This presentation will cover the innovative approach to research, service design, and implementation of the initiative to support families experiencing domestic violence and expand the use of trauma-informed practices and resources citywide. This session will share research and analysis of the associations between child and family characteristics, risk factors, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scores associated with permanency within 12 months through the use of SBCT’s which focus on healing the experiences of maltreatment and returning young children to normal development. Maximize your exposure! The exhibit hall is the hub of the conference, featuring meal functions including breakfast, lunch, a coffee break, and two receptions. NACC is committed to providing high-quality continuing legal education programs and networking events to strengthen and support child welfare legal practitioners nationwide. This includes birth fathers, foster and adoptive dads, male kinship caregivers, and male child welfare workers. Breakfast in Exhibit Hall, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm In this informative and interactive presentation, the “inside view” of life of families living with special needs (autism, anxiety disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities in particular), as well as those living with or who have survived trauma, will be explained in a very real and honest manner. As always, CWLA continues all of our ongoing efforts with an additional focus on needs resulting from the pandemic. For general underwriting expenses needed to host the conference. Presenters: Debra Dunlap, Tiffany Greco and Jamie Brooks, Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) Southern Maine, South Portland, ME; and Bobbi Johnson, Maine Office of Child and Family Services, Augusta, ME, C2 – Growing a Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Partnership within a Maryland Community Capitol Hill Policy Briefing & Advocacy Preparation, 9:00 am – 10:45 am Interstate placement is different than in-state placement. Kempe Center International Virtual Conference: A call to action to change child welfare October 5-8, 2020. Born in Ethiopia, at an early age he was forced to flee amid great civic turmoil after the overthrow of the Emperor Haile Selasse. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Child Welfare is also a leading research topic on Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, Zenedo, OpenAIRE, BASE, WorldCAT, Sherpa/RoMEO, Elsevier, Scopus, Web of Science. And even if you don’t meet with members of Congress themselves, their staff members are their closest advisors and can heavily influence decisions—and you’ll make connections that you can bring back to your agencies and communities. For more than two decades, this annual international conference has brought together a global audience of 500-strong committed innovators to re-envision how child welfare and other systems can meaningfully engage families in planning and decision making. Room reservations must be made directly with the hotel. 36th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. Participants will share their experience and perspective on various areas of kinship care policy, practice, and research and their view for the future to enhance services and learning in the field. The journal’s full open access policy allows authors to share their article in digital format. One of the aspects that has created significant challenges for states and tribes planning for and implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) has been understanding and navigating fiscal issues while maximizing the opportunities. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions as well as work on plans to incorporate Whole Family Approach in their work. Presenters: Candace Body-Williams and Ciara Pierce, Amerigroup Community Care – Anthem, Atlanta, GA; Siyama Drake Anthem (Medicaid KY), Louisville, KY; Maria Richardson, Anthem, Longwood, FL; and Lisa Russell, Educational Tutorial Services, Pittsburgh, PA, E8 – This session will feature two presentations: All presenters are encouraged to check and review their presentations in advance. As always, we need the active involvement of CWLA members and partners to identify the exceptional individuals and organizations that positively impact your work, deserve this national level recognition, and will serve as role models to others. Presenters: Reina Batrony Cine and Mart Anderson, The New York Foundling, New York, NY, H4 – Family First: Keeping Families Together By Making Active and  Reasonable Efforts Advertise on the Conference Mobile Event App and in the printed final Conference Program to assure your increased impressions, visibility, and brand awareness with our attendees. Presenters will describe using the Whole Family Approach with families—foster and biological—and children to strengthen outcomes for high school and college youth in foster care. The closest airport to the conference is Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). This workshop will provide an array of roles and international perspectives. Presenters: Mary Motz and Margaret Leslie, Canadian Mothercraft Society, Toronto, ON, Friday, March 27 Presenters include a young adult with lived experience in congregate care, a milieu director supervising residential staff, and a clinical director, combining their unique perspectives on “what works” and “what it will take” to increase youth and family permanency opportunities and outcomes. Presenters: Deborah Goodman, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Mahesh Prajapat, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Toronto, ON, A7 – Findings of the SAFE-CORE Study:  Strategies for Serving Child Welfare Clients with Substance Use Disorders in Rural Communities Special activities, raffles, and prize giveaways also drive excitement and traffic to and through the exhibit hall! Electrical outlets will not be available for use due to safety reasons. The experience of kinship navigator program staff and evaluators in three states (Washington, Nevada, and Utah) will discuss the design and components of a Kinship Navigator model of practice, results of an evaluation study, program tools to enhance services from a cultural perspective, and a program service to promote peer connections and support. Presenters: Katelyn Blair and Peter J. Lovegrove, JBS International, Inc., North Bethesda, MD, B2 – Early Outcomes from a Pilot Evaluation of Multisystemic Therapy-Intimate Partner Violence (MST-IPV): Comprehensive Family Treatment for Families Involved in the Child Protective Service System