Agenda

[Pre Conference]
[Day One - June 2, 2009]
[Day Two - June 3, 2009]
[Day Three - June 4, 2009]
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Pre-Conference – Monday, June 1, 2009
 
5-8:00 p.m. Registration Lobby
 
6:30 Innovative Café Presents: Movie Night
This optional activity includes a screening of the film Once Were Warriors with a facilitated discussion following the screening. Refreshments will be available.
Explorers

Day One – Tuesday, June 2, 2009
 
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast Lobby/Trappers
 
8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Hon. Ernestine Gray, Conference Chair, and U. S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. (via video message)
Explorers
 
9:15 Why We Do Our Work
Ellen Pence, PhD
 
 
10:00 Break  
 
10:15 We Are a Team: Empowering Battered Mothers and Their Children Explorers
 
11:30 Round Table Discussions: Building Partnerships
 
Noon Lunch: Lessons Learned from the Greenbook Demonstration Initiative
Jeffrey Edleson, PhD, Amber Ptak, and Jerry Silverman, MSW, facilitated by Mary Louise Kelly, PhD
Explorers
 
1:15 p.m. Break  
 
1:30 Workshops  
  Systemic Change: Moving Beyond Failure to Protect
Catherine Munster, JD and Joyce Yedlosky
Grizzly
 
  Navigating through Perilous Waters: Fatherhood Engagement, Domestic Violence, and Effective Child Welfare Practice
Fernando Mederos, EdD
Wapiti
 
  Greenbook Project Leadership: Laying the Foundation for a Multi-Systems Change Effort
Ruth Houtte, MEd., Grace Mattern, and Amber Ptak
Moose
 
  Overrepresentation of Families of Color in the Child Welfare System: One Community's Analysis
Debi Cain and Shelia Hankins
Osprey
 
  Domestic Violence and Child Protection: Model Collaboration and Systemic Change
Hon. Jerry Bowles, Gretchen Hunt, JD and Darlene Thomas, MSSW
Antelope 2
 
  Joint Reviews by the Child Death Review Board and Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board: The Oklahoma Experience
Brandi Woods-Littlejohn, MSCJ and Lisa Rhoades
Buffalo
 
  Intervention with Children and Mothers Affected by Domestic Violence: Child-Parent Psychotherapy
Betsy McAlister Groves, MSW
Antelope 1
 
3:00 Break Trappers
 
3:15 Discipline-Specific Discussions: Leadership and Partnership Various
 
4:15 Break  
 
4:30 Mini Plenary: Safety Requires Engaging Fathers Explorers
  Fernando Mederos, EdD
 
5:00 Adjourn  
 
7:30 An Evening Under the Open Sky: Bon Fire and S’mores Reception Patio
  Participants and family members are invited to get to know colleagues from around the country.
 
9:00 The Stars Are Aligned
  Participants and family members can star-gaze and learn about constellations with the assistance of a local astronomy club.
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Day Two – Wednesday, June 3, 2009
 
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast  
 
8:30 Welcome Back and Remarks Explorers
 
The Intersection of Leadership and Change
Shay Bilchik, JD
 
 
Response Panel: Leadership Perspectives in the Past, Present, and Future
Debi Cain (Domestic Violence); Linda Spears (Child Welfare); and Hon. Mike Town (Courts)
 
10:15 Break  
 
10:30 Workshops
  Advocacy Beyond Leaving: Keeping Women and Children in Contact Safe
Jill Davies, JD and Fernando Mederos, EdD
Grizzly
 
  The Safe Start Initiative: Connecting the Dots Between Inspiration, Innovation, and Evidence-Based Practices for Children Exposed to Violence
Elena Cohen, MEd, MSW, and Renee McDonald, PhD
Wapiti
 
  Achieving the Greenbook Vision in New Jersey: Little, Big, Difficult, and Next Steps
David Broselli, MSF, Hon. Thomas Dilts, and Cynthia Wilcox Lischick, PhD
Antelope 1
 
  Considering Issues of Indian Women, Children, and Families at the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child Welfare
Josephine Halfhide, MSW, MSCJ, and Donna Honena
Buffalo
 
  The Role of State Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) in Enhancing Safety
Sandra Barnett, Therese Roe Lund, MSSW, Grace Mattern, and Emilie Meyer, JD
Moose
 
