8th Annual Northwest Arizona Infant and Toddler Mental Health Symposium

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Laughlin, NV 89029

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The Infant and Toddler Mental Health Symposium focuses on the importance of issues concerning children ages birth to five. The Symposium brings together multi-disciplinary evidence-based practices to aid in the prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of traumatic experiences in young children and their families. The goal of the Symposium is to provide an opportunity to enhance professional, investigative and legal skills when dealing with all forms of maltreatment including those related to family violence.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM:

(subject to change)

Day 1: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM Breakfast and Registration – Peacock Alley

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks – Pavilion A

Kimberly Chappelear, Court Team Director

Honorable Rick Williams, Presiding Juvenile Judge, Mohave County Superior Ct.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Keynote Our Potential Reimagined presented by Enrique FeldmanPavilion A

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Sam the Ant book signing

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Session A (5 workshops)

A1. More than Words: The Emotional Maltreatment of Children Presented by Andrew M. Campbell

A2. Using Literature to Begin the Healing Presented by Dr. Ali Conant

A3. Children and Trauma: Effective Strategies for Healing and Resiliency Co-Presented by Kay Glidden and Beth Reynolds Lewis

A4. The Root of All Our Problems: How Childhood Trauma Affects Our Adult Lives Presented by Claire Louge, M.Ed.

A5. Neuropharmacology of Substance Abuse: The Science Behind Frustrating Behavior Presented by Pueblo of Pojoaque Chief Judge Kim McGinnis

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch on your own


1:45 PM – 3:15 PM Session B (5 workshops)

B1. Artistic Storytelling Presented by Enrique Feldman

B2. Case Law Update: The State of The Law as Interpreted by the Appellate and Supreme Courts of Arizona Presented by Jonathan D. Conant, Esquire

B3. A Day in the Life: How Exposure to Community Violence Affects Children Presented by Andrew M. Campbell

B4. Addressing Bias Presented by Sherard Robbins

B5. CASA: The Essential Advocate for Maltreated Pre-Verbal Children in Court Presented by Becky Ruffner

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Session C (5 workshops)

C1. Your Role in Recognizing Maternal Depression and the Impact on Children in Care Presented by Jennifer Pierce

C2. Generation Justice and the Legislature of Arizona Co-Presented by Jonathan D. Conant, Esquire and Rebecca Masterson, Esquire

C3. Working Hand-in-Hand with Educators and Schools Presented by Dr. Ali Conant

C4. Neurosequential Model Therapeutics (NMT) Presented by Erica L. Van Parys

C5. Working More Effectively with Tribes Presented by Candida Hunter

Day 2: Thursday, April 11, 2019


7:30 AM Coffee– Peacock Alley (Breakfast not provided)

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Session D (5 workshops)

D1. Artistic Storytelling (Repeat) Presented by Enrique Feldman

D2. Addressing Bias (Repeat) Presented by Sherard Robbins

D3. Polygamists Part 1: A well-founded fear Presented by Shirlee Draper

D4. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Diagnosis and Management in Young Children and their Families Presented by Dr. Larry Burd

D5. Neurosequential Model Therapeutics (NMT) (Repeat) Presented by Erica L. Van Parys

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Sam the Ant book signing

10:15 AM – 11:45 PM Session E (5 workshops)

E1. Wielding Your Inner Strength: Building Your Personal Resilience Presented by Claire Louge, M.Ed.

E2. What is Really Best for Babies? Presented by Becky Ruffner

E3. Bridging the Gap: The Foster Parent Intervention Presented by Jennifer Pierce

E4. Who Am I in the Presence of Children Presented by Dr. Isela Garcia

E5. Polygamists Part 2: FLDS and the crimes of Warren Jeffs Presented by Shirlee Draper

11:45 PM – 12:15 PM Luncheon – Pavilion A

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Panel Presentation – Working with Families with Substance Use Disorders Panelists include Dr. Larry Burd, Judge McGinnis and Jennifer Pierce

1:15PM – 2:45 PM Closing Plenary - Self-Care is NOT Selfish: Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue, Co-Presented by Kay Glidden and Beth Reynolds LewisPavilion A

Ø For more information on the symposium please visit the Symposium Website:

https://www.mohavecourts.com/CourtAdmin/Infantandtoddler/symposium.html


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