The second half of this super session will feature a panel of representatives from the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services – both key programmatic staff involved with the Department’s Family First implementation and their financial division/consultant colleagues who assisted with implementation strategies and planning. A perfect add-on for conference exhibitors and advertisers, or CWLA members and supporters who wish to help us commemorate 100 years of service. This presentation’s target audience is front line workers, supervisors, and senior managers. INTERNATIONAL HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE, I. The program focus is on strengthening families’ capacity to protect and raise their children; expanding family networks; and having strong, culturally relevant “Signs of Safety” plans so children remain at home, within their culture and communities. Exhibit Hall Dates & Times (subject to change without notice). The discussion of effective strategies will be reinforced through the presentation of integrated, collaborative approaches being implemented by QIC-CCCT demonstration sites to enhance implementation of collaborative, comprehensive family-centered approaches that improve family engagement and outcomes for infants, young children and families affected by substance use. MST-IPV provides evidence-based conjoint couples therapy to help partners stay together without violence or separate safely while maintaining a coparenting relationship. Presenters will also share how addictions are diseases of the whole person and the importance of creating a recovery-based casework approach to working with families. St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers’ Rose Hill Campus, a nonprofit, licensed, adolescent and young adult residential facility, has developed a model that provides longer care for affected teenswhile addressing the needs of their caregivers, keeping families united. The presenter will also share a case study of community-based child protection mechanisms as evidence of how engaging communities helps to promote child well-being. Oral presenters will be given 10 minutes to present their work and additional 5 minutes for questions and answers. Our training, consultation, and publications teams are ensuring that we are able to provide virtual training opportunities on key topics and to develop practice guides and tip cards that agencies, communities, and families can use to keep children safe during the pandemic. We invite our friends from around the world to join us in Washington, DC, from March 25–29, 2020 for the CWLA 2020 Conference: 100th Anniversary Year, Sharing Ideas that Strengthen Families and Engage Communities to Promote Child Well-Being. Presenters: Melinda Baldwin, Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA, Rockville, MD; Treva Johnson, Family Focused Treatment Association, Hackensack, NJ; and Laura Radel, U.S. DHHS, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation, Washington, DC, D11 – Moving Toward A Research-Based Model: Second Opportunity for Success® We are also pleased to be partnering with the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (AAICAMA) and will be co-hosting their 2020 National Meeting. In order to bring you some of the critically relevant content that was developed for the in-person conference, plans are well underway to develop a virtual event to be hosted later this year. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHILD WELL-BEING, FAMILY STRENGTHENING, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), Division of Prevention Services oversees the largest continuum of evidence-based/evidence-informed prevention programs in the country, serving 47,000 children per year. Make your room reservations ASAP! Rural communities have been at the epicenter of the opioid epidemic, and families living in rural areas have endured the full brunt of its impact. This session strives to educate the audience on the importance of early father and relative identification and engagement, as well as associated barriers. INTERNATIONAL HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE, XXVIII. This session will share legal research from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories on standby guardianship policies; discuss the benefits and challenges of these types of policies; and share strategies the presenters are using to change and improve these policies to protect children and families. Help CWLA celebrate our 100th Anniversary and make a lasting impression on child and family experts and advocates. These experiences often go unreported and unidentified, putting them at a higher risk for health problems, substance abuse, behavioral issues, and delinquency. Taking of photographs and/or videotaping during any session is prohibited. Presenters: Amanda Rohdenburg, Outright Vermont, Burlington, VT; Heather McLain and Lindsay Barron, Vermont Department for Children and Families, Family Services Division, Waterbury, VT, A5 – A Mental Health—Child Welfare Services Collaboration to Improve Behaviors and Placement Stability for Young Children in Foster Care The presentation will provide strategies to improve resource parent engagement and opportunities to change our thoughts and language regarding substance use disorders, trauma, and family relationships to facilitate quality and frequent family time, co-parenting with birth parents, and a trauma-informed approach. As a courtesy to speakers and other participants, mobile phones must be turned to silent before entering the sessions. Meeting with your Representatives or Senators is incredibly important. Thursday, March 26 Payment in full is due with ONLINE REGISTRATION. Child Welfare is a conference track under the Humanities and Social Science Conference which aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Humanities and Social Science. In 2019, the Lafayette Family Preservation Court implemented the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) protocol for families involved in child welfare in the hopes of identifying and appropriately treating parental substance use, depression, and risk of opioid overdose early on in the life of the case. We have created a member agency task force to leverage their great wisdom on responding to crisis and will be scheduling weekly “open mic” meetings for our members to continue to share concerns and suggestions with us and each other. - “Humanities and Social Science Conference in Istanbul, Turkey in November 2021” In addition to sharing lessons learned from implementing the participatory approach to strengthening community child protection