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2013 Workshops & Sessions


Monday, November 18, 2013

Welcome & Opening Plenary 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Moving Children from Risk to Resiliency: A Hope and a Future - DOWNLOAD PPT
Dr. Deborah Shropshire and Cmdr. (retired) Lori Moriarty

  1.  Participants will be able to understand the risks and actual dangers that illegal drug activities present to children.
  2.  Participants will understand the long-term needs of drug endangered children.

Session A 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

A1 – Identifying Drug Endangered Children
National DEC Network

Ignored, abused, and abandoned – these are some of the chronic conditions experienced by children raised in environments where there is illegal drug use, manufacturing, cultivation and distribution.  The primary challenge with illegal substance abuse and drug endangered children is in aligning systems responsible for preventing, intervening, and treating these issues to achieve common outcomes.

Objectives:

  1. Raise awareness regarding the problem of drug endangered children
  2. Understand opportunities to identify children living in dangerous drug environments
  3. Understand why intervention at the earliest possible point, when endangerment is suspected, can help reduce physical and psychological harm to children

A2 – Resurrection: Bringing Life and Hope to Those Impacted by Child Maltreatment
Deborah Shropshire, MD

Children who experience child maltreatment have poorer health and social outcomes than their peers. The Fostering Hope project seeks to interrupt these outcomes and the generational cycle of child maltreatment. We will discuss the ACE study, health and social outcomes, and current Oklahoma projects targeting these poor outcomes.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the health condition and health/social outcomes of children who experience maltreatment.
  2. Discuss current programs that are targeting these poor outcomes.
  3. Identify other strategies for improving these outcomes.

 

A3 - Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Substance Abuse in Early Childhood: Implementation of Second Step in a Rural Community
Cristi Cain, “MPH in progress”, and Christie Reed

This session will provide information on Second Step, a project launched through SAMHSA which is an early learning program designed for children three to five years old.  Second Step targets violence and social-emotional skill deficits, which are risk factors for substance abuse.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain information about implementation strategies, lessons learned and outcomes for this project.
  2. Participants will learn the process of developing and implementing an early childhood substance abuse prevention program in a rural setting.
  3. Participants will learn the outcomes of the Second Step in a rural setting.

A4 – Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: ICWA Changes - DOWNLOAD PPT :: DOWNLOAD HANDOUT
Chrissi Nimmo, JD

In June 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.  Seemingly, the holding has resulted in substantive changes to the Indian Child Welfare Act.  This session will review the opinion how the potential changes affect practice in this area.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to analyze the holding of the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl opinion.
  2. Participants will be able to contrast the holding to the mandates of the Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Act.
  3. Participants will be able to identify ways the holding affects their practice/service.

A5 – Assessing Children from Methamphetamine Homes: Process, Documentation & Preliminary Findings - DOWNLOAD PPT
Rashi K. Shukla, PhD and Kathy Bell, RN, MS

This session will provide information about an on-going program to evaluate children who have been removed from homes or settings where methamphetamine is being manufactured. Methods of evidence collection, documentation, and an effective nursing response to the problem will be described.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be given description of key components to an effective nursing response to children removed from methamphetamine homes.
  2. Participants will be given information on how to identify appropriate evidence collection and documentation.
  3. Participants will be provided information on the value of forensic observational data for understanding the well-being and needs of children removed from methamphetamine homes.

A6 – Clinical Drug Prevention: Classroom to the Doctor’s Office
John Molina, MD, JD

This session will provide clinical methodologies designed as a drug intervention for underrepresented youth.  Clinical advances are used to identify, intervene, and prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders among youth who display risky behaviors.  This presentation will also focus on the increasing drug use amongst youth and critically evaluate the roles of the parent(s), medical provider and our Healthcare Systemas a multifaceted approach to addressing substance abuse.

Objectives:

  1. Defining the Scope and Responsibility of Prevention: Provider or Parent?
  2. Define the Clinical Screening Opportunities for Prevention: From the Classroom to the Exam Room.
  3. Understand the New Frontiers in Medical Care: Health Benefits and Costs of Prevention.

