Putting the Pieces Together for Children and Families

Conference Agenda and Plenary Sessions

 

This page contains the agendas for the pre-conference symposium and the main conference. The titles of the presentations are links to the presentations or to the workshop page where the presentations are available.

 

(Click here for the conference program.)

 

Agenda for Behavior and the Brain: Prevention and Intervention for Children Across the Developmental Stages (Pre-Conference Symposium)

 

Tuesday, January 30

     
  Registration for Putting the Pieces Together for Children and Families, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
   
  Pre-conference symposium on prenatal substance exposure:
   
 

Behavior and the Brain: Prevention and Intervention for Children Across the Developmental Stages

 
8:00 a.m.

Plenary Session - Risk and Promise: The Biological Basis of Behavior in Substance-Exposed Children

Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., President, Children's Research Triangle

   
9:30 a.m. Break in the Center Lounge
   
9:45 a.m. Assessment and Treatment Planning Across the Developmental Spectrum. Trans-disciplinary Approach to Assessing and Treating the Substance-Exposed Child
   
  Workshop A

Infant Mental Health: Maximizing the Potential of Prenatally-Exposed Infants and Toddlers through Early intervention

Cheryl Pratt, Ph.D.

Linda D. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Wendy Neuberger, M.D.

   
 

Workshop B

The School-age Child: Assessment and Treatment Planning across the Home/Schools Continuum

Greg Bailey, Ph.D.

Amy Groessl, L.C.S.W.

Erin Tedford, Psy.D.

   
  Workshop C

Adolescents with Prenatal Substance Exposure: Assessment, Treatment Planning, and Preparation for Transition Out of the Child Welfare System

Christine Schmidt, Psy.D.

Vicki Pendleton, Psy.D.

Nancy Keck, M.D.

   
12:00 p.m.  Lunch
   
1:00 p.m. Treatment that Works: The CDC's 5 Research-Based Treatment Programs for Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) (Session will be repeated so participants can attend presentations from two of the five sites)
   
 

Atlanta                                                                         (ppt not available)

Improving Behavior and Academic Functioning in FASD: Caregiver Education and Intervention with Children

Claire D. Coles, Ph.D.

Julie A. Kable, Ph.D.

   
  Chicago

Optimizing Children's Self-Regulation: A Group Therapy approach to Neurocognitive Habilitation for Foster and Adopted Children with FAS/ARND.

Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D.

Christine Schmidt, Psy.D.

Lindsay Bailey, M.S.

Anne Wells, Ph.D.

Greg Bailey, Ph.D.

   
  Los Angeles                                                                                        (ppt not available)

Project Bruin Buddies: A Social Skills Training Model for Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Mary J. O'Connor, Ph.D.

Blair Paley, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Laugeson, Ph.D.

   
  Oklahoma City                                                                                  (ppt not available)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Applications to 2 -7 Year Old Children with Parental Substance Exposure

Robin H. Gurwitch, Ph.D.,

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

   
   
  Seattle                                                                                                  (ppt not available)

Meeting the Challenge of Intervention: The "Families Moving Forward" Home Visiting Model for Caregivers Rasing Children with FASD

Heather Carmichael Olson, Ph.D.

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Washington School of Medicine,

Children's Hospital Child Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic

   
2:30 p.m.  Break
   
3:00 p.m. Repeat treatment workshops
   
4:30 p.m.

Closing session

The Brain, Behavior, Assessment and Treatment: Promoting Optimal Outcomes in Substance-Exposed Children.

   
 

Facilitator:

Jacqueline Bertrand, Ph.D., moderator

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Department of Health and Human Services

   
 

Panelists:

Claire Coles, Ph.D.

Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D.

Mary J. O'Connor, Ph.D.

Robin Gurwitch, Ph.D.

Heather Carmichael Olson, Ph.D.

   
  

Agenda for Putting the Pieces Together for Children and Families: The

National Conference on Substance Abuse, Child Welfare and the Courts

Wednesday, January 31

 

7:00 
Registration and Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

 

      

    8:30 Guardian Scholar Welcome
   
    8:40 Conference Overview and Introductions
   
    8:55 A Family's Perspective
   

  9:15   

Opening Plenary – Substance Abuse in Pregnancy: Recognizing Risk in Mother and Child (Part 1)

Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., Children's Research Triangle

 

 

10:15   

Break in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

10:30   

Opening Plenary – Substance Abuse in Pregnancy: Recognizing Risk in Mother and Child (Part 2) -                                   (ppt not available)

Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D., The ChildTrauma Academy

   
   11:20

Plenary Session – Managing Dependency Cases to Minimize the Use of

Foster Care - (Handout 1) - (Handout 2)

Honorable James R. Milliken, J.D., Judge of the Superior Court, retired

 

 

12:00   

Keynote Luncheon (included in registration fee)

The Role of Race and Culture in Substance Abuse and

Child Abuse/Neglect

Kathy Sanders-Phillips, Ph.D.

 

 

  1:30   

Workshop Session A (90 minutes)

 

  3:00   

Break and Networking in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

  3:30   

Workshop Session B (2 hours)

 

 

  5:30   

Adjourn for the Day

 

Thursday, February 1

 

7:00   

Registration and Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

     8:30 Guardian Scholar Welcome
   

8:40   

Plenary Session – The Wounded Mother

Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., Center for Gender and Justice

   
    9:20

Plenary Session – Responding to Methamphetamine in Child Welfare

Practice

Jay Wurscher, State of Oregon Department of Human Services

 

 

   10:00

A Family's Perspective

   

10:15   

Break in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

10:30   

Workshop Session C (90 minutes)

 

 

12:00   

Lunch (on your own)

 

 

1:30   

Workshop Session D (90 minutes)

 

 

3:00   

Break and Networking in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

3:30   

Workshop Session E (90 minutes)

 

 

5:00   

Adjourn for the Day

 

Friday, February 2

 

7:00   

Registration and Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

 

 

8:00

Plenary Session - National Center on Substance Abuse and Child

Welfare Consortuim and the National Collaborative Leadership Award

   
  Shared Values and Principles Handout
   

 8:45   

Plenary Session – Family-Centered Treatment for Parents with Substance Use Disorders

Sharon Amatetti, M.P.H., Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

 

   9:15

Plenary Session - Adolescents and Family Treatment

Randolph Muck, M.Ed., Division of Services Improvement, Center for

Substance Abuse Treatment

   

10:15   

Break

 

 

10:45   

Plenary Session – Family Centered Treatment: The Exodus Program

Kathryn Icenhower, L.C.S.W., Ph.D., SHIELDS for Families

   
  11:30

A Family's Perspective

Sally Tapia, Consumer Advocate

   

 

Plenary Session – What Can I Take Back Home

Nancy Young, Ph.D., Children and Family Futures

12:30   

Adjourn