ASAP National Conference 2016

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ASAP Conference PowerPoints and Handouts

Opening Plenary

Presenters:

James M. Henry – Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
Pam Wolf – Founder and CEO, Harmony Family Center
Adam Pertman – President, National Center on Adoption and Permanency (NCAP)
Debbie Riley, LCMFT – CEO, Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)

What’s Working: An Introduction to Thriving Post-Adopt Programs in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Tennessee

Presenters:

Brenda Lawrence – Family Design Resources, Inc. (Pennsylvania)
Kathleen Bush, MA, LCPC – Clinical Programs Manager, Keeping the Promise Adoptions Preservation Program, The Baby Fold (Illinois)
Jan Clifton – Adoption Support and Preservation Program (Tennessee)

Back to the Future: Knowledge of Early Brain Development in Adopted Youth Promotes Effective Treatment Toward Positive Futures

Presenter:

Patti van Eys, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Chief Clinical Officer, Omni Visions, Inc.

Improving Outcomes for Success: Building a National Adoption Competent Child Welfare and Mental Health Workforce

Presenters:
Debbie Riley, LCMFT – CEO, Center for Adoption Support and Edcuation (C.A.S.E.)
Sarah Greenblatt, ACSW – NTI Director, (C.A.S.E.)
Anne Atkinson, Ph.D. – Policy Works
Edythe Swidler, LMFT – Lilliput Children’s Services

Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children

Presenters:
Stefanie Armstrong and Cathy Schweitzer – Co-Founders, Attachment and Trauma Center – Nebraska

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Fostering Healthy Relationships Before & After Adoption

Presenters:
Dr. Toni Heineman – Founder and Director, A Home Within
Mandy Jones, LCSW, JD – Clinical Director, A Home Within
Therapist, The Theraplay Institute

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Navigating A Difficult Journey

Presenters:
Brenda Lawrence – Executive Director, Family Design Resources, Inc.
Pam Wagner – Program & Conferencing Division Manager, Family Design Resources, Inc.

The A & P Team—Successful Post-Permanency and Adoption Practice Begins With A Solid Support Team!

Presenters:
Bob Friend – Director, National Institute for Permanent Family Connectedness (NIPFC) – Seneca
Pat O’Brien – Senior Trainer and Consultant, National Institute for Permanent Family Connectedness (NIPFC) – Seneca

It Takes A Village: The Treehouse Community Approach

Presenters:
Kim Stevens – Program Director, North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
Kerry Homstead – Community Facilitator, Treehouse Foundation

The Modern Family: Many Faces, Many Complexities

Presenters:
Adam Pertman – President, National Center on Adoption and Permanency (NCAP)
Dr. Ruth McRoy – Professor, Boston College School of Social Work
Susan D. G. Leksander – Board President, On Your Feet Foundation – Northern California
Brian Copeland – Adoptive Father and Founder, Nashville Gay Parents

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Models For Design and Delivery of a  Range of Post-Adoption Services

Presenters:
Susan Livingston Smith – Consultant
Brenna Poindexter – Parent2Parent and Outreach Coordinator, Right Turn
Debra Hawk Finley – APAC Program Director, Children’s Aid Society – Alabama
Kris Faasse – VP of Clinical Operations, Bethany Christian Services
Kathleen Bush – Clinical Program Manager, The Baby Fold
Diane Underwood – Adoption Services Branch Manager, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Mary Lou Edgar – Executive Director, A Better Chance for Our Children

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Helping Adoptive Parents and Children Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play: A Workshop For Adoption Professionals

Presenter:
Dafna Lender – Training Director, The Theraplay Institute

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Developing A Service Continuum That Increases Pre- and Post- Permanency

Presenters:
Kris Henneman – Vice President, Spaulding for Children
Dr. Rowena Fong – University of Texas – Austin

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Building Attachment, Resilience, and Competence (arc) in Children, Youth, and Families

Presenter:
Jon S. Ebert, Psy.D. – Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Center of Excellence

Connecting the Dots for Permanency: An Integrated Approach to Promoting Healing and Resilience

Presenters:
Michael Yates – Director of Development, Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services
Jan Dick – Consultant, Family and Children’s Services

Ethics in Post-Adoption

Presenters:
Dr. Ruth McRoy – Professor, Boston College School of Social Work
Adam Pertman – President, National Center on Adoption and Permanency (NCAP)
Nicole Dobbins – Executive Director, Voice for Adoption

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Effective Support Services for Adoptive Families

Presenters:
Mary Boo – AdoptUSKids
Marie Youngpeter – Consultant, National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment at AdoptUSKids

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Accessing Federal Funding for Post-Adoption Services

Presenter:
Joe Kroll – Executive Director Emeritus, North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)

Current Trends in Domestic and Intercountry Adoption: Federal Government and COA Perspectives

Presenters:
Ambassador Susan Jacobs – U.S. State Department
JooYeun Chang – Assistant Commissioner, Children’s Bureau
Richard Klarberg – President, Council on Accreditation (COA)

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Keeping Families Together — Let’s Act!