A7 - Reducing Risk for Alcohol Exposed Pregnancy through FASD: Prevention and Intervention Strategies - DOWNLOAD PPT
Dan Dubovsky, MSW

Project CHOICES, Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI), and the Parent-Child Assistance Program (P-CAP) are three evidence-based interventions for the prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies that have been implemented throughout the U.S.  This session presents information about these three prevention interventions as well as a discussion about integrating them into existing systems.  Results that suggest that these interventions are viable strategies for improving prenatal, infant and child health and can be integrated into existing systems of care are shared.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to examine the importance of preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss the importance of screening women for alcohol use.
  3. Participants will be able to identify evidence based methods to prevent alcohol exposed pregnancies.

 

Lunch On Your Own- 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Session B1 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

B1-1 – Drug Endangered Children: Collaboration and Evidence Collection, Pt. 1
National DEC Network

The National Strategy for Drug Endangered Children focuses on the formation of multi-disciplinary partnerships that take advantage of existing agency personnel, resources, and responsibilities and coordinate their mutual interests and duties to meet the specific needs of these children.  The focus is on these children’s needs throughout the entire process until the child is in a permanent, safe and positive functioning environment. This session will look at overcoming the challenges in aligning systems responsible for preventing, intervening, and treating these issues to achieve common outcomes.

Objectives:

  1. Understand that all practitioners have a role to play in intervention and prevention
  2. Understand the broad concepts of a collaborative response
  3. Understand the advantages  presented by a collaborative response in sustaining DEC efforts and engendering broad social change

B1-2 - Ethical Dilemmas & Challenges in Mental Health Practices,  Pt. 1
Dr. Dolores BigFoot & Dr. Antony Stately 

B1-3 - Historical Trauma, Pt. 1
Don Coyhis, White Bison

B1-4Drug Endangered Children and Marijuana – Pt. 1 Synthetic Cannabinoids: Is it Really Marijuana? - DOWNLOAD PPT
Michael Stratton, DO

This workshop will discuss the comparisons between cannabinoids and marijuana and the medical aspects of the two.

Objectives:

  1. The participant will be able to differentiate between synthetic cannabinoids and non-synthetic cannabinoids.
  2. The participant will gain knowledge on the risks of using synthetic cannabinoids.
  3. The participant will become knowledgeable of the treatment for acute ingestion of synthetic cannabinoids.

B1-5 – Intervention for the Substance Exposed Child: A Program for Success - DOWNLOAD PPT
Kay Doughty, MBA

This workshop will describe a holistic approach for families whose children are born substance exposed.   Through evidence-based treatment, parenting, child development and case management a family can recover.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify at least 3 evidence based programs/strategies that can be used in a holistic program.
  2. Participants will list at least 3 risk factors by these families and 3 protective factors that can ameliorate risk.
  3. Participants will be able to identify how a logic model drives the program methodology.

B1-6 – Drug Endangered Children and Human Trafficking
Craig Williams, Sr. Agent, OBN                          

This session will provide an overview of sex trafficking, the use of drugs in underage sex trafficking, including the role of drugs in recruitment, “turning out”, as a form of coercion on victims.  Other issues addressed will be the effects of drug use on the children of persons involved in commercial sex and review information provided by certified shelters as to children and drugs in relation to sex trafficking.

Objectives:

  1. Participant will be familiar with the definition of Human Trafficking.
  2. Participant will be familiar with at least two ways drugs can be used in the recruitment or “turning out process” of a minor sex trafficking victim.
  3. Participant will be familiar with the need for certified shelters in the recovery process of victims of sex trafficking.

B1-7 – Optimizing Outcomes for Youth and their Families by Identifying Unrecognized Disorders that Affect Brain Functioning, Pt. 1
Dan Dubovsky, MSW

This session presents an overview of FASD and the importance of recognizing a possible FASD in children and their family members.  Children with an FASD are at high risk for abuse and trauma due to their brain functioning and behavior.  If we do not recognize the possibility of an FASD, these individuals will continue to fail with our typical approaches.  We address the damage to the brain that often occurs with prenatal alcohol exposure, how individuals with an FASD manifest this damage through their behaviors.  Strategies for modifying approaches to improve outcomes are highlighted.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define the term fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
  2. Participants will be able to identify brain structures affected by prenatal alcohol exposure.
  3. Participants will be able to explain why behaviors often viewed as willful may well be the result of the brain damage seen in FASD.

