Thursday, January 10TH, 3:30pm-5:00pm: Session IV

Workshop and Speaker Information Subject to Change

Last Updated: December 13, 2018

CEU general and cultural credits approved!

 

Advanced Considerations for Understanding Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Victimization
Childhood sexual abuse remains one of the biggest issues in New Mexico and social workers and other multidisciplinary professionals play a pivotal role in addressing this trauma. Participants will discuss the continuum of the nonoffending-nonprotecting parent, the common typologies of adult sex offenders, the difference between adult sex offenders and juveniles who cause sexual harm, and explore how primary cultural influences in New Mexico impact cases of sexual abuse.
Speaker(s): Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S 
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5, Cultural: 1.5

 

Child Sex Trafficking in New Mexico
This training is designed for professionals and advocates working with children and families to build their capacity to identify and support survivors of child sex trafficking. This training will provide participants with knowledge and skills around statutes, language, red flags and risk factors, trafficker characteristics, trauma and how to support /engage youth, and other available resources.
Speaker(s): Camille Hancock, MSW; Elizabeth Hamilton, MSW;

CEUs: 1.5

 

Daily Resiliency Practices for You and Those You Serve
Stress can damage our health and derail us from feeling or doing our best each day. Acquiring skills to not only manage stress, but also build resiliency allows us to take advantage of what stress has to offer and minimize the negative impacts it could have in our lives. This workshop will present the science of stress and resiliency and provide tools that can be taught to others to increase mental and emotional resiliency.
Speaker(s): Raquel Garzon, Ph.D
CLEs: 1.5 Ethics/Professionalism

CEUs: 1.5

 

Developing Strategies to Strengthen Transracial Adoptees & Foster and Adoptive Families
This workshop will highlight key topics that can help the child welfare system strengthen Transracial Adoptees and Foster and Adoptive Families long term. A panel of community stakeholders will discuss: creating opportunities for deeper conversations about cultural preservation; building relationships in communities of color; developing support networks for foster and adoptive parents.
Speaker(s): Rhonda Roorda, Author, International Speaker; Panelists: Cathryn McGill, Founder/Director NM Black History Organizing Committee; Rebecca Ezechukwu, PhD; and other community stakeholders 
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5, Cultural: 1.5

 

How to Better Serve Our Youth – From A Youth Perspective
Facilitated by young people impacted by the foster care and juvenile justice systems, this workshop will explore ways to improve youth services in New Mexico.  NMCAN Youth Leaders will discuss authentic youth engagement, examples of youth services in other states, and their own ideas on how New Mexico can shape the services young people receive as they transition to adulthood.
Speaker(s): NMCAN Youth Leaders
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5, Cultural: 1.5

 

The JDAI Reform Trifecta:Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration
An increased number of counties are successfully participating in JDAI State to Scale reform efforts while also confronting common barriers. This session will explore JDAI’s growth and challenges while the Statewide Coordinator provides an update on efforts since 2018, and guides a panel of San Juan County stakeholders, including the Navajo Nation. This discussion will provide practical guidance and allow communities to visualize how they can come together to overcome obstacles when implementing juvenile justice reform.
Speaker(s): Traci Neff & Patti Vowell
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5

 

Mindfulness 101: Introduction to the Fundamentals (Repeat)
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

 

Representing Parents in ICWA Proceedings: Indian Family Advocacy Model
The ICWA Law Center provides legal advocacy and intense support for Indian families impacted by the child protection system. Through an interdisciplinary team approach, ICWA Law Center teams work with families to navigate the child protection system, to tell their stories with purpose and integrity and honor their connection to family and tribe. Participants will learn the components of this model and how this model may be replicated in other communities.
Speaker(s): Sandy White Hawk & Sunshine Day
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5, Cultural: 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

 

The Role of the GaL for Allegedly Incapacitated Clients in Children’s Court
Clients in child and family welfare or juvenile justice cases are sometimes deemed to not have the capacity to effectively direct their own representation and may be appointed a guardian ad litem, conservator or guardian. This workshop will introduce the concept of diminished capacity as opposed to incapacity and present elements to consider in deciding if a GAL is recommended for a client and the roles and responsibilities when a GAL is appointed for a client in these instances.
Speaker(s): Cristen Conley, JD, CWLS
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5