  What is Reasonable about Reasonable Efforts?
Hon. Jerry Bowles, Barbara Hart, JD, and Ruth Houtte, M.ED., Lauren Litton, JD
Osprey
 
  The Domestic Violence Home Visit Intervention: A Collaborative Police-Advocacy-Mental Health Outreach Project
Miriam Berkman, JD, Lt. Julie Johnson, and Carla Smith Stover, PhD
Antelope 2
 
Noon Lunch: The Role of Primary Prevention in Co-Occurrence Work
Rev. Darrell LaRue Armstrong
Explorers
 
1:15 p.m. Break
 
1:30 Workshops
  Practice Guidelines: Confidentiality, Information Sharing, and Supportive Advocacy
Nicole Baran, MA, MSW, and Jill Davies, JD
Osprey
 
  Immigration and Trauma: Reflections from the Field
Carmen Noroña, MSEd and Sudha Shetty, JD
Moose
 
  Enhancing Safety for Children and their Battered Mothers in Child Protection: Engagement, Assessment, and Decision-Making
Dave Buscher, Dan Cowan, Raelene Freitag, PhD, Wildecy de Fátima Jury, MSW, Cindy Rush, MSW, and Shellie Taggart
Buffalo
 
  Integrated Father Treatment for Domestic Violence: A New Approach to Working with Families Impacted by Violence
Carla Smith Stover, PhD
Wapiti
 
  Parental Alienation Theory in Family Court and Child Welfare Systems: The Need for a Rational Approach
Joan Meier, JD, and Elizabeth Liu, JD
Grizzly
 
  Promising Practices: Innovative State-Level Collaboration Between Domestic Violence and Child Welfare
Joyce Grover, JD, and Kathy Ray, MSW
Antelope 1
 
  Policy Options and Opportunities to Address Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Lorna Hogan and Kiersten Stewart, MA
Antelope 2
 
3:00 Break Trappers
 
3:15 Summit Critical Dialogues: Creating Change Various
 
4:15 Break
 
4:30 Mini-Plenary: Cultural Considerations
Linda Spears
Explorers
 
5:00 Adjourn
 
6:30 Innovation Café: Espresso Shots of Inspiration
  • Responding to Co-Occurrence with Gang-Affiliated Parents, Elizabeth Vera-Marcial
  • That’s Not Cool, Lonna Davis, MSW, and Leianna Kinnicutt
  • Hague Convention on International Abduction Cases involving Domestic Violence, Jeffrey Edleson, PhD, and Sudha Shetty, JD
  • Moving to Inclusion: Children’s Programming in Traditional Domestic Violence Settings, Kathlene Russell, MS, and Casey Keene, MSW
 
 
9:00 Café Closes
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Day Three – Thursday, June 4, 2009
 
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast  
 
8:30 Welcome Back and Remarks Explorers
 
8:45 Building Resilience: Unpacking Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
Hon. Michael Town
 
 
9:30 Break
 
9:45 Workshops
  Ensuring Safety and Justice for Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Children: Implementation of the ABA Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing Victims in Civil Protection Cases
Maureen Reid, MSW, and Robin Runge, JD
Osprey
 
  The Impact of Men’s and Fathers’ Rights Groups on Efforts to Address Domestic Violence and Child Welfare
Nicole Baran, MA, MSW, Jeffrey Edleson, PhD, and Anne Menard
Antelope 2
 
  The Safe and Together Model: An Approach for Helping Children, Supporting Survivors, and Intervening with Domestic Violence Perpetrators in Child Maltreatment Cases
David Mandel, MA, and Kristen Selleck
Moose
 
  Connecting Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Coordinating Responses to Enhance Prevention and Intervention Efforts
Shay Bilchik, JD
Wapiti
 
  Integrating Safety for Adult Victims and Children in Supervised Visitation
Shelia Hankins and Lauren Litton, JD
Buffalo
 
  Exploring the Role of the Specialist in Child Welfare
Shellie Taggart and Nancy Young, PhD
Antelope 1
 
  Courts Catalyzing Change: Achieving Equity and Fairness in Foster Care
Elizabeth Whitney Barnes, JD and Hon. Ernestine Gray
Grizzly
 
11:15 Break Trappers
 
11:30 The Power of One, The Power of All to Ignite Change
Sharwline Nicholson and Ruby White Starr
Explorers
 
12:45 p.m. Adjourn
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