 

Session B2 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

B2 -1 - Drug Endangered Children: Collaboration and Evidence Collection, Pt. 2 (Cont’d.)
National DEC Network

B2-2 - Ethical Dilemmas & Challenges in Mental Health Practices, Pt. 2 (Cont’d.)
Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD and Antony Stately, PhD

B2-3 - Historical Trauma, Pt. 2 (Cont’d.)
Don Coyhis, White Bison

B2-4 – Drug Endangered Children and Marijuana – Pt. 2Advocating for Children in Legalized Marijuana States: Taking a Stand - DOWNLOAD PPT
Esther Larsen, JD, Linda Thompson, MA and Jade Woodward

This session will discuss the impacts of legalized marijuana both medical and recreational use in Washington State.  Participants will have the tools to use to attempt to provide for the safety and health of children and others in their communities in the event marijuana is legalized in their community and/or state.   

Objectives:

  1. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have a basic understanding of the status as well as health and safety impacts of marijuana in Washington State, the first state to have legalized both medical marijuana and recreational use of marijuana.
  2. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have gained information on strategies and resources to develop a sustainable multidisciplinary, community-orientated partnership to combat attempts, both legislatively and by initiatives, to legalize marijuana for medical, recreational and other uses in their communities and/or state.
  3. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will have the tools to use to attempt to provide for the safety and health of children and others in their communities in the event marijuana is legalized in their communities and/or state.

B2-5 , Adolescent Substance Abuse: An Overview - DOWNLOAD PPT
William Tankersley, MD

This session will provide a review of adolescent substance use and abuse.  Participants will receive an overview of the various classes of illicit substances with basic descriptions to help identify signs of intoxication, withdrawal and clinical findings suggestive of use.  Participants will also receive information on how to screen and refer adolescents for substance abuse treatment.

 Objectives:

  1. Participants will become knowledgeable in various classes of illicit substances and their descriptions. 
  2. Participants will become knowledgeable in identifying signs of intoxication, and withdrawal.
  3. Participants will also learn how to screen and refer adolescents for substance abuse treatment.

B2 -6  Drug Endangered Children and Human Trafficking, Pt.2
Craig Williams, Sr. Agent, OBN

B2-7 - Optimizing Outcomes for Youth and their Families by Identifying Unrecognized Disorders that Affect Brain Functioning, Pt. 2 (Cont’d.)
Dan Dubovsky, MSW

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Plenary 8:30 am - 10:15 am

Drug use in Pregnancy: Mother and Child
Dr. Ira Chasnoff

  1. Participants will be able to name three complications of pregnancy related to maternal use of illicit drugs.
  2. Participants will be able to list three complications of newborns affected by prenantal exposure to illicit drugs.
  3. Participants will be able to describe the neurodevelopmental effects of prenatal exposure to illicit drugs.

Session C 10:45 am – Noon

C1- New Strategies for the Criminal Prosecution of Drug Endangered Children Cases - DOWNLOAD PPT
Chris Corken, JD

This session will provide participants information on a practical model for prosecution of parent/guardians who are charged with criminal child abuse as a result of exposing children to drugs. 

Objectives:

  1. Participant will have a better understanding of the potential role of criminal prosecution of DEC cases.
  2. Participant will have a better understanding of the value of multi-disciplinary practice in these cases.
  3. Participant will be able to adapt these principles to their own local jurisdictions.

C2 –  The Mystery of Risk: Drugs, Alcohol, Parenting, and the Vulnerable Child
Ira Chasnoff, MD

This session will explore the biological and environmental factors that impact the ultimate development of drug-exposed children in the child welfare system and provide an overview of intervention strategies that can promote long-term growth and development of the prenatally exposed child.  Children prenatally exposed to maternal substances of abuse make up an ever-growing portion of the United States' population of children.  The most recent data from across the nation suggest that over 1 million children per year are exposed to alcohol and illicit substances during gestation.  The health consequences for these children are enormous, but the implications for behavior and learning are even greater

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe the psychosocial risk factors of substance abusing pregnant and parenting women
  2. Participants will be able to list the diagnostic characteristics of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  3. Participants will be able to discuss long term implications for children prenatally exposed to substances
  4. Participants will be able to analyze the relationship between substance abuse and child abuse.

C3 – Endangered and In Peril: Understanding the Lives of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered (GLBT) Youth

Young people who identify as GLBT are at significantly greater risk for greater mental health and substance abuse problems than their heterosexual counterparts. This workshop will provide a broad overview of the social, cultural, and developmental factors that intersect and place these youth at significantly greater risk for poor health outcomes (e.g. HIV, etc.), as well as offer recommendations for addressing the prevention needs and improving intervention approaches for this group of young people.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain greater understanding of the social, cultural, and developmental challenges of youth who identify as GLBT.
  2. Participants will have greater knowledge of substance abuse and mental health related concerns among GLBT.
  3. Participants will be able to identify improved prevention and intervention strategies in their work with GLBT.

