Thursday, January 10TH, 1:30pm-3:00pm: Session III

Workshop and Speaker Information Subject to Change

Last Updated: December 13, 2018

CEU general and cultural credits approved!

 

Challenging the Drug-Free Probation Condition
Is it constitutional to punish a drug-addicted probationer for experiencing relapse, when relapse is a symptom of the probationer’s substance use disorder? This workshop takes a closer look at the background and legal argument presented in Commonwealth v. Eldred, 480 Mass. 90 (2018), a Massachusetts case that received national attention for arguing against incarcerating drug-addicted probationers for relapse. Targeted towards attorneys.
Speaker(s): Lisa Newman-Polk, Esq. LCSW
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5

 

Dynamic Unity: A Collaborative Framework for Leading System Change
System change requires collaboration among individuals and organizations that consistently apply four core practices: dialogue, principled negotiation, values-based decision-making, and wise planning. Participants in this workshop will learn more on these practices and take-away tools that will guide the formulation of an initial approach to system change to build the dynamic unity necessary for positive results.
Speaker(s): Mark Bennett
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5

 

ICWA Case Law Update
Given the recent federal litigation on ICWA, many practitioners and advocates have asked what they can do to avoid litigation in their state. While it can be difficult to avoid proactive attacks, state ICWA laws are one way for a state to show its commitment to the requirements of ICWA. This workshop will go over the recent decision in the Texas v. Zinke case, and then use interactive adult learning styles to discuss ways New Mexico could develop a state ICWA law, including the intermediate steps, funding options, and collaboration techniques.
Speaker(s): Kate Fort, JD
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5, Cultural: 1.5

 

Interdisciplinary Practice and Cornerstone Advocacy
“Cornerstone Advocacy” is an interdisciplinary approach to supporting family reunification that involves intensive advocacy during the first 60 days of a child welfare case. Focusing on the four key components of placement, services, conferences and visiting has proven successful in reducing the amount of time a child is in substitute care and in successful reunification. This workshop provides an overview of this interdisciplinary practice and how this may be implemented in New Mexico.
Speaker(s):& Julie Suh, Esq.; Sabra Jackson, Parent Advocate; Professional Panel: Beth Williams, JD, Dominica Montano, LMSW,  Cantrell Mosley, BSW, Chrisi Fields, LMSW,  Leslie Jones JD, CWLS.
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5

 

Mindfulness 101: Introduction to the Fundamentals
Once regarded as a weird and exotic activity, mindfulness is now practiced by more than 30 million Americans.  The newest brain research proves that mindfulness reduces stress, prevents burnout, improves cognitive functions, promotes health and a general sense of well-being and actually changes the structure and function of the brain! Participants in this workshop will learn the fundamentals of the practice of mindfulness and mediation.
Speaker(s): Grove Burnett, JD
CLEs: 1.5 Ethics/Professionalism

CEUs: 1.5

 

Peer2Peer- How Peer Support Can Create a Continuum of Care for Youth, Families and Adults of New Mexico
This workshop presents the efforts being implemented in New Mexico to create a continuum of peer support for New Mexico Families whose children are living with a behavioral health diagnosis and navigating a complex system of services and supports. Project leaders describe the collaboration which has resulted in toolkits for youth, family and adult peer support programs and Certified Peer Support Workers.
Speaker(s): Nicole Montoya-Jones, BSW, Mark Garnand, LSAA, Josiah Reyes; Panelists: Gay Finlays, Alberto Ortega, Monica Miura
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5

 

Assessing Safety and Risk in Child Protection
This is a 3 hour session. Participants should register for this session during the 1:30 and 3:30 time slots.
Assessment in child protection practice is not an easy task. Come join members of the NCCD Children’s Research Center to talk about what assessment means in child protection. We will discuss the many uses of the words danger, risk, and safety- and showcase the updated Structured Decision-Making Safety and Risk Assessment tools soon to be implemented by CYFD. Examples will be used for interactive activities and implications for working in partnership with CYFD will be discussed.
Speaker(s): Lynna McPhatter-Harris, MS, EdD & Jess Haven, NCCD Children’s Research Center
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5

 

Supporting Children with Disabilities through Reducing Ableism
Ableism is a practice in which people without disabilities exclude and/or oppress those who do. Individual and structural ableism may have devastating consequences for children and adults with disabilities. Participants will learn to identify instances of ableism in everyday life, concrete actions to reduce the ableism that is pervasive in all aspects of our society and how to increase capacity to provide individuals with disabilities with respectful, relevant, and effective services
Speaker(s): Sebastian Margaret & Alena Schaim
CLEs: 1.5 Ethics/Professionalism

CEUs: 1.5, Cultural: 1.5

 

Understanding the Legal Process within Child Welfare (for Non-Attorneys)
This workshop will cover how an abuse and neglect case travels through the legal system.  The various hearings and legal timelines will be discussed with a focus on the role of non-attorney partners, such as foster parents, CASA workers, and service providers, and  how those non-attorney partners can impact children in custody as the children go through the process of obtaining permanency.
Speaker(s): Rebecca Liggett, JD & Kasi Savage-Wrye
CLEs: Not Eligible

CEUs: 1.5

 

The Youth Experience
This workshop is currently in development as a collaboration between Sixto Cancel and Youth Leaders of New Mexico. Workshop description pending.
Speaker(s): Sixto Cancel & NM Youth 
CLEs: 1.5 Ethics/Professionalism

CEUs: 1.5