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It Starts with You: Redefining Your Role in Change Through Story, Substance, and Strategy



  • Danielle Crawford, RN, BSN, ACM

    Danielle Crawford, RN, BSN, ACM

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Case Manager

  • Jennifer Fortin, RN, BSN, ACM

    Jennifer Fortin, RN, BSN, ACM

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Case Manager

  • Roxane Charvis, BSN

    Roxane Charvis, BSN

    Department of Children and Families

    Clinical Nurse Coordinator

  • Ida M Terry, MA Counseling, LIC Alcohol and Drug Counselor

    Ida M Terry, MA Counseling, LIC Alcohol and Drug Counselor

    Reach Training Healthy Children Initiative Inc

    Executive Director and Contracted Family Therapist

  • Matthew Dicks

    Matthew Dicks

    Keynote Speaker

    Author - Storyteller - Teacher - Life Coach

  • John Flanders, Esq.

    John Flanders, Esq.

    CT Parent Advocacy Center

    Executive Director

  • Melissa Held M.D., FAAP

    Melissa Held M.D., FAAP

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Global Child Health clinic, Assistant Dean of Medical Education

  • Nanfi Nagenda Lubogo, MCH PHLI Fellow

    Nanfi Nagenda Lubogo, MCH PHLI Fellow

    PATH Parent to Parent / Family Voices of CT

    Co-Executive Director

  • Ann Gionet

    Ann Gionet

    CT Department of Public Health

    Title V CYSHCN Director - Health Program Supervisor, Adolescent and Child Health Unit

  • Anne Giordano, MA, IMH-E®

    Anne Giordano, MA, IMH-E®

    EdAdvance

    Part C, Birth to Three Manager

  • Heidi Maderia, MS, IMH-E®

    Heidi Maderia, MS, IMH-E®

    CT-AIMH

    Executive Director

  • SGL Shioban Gordon, LMSW

    Shioban Gordon, LMSW

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Center for Care Coordination

    Clinical Care Coordinator

  • JLL Jessica Lozada, LMSW

    Jessica Lozada, LMSW

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Center for Care Coordination

    Clinical Care Coordinator

  • Gil Peri, MPH, MBA

    Gil Peri, MPH, MBA

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    President and Chief Operating Officer

  • Paul Dworkin, MD

    Paul Dworkin, MD

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Executive Vice President for Community Child Health, Founding Director - Help Me Grow® National Center, Connecticut Children's Medical Center Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • Priya Phulwani, MD

    Priya Phulwani, MD

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Attending Physician Pediatric Endocrinology

  • Iris Thompson, RN, MPH, MHA

    Iris Thompson, RN, MPH, MHA

    Department of Children and Families

    Clinical Nurse Coordinator

  • Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH

    Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center

    Director, Injury Prevention Center

  • Jacquelyn M. Rose, MPH

    Jacquelyn M. Rose, MPH

    Connecticut Children's Medical Center - Office for Community Child Health

    Advancing Kids Innovaiton Program Manager

  • Susan DiVietro, PhD

    Susan DiVietro, PhD

    Injury Prevention Center, CT Children's Medical Center

    Research Scientist

  • Elizabeth McAdam, MA, RDT

    Elizabeth McAdam, MA, RDT

    Foundation for the Arts and Trauma

    Associate Director of the ALIVE Program

  • Cat Davis, MA, RDT

    Cat Davis, MA, RDT

    Foundation for the Arts and Trauma

    Director of the ALIVE Program

  • AR Andrea Richardson

    Andrea Richardson

    PATH Parent to Parent / Family Voices of CT

    Health Information Specialist

  • Kenya Rutland

    Kenya Rutland

    KJR Consulting

    Chief Enthusiasm Officer


About this Event

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Forum Overview:

This forum brings together care coordinators, nurses, social workers, other professionals, as well as community and state agencies. Providers from Connecticut and surrounding states will come together to discuss contemporary issues and critical components of care coordination for our most vulnerable children.

This year’s theme, It Starts with You: Redefining Your Role in Change Through Story, Substance, and Strategy, will highlight our collective voices and expertise by learning to tell our stories to transform the way in which we support children and families. Our goal is to provide an avenue to help bridge existing relationships and create new ones for better health outcomes. In challenging times, the ability to leverage strengths and create relationships starts with you. Join us as we learn to tell our story and share our strengths.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn techniques to create change- one story at a time.
  • Increase cross-sector knowledge and understanding of care coordination resources.
  • Create inter-agency collaborations and programmatic partnerships.
  • Assist in our efforts to build a comprehensive integrated system, for children and families, to optimize children’s health and wellness.

