Mission & Vision Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois nurtures and strengthens children and families in need. She is skilled in distilling complex policy issues for policymakers and the public in order to create understanding and support for issues. This course will provide guidance in how to understand the intersections and make them work for us in our practice. Sally Dine Fitch, MSW, LSW Ms. Fitch has 43 years of experience working with women, children and families who have experienced abuse and is a nationally and internationally recognized trainer. Child Welfare Information Gateway is a service of the, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Philosophy and Key Elements of Family-Centered Practice, Family-Centered Practice Across the Service Continuum, Creating a Family-Centered Agency Culture, Risk Factors That Contribute to Child Abuse and Neglect, Public Awareness & Creating Supportive Communities, Developing & Sustaining Prevention Programs, Evidence-Based Practice for Child Abuse Prevention, Screening & Assessment in Child Protection, Differential Response in Child Protective Services, Responding to Child Fatalities and Near Fatalities, Collaborative Responses to Child Abuse & Neglect, Supporting Families With Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, Introduction to Family Support and Preservation, Resources for Managers of Family Support and Preservation Services, Transition to Adulthood and Independent Living, Recruiting and Retaining Resource Families, Working With Children, Youth, and Families in Permanency Planning, Working With Children, Youth, and Families After Permanency, Resources for Administrators and Managers About Permanency, Children's Bureau Adoption Call to Action, The Assistant Secretary's ALL-IN Foster Adoption Challenge, For Adoption Program Managers & Administrators, For Expectant Parents Considering Adoption and Birth Parents, Administering & Managing Child Welfare Agencies & Programs, Evaluating Program and Practice Effectiveness, índice de Títulos en Español (Spanish Title Index), National Foster Care & Adoption Directory, The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood, Submit Conference Information and/or Calls for Papers. The presentation team includes implementation trainers, researchers, and a PCSA leader with experience in the field. Select a topic to view conferences by topic: Step 4 (of 4): Search for Conferences (Required) For example, listing the family’s issues is not as powerful as explaining how the domestic violence perpetrator interfered with his partner’s recovery, for example. Ms. Croessmann is a licensed social worker. 22 September 2020. International Seminar on Child Poverty in Western Cities. The session will include a PowerPoint presentation summarizing and analyzing recent decisions and legislation. Slides | Slides, This workshop will explore the compelling links that connect animal cruelty and neglect with domestic violence, child abuse, child sexual abuse, and elder abuse. Unfortunately, it’s often something we work with our clients on but fail to implement ourselves. She currently serves as a Case Review Supervisor at the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services where she also leads the agency’s LGBTQ2S Safe Identification Team and works as a co-lead on a grant from the QIC out of Baltimore, MD on improving outcomes for LGBTQ2S youth touched by the child welfare system. She currently is a kinship parent for a 4-year-old. Slides | Handouts, This presentation is designed to increase awareness of the potential burden and risk placed on protective parents and their children experiencing domestic violence when CPS cases are closed too early, thinking that divorce or custody litigation will solve the problem. The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), now in partnership with The New York Foundling, was founded in 1987 and is a nonprofit, national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families. Angela is currently an Associate Professor in the Social & Human Services program at Columbus State Community College. With over 1,400 attendees—and growing every year—this four-day conference has become the premiere national event addressing tribal child welfare and well-being. The act supports important reforms in child welfare as we re-imagine DCFS as a department that emphasizes prevention, early intervention and evidence-based practices for children and families. As a YCPRT Coach, Tracy works with counties throughout the state of Ohio to improve the performance of YCPRT’s and also begin implementation within additional counties. Slides | Handouts, The Chronicle of Social Change project “Who Cares” reminds us that we have details on the youth coming into care but know little about the caregivers who serve as a resource for these children and their families. Jan Flory, MSW, has extensive experience examining child welfare practice and decision making through various roles in public and private child welfare agencies. Learn how to improve upon your plan to keep workers connected, organize resources, improve performance, conduct check-ins, ensure compliance, and more. Her specialty areas: Teen Parents, Disrupted Adoptees, Deaf Youth, Unruly/Delinquent Youth, Family Reunification, Permanency Planning & Working with Primary Families. Training Credit. Citrin is an expert in child welfare policy and practice and its effect on communities of color, LGBTQ+ youth, and immigrant families. 