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Parenting Revisted:Understanding Trauma with Hope and Resilience

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DoubleTree by Hilton

1117 Williston Road

South Burlington, VT 05403

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8:00 - 8:30 Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome Brenda Hamlin, VKAP Kinship Support Specialist

8:45 – 10:00 Keynote introduction: Deidre Razzaque, Instructor, CWTP; VKAP Board Member

Keynote Dr. Joelle van Lent-Fostering Resiliency and Hope

10:00 - 10:15 Break: Visit booths and the silent auction with a cup of coffee or tea

10:15 - 11:15 Kin Share and Speak -Sally Borden, Moderator

What does healing look like in a kinship family? What could or would healing look

like in your family? This will be an opportunity for healing to begin as we learn from one another.

11:15 - 11:45 Presentation of Awards-Brenda Hamlin,Kinship Support Specialis

Reading of the Kinship Proclamation-Commissioner Ken Schatz, VT Dept. for Children

and Families

11:45 - 1:00 Lunch on own; visit booths; bid on silent auction items

1:00 - 2:00 Workshops – Session A

1 - Fostering Resiliency

2 - Conditional Custody from Beginning to End

3 - Street Drug Identification

4 - Healing Opportunities

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 B

1 - Post Permanence Services and Resources in Vermont

2 - Facing LGBTQ Identity Exploration in Our Children. How to Support Youth as

They Work to Figure Out Who They Are.

3 - What Do You Do?

4 - Healing Opportunities

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

SESSION A WORKSHOPS

A1. Fostering Resiliency DR. JOELLE VAN LENT,Licensed Psychologist

This workshop, based on current research, will focus on fostering resilience in children who are contending with a wide variety of stressors, including mental health and learning challenges, as well as chronic adversity within their environment. Dr. van Lent will identify key elements and approaches for creating environments in which children can thrive.

A2. CONDITIONAL CUSTODY: FROM BEGINNING TO END

HONORABLE SAMUEL HOAR, JR, Vermont Superior Court

CATHERINE HARRIS,DCF Post Permanency Manager

GILLIE HOPKINS, DCF Permanency Manager

Beth Maurer, DCF District Director, Burlington

Learn how judges make decisions when considering a conditional custody order with a relative; how social workers monitor and support families who hold conditional custody of a child; and how conditional custody orders are resolved, moving children at risk to permanence.

A3.STREET DRUG IDENTIFICATION

LIEUTENANT TERESA RANDALL ,Commander of Vermont Drug Task Force

An overview of street drugs and drug addiction in Vermont, and what Law Enforcement is seeing.

A4. Healing opportunities

Learn about unique experiences that can help children and caregivers deal with the trauma they have experienced. Try something new, learn what might be helpful for you and for the children you are raising. Experience demonstrations, learn specifics, including cost, (if any), potential resources, including insurance coverage to pay.

SESSION B WORKSHOPS

B1. POST PERMANENCE SERVICES AND RESOURCES IN VERMONT

MELISSA APPLETON, LICSW Coordinator of Post Permanence Services

This workshop will focus on services and resources available to kinship families joined through adoption and guardianship. Specific emphasis will be on supports offered through state-wide Post Permanency Programs and how families can access them.

B2. FACING LGBTQ IDENTITY: HOW TO SUPPORT YOUTH AS THEY WORK TO FIGURE OUT WHO THEY ARE

BILL DELGAUDIO

In this workshop grandparents and other kin providers will have the opportunity to explore their children‘s developmental process related to LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) identity development. How do we support our kids and come to terms with our own concerns/ lack of understanding at the same time? How do we impart our values and simultaneously strengthen our relationships with our kids during this precious time? This workshop will offer information as well as discussion time.

B3. What do you do?

HOPE LOVE, Certified alcohol and drug counselor

This workshop will provide education on commonly abused psychoactive substances and the paraphernalia used to administer drugs of abuse by providing particpants with pictures of each. We will discuss the signs and symptoms of intoxication and withdrawal, in addition to viewing videos of individuals under the influence. We will conclude the workshop by exploring what to do if you believe the parent, your family member, is under the influence and how to connect them to services.

B4. Healing Opportunities

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