Target Audience:

  • Care Coordinators
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Providers
  • Medical Providers
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community and State agencies

Accommodations: For accommodations at Sheraton Hartford South Hotel please email Katie Gonzalez at katie.gonzalez@sheratonhartfordsouth.com and ask for the "Good Neighbor" rate.

Continuing Education Credits: *Approved for 7 CECs with NASW/CT*

Continuing Education Unit: *Approved for 6 Nursing Contact Hours*

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center designate this educational activity for a maximum of 6 contact hours.

*Please note refunds will not be issued if you request it after 4/19/2018*

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Forum Agenda

8:00 - 8:30: Check In Registration / Breakfast

8:30 - 9:15: Welcome

9:15 - 9:45: A Parent Perspective: Building My Resilience

9:45 - 10:00: BREAK

10:00 - 11:00: Morning Workshops, Session #1:

1-A: ALIVE: Trauma Informed Care and Drama Therapy

  • Explore the intersection between trauma-centered psychotherapy and drama therapy in school based settings as it relates to PTSD in children.

1-B: Gender Identity

  • Understand gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, and sexual orientation; obtain an overview of the medical management of Gender Dysphoria.

1-C: Opportunity to Impact: Social Innovation as a Tool to Support Children and Families

  • Practice approaches to develop, test, and implement novel strategies to address complex social problems through social innovation

1-D: Parents As Partners: Families and Healthcare Providers working together for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs in the Pediatric Practice

  • Learn effective communication with parents and how parents can effectively communicate with their child's providers. Participants will learn strategies to engage parents as equal partners in their child's care.

11:00 - 11:10: BREAK

11:10 - 12:10: Morning Workshops, Session #2:

2-A: Refugee Health

  • Discuss common barriers to healthcare and education in refugee camps in addition to the challenges faced by refugee children in their new country of settlement.

2-B: There's No Place Like Home

  • Introduce the design, implementation and evaluation of the Post Discharge Call program on the inpatient units at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and examine how analyzing such data has led to improved patient satisfaction and safety outcomes.

2-C: Youth Suicide: Improving Identification, Prevention, and Care

  • Increase knowledge of Lethal Means Restriction, understand how to provide lethal means counseling to reduce suicide risk, and identify barriers to providing support to children and adolescents with suicidal ideation.

12:10 - 1:00: LUNCH

1:00 - 2:00: Keynote: Professional Storyteller

2:00 - 2:05: Final Remarks

2:05 – 2:15: BREAK

2:15 – 3:15: Afternoon Workshops, Session #1:

3-A: Connecting young doctors to the community: The Trinity College Capital Squash Program for Urban Youth

  • This workshop introduces a novel program that provides a structured introduction to community-based child health advocacy for pediatric resident physicians who will engage in didactic and experiential learning to prepare them for a child health advocacy role within the community.

3-B: Inclusive Leadership: Managing Our Unconscious Bias

  • Discover how unconscious biases are formed and how they influence the way we perceive and interact with children, clients, parents, colleagues, and the community; and learn how to manage bias to build or strengthen relationships with others in a culturally diverse workplace and community.

3-C: Nurse Presence in Child Protective Services

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of how nurses function in Connecticut's child protection service system, describe the social determinants of health and how they impact this population, and identify ways to recognize and address social determinants of health in partnership with child protective services nurses and social workers.

3:15 - 3:25: BREAK

3:25 – 4:30: Afternoon Workshops, Session #2:

4-A: Impact: Parental Incarceration

  • Examine the lifetime effects of parental incarceration; explore inter-related issues of parental incarceration; and identify coping and engagement strategies to strengthen resilience.

4-B: Introduction to Infant Mental Health: Promoting quality early Caregiver-child attachment relationships to improve health outcomes for infants

  • Discuss the importance of secure attachment relationships in infants to create positive social and emotional development. Participants will develop an understanding of the skills and strategies of an IMH professional.

4-C: Learn the Signs. Act Early.

  • Discuss the essential, irreplaceable role everyone plays in developmental monitoring and the need to take action when there is a concern.

4-D: Medical Assessments and Special Education Planning

  • Learn effective ways of supporting students and their parents. Understand the impact of medical opinion and assessment and the role each person plays in designing and ensuring the most appropriate education.

4:30-5:30: Networking Session

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