THURSDAY, JANUARY 11TH, 10:30am-Noon: Session II

Workshop and Speaker Information Subject to Change

ALL Sessions are approved for 1.5 Social Work CEUs
Social Work Cultural hours will be marked with **

All Sessions are approved for 1.5 General CLEs
Professional/Ethics CLEs will be marked with >>

>>Utilizing Anti-Racism Training to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Participants will gain an understanding of the root causes of racial disparities across systems.  They will gain common definitions of race and racism, an understanding of how racism is manifest in institutions, and the connection between racism and poverty.  Participants will learn about the three levels of racism described by Camara Phyllis Jones: internalized, personally mediated, and institutionalized, and will leave with a sense of urgency to interrupt racism wherever it manifests.
Speakers: Kiran Katira, Tony Watkins, Tonya Covington, Chearie Alipat, Natalie Saing, Magda Dathle & Kay Bounkeua, 2018 CLI Featured Speakers


My Brother’s Keeper Please note this is a new session recently added
Sibling connections are among the most important and longest lasting relationships we will have in life. Yet many times siblings come into foster care and are separated and placed in different homes. This presentation will highlight the value of sibling connections and suggest strategies to successfully address sibling issues. All those whose work involves the well-being of children and families in both the child welfare and juvenile justice fields will benefit from this powerful presentation.
Speaker: Chauncey Strong, Center for States, 2018 CLI Featured Speaker


Safety Planning in Situations of Substance Use
Safety planning is the act of creating an in-home safety plan in child protective services and juvenile justice home-based work when there are conditions of immediate danger.  The plan is designed to allow children and families to stay together while the immediate danger is controlled for.  In this workshop. members of the NCCD Children’s Research Center will discuss the role of safety planning, substance abuse and harm reduction – examples will be shared and discussion encouraged.
Speaker: Phil Decter, MSW, Interim Director of Child Welfare with NCCD, 2018 CLI Featured Speaker