C4 - Drug Endangered Children: The Impact of Parental Substance Abuse on Child Development - DOWNLOAD PPT
Susan Schmidt, PhD, Michael Gomez, PhD and Jimmy Widdifield, LPC

This workshop will address the physical and emotional damage that can be caused to children when their parents use alcohol and/or drugs, in addition to discussing the current interventions, assessments, and best practices that are currently show to be effective.  Participants will be able to identify primary characteristics of prenatal and postnatal substance exposure to alcohol and other drugs, and the long-term effects of this exposure on the developmental spectrum of children.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify primary characteristics of prenatal and postnatal substance exposure to alcohol and other drugs, and the long-term effects of this exposure on the developmental spectrum for children.
  2. Participants will learn about how parental substance abuse can impact child behavior and family relations.
  3. Participants will gain more knowledge about evidence-based assessment and treatment strategies for children exposed to parental substance abuse.

C5 - All Together Now: Acknowledging and Addressing the Needs of Children with Incarcerated Parents - DOWNLOAD PPT
Panel:
Lisa Smith, Executive Director Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth
Representative Jeannie McDaniel, April Sellers White, JD (Retired)
Laura J. Pitman, MBA, PhD, Deputy Director of Division of Female Offender Operations

Sharla J. Owens, Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisers

The State of Oklahoma has a long history of leading the nation in the rate of women sent to prison and is ranked fourth in the rate of male incarceration.  The growing number of mothers in prisons is especially significant since incarcerated mothers often are the sole support for their children, making incarceration a more disruptive change and more difficult adjustment for children and families. This session will provide unique insight on how Oklahoma formalized and centralized our approach to supporting children of incarcerated parents. 

Objectives:

  1. Identify how a task force can be formed to foster dialogue among a broad range of stakeholders in order to support children of incarcerated parents
  2. Knowledge of Oklahoma parents in the criminal justice system
  3. Identify national and local mentorship and resource programs for children of incarcerated parents.

C6 –  Urine Drug Screens: Help or Hindrance? - DOWNLOAD PPT
Bill Banner, MD

This session will discuss the analytical problems associated with measuring drugs in both urine and serum particularly as it relates to confusing drugs of abuse with over-the-counter medications.  The implications for legal proceedings when inadequate follow-up to screening tests will be discussed.  A brief discussion of postmortem testing will be included.

Objectives:

  1. Participant will understand the basic methodologies involved in measuring drugs in urine and serum.
  2. Participants will recognize some basic false positives from over-the-counter drugs that may lead to erroneous conclusions.
  3. Participants will understand the appropriate follow-up tasks to adequately identify drugs in urine for legal purposes.

C7 – Transforming Neonatal Drug Withdrawal to a Combined Early Hospital Discharge and NAS Outpatient Program - DOWNLOAD PPT
Carl Backes, DO

Objectives:

  1. Participant will be able to discuss depth of mother and infant drug related problems.
  2. Participant will be able to discuss NAS (neonatal abstinence syndrome) criteria to diagnose and initial hospital care.
  3. Participant will be able to outline outpatient care of infants with NAS requiring methadone-their needs, follow-up and how to do it.

 

Plated Luncheon with Dignitary Speakers & Collaborative Award Presentations ($20) - 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Session D 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

D1 – Drug Endangered Children Search Warrants
Sue Webber Brown and Vanessa Price 

The Drug Endangered Children Course describes why we need to rescue children who live in drug environments and how best to conduct the investigation using the application of a Search Warrant for evidence of child maltreatment or child endangerment. This course is designed to instill confidence in the investigating officers. We will provide better understanding in the creation of search warrants using a common sense approach and storytelling in developing a legally sufficient search warrant. With over thirty-three different theories of child endangerment, training in the area of search warrant preparation is paramount for a thorough investigation. 

Objectives:

  1. Participant should be able to describe investigative resources, techniques and methods utilized in preparing a DEC Search Warrant.
  2. Participant should be able to explain the elements of a Search Warrant and Crimes causing the search.
  3. Participant should be able to state facts and circumstances leading a reasonable person to believe the items to be seized are located at the place to be searched.
  4. Participant should be able to identify and describe things being searched for as evidence of the crimes.
  5. Participant should be able to correctly draft and lawfully execute a search warrant.

