15th Annual Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect and Healthy Families Oklahoma 2007
If you have questions regarding continuing education, contact Brenda Gentry at (405) 271-8858 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pre-conference Institutes (101 - 108) 12:30 pm - 2:00 p.m. Lunch on your own 101 - Introduction to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Traumatized Children, Adolescents, and their Families Susan Schmidt, PhD and Roy Van Tassel, LPC This Institute is designed to provide an introductory training on the implementation of TraumaFocused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a SAMHSA best practice model in the treatment of child trauma. Limited to 35 attendees. It is recommended that participants complete the training at www.musc.edu/tfcbt prior to the institute. (Certificate can be brought to training). 102 - Child Abuse Medical Examiner Update Carole Jenny, MD, Robert Block, MD and Roger Blevins, RN, MSN, CPNP This Institute will be an update of information regarding abusive head trauma, injuries and fatalities. This will include a discussion of undiagnosed head trauma in children that have died. In addition, a peer review process of cases will be offered. Participants are encouraged to bring cases (no names or identifying features) with images that can be loaded onto a computer or videotape for discussion. 103 - BIA Grant Writing and Compliance (Mandatory for BIA scholarship participants) Jacqueline Clacker, BSW, MSW and Constance Fox, MEd This Institute will provide ICW Tribal Programs an improved understanding regarding the application and maintaining compliance of a BIA, ICWA Grant/Program. 104 - Sexual Victimization of Children: A Behavioral Analysis Ken Lanning, MS (Retired FBI Special Agent) This Institute will discuss some of the behavioral dynamics of the sexual victimization of children in a straightforward, objective, and professional manner. Although addressing issues and controversies of interest to a multidisciplinary audience, it will be presented from a law enforcement perspective. Please be aware that some of the material is graphic, as it is taken from actual cases. 105 - Seeking Safety Therapy for PTSD and Substance Abuse Martha Schmitz, PhD This Institute will provide information on a present-focused therapy to help people attain safety from trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse. The treatment approach was designed for flexible use and consists of 25 topics that can be conducted in any order with each topic representing a “safe coping skill” relevant to both trauma and substance abuse. 106 - Ethics and Safety in the Home Lt. Wade Gourley and Bruce Cook, PhD This Institute will address preventive strategies in maintaining professional boundaries. The information will assist early intervention personnel and other home visitors recognize potentially dangerous situations and use strategies to keep themselves safe, not only in work, but in their daily life. It will also address providing in-home services which can create unique situations for ethical issues to arise that can impede effectiveness of service delivery.
107 - Missing and Abducted Children: An Awareness Program for Child Protection Professionals Sponsored by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Wayne Sheppard, Associate Director of Training and Outreach This Institute will provide the knowledge base required for personnel dealing with missing and abducted children incidents. The primary focus is law enforcement officers dealing with the initial response to such incidents. Additionally, the presentation serves the specific interests of other members of the child protection network such as CPS personnel, social service workers, prosecutors, and community service professionals comprising a multidisciplinary team. 108 - Strengthening Families Forum Sponsored by Smart Start Oklahoma This Institute will provide new approaches used in early childhood programs to build evidencebased protective factors for children and their families. It will focus on building protection for children within their homes and communities; providing ways to overcome or mitigate individual causes of child neglect and abuse and parental isolation; increasing parental knowledge about child development, and managing mental, physical or financial crisis in the family to prevent removing children from their homes.
Thursday, September 6th
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Opening session and awards presentation Keynote Address: The Wisdom of Solomon: Who Gets the Baby? Carole Jenny, MD, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 10:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Break 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Conference Workshops (201 - 210)
201 - Testifying in Court: How to be an Effective Witness Paul Stern, JD This workshop reviews basic principles of trial preparation for all those who might testify as an expert witness and for lawyers who will be presenting their testimony. It will offer specific tools to make the presentation of their testimony more effective and less threatening. 202 - Understanding Failure to Thrive Deb Lowen, MD This workshop will provide information on the appropriate recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of Failure to Thrive. 203 - Cultural Diversity: Hispanic Influence Maria Rosales-Lambert This workshop will provide information about cultural competence and the Hispanic culture. It will include the barriers Hispanic families face during an investigation and how to address those barriers. 204 - Challenges in Child Trauma Treatment: Working with Traumatized Parents Michelle Kees, PhD This workshop will present clinical and empirical evidence showing that trauma and PTSD in parents compromises parenting and negatively impacts children. Participants will learn how to apply clinical strategies that can be used to help traumatized mothers with their parenting. 205 - The CFR & Tribal Court Process in Indian Child Welfare Cases (Mandatory for BIA Scholarship participants) Judge Phil Lujan This workshop will provide information on the CFR & Tribal court process in Indian Child Welfare.