systems, the presenters will discuss implications for utilizing the collaborative approach in other contexts. Presenters will share how their agency, Hillsides, integrated wellness into staff meetings by using the Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Wellness Guide. CWLA’s 2020 conference will bring together policy, research, and practice professionals from child- and family-serving systems in the United States and other countries, as well as youth, caregivers, and community partners, to share and advance more effective family supports and systems of care for children and families in the 21st century. Dr. Tasse’s work has been widely recognized internationally with an Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences and Social Work from the VID Specialized University in Norway and the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques for contributions to the Ministry of Education by Decree of the Prime Minister of France. Themes related to the development and support of kinship, foster, and adoptive caregivers will be the focus of presentations and discussion. Abstract submission formatted accordingly Abstract Template in .docx format. INTERNATIONAL HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE, XXII. We have options for every organization and budget! Presenters: Lucas Daniel Boyce, Orange County Florida Government, Orlando, FL; Gabrielle Aiosa-Perrin and Barry Chaffkin, Fostering Change for Children, Brooklyn, NY; Sandra Gasca-Gonzalez, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD; Sharon Kollar, National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI), Albany, NY; and Billy McMullen, Richmond, VA, ADVANCING OUTCOMES FOR YOUTH IN TRANSITION THROUGH STRATEGIC COLLABORATIONS (202) 737-1234 INTERNATIONAL HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE, X. Established in a single community in 2006, the pilot continues to grow and has shown promising results. Both offer transformative opportunities to improve outcomes for children and families through comprehensive systemic assessments, which identified opportunities to reshape our policy, practice, and organizational structure. The presenter will share Proyecto Nacer’s “family incubator” model of service as a practical reference. This session will provide an overview of the successful Second Opportunity for Success® program and highlight the results of its first research evaluation in its journey to becoming an evidence-based model. He is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and books on child and youth welfare. INTERNATIONAL HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE, XXXI. 11:30 am – 12:30 pm To add your conference to this list, please send us information by using this form. CAP has signed on in support of Amicus briefs related to international child welfare reform (Amicus Curiae Brief of the National Council for Adoption and the Child Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School in support of plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction in Faith International Adoptions v. Pompeo, June 28, 2018) Events & Conferences Presenters: Li-Fang Pai, Children Welfare League Foundation, Taipei City, Taiwan, G8 – What Will it Take? Presenters: Shashika Peeligama and C.J. The 3rd International Young Carers Conference will be held in Brussels, Belgium, under the theme "Identify, Support, and Listen to Young Carers. Presenters will share how to: understand the points of intervention that the intergenerational cycle of addiction presents; identify immediate strategies that the youth and family can implement; and collaborate across systems that affects families impacted by substance use disorders. All the full-text papers, regardless of the presentation type, will be peer-reviewed by the International Journal of Business, Human and Social Sciences  committee members. Space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis beginning November 15, 2019. An email will be sent with instructions and the link to register through the conference app. As advanced by CWLA’s National Blueprint for Excellence in Child Welfare which calls for a multi-system, community-based approach to protecting children and supporting families, we look forward to sharing the best ideas and proven strategies from around the world that focus on strengthening families and engaging communities to promote child well-being. Participants will receive a basic training in the federal Title IV-E Adoption and Foster Care Assistance and Medicaid Programs, understanding the importantinterdependence of the two programs and the implications for interstatepermanency practice. Presenters: Heather Rowles and Victoria Salzman, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC), Atlanta, GA, G4 – Improving and Enhancing Service Delivery to Unaccompanied Children for Successful Outcomes, Improving Well-Being, and Strengthening Families To capture this information, we have developed a webpage to share news, information, and resources on COVID-19. Presenters: Eshele Williams, CWLA, Altadena, CA; and Eileen Mayers Pasztor, CWLA, Long Beach, CA, H11 – Poverty – Risks, Challenges, and Policies: The Israeli Experience This interactive session will center on how federally endorsed Family Spirit® (FS) helps strengthen families and supports their health and well-being. This intensive team approach ensures successful outcomes. Presentations will include research on the status of children and child protection, policy and programmatic approaches that address the needs of children and families, and innovative programs and services. During this session, presenters will describe a recent study examining states’ utilization of treatment foster care (TFC, also called therapeutic foster care) and congregate care. Dr. Alvin Lander, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work, Sapir College, and The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Please be sure to make your reservation under our conference group block to ensure waiver of the destination fee charged at this hotel. This presentation introduces participants to Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC), a public-private collaborative effort in Southern Maine focused on strengthening families and communities by improving the ways multi-sector partners share responsibility to promote the safety and well-being of children and youth. International Seminar on Child Poverty in Western Cities. - “Humanities and Social Science Conference in San Francisco, United States in November 2021” International Seminar on Children in the sustainable city. 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