36th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. Karen has been described as “one of those rare people who can make you laugh and cry in the same moment.” Regardless of the topic, Karen’s workshops and presentations are humorous in nature, reflecting her own insightful approach to dealing with life’s daily challenges. Her professional career includes experience in juvenile justice, Alcohol and Drug treatment, working with individuals experiencing homelessness, adult corrections, and mental health treatment. Jennifer Croessmann is a social program administrator for the Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services. Slides | Handouts, This workshop will review recent Ohio court decisions and legislative updates that clarify, modify, or amplify Ohio judicature in the child welfare and adoption arenas. Finally, participants will understand the program’s process to maintain fidelity and how it is being evaluated for effectiveness. Confirm your E-Track login here. (Optional) We are grieving, and laughter replaces what we lose when we grieve. A rule is a communication of the law established by an administrative agency. (Note that supplemental training is different from approved OCWTP credit training, but still counts toward your annual ongoing training requirement.) Please allow six weeks for the training credit to appear in your account. Jorie Schwartz has been a licensed social worker in Columbus for more than 20 years. The 10th Child in the City World Conference – POSTPONED TO 2021 Dublin, Ireland. Elyssa has a Bachelor of Science from Baldwin Wallace University and a Master of Public Administration from The University of Akron. After the conference, E-Track training credit will be provided via an upload to your E-Track account as supplemental credit. Previous to this position, Jennifer worked in Child Welfare in Hamilton County, Ohio as a Project Manager and Assessment Manager. Select a Month She has been an active local city council member in her community. The Supreme Court of Ohio is currently reviewing our application. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Latonya obtained a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant license to increase her understanding of addiction. Unknown is whether young children of color with substance removals are also entering care at increasing rates and whether disparities exist in child welfare outcomes. Jennifer has previous experience as a direct services child welfare caseworker. 2020 Mandated Reporter Training Schedule The Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services (DMCPS) works with families to ensure the safety and well-being of children. to Search, View Calls for Papers for Upcoming Conferences. Workers will examine their own ability to encourage this and explore the policy and practice upgrades needed. She began her career at the Family and Youth Law Center where she most recently served as the Associate Director and Clinical Supervisor. These resource families can be recruited and managed by private agencies or by public agencies. Veronica Burroughs currently is Project Manager for the Kinship and Adoption Navigator Program at ODJFS. Chadwick Center for Children and Families. Prior this work she was with the Supreme Court of Ohio, managing federal grants to assist juvenile courts in handling cases related to child welfare. Prior to working at ODMH, Ms. Himmeger worked in the field of child welfare for 20 years at the district and state levels after working at the county as a caseworker and supervisor. Laura Militello, MA, is a Senior Scientist for ShadowBox LLC. Professionals in multiple disciplines are actively re-examining the complex motivations behind acts of animal cruelty, advancing public policy reforms, implementing programs and using interventions to help the victims of violence. Prior to LEAP, Julia worked in several nonprofit management roles including development and volunteer management. Participants will receive the link both during the workshop (in the chat box) as well as in an email after the conference. Slides | Handouts, Training Credit: Approved for 1.5 CLE hours, The increase in infants and young children entering foster care because of substance use disorder necessitates the development of coordinated, comprehensive, family-centered systems of care. Prior to joining Kinnect, Julia served as the Employment Services Director at LEAP for the past eight years. Jacqueline Morris Bell is the Ohio ASAP Manager at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. In the past, we might have referred to these as co-occurring issues. Through large-group and small-group activities we will cover key considerations and strategies for addressing barriers at each phase. Her company provides grant-writing, development, training, project implementation, evaluation, and other management services to organizations working in human services and public health. John D. Everett is an attorney in the City of Kettering, having worked as a prosecutor for 20 years. Marla Himmeger has been working with PCSAO as Program Manager for Ohio START since April 2017. Heidi Rankin has over 20 years of experience in the domestic violence field. Vicki