206 - Crime Scene Analysis/Offender Profiling in Missing Child Cases Wayne Sheppard, NCMEC Associate Director of Training This workshop will provide an overview of the crime scene assessment process, including organized and disorganized dichotomies, offender profiles, and behaviorally-based interview strategies of violent criminals through actual criminal case illustrations and crime scene assessment exercise. 207 - Developing Resilience Eidell Wasserman, PhD This workshop will explore the traits associated with resilience, the ability to cope with adversity and adapt to challenges or change. Since resilience can be learned, service providers can develop strategies to decrease their distress and increase positive outcomes. 208 - The Next Generation of Fatherhood Resources Erik Vecere, MS This workshop will discuss the newest tools available from National Fatherhood Institute to inspire and equip men to be great fathers. 209 - Report Writing for Law Enforcement to Improve Victim Safety Dianne Barker-Harrold, JD and Lt. Dan Halley This workshop will demonstrate the results of effective report writing in benefiting victims. The outcome will be improved skills for writing law enforcement reports and the understanding of how the reports are linked to victim safety and offender accountability. 210 - The Research Behind the Incredible Years Mary Beth Cox, MSW, MPH; Trena Hickenbotham, MSE and Jennifer Weber, MEd This workshop will discuss the research evidence-base of the Incredible Years programs and provide preliminary findings about implementation and outcomes in the state of Oklahoma. 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch on your own 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Conference Workshops (211 - 220) 211 - Mock Trial (Part 1) Paul Stern, JD and Brian Kuester, JD The mock trial will provide an opportunity for the participants to observe testimony based upon a specific fact pattern, receive immediate feedback, and critique from two experienced child abuse trial lawyers and other professionals with trial experience. 212 - Reactive Attachment Disorder: Current Controversies and Case Conceptualization (Part 1) Mark Chaffin, PhD and Lisa Ware, PhD This workshop will present current controversies over RAD diagnosis and attachment therapies. It will review the American Professional Society on the Abuse and Children/American Psychological Association Division 37 Task Force Report on Reactive Attachment Disorder and Attachment Therapies. Findings will be reviewed through case examples. 213 - Interviewing Diverse Children and Families about Maltreatment Maria Rosales-Lambert In this workshop participants will learn how to work with culturally diverse families in a respectful, supportive way and how to deal with language and cultural barriers. 214 - Counseling & Faith-Based Services for Crime Victims in Indian Country: Kaw Nation Grant Program Melissa Riley, MEd and Cordelia Clapp, RN, BSN This workshop will provide information on how to develop a dialogue between the Faith-Based Community and victim assistance programs (tribal and non-tribal). Information on the culturally relevant Faith-Based services for Native American victims of crime in the Kaw Nation service area will be provided. 215 - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children: Evidence-Based Treatment (Part 1) Michelle Kees, PhD
This workshop will provide an understanding of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and familiarity with various manualized CBT programs designed for children and how to implement specific CBT strategies with children.
