Friday, January 11TH, 8:30am-10:00am: Session V

Workshop and Speaker Information Subject to Change

Last Updated: December 13, 2018

CEU general and cultural credits approved!

 

Breaking Down Barriers: Building Up Bridges
First Steps To Reunification (FSTR) is an empowerment intervention for parents that is reliably associated with actualizing change at the individual and system levels, towards family reunification. Participants will learn the components of this program and will be introduced to RISE magazine, a resource which provides a singular voice for Parents to share their stories of strength, hope and recovery.
Speaker(s): James Sumrow, Jeanette Vega & Dr. Bob Phillips
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5

 

Bridging Cultural Humility and Language in Practice
Following standards for increasing cultural humility at the individual, interpersonal, and systems level this workshop moves beyond multiculturalism and cultural competency to strive toward an inter/intracultural practice modality. Participants will be able to recognize the impact of culture, language, and bias in the daily lives of their clients and gain a better understanding of their own identity and how this identity influences their work with diverse populations in New Mexico.
Speaker(s): Lynn Haynes, LCSW, Kee Straits, Ph.D, & Francisco J. Ronquillo
CLEs: 1.5 Ethics/Professionalism

CEUs: 1.5, Cultural: 1.5

 

Community and Systems Engagement Doesn’t Come Easy
Neighborhoods impacted by the juvenile justice system often experience various levels of community engagement. This workshop will discuss the pitfalls, successes and lessons learned in community engagement from the experiences of the Bernalillo County Juvenile Justice Collaborative. Participants will be provided tools and strategies that work to strengthen system and community communication and align justice system and community goals with family and youth goals in their communities.
Speaker(s): Albino Garcia Jr. & Gerri Bachicha
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5, Cultural: 1.5

 

Influence: Substance and Style
Influence is an important leadership skill; it can build commitment and improve working relationships. Understanding and using influence can be a powerful solution-focused skill in developing self and others. This workshop will explore three influencing approaches and five styles of influence. Participants will identify their default approach and preferred style and learn the importance of using all three approaches and how versatility in styles can increase influence.
Speaker(s): Elena Aldridge, MS, CCPP & Robert Gryskiewicz
CLEs: 1.5 Ethics/Professionalism

CEUs: 1.5

 


LUV-YA (NM) for Changing
Leaders Uniting Voices Youth Advocates of New Mexico (LUVYANM) members are an advocacy group composed of current and former foster youth. Youth members, with support from CYFD, have developed this workshop to share and discuss with participants the challenges they have faced while in foster care and as they transitioned into adulthood and how being a part of this group has helped them to overcome their barriers.
Speaker(s): Youth Members of LUVYA NM, CYFD
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5, Cultural: 1.5

 

Policy, Advocacy, and Child Well-being in New Mexico: How taxes and budgets create a culture of health
Using a Culture of Health framework, this workshop will engage participants in a deeper understanding of the social determinants of health with respect to the decisions that are made in the world of policy, legislation, taxes, and budgets. Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the link between budget and tax revenue and health, as well as key ways they can communicate and advocate for child well-being in the spheres of politics and the media.
Speaker(s): Estela Guzman, Ph.D & Jacob Vigil, MSW
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5

 

Immigration and Children: Dispelling Myths and Addressing Assumptions (Previously titled: Sensitive Locations: Essentials for Immigrant-Inclusive Environments)
According to The Immigration and Justice Campaign, the immigration and family separation crisis is far from over. As a border state, New Mexico sits at a crux of immigration activity, as people seeking asylum and trying to immigrate to the U.S. have been detained and separated. Folks working with children in New Mexico benefit from having accurate and up to date information regarding the law and how to best advocate for and support all children. This session will provide participants with an overview of (1) the current arrest and enforcement environment in New Mexico, including information about “sanctuary” and “sensitive locations,” (2) the legal pathways available for keeping people in the United States, and (3) the resources and forms of relief for pursuing the available pathways.
Speaker(s): Ann McCollum, JD, & Rebecca Kitson, JD
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5, Cultural: 1.5

 

2018: Developments in the Law of Abuse and Neglect
This will be the only time this session is offered; all attorneys should plan to attend at this time. This seminar will review and provide an opportunity to discuss the year’s New Mexico appellate court decisions. Published decisions on appeals from abuse and neglect decisions will be reviewed as well as other child custody cases which directly impact the law relevant to abuse and neglect proceedings. Developments in the law will be explored, explained and criticized from the perspective of an appellate lawyer who represents parents and an appellate lawyer who represents CYFD.
Speaker(s): Rebecca Liggett, JD  & Jane Yohalem, JD
CLEs: 1.5 General

CEUs: 1.5

 

8s and A.C.E.s: We Are More Than Our Score
Child advocate and trauma specialist Mary Kelly Persyn introduces the original Adverse Childhood Experiences study, along with more recent research, then leads a discussion with Hon. Korey Wahwassuck, a District Court Judge from Minnesota, and her son on the challenges and triumphs of overcoming the long-term impacts of childhood toxic stress despite each having an A.C.E.s score of “8”.
Speaker(s): Judge Korey Wahwassuck, Mary Kelly Persyn, JD, & Chris Wahwassuck
CLEs: 1.5 Ethics/Professionalism

CEUs: 1.5

 

Trauma Informed Yoga
Traumatic experiences often affect the quality of the mind-body connection required for well-being. Trauma informed yoga offers an effective, client-centered approach to addressing this disconnect; however, gaps in accessibility remain as a barrier to those who may benefit from it most. This workshop with discuss the developments in research, practice, and application as they relate to the use of yoga in addressing symptoms of traumatic stress.
Speaker(s): Nancy Tafoya
CLEs: Not Eligible

CEUs: 1.5