conducted cross-reporting workshops for multiple professions in Cleveland, Toledo and Columbus in 2019, and will repeat this workshops in Athens, Cincinnati and Dayton in 2020. Participants will engage in self-reflection and assess their own self-care practices while also considering new ones. He is a past President of the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges and has served on its executive board for many years. Slides | Handouts, Ethics and professionalism are a joint effort of all participants in child welfare. Leah also provides psychoeducation, Family Finding, and network building services for LGBTQ+ youth who enter foster care. Slides, In the spring of 2020 as schools closed, state governments started issuing stay-at-home orders, and the world dealt with the news of the COVID-19 pandemic, LGBTQ+ youth faced a unique challenge, as many of them were forced into 24-hour contact with unsupportive families or with family members to whom they were not yet “out.” A demographic with high rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidality, the mental health of quarantined LGBTQ+ youth has been a huge concern. But for some low-income parents of color, the change comes as a relief. Please help us improve future conferences by completing your evaluation. Check back, as video recordings of each plenary and workshop will be posted soon. Fawn Gadel has served as the Director of Ohio START at the Public Children Services Association of Ohio since July 2017. 9/16 AM Session 1 9/16 AM Session 2 Animal abuse is often an indicator of interpersonal, family and community violence. It is important that attendees log into Zoom using the name with which they registered so that information matches our records. The 2021 ECOC Annual Summit will be held virtually on January 16, 2021.The Summit provides a unique opportunity for educators, juvenile justice, and child welfare professionals to enhance their ability to retain and inspire the students they serve. Small group discussions encourage peer-to-peer learning and connect lessons learned in scenarios with local practice. Even as states have reopened, the mental health implications of the pandemic are far and wide. Registration is not transferrable, and only those registered for the conference are eligible to receive credit. Representatives from counties who have implemented ShadowBox will share their experiences and lessons learned. Advocating for safe children, stable families, and supportive communities, Public Children Services Assocation of Ohio. Engaging fathers and other paternal family members is an essential part of family engagement practice. A PDF training certificate will be emailed to each participant reflecting the number of training hours and the number of social work CEU hours where appropriate. National CASA/GAL Association for Children - Virtual Conference 2020 - The National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) / Guardians ad Litem (GAL) Association for Children, together with state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive. Thank you SO MUCH for participating in the out-of-this-world virtual Texas Child Care Administrators Conference! There is truly nothing funny about what’s happening right now, but laughter can give us exactly what we need in order to survive the tough stuff. Sorry for the delay! Georgetta became a treatment parent with Parenthesis Family Advocates and developed and administered a Foster Care Agency, Passages, with a focus on care for African American children. For more than 100 years, we've provided a continuum of programs and services, advocated for children, and collaborated with public and private agencies to impact the lives of more than 40,000 children and families each year. She was a supervisor for 8 years in the Direct Services Department. Judge Puskarich is an Otterbein University graduate (1988) and received his law degree (1991) from the Wake Forest University School of Law. During her time at LEAP, Julia re-designed programs and services to exceed budget expectations. Elizabeth Well is the Legal Director at Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center. Continuing education training credit is being processed and will be available in the coming days and weeks to registered participants whose attendance can be verified. Learn more about Karen. Previous Conferences and Seminars Webinar: Making Connections in Times of Corona. The Colour Conference (and Sisterhood) is an outflow of an honest commitment to the health and well-being of the women in one’s local church, local community, and local planting. Ms. Militello has extensive experience applying Naturalistic Decision Making principles to design training to support decision making in complex environments. Register now Download the conference schedule. Keynote speakers range from federal officials at the highest level of government to youth with lived experience in child welfare … Child victims also have the right to use attorneys or other representatives, such as family members and professional advocates. Prior to joining PCSAO, Bhumika served as Coalition Specialist in the Anti-Human Trafficking Program at The Salvation Army of Greater Cincinnati. Slides. Amanda has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University and spent two years post-college as a Peace Corps Volunteer educating teachers in Vanuatu, in the South Pacific. Submit Webinar Information. She has been an attorney for twenty-four years, with her practice focusing primarily in the area of family law. Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions about the current state of Ohio law in these areas, and to contribute to the discussion with personal perspectives and case insights. Elizabeth has appeared in courts around the state, working alongside criminal justice system officials to ensure that crime victims’ rights are upheld during the criminal justice process. ILHSSCO is overseen by the Division of Family and Community Services, Child Care.The IDHS mission is to assist Illinois residents in achieving self-sufficiency, independence, and health to the maximum extent possible.This is accomplished by providing … Small group breakouts will be used to promote and model reflective discussions around resiliency components and promotion. 2020 Public Child Welfare Conference. Keynote speakers range from federal officials at the highest level of government to youth with lived experience in child welfare … ShadowBox was developed for use in high-stakes domains such as firefighting, law enforcement, and military operations, and has been adapted for use in child welfare. Join Denise Goodman for the opening keynote address, “There is a Silver Lining! It will include lessons learned from three Ohio Quality Improvement Center for Collaborative Community Court Teams (QIC-CCCT) who worked to enhance capacity to appropriately implement the provisions of CARA. If you have questions about our conference, contact Cassandra Freeland. Champions of Children Conference Past Conferences Careers CAC Resources Member Login ... 2020 Champions of Children Conference. This session will explore the ways in which LGBTQ+ youth have been affected by stay-at-home orders and how this experience mirrors the isolation often felt by LGBTQ+ youth in situations unrelated to the pandemic. Join the facilitators for an interactive discussion about the ethics involved in being an LGBTQ+ ally at your agency or organization. Pat Rideout is the former director of Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services, and a longtime senior consultant with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. She works closely with the youth and family navigating the youth’s identity journey to increase understanding and build affirming relationships. She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in psychology from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Master’s Degree in Social Services Administration from Case Western Reserve University, where she attended as a child welfare fellow. She later earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Jennifer has worked in child welfare for over twenty-three years. Only a “vital few” are able to sustain and provide placement stability and assist with family reunification. Join us to learn more about what the future of remote social work could look like, the value of technology to enable social work anywhere, and how working out loud can have a ripple effect across organizations. Christopher Woeste is OCVJC’s Deputy Legal Director. This workgroup will also provide ample opportunity for questions and participant feedback. Submit Conference Information and/or Calls for Papers for your conference. Attendance in workshops will be tracked by PCSAO’s conference production partner, Mills James, using the attendee list on Zoom and random polls to which participants must respond in a timely fashion. This workshop will introduce a structured implementation planning process for administrators and supervisors who lead and manage change within their organizations. She recently graduated from the University of Kent with an MSc in Social and Applied Psychology. Her career has involved working at Amethyst, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc. Megan McCombs Heydlauff is a Senior Attorney at the Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School. No one knows kids better than the Kansas Children's Service League. Ms. Newsome has five years of experience adapting the ShadowBox approach to domains including nursing, military, and child welfare. The workshops submitted for CLE are listed as “CLE credit applied for.”. Register now for the child welfare event you won't want to miss! Together for Children conference . Chris graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in political science focusing in public policy and The Ohio State University with a master’s degree in public policy and a juris doctorate. Select a Topic Her research focuses on strategies for addressing worker stress and burnout, and implementing effective interventions in child welfare systems. The 2020 St. Louis County Health & Human Services Conference “And Still We Rise” will take place on Wednesday October 7th and Thursday October 8th in a virtual format. We apologize for any inconvenience. You do not need to take any action in order for this training to appear in your account so long as you include your accurate E-Track login ID when you register. Announcement Regarding 2020 Annual Conference. She has her MSSA and LISW-S. Rich is dedicated to improving the lives of caseworkers and social workers. created a regional job coach training model and sat on the board of the