SUNDAY, July 16, 2017

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A 1- Primal Leadership: The Intersection of Emotional Intelligence, Trauma-Specific, and Effective Leadership
Building on an understanding of trauma specific concepts, this presentation will incorporate emotional intelligence and leadership concepts to create effective leadership strategies. Practical suggestions will be discussed on how to utilize reflective supervision and the characteristics of emotional intelligence in leading a team, agency and industry.
Debi Grebenik, MSW, Ph.D. and Margo Kemp-Johnson, MA, Alia Innovations
A 2- Designing, Implementing and Supporting Behavior Management Techniques in Home Settings
The process of assessing, designing and implementing behavior management techniques in a home setting takes informed assessment, individualized methods and multi-linear analysis. This presentation will use the methods of Israel Golddiamond, Ph.D., to provide strategies for implementation in a therapeutic Foster Family, which is much like a natural system. Learn how to provide a behavior analytic assessment that informs behavior supports in a more naturalistic way.
Anne Kennedy, MA, BCBA, RISE Services
A 3- Understanding and Healing Trauma: An Orientation to TBRI®
Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) is an evidence-based parenting model rooted in research, tempered by humanitarian principles. TBRI® addresses relationship-based traumas such as institutionalization, multiple foster placements, maltreatment and neglect. Participants will learn about: Early trauma factors which impact long-term development; The impact of trauma on brain development and neurochemistry, therefore impacting behavior; How trauma influences attachment; and evidence-based parenting tools to dissolve behaviors, support attachment and help children heal.
Jill Crewes, MSW and Amanda Purvis, BSW, The Adoption Exchange
A 4- Millennials in the Workplace – Talkin’ Bout my Generation
Presented in an interactive, fun lecture format, the presentation will include discussion regarding the varying generations, from the Silent Generation to Millennials and beyond. Experiences and events that shaped the way each generation views success and happiness will be explored. The presentation will conclude by exploring how organizations can embrace the differences and strengths of each generation to work toward a vibrant, flourishing working environment.
Betsy Pattullo, MS, LBSW, LCPAA, Arrow Child and Family Ministries
A 5- Partnering for Permanency: How Agencies Can Help Waiting Foster Children
During this workshop you will hear from both a public child welfare professional and a director of a private, older child adoption program. Together, we will explore how private adoption agencies and public child welfare agencies can effectively partner with each other to find permanent and loving adoption families for waiting children.
Beverly Clarke, The Barker Adoption Foundation; Brandi Hill, Prince George’s County Department of Social Services
A 6- Addressing Suicide Risks in the LGBTQA Population
In June of 2014, Tiffany began his transition to Tyler in both his personal and professional life. Tyler struggled with depression and suicidal ideation prior to and during his transition. Learn how those in the helping profession can address suicidal risks in the LGBTQA population. This workshop will empower clinicians, placing agencies and foster parents with tools necessary to support LGBTQA children in their care. Tyler is a therapist who works with children placed in therapeutic foster care and has used his experience to advocate for change for LGBTQA youth.
Tyler Titus, LPC, Harborcreek Youth Services; Miranda Galbreath, LPC, Albion State Prison
A 7- The Healing Power of Relationships
Relationships are absolutely necessary for any of us to survive, learn, work, love and procreate. The most important gift you can give your child is the capacity to form and maintain relationships. This workshop will focus on helping you become more attuned so that you can help families and children become more attuned to building healthy attachments.
Cynthia Goins and Amber Harris, Bridgn Gaps, LLC; Lawanda Stewart, LISW-S, Life Start
A 8- Preventing Maltreatment Before it Occurs is Within Our Reach
In March 2016, the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities issued recommendations in the seminal report, “Within Our Reach.” Since then, the federal government and over 30 jurisdictions have acted to implement the Commission's strategy. What can we learn from the action at the federal, state and local levels? How can we drive changes that will save children's lives now and start to advance the fatality prevention plans needed to diminish the reach of this preventable tragedy?
Amy Templeman, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities; Amy Harfeld, Children’s Advocacy Institute