D2- DEC Resources in American Indian/Alaskan Native Communities
Bethany Case, LCSW

This session will be an opportunity to preview an OVC video series about the DEC issues faced by Tribal communities and the cultural resources these communities use to heal.  The video series will consist of a public awareness video and several community-specific promising practices.   Both Native and non-Native participants will learn about the issues faced by a range of Tribal communities and the key roles of culture, community, and professionals to overcome addiction. 

Objectives:

  1. Participants will recognize the unique DEC issues faced by a many Tribal communities.
  2. Participants will understand the key role of culture and community in healing form these DEC issues.
  3. Participants will establish that approaches to DEC must be based on the unique needs and strengths of communities.

D3 – DEC: Child and the Brain Development - DOWNLOAD PPT :: DOWNLOAD HANDOUT
Kiti Freier Randall, MD and Jenae Holtz, MS

This session will describe the impacts to the developing brain prenatally and postnatally.  An understanding of how drugs, alcohol and/or trauma impacts the brain and influences development and behaviors will be discussed.

Objectives:

  1. Participant will learn two facts on impacts to the developing brain regarding children exposed to drugs/alcohol and/or trauma.
  2. Participant will learn at three interventions to use with children.
  3. Participant will learn the long term impacts to children and their health based on the ACE study.

D4 – Client Engagement in Community Mental Health
Carisa Wilsie, PhD, Elizabeth Bard, PhD, Christopher Campbell, PhD and Beverly Funderburk, PhD

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is rated as one of the top three treatments recommended for child physical abuse (Kauffman Best Practices Project, 2004) and has been selected by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2005) as an evidence-based practice. This presentation will characterize families seen for PCIT in two community mental health sites (n > 400). We will report on aspects of treatment outcome such as behavioral ratings, parental acquisition of skills, length of time in PCIT, consistency of attendance, rates of completion, and reasons for termination. Results will be compared to previous findings pertaining to PCIT outcomes in research settings. Additionally, we will present mixed-methods research concerning how community providers are addressing these challenges. Topics will include agency support, barriers to services, and helping families’ complete treatment. Additional engagement strategies will be reported that expand to other services for children with history of prenatal substance exposure or maltreatment. Information provided in this presentation will enhance community services for families and better inform agencies of necessary support for providers.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn about the implementation of PCIT in community settings.
  2. Participants will learn about treatment outcome for the large sample of clients served in community settings.
  3. Participants will gain knowledge of strategies used in addressing challenges of providing mental health services in a community setting.

D5 – A New Way in Corrections: Family Centered Management - DOWNLOAD PPT
Susan Leavell, BA

This session will provide information on “Parenting Sentencing Alternative,” a new program in Washington State that requires DOC and the Department of Social Health and Services, and Children’s Administration, to work together to ensure the “best interest of children”.  Participants will learn about the two types of alternative sentencing if defendant meets criteria: 1) a judge can waive a prison sentence and impose community supervision; and 2) transfer eligible offenders from prison up to 12 months prior to their release date on electronic monitoring to their home.  

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn about alternatives to confinement.
  2. Participants will learn how child welfare and corrections can work collaboratively.
  3. Participants will learn about a new way to approach adult supervision of offenders with children in order to build sustainability to promote healthy families and reduce future incarcerations of the children of incarcerated parents.

D6 – A Brief Introduction to Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy - DOWNLOAD PPT
Susan Schmidt, PhD, Elizabeth Risch, PhD, and Michael Gomez, PhD

This session will introduce professionals to Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), a best practice treatment of posttraumatic stress in youth.  Information will be provided on the TF-CBT model structure and national standards for professional training in TF-CBT implementation.  Additionally, the presentation will include a discussion of current state, national and international efforts in TF-CBT dissemination and evaluation.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the rationale for and benefits of the use of this trauma-specific treatment intervention for children and families experiencing posttraumatic stress and other emotional/behavioral impacts of significant traumatic stress.
  2. Participants will understand the components, phase-oriented approach, rationale and efficacy of this model for treating trauma and traumatic grief.
  3. Participants will become familiar with the national standards for TF-CBT model implementation and recommendations for integration of the model into mental health agency services; and become familiar with current TF-CBT dissemination and evaluation efforts.

