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Join us virtually at the only international conference on family focused treatment services. Workshops are designed for advanced-level professionals who implement treatment family care models and interventions in family settings, including treatment foster, kinship, bio or adoptive families.

The conference will offer 40 sessions over the course of 2 days covering a variety of topics. Sessions include:

Which KPI Metrics are Important for Managers and Why Should We Care?
Presenter: Annette Trunzo, Ph.D., JusticeWorks Family of Services

Permanency Planning for the Impermanent: Immigrant Children and Foster Care
Presenters: Teri Husfloen, MS, and Ashley Hunter, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Migration and Refugee Services

Complex Trauma Among African American Women Involved with Child Protection
Presenter: Joan Blakey, Ph.D., Tulane University

Reflective Supervision in Enhancing Employee Engagement
Presenter: Viviane Ngwa, LCSW, ACSW, National Youth Advocate Program - Illinois

Trauma-Informed Supervision: Use of Reflective Practice Approaches in Treatment Foster Care
Presenters: Cathy Cave and Michael Johnan, Inspired Vision, LLC

Utilizing Parallel Process in the Supervisory Relationship to Promote Change
Presenter: Ellen Kinoy, MFT, Lincoln

Walking Foster Families Through Grief and Loss
Presenters: Lindsey Martin, LCSW, and Katrina Campbell, FaithBridge Foster Care

Building Capacity and Stabilizing Family Placements to Meet Community Needs
Presenters: Sue Evans, MS, and Mary Frame, M.Ed, NCC, Walden Family Services and Leslie Ellis-Lang, CARF International

Transforming Family Game Night into Family Focused Interventions
Presenter: Brittany Lukaszek, BSW, LSW, Ohio MENTOR, Inc.

Complex Trauma and Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Implications for Family-based Treatment Interventions
Presenters: Melissa Johnson, MA, MPH, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute and Gihan Omar, PsyD, Citrus Health Network

Music Therapy - Helping Youth Reach a Higher Note
Presenter: Mark Williams, MT-BC, Denali Family Services

Problem Sexual Behaviors of Children: Proven Help and Resources
Presenter: Roy Van Tassell, LPC, Centene Health

Lessons From The Toughest Kids: Attachment Issues and Complex Trauma
Presenters: Karen Buckwalter, LCSW, Chaddock, and Lori Thomas, Emmaus Family Counseling Center

Making the Most of NTI: Coaching & Supervision for Mental Health Professionals
Presenters: Lisa Maynard, LMSW, and Edna Davis-Brown, MPH, Center for Adoption Support and Education

Refugee and Immigrant Youth in Foster Care
Presenters: Dr. William Holmes, M.Div, MD, and Paige Kolok, MSSW, CSW, CCM, Evolent Health

Partnering for Success for TFC: Initial Practice Impact
Presenters: Paul Brylske, MSW, LCSW-C, Kennedy Krieger Institute, and Rochon Steward, MSW, and Jessie Watrous, MPA, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Moving from Deficits to Strengths: Using Technology in Strengths-Based Placements
Presenters: Barrett Johnson, LCSW, and Kristin Atwood, Binti

"Stop that or else!" Responding Therapeutically to Misbehavior
Presenter: Steve Parese, Ed.D., TACT2 Training

Fostering Healthy Futures: An Innovative Approach to Family Engagement Through Youth Mentoring
Presenter: Robyn Wertheimer-Hodas, Fostering Healthy Futures - The Kempe Center

Leadership on Steroids
Presenters: Susan Miklos, D.B.A., LSW, MSSA and Renay Crouse, LCSW, The Bair Foundation

Data-Informed Practices for Supporting Treatment Parents in their Professional Roles
Presenters: April Wall-Parker, MS, Amy Strickler, Ph.D. and Karen Celedonia, MPH, Pressley Ridge

Creating a Healthy Organizational Culture
Presenters: Scott Lundy and Jay Pruett, Arrow Child and Family Ministries

Guidelines for Serving Transgender Youth in Rural Mental Health Settings
Presenters: Lila Vest, MS, LPC and Eli Evans, Youth Advocates of Sitka, Inc.

Ethical Considerations While Using Instagram, Facebook and Technology
Presenters: Tymel Cason, LICSW, LCSW-C, and Brittany Livingston, LICSW, LCSW-C, National Center for Children and Families

ABCs of Developing the Pennsylvania Kinship Navigator Program
Presenters: Tia-Maria Smith, MA, Pennsylvania KinConnector, Carmen Naugle, MS, The Bair Foundation/PA KinConnector and Desiree Weisser, Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families

Drive Service Improvement with the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Tool
Presenters: Heather Simonich, MA, LPC, and Jodi Duttenhefer, LBSW, MS, PATH North Dakota

Customer Experience: From Theory to Practice
Presenters: Michael Savenelli and Brandon Warner, Children's Community Programs of Connecticut (CCP)

Understanding a Child’s Placement Journey: An Experiential Drama
Presenters: Michael Kaelin, MS, and Paul Wolfe, Pressley Ridge Training

A Community Collaboration Model for Implementing FFPSA
Presenters: Jim Roberts and Jon Nibbio, Family Care Network, Inc. and Devin Drake, San Luis Department of Social Services

Nature as Healer: Accessing the Power of the Natural World
Presenters: Patsy Sellars, MSW, and Sonny LaForm, MSW, Casey Family Programs

Applying Assessments to Enhance Placements and Care Team Functioning
Presenters: Jennifer Thomas, PhD, Teen Health Connection, Aalece Pugh-Lilly, PhD, Department of Social Services, Clinical & Contractual Services and Denise Steele-Campbell, MA, Youth and Family Services Division

Evidence-Based Model for a Successful Transition to Adulthood
Presenters: Rosemary Collazo, MPA, and Freda Forbes, LMSW, The New York Foundling, and Saroya Friedman-Gonzalez, New Yorkers for Children

Looking Beyond ACEs: The Trauma of Racism and Discrimination
Presenters: Allison Sturtevant-Gilliam, BSW, Children's Home Society of NC, Kristin Wilson, MSW, LCSW & Aisha Shepard, BSW, Buncombe County Government, Alice Dixson, CPSS, Marta Alcala-Williams, Asheville, and Michael Hayes, NCCPS, Umoja Health Wellness and Justice Collective

Using Coaching Methodology in the Social/Emotional Development of Teens
Presenter: Jack Witt, Children First Foster Family Agency & Elevate Youth Solutions

Aligning Recruitment to Connect with Current Decision-Making Trends
Presenters: Mike Logan, Jack Witt and Erica Fulton, Children First Foster Family Agency, Results Recruiting

The Three R's of Trauma Transformation
Presenter: Julie Lennon, MSW, LSW, The MENTOR Network

Forget Everything You Know: Co-Parenting to Co-Mentoring
Presenters: Quinterra Wright and Sally Buchanan, Creative Community Services, Inc.

Logic Models: An Effective Tool for Program Development and Management
Presenter: Kerry Deas, LMSW, Council on Accreditation

Public Policy Issues Impacting Treatment Family Care
Presenter: Treva Johnson, Family Focused Treatment Association
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