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Parenting Revisited: From Chaos to Connection

Vermont Kin As Parents

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Parenting Revisited: From Chaos to Connection

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

8:00 - 8:30 Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome Lynn Granger, Executive Director, Vermont Kin as Parents

Barbara Cimaglio, Deputy Commissioner for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs

Governor Peter Shumlin (invited), Governor of Vermont

8:45 – 9:15 Keynote: The Perspective of the Kinship Caregiver and the Addict in Recovery

9:15-10:15 Keynote: Mark P. McGovern, Ph.D. “The Disease of Addiction”

10:15 - 10:30 Break: visit booths and the silent auction with a cup of coffee or tea 

10:30 – 11:45 Panel and Discussion

11:45 - 12:00 Cindy Walcott, Deputy Commissioner, Family Services Div., Dept. for Children & Families

Dave Yacovone, Commissioner, Dept. for Children and Families

Presentation of Marge Wood awards

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch on own; visit booths; bid on silent auction items

1:00 - 2:00 Workshops – Session

A – Trauma Informed Caregiving, Part 1

            B – Planting the Seeds for the Future

C – Smelling the Smoke – Fighting the Fire:Addressing the Symptoms and Resolving the  

Problems for Those Struggling with Co-Occurring Substance Use & Mental Health Issues

D – Understanding the Joys and Challenges of Kinship Families

2:00 - 2:15 Break and last chance to bid on silent auction items. (Bidding closes at 2:15)

2:15 - 3:15 Workshops – Session 2

A - Trauma Informed Caregiving, Part 2

B – Helping Yourself, Helping Your Loved Ones

C – Advocating for Your Child

D - The Nuts and Bolts of Dealing with Corrections

3:15 - 3:30 Evaluation & Silent Auction Results

 

BID ON GREAT SILENT AUCTION ITEMS!!

Proceeds help VKAP continue these informative conferences and expand our  work with  kinship families.

 

Vermont Kin As Parents is committed to support relatives  who are raising children and to educate the public and community partners about the joys and difficulties these families experience..

 

CEUs Pending


Session 1 Workshops

A – Trauma Informed Caregiving, Part 1

            Dave Melnick, LICSW

This two-part workshop will focus on both practical skills to use at home as well as an understanding  of the critical theoretical knowledge necessary for raising children exposed to chronic trauma.  We will examine the various "domains of impairment" that children experience when exposed to abuse, neglect, deprivation and domestic violence.  The workshop will be continued in session 2.


B – Planting the Seeds for the Future

            Mary Pickner, Prevention Consultant, ADAP

This workshop will explore risk and protective factors relating to substance abuse, with its connections to chronic disease and mental health.  Participants will consider Developmental Assets to support families and identify tools that support family members.

 

C – Smelling the Smoke – Fighting the Fire:Addressing the Symptoms and Resolving the Problems for Those Struggling with Co-Occurring Substance Use & Mental Health Issues

            Mitch Barron, LICSW LADC

While substance use may be an indication of addiction, it is also – often – a “symptom” of greater underlying emotional, behavioral, social, or mental health concerns.  What does drug or alcohol use mean in the lives of those struggling? And in the lives of those caring for the substance user? And what can we do?  This workshop will provide practical and real-life skills that are proven effective in addressing the causes and consequences of substance use, abuse, and addiction.

           

D – Understanding the Joys and Challenges of Kinship Families

            Evelyn Sawyer, Grandparent Support Project

What is unique about kinship care? A panel of caregivers will share their stories to illustrate the unique characteristics of kinship families.   Providers will leave with a better understanding relationship dynamics, legal options and supports, and more.

 

Session 2 Workshops

A - Trauma Informed Caregiving, Part 2

            Dave Melnick, LICSW


B – Helping Yourself, Helping Your Loved Ones

            Sarah Munro, Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant

Prioritizing self-care is an essential first step in healing from the effects of a loved one’s addiction.  Join us in discussing how prioritizing self-care will allow you to stay sane and will provide a healthy role model for others in your care. Learn about self-care resources and share what nurtures you. Feel supported and leave with some tools to support you in this journey.

 

C – Advocating for Your Child

Janice Sabett and Ellen Vaut, Family Support Consultants

 

Participants will explore and practice skills they can use to become more effective advocates for their child at school, in the community, or in other settings. Topics will include: What is advocacy? How do I communicate more effectively? Why is validation and effective communication so important to successful advocacy? There will be time for Q&A on how to advocate for the supports your child may need to be successful in school. Come ready to share your best advocacy strategies so we can learn from each other.


D - The Nuts and Bolts of Dealing with Corrections

            Jill Evans, Director of Women and Family Services, Dept. of Corrections

This workshop will help kinship families and service providers better understand what happens when a parent is involved with criminal court and the Department of Corrections.  Participants will learn about the Department of Corrections protocols and support services for the parent and the kinship families.

 

 

 

 

 

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More Information:  802-871-5104 

kinlmg@comcast.net or brendah.kin@comcast.net

www.vermontkinasparents.org

Vermont Kin As Parents

P.O. Box 415

Williston, VT 05495

 

 

Hotel Reservations

For a special rate at the Doubletree Hotel,

reserve your room by August 15

 

2 double beds or 1 king bed (both non-smoking):

$149 + tax

To register call 802-658-0250 or register online at

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/B/BTVDTDT-KIN-20140908/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have questions about Parenting Revisited: From Chaos to Connection? Contact Vermont Kin As Parents

When & Where


Doubletree Hotel
1117 Williston Rd
Burlington, VT 05403

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)


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