D7 – Newborn/Maternal Drug Screening Issues
John Stuemky, MD

This session will provide information on when to screen mothers or newborns and how to interpret the screening  results.  Legal and ethical concerns regarding the screening will be reviewed.

Objectives:

  1. Participant will gain knowledge of when to screen babies for drugs.
  2. Participants will gain knowledge of when to screen mothers for drugs.
  3. Participants will gain knowledge of how to interpret the results of screening and learn about legal and ethical concerns of screening mother or baby.

Session E 3:30pm – 5:00 pm

E1 – DEC and the Role of Probation/Parole - DOWNLOAD PPT
Melissa Gallardo, BA and Cherise Nielsen

This session will provide training on how to identify children who are endangered by living in a drug environment.  The participant will also receive tools to aide in the collection of information necessary to get the endangered children into a safe environment and learn how to collaborate with necessary parties to help the drug-endangered family.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify children in families that are under Parole or Probation Supervision.
  2. Participants will be able to identify various ways to collect information on families where a parent is under supervision and the difference in policies from State to State.
  3. Participants will learn how to foster collaborative relationships between various agencies that are involved with DEC cases.

E2 – Bridging Barriers: Multidisciplinary Responses to Drug Endangered Children in Indian Country
Geri Wisner, JD

This session will provide participants a variety of strategies to facilitate relationships with tribes and tribal communities.  Participants will also learn a general sense of cultural issues and appropriate strategies for strengthening investigations and victim centered practices.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn how a coordinated response between tribal, state, and federal agencies strengthens the DEC investigation while retaining a victim centered approach.
  2. Participants will explore the legal issues and cultural differences that may complicate Indian Country DEC investigations while providing recommendations to establish and sustain the multi-jurisdictional MDT.
  3. Participants will learn who should be on the DEC-MDT and the responsibilities of each team member.

E3 – Parenting Drug Endangered Children
Kiti Freier Randall, PhD

E4 – Introduction to Human Trafficking
Craig Williams, Sr. Agent OBN

This workshop will provide an overview of various forms of Human Trafficking including labor and sex trafficking.  Participants will learn various methods which traffickers use to recruit young victims into Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking as well as other forms of control used by traffickers. 

Objectives:

  1. The participant will be able to identify three statutory elements of Human Trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA).
  2. The participant will be able to identify the average age of entry into prostitution in the USA as put forth by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
  3. Participant will be able to identify at least two methods of indoctrination used by Traffickers to “turn out” victims.

E5- Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse
Jacqueline Steyn, LPC

This session will explore ways in which domestic violence and substance abuse can interact with and exacerbate each other and pathways to safety.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn ways in which domestic violence and substance abuse intersect.
  2. Participants will learn the dangers and risk assessments.
  3. Participants will learn pathways to safety.

E6 – Could this be Child Abuse? Recognizing Abusive Injuries for Nonmedical Personnel - DOWNLOAD PPT
Mary Ellen Stockett, MD

This session will provide participants information on patterns of bruising, burns, and broken bones that can be suggestive of abuse and neglect.  

Objectives:

  1. Participants will recognize situations concerning child abuse and neglect based on history and appearance.
  2. Participants will understand the risk of child maltreatment based on age and development.
  3. Participants will recognize patterns of bruises suggestive of abusive injuries.
  4. Participants will recognize patterns of burns suggestive of abuse and neglect
  5. Participants will recognize patterns of broken bones suggestive of abuse.

E7 - Through My Eyes: Responding to Child Victims and Witnesses - DOWNLOAD PPT
Bethany Case, LCSW

This session will discuss OVC’s Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma video and resource series. It discusses how violence and trauma affect children, including the serious and long-lasting consequences for their physical and mental health.  The resource series provide focus on promising practices, with an emphasis on establishing and enhancing multidisciplinary team collaboration to ensure an appropriate response to each and every child affected.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will recognize that children’s exposure to violence and victimization is significant and these experiences can leave lasting, and sometimes lifelong impacts.
  2. Participants will identify ways to effectively address these issues.
  3. Participants will be able to access tools to use the videos and resources to strengthen their roles in protecting children.

