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Breakout Session Materials

1. The Impact of Chronic Neglect
Dr. Bruce D. Perry, Child Trauma Academy
No Power Point
Handouts:

The Power of Early Childhood
What Childhood Neglect tells us about Nature and Nurture

2. Family Involvement Strategies in Child Protection
Rob Sawyer and Sue Lohrbach, Olmsted County Human Services
Power Points:
Family Involvement Strategies in Child Protection
No Handouts

3. Making Early Connections: The Parent Support Outreach Program
David Thompson, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Tony Loman and Gary Siegel, Institute of Applied Research

Power Point:
Making Early Connections: The Parent Support Outreach Program
No Handouts

4. Preserving Family Connections
John Hanna, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Relda Brown, Ramsey County Human Services
Kirk Crow Shoe, Director, Healing Spirit Program
Lee Antel, Foster and Adoptive Parent, Minnesota Kinship Caregivers Association
Sharon Durken, Minnesota Kinship Caregivers Association

Power Point:
Preserving Family Connections
Handouts:
Relative Search Best Practice Guide
Support for Relatives Providing Foster Care

5. Educational Outcomes of Young Children and Teens Involved with Child Protection:Room for Improvement, Reasons for Optimism, Opportunities for Change
Timothy B. Zuel, Hennepin County Indian Child Welfare Child Protection
Anita M. Larson, University of Minnesota, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Power Point:
Educational Outcomes of Young Children and Teens Involved w/ Child Protection: Room for improvement, reasons for optimism, opportunities for change
No handout

6. Not So Fast: What Courts and Counties Need to Know About Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Claire Hill, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Cheryl Glassel, Citizen Facilitator, Minnesota Citizen Review Panels Steering Committee

Power Point:
Not so Fast: What Counties and Courts need to know about Youth aging out of the Foster Care
Handouts:
2006 Results of Focus Groups
ILS Final Report

7. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack – Implications for Social Workers and Others Working in the Child Welfare System
Kathy Heltzer, University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Social Work
Power Point:
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack-Implications for Social Workers and Others Working inthe Child Welfare System
No Handouts

8. Family Centered Practice: Using the Strength-Based Model in Daily Practice
Janine Moore, Hennepin County Child Protection
No Power Point
Handout:

Family Centered Practice

9. Non-Citizen Minnesotans and Federal Immigration Law – Now What?
John C. Keller, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota / Oficina Legal
Power Point:
Non-Citizen Minnesotans and Federal Immigration Law
No Handouts

10. Mind Changers: Small Self and Big Self
Dr. Cardwell C. Nuckols, Nuckols & Associates LLC
Power Point:
Mind Changers: Small Self Big Self
No Handouts

11. Children’s Justice Initiative & Family Group Decision Making: The Ties that Bind
Hon. John Rodenberg, Brown County
Mike Travers, Brown County Social Services
Jo Ellen Krengel, Facilitator, Family Group Decision Making

Power Point:
Children’s Justice Initiative & Family Group Decision Making: The Ties that Bind
No Handouts

12. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Indian Country
Lonna Stevens, Sheila Wellstone Institute
Power Point:
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Indian Country
Handout:
Tribal OFP Talking Points

13. The STARS Program: Beyond the Basics
Jeffrey Pogue, Director, Bridges, Sacramento County, California
Steven Nelson, Parent’s Attorney, Sacramento County, California
Dana Martinez, Recovery Specialist, Sacramento County, California
Vivian Hudspeth, Parent Client, Sacramento County, California

Power Point:
STARS Program: Beyond the Basics
No Handouts

14. Dakota County Healthy Families Child Maltreatment Outcomes Study: Prevention Pays
Patrick Coyne and Gay Bakken, Dakota County Community Services
Power Point:
Dakota County Healthy Families
No handout

15. Cycle of Life
Don Coyhis, President and Founder, White Bison
Power Point:
Cycle of Life
No handout

16. A Father’s Place: The Importance of Male Involvement During the Early Years 
Neil Tift, Dad’s and Families Center
No Power Point
Handout:

Ten Promising Practices
Assessment Guide

17. Effective Court Practice:  What Judges Need from Attorneys, Social Workers, and Guardians Ad Litem
Hon. Paul Benshoof, Beltrami County
Hon. Susan Miles, Washington County
Hon. John Rodenberg, Brown County

Power Point:
Effective Court Practice: What Judges Need from Attorneys, Social Workers, and Guardians Ad Litem
Handouts:
Agency Court Report
OHPP
Review Hearing
RG Review Hearing

18. Foster Care Re-entry Data and Practices
Deborah Beske Brown and Larry Wojciak, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Power Point:
Re-entry training
No Handouts

19. Children’s Justice Initiative – Alcohol and Other Drugs (CJI-AOD) Project: Best Practices Tool Kit
Jackie Crow Shoe, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Danisa Farley, Consultant and Trainer
Carole Johnson, State Court Administrator’s Office
Deborah Moses, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Power Point:
CJI-AOD Best Practices Tool Kit
Handouts:
Parent Focus Group Summary
Shared Values Document
Phase I Map

20. Overview of Minnesota Child Protective Service’s Structured Decision Making (SDM) and Recent Risk Assessment Validation Study
Kristen Johnson, The Children’s Research Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Power Point:
SDM Risk Assessment
No Handouts

21. Evaluating County Outcomes and Performance Related to Disparities
Christeen Borsheim and Nan Beman, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Power Point:
Evaluating County Outcomes and Performance Related to Disparities
No Handouts

22. County Best Practices in Preventing and Managing Out-of-Home Placements
Tom Henderson, Brown County Family Services and the County Fiscal Best Practices Workgroup
Power Point:
County Fiscal Best Practices Workgroup: Managing Out of Home Placements
No Handouts

23. All Children Excel (ACE) Case Management: Practical Application of Competency-Based Support for Our Highest Risk Clients
Danette Jones, Mary McRoy and Dylan DiPrima, Ramsey County ACE Program, St. Paul Youth Services
Power Point:
ACE Case Management
No Handouts

24. The Role of Race and Culture in Substance Abuse and Child Abuse and Neglect:  Beyond the Basics
Dr. Kathy Sanders-Phillips, Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities
Power Point:
The Role of Race and Culture in Substance Abuse and Child Abuse and Neglect
No Handouts

25. Making Permanency Permanent: Concurrent Permanency Planning
Janine LePage, Crow Wing County Attorneys Office
Lynda Erickson, Crow Wing County Social Services

Power Point:
Concurrent Permanency Planning
Handout:
Ten Time Bomb