, collaborate, and share best practices for Peer Helper Programs.

The 7th Annual National Conference will be held February 2 – 3 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama.

 This Conference allows you to dive deeper into current topics related to peer-to-peer support groups, gain the materials and tactics to train students to be Peer Helpers and hear from other Peer Program Professionals on the tips they use for a successful program. Do not let this opportunity pass you by to gain great information while enjoying the beautiful sunsets in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Up To 5 NBCC Credit Hours: NBCC Approval # SP-2797

*Alabama Social Work Examiners credit pending approval*

Download the Conference Agenda

Featured Speakers & Conference Agenda

Dean Parker

An accomplished corporate executive, serial technology entrepreneur, company advisor, public speaker, community activist, and political consultant Dean is the founder and CEO of Vita Capital, an early stage investment firm. More recently Dean served as National Finance Chairman for Dr. Ben Carson’s Presidential Campaign. “Dr. Carson’s vision for America has inspired millions of people around our nation. I was honored to lead the effort to communicate with these people and support this vision financially,” said Parker.

Prior to his time on the campaign trail and at Vita, Dean was was founder and CEO of Callis Communications, the leader in unified communications in the southeast, and was acquired by C Spire in 2014. Dean is co-founder and chairman of 1702, the premier peer network of chief executive officers and business leaders from the most promising emerging and high-growth companies in Southeast, U.S. He is Regional Vice Chairman for Young Presidents Organization, serves on various corporate boards, and is a member of DC’s Mindshare CEO Network. Dean was named as a Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Awards. Additionally, Dean has also been selected for Mobile Bay’s 40 Under Forty Award, a Finalist for “Executive of the Year” in the 2012 American Business Awards, and CIT GAP 50 Entrepreneur Finalist.

Dean now travels the world speaking to thousands of business leaders and Americans, sharing his many lessons learned and innovative best practices in the areas of entrepreneurship, technology, economics, politics, faith and family.

“Dreaming big, striving for more innovation, entrepreneurship, faith and family really can’t be separated. It’s not about getting to the top the quickest. It’s about sharing experiences. It’s about leaving a legacy and light on the world for all to see. It’s about family and leaving the world a better place for them. It’s about making this great big world a smaller place through conversations and collaboration, and if you’re doing it right, it never gets old,” Parker said. Dean and his wife, Joanne, have four children, Jody, Trey, Lauren, and Zack.

This Year’s Conference Topics Will Include:

Peer Helper Program: Step 1 “Getting Started”

Peer Helper Program: Step 2 “Formatting a Program for Impact”

Peer Helper Program: Step 3 “Selecting the Best Team”

Peer Helper Program: Step 4 “Quality Training & Development of Peer Helpers”

Grant Writing Simplified

Drugs & Alcohol

What to Do When Mufasa Dies: Childhood Grief & Loss

Adolescent Anxiety & Peer Support

Suicide Prevention

Stigma of Mental Health

Body Image & Self Harm

Healthy Discussions of LGBTQ


Addressing “Cutters” & Providing Coping Skills

Youth Sexual Trauma

Extended Families Steps 1 & 2

Teen Dating Violence

And much more….

2-Day Conference 



$15 per session


$25 per session

*registrants must contact the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation if interested in paying per session*

(251) 971-3633 or by email

To register for the 7th National Peer Program Conference, please click on the COMPLETE REGISTRATION button below. The COMPLETE REGISTRATION button below only handles Conference Registration. *Hotel Reservations and Conference Registration payments must be done separately*

The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation will refund the full registration fee up to two weeks prior to the Conference for cancellations made via emails. Questions, please contact or call (251) 971-3633.


Thursday February, 2nd:

Casual, comfortable clothing is encouraged. Please leave business attire behind. Jeans are appropriate for this Conference.

Friday, February 3rd:

Come in your best dressed beach gear!



A group rate is available at the Periodo Beach Resort where conference is being held. The group rate is $85 per night plus tax.  Attendees can make group rate reservations online at Perdido Beach Resort or contact the hotel directly for reservations by calling 1-800-634-8001. Use Group Rate Code: 13477.


Local Airports

Pensacola International Airport: (850) 436-5000

Mobile Regional Airport (800) 357-5373

Rental cars will be needed to get from the airports to the Resort

Alabama Educators Professional Development

Alabama Educators can register for Professional Development Hours

Session Title: 7TH Annual Peer Professionals’ Conference

Session Number: PD-PPP-2017

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation values your partnership and requests your continued support of our Peer Helper Programs in Baldwin County. Since our inception in 1998 and because of the loyal support of community investors like you, we have been able to train and support Peer Helper Programs and grow to 47 schools touching Kindergarteners through 12th graders

Conference – Sponsorship Opportunities 2017


YouthLight will have a bookstore on-site during both of the Conference. Materials will be focused on Peer Helping.


Extended Family

Bayside Behavioral Health