2012 Guest Speakers

Sarah Anderson
Understanding Trauma: Nurturing Healthy Attachment and Bonding in Foster Care & Adopting

Lynn Barnett & Panel
LGBTQ Older Youth Panel (day 1)
Where Attachment and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Meet (day 2)
Maintaining Birth Family Relationships After Adoption

Implementing Effective Programs
Cynthia Blair LBSW
Promoting Effective Collaboration between Social Workers and Foster Parents: ensuring the best interest of the child.
Erin Boyce, MSW
Foster/Adoptive Identity: The Journey from Foster Care to Adoption 

Jen Boyden
Working Together: Incorporating NAMI-KCs Programs & Services to Educate Parents, Youth & Staff

Catherine Brown, MS
Transitioning Older Youth

Leslie Carlisle
Change Behavior By Changing Your Grocery Cart

Lisa Chandler
Make KC ACE's FREE

Marcia Dutcher
Healthy Transition for Youth/Young Adults Within Four Jackson County Mental Health Center

The Parent Partner Approach: 
Parents Empowering Parents to Strengthen Families, Communities, and Systems

Understanding Trauma: Nurturing Healthy Attachment and Bonding in Foster Care & Adopting

Mark Elmore
Understanding Trauma: Nurturing Healthy Attachment and Bonding in Foster Care & Adopting

Implementing Effective Programs
Enhancing the Parent-Child Relationship through CARE Skills
Rebecca Gillam
Using a Peer Review Model to Improve Service Through Evaluation

Trauma Informed Treatment & Therapeutic Homes Utilizing the Sanctuary Model

Behavior Intervention Support Team

Dr. Toni Johnson Ph.D., LMSW
What You Should Know About Working with Children of Prisoners and Their Families (and Why You Should Care)

Implementing Effective Programs

Caring for Older Children, from Foster Care through Permanency

Children's Enhancement Project: Developing Multisystem Collaborations 

Teaching Kids to Survive:  tools for foster/adoptive parents to prepare children to survive in a society where race, gender and other factors will confront them.

Strategies for Supporting Families to Chart a New Life Course:
supports for families with family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Ashley Richard, BSW Student Intern

What You Should Know About Working with Children of Prisoners and Their Families (and Why You Should Care)
Nathan Ross
Developing Natural Mentoring Supports
Lucas Shivers
School-To-Home Connections for Foster Children and Families
Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Helping Caregivers have the talk...again…again…and again