216 - The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Training Opportunities and Resources Peter Banks, NCMEC Director of Training and Outreach This workshop will focus on the dynamics of child victimization as it pertains to missing children and child sexual exploitation. The session will identify many of the resources and training opportunities offered by NCMEC. 217 - Coordinated Community Response to Child Maltreatment Lt. Dan Hally and Dianne Barker-Harrold, JD This workshop will provide an overview of a community team concept, the purposes of a multidisciplinary team, and provide interactive consensus building exercises. 218 - Protecting Children from the Dangers of the Online World Special Agent Kurt Stoner This workshop will provide an overview of online services frequented by children and give simple steps to protect your children while online. 219 - Building School Readiness through Home Visitation Deanna Gomby, PhD This workshop will define school readiness, describe the typical effectiveness of home visiting services in promoting school readiness, and discuss aspects of home visiting programs that can increase their effectiveness. 220 - Best Practices in Fatherhood Erik Vecere, MS This workshop will present strategies that have been successful in fatherhood programs and how to apply these to your program through a best practices model. 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Conference Workshops (221- 230) 221 - Mock Trial (Part 2) Paul Stern, JD and Brian Kuester, JD See description Part 1 #211. 222 - Reactive Attachment Disorder: Current Controversies and Case Conceptualization (Part 2) Mark Chaffin, PhD and Lisa Ware, PhD See description Part 1 #212 223 - Abusive Head Trauma in Child Abuse Cases for Non-Medical Professionals John Stuemky, MD This workshop will discuss broad differences in accidental and non-accidental head trauma. The participants will become familiar with the medical findings and outcomes of Shaken Baby Syndrome. 224 - Finding Words Oklahoma Amy Baum, MSW; Cheryl Thornton, LCSW; Kathie Hatlelid, PA-C; Rose Perry, MSW, and Laurie Pollard, ADA This workshop will provide information on Finding Words Oklahoma, a nationally recognized forensic interviewing training program which is currently being utilized in 17 states. Finding Words teaches the Cornerhouse RATAC protocol with a multidisciplinary approach.
225 - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children and Evidence Based Treatment (Part 2) Michelle Kees, PhD See description Part 1 #215. 226 - Designing Meaningful Evaluations for Home Visiting Programs Deanna Gomby, PhD This workshop will provide an understanding of the importance of evaluation of home visiting programs, how to structure and interpret the results of evaluations, and how to select an external evaluator. 227 - The NetSmartz Workshop Mike Robins, NCMEC Community Outreatch Coordinator NetSmartz was created for children (ages 5-17), parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement. The goal of the NetSmartz Workshop is to extend the safety awareness of children to prevent victimization and increase self-confidence whenever they go online. 228 - Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act in Indian Country Robert Don Gifford, JD and R. Trent Shores, JD This workshop will provide information from the new federal law and the effects that the law will have in Indian Country. 229 - Foster Care Panel This workshop will provide a panel of foster care youth currently in the system or who have aged out. They will discuss their first-hand experiences and questions from the audience are greatly encouraged. 230 - Community Based Approaches in Oklahoma: Sooner Start, Smart Start Oklahoma, and Sooner Success Glenda Rogers, MS; Grace Kelley, MSW and Louis Worley, BS This workshop will provide information on community resources available in Oklahoma for families of children and youth, birth – 21 years of age, that have developmental delays or disabilities. Friday , September 7, 2007 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Conference Workshops (301-307) 301 - Characteristics and Needs of Incarcerated Women Part 1 Susan Traywick, BS and Laura J. Pitman, PhD This workshop will provide the participant the common characteristics and needs of incarcerated women, services available, and identify the supports needed in order for them to be successful in the community. Participants will also learn the impact of parental incarceration on children and ways to enhance relationships between children and incarcerated parents. 302 - Culturally Adapting Interventions for American Indian/ Alaskan Native Children with Sexual Behavior Problems - Part I Jane F. Silovsky, PhD and Lorena Burris, PhD This workshop will increase participant’s knowledge in culturally adapting an evidence-based treatment model for American Indian/Alaska Native children and their families. 303 - Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders in the Juvenile Justice System Cathy Olberding, MEd, LPC and Steve Grissom, PhD This workshop will provide participants with an increased awareness of contributing factors to mental illness in the juvenile population in Oklahoma. Participants will become familiar with best practices in intervention and treatment.