 

Networking Reception & Silent Auction - 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Session F 8:30 am – 10:00 am

F1 – Drug Endangered Children: State, Tribal and Local DEC Development
National DEC Network

Advocates throughout the country have worked hard to create effective collaborations at the national, state, tribal and local levels and to create a national  movement on behalf of drug endangered children. Being part of the DEC movement makes you part of the larger solution, connects you to other professionals, and helps you advocate more effectively for children and families. This session will look at the steps and process of developing a state, tribal or local DEC alliance.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the need to develop some sort of organizational structure and process
  2. Understand the steps and timeline for starting a DEC Alliance
  3. Understand the importance of good communication, public awareness and policy support

F2 – The TRAUMA DRAMA: What is the View From the Floor? - DOWNLOAD PPT
Sis Wenger, President/CEO of National Association for Children of Alcoholics

This session will look at the multiple traumas parental addiction can create for children, discuss the lifetime consequences of its impact on child development, address issues for the rescuers and the caregivers, and offer simple solutions – personal and systemic -- to help alter the trajectory it fosters.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain insights into the effect of family trauma on children and youth and those assigned to protect them.
  2. Participants will be able to understand the synergistic effect of multiple adversities that lead to trauma stress in children.
  3. Participants will be able to discern and act on effective strategies to educate, intervene and support impacted children  and their caregivers.

F3 – Discussing State Legislation Criminalizing Drug Endangerment: The Implications of a “Piecemeal Approach” to Policymaking
Steve Nelson, JD, PhD

This session will discuss the different state drug endangerment laws and the lack of consistency or uniformity of these laws across the United States. 

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify and describe the patchwork of different state criminal drug endangerment laws across the United States.
  2. Participants will be able to differentiate between the individual state criminal drug endangerment law in terms of their legislative development, the scope of criminal conduct the laws address, and the potential punishments for offenders convicted under these laws.
  3. Participants will understand the practical and normative implications for policy makers and DEC stakeholders (including law enforcement, judges, child protection workers, DEC advocacy groups, and affected families and victims) of this patchwork of state criminal DEC laws, or “piecemeal approach,” to policymaking.

F4 – Child Adult Relationship Enhancement Training (CARE): Strategies Working with Traumatized Children, Pt. 1
Vicki Cook, LPC, Christopher Campbell, PhD, Carisa Wilsie, PhD

Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) is a trauma-informed, field-initiated modification of specific Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) skills. This modification uses specific PCIT skills for adults who interact with children who have experienced trauma in a variety of settings. The skills discussed have been shown to help adults and children form a positive relationship, and assist adults/caregivers in managing all kinds of behaviors. These skills are foundational for promoting positive behaviors in children and increasing compliance.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn specific skills designated to build and strengthen positive relationships.
  2. Participants will learn behavior management skills for addressing difficult behaviors.
  3. Participants will engage in practice sessions to reinforce skill acquisition.

F5 – Drug Endangered Children: A Collaborative Response Between Child Welfare and Law Enforcement   - DOWNLOAD PPT
Debra Knecht, BS, MSW and Detective Tony D. Foreman

This session will outline the Drug Endangered Children Law in Oklahoma, House Bill 2241.  It will describe how this law changed child welfare’s response to reports involving children who meet the definition of a drug endangered child, as well as the collaborative efforts which are hopefully increased between law enforcement and child welfare as a result of law change.

Objectives:

  1. Participant will know how to identify a drug endangered child.
  2. Participant will understand the importance of collaborative efforts between Child Protective Service and Law Enforcement.
  3. Participant will understand the responses and actions child welfare and law enforcement will take regarding drug endangered children.

F6 - Motivational Interviewing in Domestic Violence
Stephen Gillaspy, PhD and Theodore Wagener, PhD

This session will focus on the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI) in the context of domestic violence. MI is an evidence-based intervention that has been found effective in facilitating behavior change. The session will present a brief overview of research on MI and domestic violence, principles of MI, and MI techniques and strategies.

  1. Participants will gain knowledge about current research on MI and domestic violence.
  2. Participants will learn the basic principles of MI.
  3. Participants will be exposed to basic MI strategies and techniques.

F7 - Partners for Success (PFS): Intervention for Youth/Young Adults with FASD - DOWNLOAD PPT
Leigh Tenkku, PhD, MPH

This session will discuss the PFS Intervention that is designed to meet the needs of youth/young adults ages 12-28, who have any diagnosis along the FASD continuum.  Preliminary findings suggest the PFS Intervention is effective in reducing maladaptive behaviors and increasing coping and problem-solving skills of both caregivers and young adults. 

Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain understanding of specialized intervention/treatment program for youth and young adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
  2. Participants will learn about specific guidance that may address challenges in working with family systems in efforts to address those affected by alcohol use during pregnancy.
  3. Participant will gain understanding of recruitment and methodological challenges in conducting a community-based study focused on youth and young adults affected by FASDs and their families.

 

Session G 10:15 am – 11:30 am

G1 – Drug Endangered Children: Promising Practices and Policies
National DEC Network

Our growing number of state and tribal DEC alliances located throughout the country are the cornerstone of the national drug endangered children effort. The state and tribal DEC Alliance members develop programs that uniquely fit the needs of their community members and are structured around the legislative statutes, drug trends and partnerships within the state. This session will showcase some of the promising practices going on in legislation, data collection, protocol and MOU development, training, recruitment and other programs of some of the state and tribal DEC alliances around the country.

Objectives:

  1. Understand how leveraging our resources has advanced the DEC efforts
  2. Understand the resources provided by National, State, Tribal and Local DEC efforts
  3. Understand the benefits of these partnerships

G2 - Risk and Prevention of Child Maltreatment for Individuals with Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities - DOWNLOAD PPT
Paul Shawler, MS and Bonnie McBride, PhD

This session will provide information on children with autism and other developmental disabilities and their risk factors for child maltreatment.  Participants will also learn recommendations from AAP, and APA on how to work with individuals with developmental disabilities.  Participants will also learn how placement for children with disabilities can be difficult and the training that should be provided to caretakers to ensure the child’s safety.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will increase their understanding of the prevalence and risk factors associated with maltreatment of children with Autism and other developmental disabilities.
  2. Participants will learn how disability status can impact the placement in child welfare systems and what additional training should be considered for care providers and children to ensure child safety.
  3. Participants will increase their understanding of the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychological Association, Division 33 regarding maltreatment and working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

G3 - Increasing Family Reunification with Celebrating Families!
Rosemary Tisch MA,
Angie Avella, Jennifer Wilburn LPC, LADC, NCGCII, CMand Janet Cizek, MS LPC LADC

This session will provide evaluation reviews on the Tulsa County Family Drug Court study and the University of Kansas study.  It will address the need, importance and effectiveness of working with the whole family in early recovery.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the evaluation study of Tulsa County Family Drug Court.
  2. Participants will be able to explain the importance and effectiveness of serving the whole family.
  3. Participants will be able to describe the essential program structure of two evidence-based practices serving high-risk families with substance abuse disorders.

G4 - Child Adult Relationship Enhancement Training (CARE): Strategies Working with Traumatized Children, Pt. 2 (Cont’d.)
Vicki Cook, LPC, Christopher Campbell, PhD, Carisa Wilsie, PhD

G5 – Ethical Issues in Complex Forensic Child Custody Evaluations - DOWNLOAD PPT
Arlene B. Schaefer, PhD

This session will provide participants with greater knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the ethical issues that arise in the most complex child custody cases.  Child custody litigation is known for being one of the most challenging areas of practice for mental health, child welfare, and legal professionals.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn about those presenting issues that increase the complexity of child custody evaluations.
  2. Participants will become familiar with ethical issues and standards of practice that arise in child custody evaluations.
  3. Participants will be provided a framework to make ethically sound judgments in complex child custody cases.

G6 – Role of First Responders in Child Maltreatment Cases - DOWNLOAD PPT
Ryan Brown, MD

This session will cover the epidemiology of child abuse in the US and who are most common perpetrators in abuse cases.  The role of first responders is crucial in child maltreatment cases.  Participants will learn some of the signs of abuse, including physical signs, such as, bruising, burns, cuts, or neglect. 

Objectives:

  1. Participant will be able to know the signs and symptoms of possible abuse when called to the scene of incident.
  2. Participant will gain understanding of the epidemiology of child maltreatment in the US.
  3. Participant will gain understanding of the responsibilities of first responders in relation to child maltreatment and reporting.

G7  – The Partnership at Drugfree.org: Resources for Community Collaboration, Professionals and Parents - DOWNLOAD PPT
Cassie Goldberg or Kevin Collins          

Struggling to find substance abuse prevention and intervention resources in your community? During this presentation attendees will learn about the Partnership educational resources, collaboration tools and ways to meet the needs of professionals and parents dealing with the substance abuse issue.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn about Partnership educational resources.
  2. Participants will learn about collaboration tools.
  3. Participants will learn how to meet the needs of professionals and parents dealing with substance abuse issues.

 

Lunch on Your Own - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Closing Plenary - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Closing Remarks - 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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