WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017

8:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

D 1- 100 Innovators + IDEO Human Centered Design = Reimagining Child Welfare
This session describes a 3-day National Convening to reimagine child welfare, called the 10 of 10 for Kids held in May 2017 in Minneapolis. The 10 of 10 was made up of ten tables of ten (100) innovators from inside and outside of child welfare to work with the global design firm, IDEO. The 10 of 10 Convening used IDEO’s Human Centered Design process, not to fix a broken system, but to redesign a system based on what children need to thrive. The development of the idea, the execution of the event, the lessons learned, and the next steps will be outlined and discussed. Come hear more about our big dreams and goals &join a movement for change!
Amelia Franck Meyer, MS, MSW, Katie Miller, MSW, Debi Grebenik, MSW, Ph.D., and Margo Kemp-Johnson, MA, Alia Innovations
D 2- Challenging and Defiant Behavior Reexamined: Achieving Remarkably Successful Outcomes
This training presents a platform for reexamining the dynamics of human interaction and creates the foundation for a menu of interventions that effectively redirects oppositional/defiant behavior in children and youth. Defining negative behavior as a "coping mechanism" leads to nine pillars that empower families to achieve positive changes. Rooted in the tenets of Piaget, Maslow, Skinner, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy this approach teaches empowerment and positive reinforcement techniques for both adults and the children in their lives.
Sandra Kwesell, MSC, MFCT, Families in Transition
D 3- Version 2.0: Successful Approaches in Resource Parenting Using the 3-5-7 Model™
At last year’s FFTA conference, a program designed to empower families to promote child well-being, placement stability and readiness for permanent relationships was introduced. The public child welfare agency in Pennsylvania implementing the program with 3-5-7 Model™ as a foundation will present the next phase of lessons learned and adjustments in implementation—sharing initial outcomes and considerations for scaling and replication. Whether you were part of the initial audience or not, come hear about all of our new bells and whistles!
Kirsten Johnson, MSW, LSW, Hempfield Behavioral Health
D 4- Coaching Parents in Present Moment Parenting to Stabilize Families and Preserve Placement
Is being “trauma-informed” enough? Are you able to fully implement what you have learned to stabilize foster and kinship placements in your work? For tips about what to do to make it happen, attend this session to move your organization from “trauma-informed” to “trauma effective.”
Tina Feigal, M.S., Ed. and Kim Flood, B.A., Anu Family Services
D 5- What is and What is Not Trauma-Informed Practice
Trauma-informed care is the current rage in clinical practice in general and in foster care and adoption practices specifically. Many foster care/adoption programs purport to deliver trauma-informed care. But do they really? This workshop will explore the essential elements of trauma-informed care as well as delineate “therapeutic” approaches which run counter to trauma-informed practices. Critical to trauma-informed care is the incorporation of recent findings related to the effects of trauma on the neurobiology of the developing brain. Participants will receive tools that guide the process of trauma resolution and tips to utilize with families.
Wayne Duehn, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Arlington
D 6- Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming Youth: Standards for Affirming Care
Trans* and gender non-conforming youth face disparities relating to medical and mental health care, educational support, social supports, and safe, affirming housing. This workshop will look at the realities trans* and gender non-conforming youth face on a daily basis, while examining current research and statistics outlining risk and resiliency factors. Expounding on trauma informed care, intersectional identities, and cultural competence we will explore concrete methods for improving your practice and building your networks.
Kalie Lounds, LMSW and Erin H. Jansen, LCSW, CHRIS 180, Inc.
D 7- Assessment of Inherent Motivation: A Practical Tool for Effective Intervention
Attributed to the trauma of abuse and neglect of varying types, degrees, ages, and duration, children's developmental delays are calculated on vectors of loci of information/control: "Closed", "Inward", "Outward", and "Open" styles. Learn about a simple, practical tool for social workers and caretakers that describes, assesses, and recommends interventions for children, depending upon their relative positions on these vectors.
Ronald Brown, MA, LCCA, LCPAA, Foster Care and Adoption Services
D 8- An Integrative Family Therapy-EMDR Treatment for Childhood Attachment Trauma
Traumatic stress in children often manifests as reactivity, aggression, defiance and other challenging behaviors. Traumatized children require a secure holding environment to safely address trauma, however, under the circumstances, the parent-child relationship may be stressed. We will describe a model that integrates a trauma-informed parent psychoeducation approach, family therapy, and a customized EMDR therapy protocol that strengthens attachment security and helps the child resolve past trauma simultaneously.
Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP, The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska