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2018 Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Summit

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Grand Traverse Resort

100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard

Acme Township, MI 49690

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The 22nd Annual Summit “Invisible No More” will be held on October 25-26, 2018 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, MI.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Brenda Jones-Harden from the University of Maryland Institute for Child Study Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. On October 25, 2018, Dr. Jones-Harden will give a brief review of brain science, which points to the plasticity of the human brain during the first three years of life, and its implications for infant/toddler development. She will also discuss the research on the experiences of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system, including their epidemiological and developmental trajectories.

Potential breakout sessions include:

1. Infant Mental Health and Fostering Attachment

2. Providing Direct Services: Child Sexual Abuse Survivors and Non-offending Care-givers

3. Positive Youth Development: A Key Component of Supporting Our Young People

4. Pregnancy and Opioid User Disorder: Treatment Helps

5. From UC to URM: Therapeutic Refugee and Immigrant Services

6. Preventing Suicide in Our At Risk Youth

7. De-Escalation in Family Crisis

8. Supporting Children with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities - Navigating in Unfamiliar Territory

Day two is focused on Implicit Bias. Friday, October 26th, 2018 will include a half day opportunity to explore our implicit biases. Education and exercises will be facilitated by several facilitators from the Kirwan Institute.

Continuing education credits (CEU) will be offered to all Licensed Social Workers. Please select this option during checkout if you are a Licensed Social Worker in need of CEUs.

Travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the participant. All reservations must be made by the participant through the resort at 1-800-968-7352. The room block will close on 09/25/2018 or when the block is full. When and if you need to make a reservation, please reference the group name “GTF Summit" or Group GTF0518.

If you have any dietary restrictions, allergies, or need additional accommodations, please select the appropriate options during checkout.

Come join us for a multi-disciplinary summit that will provide topics, tools, and resources that will assist you in your work on behalf of Michigan's children.

For general assistance, please contact Kevin Bryan, MDHHS Program Analyst, at Bryank@Michigan.gov or 517-241-7358.

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