304 - Oklahoma’ s AMBER Alert Program Gene Thaxton, Department of Public Safety Director of Telecommunications This workshop will provide an understanding of Oklahoma’s Amber Alert Program. 305 - Fostering Hope Clinic Deborah Shropshire, MD This workshop will provide an overview of the Fostering Hope Clinic, which provides continuity of care for children in foster care. 306 - Child Protection in Indian Country (Mandatory for BIA Scholarship Participants) Sallie Allen, BA This workshop will present information concerning jurisdiction in Indian Country, promote a better understanding of the special circumstances that exist in investigating child abuse and neglect on Federal Trust Land, and who is a mandated reporter and why. 307 - Conducting the Online Child Exploitation Investigation Robert Hoever, NCMEC, Associate Director of Training and Outreach This workshop will provide the participants from the large or small police department with a practical, non-technical approach to conducting an online child exploitation investigation, while applying a working knowledge of behavioral characteristics of child molesters. Procedures will be identified that can be utilized by law enforcement from the time of initial complaint to the arrest of the molester, including search warrants. 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 am - 12:00 p.m. Conference Workshops (308-315) 308 – Characteristics and Needs of Incarcerated Women Part 2 309 – When There’s No Place Like Home: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Child Witnesses Ann Lowrence, MS This workshop will provide participants with information on how to safely work with families with histories of domestic violence. 310 – The NetzSmart Workshop (Repeat – see #227 for description)
311 – Domestic Violence and Federal Firearm Laws Linda Epperly, JD This workshop will provide the participant information on national domestic violence rates, research, native trends and frequency and new tools for prosecution and general federal firearms laws. 312 - Ethics in the Mental Health Service Environment Lisa Swisher, PhD; Rhonda Rudd, JD; Lt. James Boggess Fyffe, Barbara, LCSW; and Debbie Doughty, RN; This workshop will provide a multidisciplinary panel who will discuss ethical standards, identify ethical issues, and provide appropriate responses to ethical concerns. 313 - Drugs of Abuse and Misuse Mark Woodward, BA This session is designed to educate people on current drugs of abuse, including prescription drugs, and club/date rape drugs. It will also cover dangers of meth labs and how to identify the signs of a meth lab and drug abuse, as well as do’s and don’ts of encountering people under the influence of drugs.
314 - Crawford vs Washington: Where are We Now? Brian Kuester, JD This workshop will provide a detailed analysis of the Supreme Court decision in Crawford vs. Washington and the impact this has had on child interviews. 315 - Culturally Adapting Interventions for American Indian/Alaskan Native Children with Sexual Behavior Problems Part 2 See description Part 1 #302 12:00 - 1:30p.m. Lunch on your own 12:00 - 1:30 pm OPSAC Luncheon (Pre-registration required) 1:30 - 3:00p.m. Conference Workshops (316 - 324) 316- The Role of Juvenile Court and Child Protection Richard W. Kirby, JD This workshop will engage the participant in a discussion of the juvenile court process and what resources can be accessed to improve the Court’s ability to act in the best interest of the children. 317- Allegations of Maltreatment in Divorce Custody Cases: Ethical, Legal, and Case Management Issues Arlene B. Schaefer, PhD, Carolyn S. Thompson, JD, and Cheryl Thornton, LCSW This workshop will inform participants about the special ethical, legal, and case management issues that arise when allegations of maltreatment are made in divorce custody cases. 318 - Building Blocks to Success: Helping Families Organize Education and Medical Information Traci Castles and Cyd Roberts, MSW This workshop will assist participants in enabling families to access their own resources throughout the lifespan of their child who has special health care needs. The participants will be provided state, national, and online resources and an understanding of the medical home concept. 319 - Typical Child Development and Interventions Pamela Ramming, MS This workshop will provide participants a look at five areas of development in children birth to three and highlight the key ages and stages at each level. The participants will identify early interventions practices for each area of development. 320- Sexual Violence in Indian Country Jennifer McLaughlin, BA This workshop will present the historical and socio-cultural factors that need to be considered by first responders in Indian Country. The participant will learn the dynamics of sexual violence in Indian Country and skills to address this problematic issue. 321 - Issues in Pediatric Psychopharmacology Robyn Cowperthwaite, MD This workshop will present an insight into risks, benefits, side effects, and attitudes regarding the use of psychometric medications in pediatric population. 322 - Adverse Childhood Experiences and their Relationship to Adult Health Status Anne Roberts, MM This workshop will present the long-term effects of adverse events in childhood or adult outcomes and the need for professional medical involvement in the development and promotion of public policy.
323 - “Who’s Jurisdiction” is on First, “What’s the Evidence” is on Second, & “I Don’t Know Who to Call” is on Third: Addressing Child Sexual & Physical Abuse in Indian Country Arvo Mikkanen, JD This workshop will provide an overview of federal investigation and prosecution of sexual and physical abuse cases arising on Indian Country lands. 324 - Impact of Trauma on Brain Development Diame J. Willis, PhD This workshop will review the latest information on traumatic events in childhood, such as attachment disorders, societal and parental neglect, and sexual abuse on brain development. Recommendations for early interventions are included.