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Acme, MI 49610

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The 21st Annual Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Summit, Critical Threads in Child Welfare, will bring together a wide range of child welfare professionals to explore why hope matters and understand critical issues impacting children and families.

This day and a half conference includes a keynote presentation from national expert, Dr. Valerie Maholmes, Chief of the Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Dr. Maholmes presentation will allow participants to gain insight and knowledge on how to maintain hope in the face of adversity.

Through a series of breakout sessions, participants will interact, collaborate, and further advance their understanding of critical issues facing the child welfare system. Topics will include an introduction to the Safe and Together model, exploring innovative community solutions for homeless youth, kinship family perspectives, the co-occurrence of substance abuse or mental health issues with domestic violence, helping a parent with developmental disabilities raise a child, the developmental effects of maltreatment in infancy and early childhood, and working with youth at risk of engaging in harmful or illegal sexual behavior.

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Day One: Thursday, May 25, 2017

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration (Continental Breakfast Provided)

9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Tribal Prayer, Tribal Leader

9:20 – 9:35 a.m. Welcome and Opening Comments, Hon. John A. Hohman Jr. (Ret.), Chair, Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect

9:35 – 9:45 a.m. Award Presentation, Hon. John A. Hohman Jr. (Ret.), Chair, Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Keynote Address, Hope in the Face of Adversity: #whyhopestillmatters, Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D., Chief of Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Keynote Address (cont.) Hope in the Face of Adversity: #whyhopestillmatters, Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D., Chief of Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

11:45 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided)

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Concurrent Workshops – Session A

A1- An Introduction to the Safe and Together Model: A Domestic Violence-Informed Approach to Children and Domestic Violence

  • David Mandel, LPC, Executive Director, Safe and Together Institute

A2- Out of the Box: Exploring Innovative Community Solutions for Homeless Youth

  • Marlene J. Webster, Executive Director, Shiawassee Hope

A3- Kinship Family Perspectives: Improving Outcomes for Families

  • Jan Wagner, Kinship Provider
  • Charday Penick, Youth
  • Lynn Nee, Project Coordinqator, Michigan State University Kinship Care Resource Center

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops – Session B

B1- Panel Presentation: Co-occurrence of Substance Abuse or Mental Health Issues with Domestic Violence: Child Safety Considerations

  • Moderator: Hon. Carol Hackett Garagiola (Ret.), Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board

Panelists:

  • David J.H. Garvin, MSW, LMSW, Interim CEO/President, Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
  • Sheryl Pimlott Kubiak, PhD, Professor, Michigan State University
  • David Mandel, LPC, Executive Director, Safe and Together Institute
  • Jason Schwartz, LMSW, ACSW, MAC, Clinical Director, Dawn Farm
  • Seth Persky, Director of Office of Family Advocate, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Joyce Wright, Director of Training, Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board

B2- How the Village Can Help a Parent With Developmental Disabilities Raise a Child

  • Jan Lampman, Executive Director, The Arc of Midland

B3- The Developmental Effects of Maltreatment in Infancy/Early Childhood: Attachment-Based Treatment as a Solution

  • Ann Stacks, Ph.D., Director, Infant Mental Health Program, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, Wayne State University

4:00 p.m. Adjournment

Day Two: Friday, May 26, 2017

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration (Continental Breakfast Provided)

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Comments

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Prevention, Policy and Practice With Youth at Risk of Engaging in Harmful or Illegal Sexual Behavior

  • Elizabeth J. Letourneau, PhD, Director, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Strengths and Grit...Rising out of the Darkness

  • Beverlee Wenzel, Executive Director, The ROCK Center for Youth Development

11:45 – 12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjournment

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