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Attorney Scott Woodruff, Esq.:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Woodruff, Scott

United States of America (US)

Keynote Presentations2013 HOME Graduation Ceremony (2013, ME)
Featured PresentationsThe Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE) 14th Annual Home Educators Conference (2006)
Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE) 16th Annual Home Educators Conference (2008)
The Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE) 17th Annual Home Educators Conference (2009)
2013 SHEM Home Education Convention (2013, MO)
2012 SHEM Home Education Convention (2012, MO)
2011 NICHE Conference (2011, IA)
2011 SHEM Home Education Convention (2011, MO)
2010 SHEM Home Education Convention (2010, MO)
2009 NICHE Conference (2009, IA)
2008 SHEM Home Education Convention (2008, MO)
Workshop Presentations2013 MPE Conference & Curriculum Fair (2013, MO)
2012 NICHE Conference (2012, IA)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

The 12 Prophets of Error
Between 1798 and 1948, 12 thinkers—"Prophets of Error" influenced western civilization to retreat from scriptural truth in almost every major field of studyincluding literature, biology, geology, ethics, history, economics, government, hermeneutics, theology, physics, psychology, and pedagogy. In a concise whirlwind trip through some of the most famous figures in modern western thought, this talk sketches the individual and collective influence of Wordsworth, Lyell, Kierkegaard, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, Wellhausen, Freud, Dewey, Keynes and Einstein. Powerpoint slides accompany the presentation that show the thinkers themselves and people and things associated with them. The talk concludes by explaining that only through parent-directed homeschooling can our children be taught the truth in these areas of study, and underlining the vital importance of protecting our liberty. Parents who hear this talk will have a new and compelling reason to believe that homeschooling is exactly the right choice. The host organization is requested to provide a screen for displaying the slides and, if possible, a power-point projector. Preferably the location will permit lights to be dimmed for optimum slide visibility.

You are Not Alone: Home School Legal Defense Association and the Protection of Homeschooling
For 25 years, HSLDA has been protecting homeschooling on the federal, state and local level--and in your kitchen. Learn how the combined efforts of our 80,000 member families can help secure a bright future for the home education movement despite many looming threats. Members of HSLDA have even worked together to protect homeschooling in other nations. Learn how HSLDA's experience can go to work for you on a very personal level--by providing seasoned attorneys if your home school program is threatened. This is not just for new homeschoolers. With the recent, though now vacated, ruling against homeschooling by a California judge, all homeschoolers need to hear this seminar.

How To Protect Your Children from Social Workers: How, When, and Why to Assert Your 4th Amendment Rights
You have heard stories of parents terrified by social workers who threaten to take their children away but did not have the knowledge they needed to protect their loved ones. Scott will explain in plain language what your teachers never taught you: how every citizen is
protected from unjustified intrusion into their homes, their privacy, and their childrens lives. Nationwide, about a third of all cases end in finding parents responsible for child abuse or neglect. Come and find out how to dramatically tip the situation in your favor.

Homeschooling with Confidence-Understanding Missouri's Homeschool Law
Scott will cover everything you need to know to homeschool legally in Missouri. The first half will be geared toward folks just starting out. The second half will give veterans opportunities to ask hard questions about issues that have been nagging them.

Homeschooling with Confidence: The Iowa Law
Scott Woodruff, Home School Legal Defense Association attorney for Iowa, will give a step-by-step explanation of the Iowa homeschool law. New homeschoolers will get what they need to teach with confidence and veterans will get their thorniest questions addressed.

Homeschooling With Confidence: Understanding Your State's Homeschool Laws
Everything you need to know about your states homeschool law so you can homeschool with confidence. Thorough presentation of the basics with time for veterans to ask their unanswered questions.

Your Parental Rights: The Left's Next Target
Hear how recent developments in America and Europe, are flashing warning signals to us that basic parental rights are in jeopardy. The election of Barack Obama is a dream come true for those who would like to increase the power of the central government at the expense of the citizen. Some rights, like freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion, get the highest protection because they are specifically listed in the Constitution. But one of the essential rights upon which our ability to homeschool rests, the right of a parent to direct the education and upbringing of a child, is not listed. Only an amendment to the Constitution explicitly protecting fundamental parental rights will preserve what we have won after decades of struggle. The wish list of the left includes a goal of reducing parental rights to a mere privilege subject to government licensing and the eradication of homeschooling as we know it. It's a race to the finish to see if we can amend the Constitution before the left can achieve its antifamily agenda, and the stakes are unimaginably high. Dont ask when it will begin. The battle of the century has already begun.

The Right Parent for Your Child: You!
As messed up as you are, how could you possibly be an adequate parent for your child? You know your own failings better than anyone, and maybe you shake your head and wonder why God picked you to be the mom or dad for your child. Maybe you know a half dozen people who would be much better parents for your kids. Scot Woodruff will offer you powerful encouragement to help you trust that God made exactly the right decision when he picked you as the parent for your child.

Righting the Deep Wrongs & the Banquet of Consequences

What to Do When The Social Worker Knocks

Scott's Achievements
  • Homeschooling father
  • Staff Attorney: Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
  • Is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia
  • Formerly worked for John Ashcroft, who was at the time the Missouri Attorney General (and later U.S. Attorney General).
Woodruff's Bio

Scott Woodruff, a follower of Christ since his conversion in 1971, earned his juris doctor degree from the University of Virginia in 1980. After working for John Ashcroft, and subsequently a major regional insurance company, Scott came to work for HSLDA in 1998. He is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, and licensed in Virginia and Missouri. He has assisted thousands of home educating families in dealings with social workers, police officers, truant officers, principals, superintendents, and prosecuting attorneys. Scott is a frequent speaker at homeschool conferences and on radio programs across the country. Scott and his wife, Jane, homeschooled all three of their children.

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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Scott Woodruff and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

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