Employment Collaborative of Ohio. She helped to create 3 private agencies in Ohio and was a primary caregiver (adoption, foster, kinship, bio) for 35 years in Virginia, Washington DC and Ohio’s public, private child welfare and juvenile justice foster care systems. This session will review TDM’s defining elements and research on the model, including the results of a randomized control trial evaluation recently concluding in Missouri. With over 1,400 attendees—and growing every year—this four-day conference has become the premiere national event addressing tribal child welfare and well-being. Ms. Goldson was a member of the Barrister Leadership Program and was also selected to participate in several community leadership programs, including the Wexner Heritage Program and Leadership 21. She is a motivational speaker, humorist, trainer and consultant with over 30 years of experience in the field of chemical dependency, both as a licensed clinician and as a certified prevention specialist. She is also an adjunct professor at Capital University Law School and teaches the Summer Adoption Law Institute and the Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Institute. As co-director of the OCWTP she oversaw curriculum for child sexual abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking. Finally, it will also include plans for implementation. In addition, Denise has worked to reform the practice of foster care, adoption and kinship care, reducing the use of group care and helping agencies find permanent families for children and youth who have been waiting the longest. Prior to this position, he was a court administrator for over 20 years, and spent 11 years working for a nationally leading non-profit youth development organization prior to that. Ohio’s child victims have the right to safety, protection, privacy, and to have a voice in the legal process. A Moritz Merit Scholar from the OSU Moritz College of Law she has served survivors in Ohio as a practicing attorney, mostly in the family courts, in cases involving domestic or sexual violence, particularly when child maltreatment is also a concern. The act also seeks to improve the well-being of children already in foster care by incentivizing states to reduce placement of children in congregate care. She devotes a portion of her time and attention meeting with caseworkers to help them prepare for court and other legal matters. Slides | Handouts, In 2019, PCSAO engaged a diverse stakeholder group to improve Ohio’s treatment foster care system. She has experience in Screening, Intake, and Ongoing, along with a variety of multi systems collaborations that worked preventatively with children and families. Participants will understand what a family may experience when interacting with a Navigator. PCSAO thanks our generous sponsors, whose support helped keep registration fees low. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Coalition for Children Foundation Board of Directors has unanimously decided to cancel the 2020 FCC Annual Conference. Leah Love is the Youth Acceptance clinician and advocate with Chosen Affirming Family Program at Kinnect. Elizabeth has trained thousands of professionals around the state and helped to develop the Victims’ Rights Toolkit, a first of its kind online legal resource for victims. (Optional) Provider Resilience 2020. As Associate Director of the Safe & Together Institute, she oversees the training of staff and faculty, manages Certified Trainers, and presents nationally and internationally. In that capacity, she worked with state and local sites on systemic reform, including Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. We will also explore what it looks like to build a strong foundation of natural supports utilizing both maternal and paternal family members. She is currently continuing this work as a Senior Fellow with Case Commons. Our production partner, Mills James, will be using various methods to determine participation and will make the final determination as to who is awarded credit. Alicia Bunger is an Associate Professor at the College of Social Work at Ohio State University. Listing that the family has experienced both domestic violence and mental health issues is not as useful as describing how the perpetrator’s violence has produced anxiety in the survivor and aggression in one of the children. The Michigan Medicine Child Protection Team and the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Conference Planning Committee welcome you to the 39th Annual Michigan Statewide Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment on October 25 and 26, 2021 at The Inn at St. John’s Conference Center in Plymouth, MI.. The bulk of Angela’s work has focused on trauma and abuse. The Greg and Mary Ann Renz Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Vicki works with several domestic violence taskforces around the state, provides continuing education training to domestic violence and social service professionals, and co-authored The Link Between Interpersonal Violence and Animal Abuse published in 2019 in the Society Register. Welfare Institute on understanding and support for the opening keynote address, “ There a. Mssa from case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and her PhD in social work at Ohio State (! 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