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Sheraton South Hotel

100 Capital Boulevard

Rocky Hill, CT 06067

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Forum Overview:

This day-long forum brings together care coordinators, nurses, social workers, providers, and community and state agencies from all over Connecticut to discuss trends and innovations in coordinating care for our State’s most vulnerable children. This year’s theme Building Networks: Building Stronger Families will highlight the role we all play in ensuring that all children have access to a comprehensive, integrated, and effective system in support of children’s optimal healthy development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase cross-sector knowledge and understanding of care coordination resources.
  • Increase access to secure medical, developmental, and mental health/behavioral health services for children and their families.
  • Create inter-agency collaborations and programmatic partnerships.
  • Contribute to policies that benefit children and families in CT.
  • Build a comprehensive integrated system for children and families to optimize children’s health and wellness.

Target Audience:

  • Care Coordinators
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Physicians
  • State Agencies
  • Community Agencies

Accommodations: For accommodations at Sheraton Hartford South Hotel please call 860-257-6000 and ask for the "Good Neighbor" rate.

Continuing Education Credits: 6.5 CECs have been approved by the NASW/CT.

This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.

Special Guests Participants:

U.S. Senator, Chris Murphy
St Senator and Deputy President Pro Tempore, Marilyn Moore
St Representative and Deputy Majority Leader, Jeff Currey
Paul Dworkin, Executive Director Office for Community Child Health, CT Children's Medical Center
Mark Keenan, RN, MPH, Director CYSHCN, Dept of Public Health
Kenya Rutland, Chief Enthusiasm Officer, KJR Consulting

Featuring Presenters From and Many More:

Forum Agenda

8:00 - 8:50 Check In Registration / Breakfast

9:00 - 9:45 Welcome Remarks (Ballroom)

9:45 - 11:00 General Session: Two-Generational Approach

11:00 -11:10 Break


  • 1-A Workshop: Intimate Partner Violence and its Impact on Children: Challenges and Opportunities for Coordinating Care
  • 1-B Workshop: Sandy Hook Promise, Know the Signs: Creating Safer Schools and Communities
  • 1-C Workshop: Transitioning to Adulthood - Legal Protections for Youth with Disabilities

12:10 - 1:00 Lunch (Grand Ballroom)

1:00 - 2:00 Keynote Speaker: Get Enthused, Make It Happen

2:00 - 3:15 General Session: Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework

3:15 - 3:20 Break


  • 2-A Workshop: Early Childhood: CT’s Help Me Grow System
  • 2-B Workshop: Healthy Homes: Healthier Families
  • 2-C Workshop: SPoC: The Next Generation

4:30-5:30 Meet & Greet

  • Mark Barden

    Mark Barden

    Sandy Hook Promise

    Managing Director

  • GB Gina Beebe

    Gina Beebe

    State of Connecticut Office of the Early Childhood

    Primary Prevention Services Coordinator

  • Shirley Caro

    Shirley Caro

    Child Development Infoline


  • Kenya Rutland, CEO

    Kenya Rutland, CEO

    KJR Consulting

    Chief Enthusiasm Officer

  • Chris Corcoran

    Chris Corcoran

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Program Manager

  • Jeff Currey

    Jeff Currey

    State of Connecticut

    State Representative and Deputy Majority Leader

  • SD Sarah Dudzic

    Sarah Dudzic

    Move Up!

    Director of Move Up! and 2Gen Alignment Coordinator

  • Erica Garcia

    Erica Garcia

    Department of Social Services

    PCMH Program Lead

  • BRJ Bonnie Roswig, J.D.

    Bonnie Roswig, J.D.

    Center for Children's Advocacy

    Senior Staff Attorney

  • Allison Matthews-Wilson, LCSW

    Allison Matthews-Wilson, LCSW

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Clinical Program Specialist

  • Mark Keenan RN, MBA

    Mark Keenan RN, MBA

    Department of Public Health Title V

    Public Health Section Chief

  • Paul Dworkin, MD

    Paul Dworkin, MD

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Executive Vice President for Community Child Health

  • Marilyn Moore

    Marilyn Moore

    State of Connecticut

    State Senator and Deputy President Pro Tempore

  • SRR Susan Roman RN, MPH

    Susan Roman RN, MPH

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Center for Care Coordination Program Director

  • Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH

    Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Director of the Connecticut Injury Prevention Center

  • U.S. Senator Chris Murphy

    U.S. Senator Chris Murphy

    United States Senator for Connecticut


  • Robin Tousey-Ayers, MHSA, BS, PT

    Robin Tousey-Ayers, MHSA, BS, PT

    Connecticut Department of Public Health

    Health Program Associate

  • Katheríne Ramírez

    Katheríne Ramírez

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Associate Program Specialist

  • LMR Luz M. Rivera

    Luz M. Rivera

    State of Connecticut Office of the Early Childhood

    Primary Prevention Services Coordinator

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