Presenters:
Julie Beem – Executive Director, Attachment and Trauma Network
Toni Hoy – Advocacy Director, Attachment and Trauma Network

Residential Treatment: A Last Resort for Struggling Adoptive Families

Presenter:
Karen Buckwalter – Director of Program Strategy, Chaddock

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Preserving and Strengthening Adoption Through Case Management

Presenters:
Liz Acevedo-Alstrum – Clinical Supervisor, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Sharon Koonce – Mental Health Advocate, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

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You Don’t Have To Do It Alone: Supporting Post-Adoptive Families

Presenters:
Christina Triplett – Post Care Supervisor, Catawba County Department of Social Services
Elizabeth Smith – Catawba County Department of Social Services

Voices of the Experts: Youth and Parents Speak Out About Effective Post-Adoption Services

Moderator:
Kim Stevens – Director of Advocates for Families First, North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
Panelists:
Janice Goldwater – Adoptive Parent and Executive Director, Adoptions Together
Allison Douglas – Adoption Parent and TNDCS Foster Parent Training Specialist, Centerstone

Developing a National Network of Adoption Support and Preservation Providers: Next Steps

Presenters:
Kris Henneman – Vice President, Spaulding for Children
Pam Wolf – Founder and CEO, Harmony Family Center
Adam Pertman – President, National Center on Adoption and Permanency (NCAP)
Becky Weichhand – Executive Director, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI)
Nicole Dobbins – Executive Director, Voice for Adoption

Closing Plenary

Presenters:
Kris Henneman – Vice President, Spaulding for Children
Pam Wolf – Founder and CEO, Harmony Family Center

 

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ASAP Pre- and Post-Conference PowerPoints and Webinars

Pre-Conference Webinars

Reshaping Adoption and Child Welfare Progressing from Child Placement to Family Success

Presenter: Adam Pertman – President and CEO, National Center on Adoption and Permanency (NCAP)

An Overview of Pennsylvania s Statewide Model of Post-Permanency Services

Presenters: Brenda Lawrence – Executive Director, Family Design Resources, Inc. and Pam Wagner – Program & Conferencing Division Manager, Family Design Resources, Inc.

Improving Outcomes for Success: Building a National Adoption Competent Child Welfare and Mental Health Workforce

Presenters: Debbie B. Riley LCMFT – CEO, Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E) and Sarah Greenblatt, ACSW – NTI Director at Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E)

What’s in the New Law? Congress Passed the Strengthening Families Act, Creating Post-Adoption Support Advocacy Opportunities

Presenters: Kim Stevens – Program Director, North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) and Nicole Dobbins – Executive Director, Voice for Adoption

Tired of Timeouts? Teaching Parents Attachment-Based Discipline Techniques That Work

Presenter: Dafna Lender – Training Director, The Theraplay Institute®

Post-Conference Powerpoints and Webinars

The Wild, Wild Web: Understanding the Internet’s Historic Impact on Adoption

Presenter: Adam Pertman – President and CEO, National Center on Adoption and Permanency (NCAP)

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Silent Spring: Ethical Considerations in Permanency and Post-Permanency Practice

Presenter: Pam Wagner – Program & Conferencing Division Manager, Family Design Resources, Inc.

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Understanding the Unique Issues of Kinship Adoption

Presenter: Edye Swidler, LMFT, Clinical Program Director, Lilliput Children’s Services

Trusting up the ARC

Presenter: Kathleen Bush, Clinical Program Manager, The Baby Fold

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Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First: Care for Caregivers of Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Presenter: Sue Badeau, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant

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Family Violence and Its Impact on Foster and Adopted Children

Presenters: Debra Hawk-Finley, LCSW, PIP, Program Director, Children’s Aid Society – Alabama and A. Kai Mumpfield, APAC Regional Coordinator

Because Finding a Home Isn’t Enough: Creating a Model of Care that Creates and Sustains Families

Presenter: Janice Goldwater, LCSW-C, Founder and Executive Director, Adoptions Together

Adoptive Family Camps: Connecting, Healing, and Having Fun!

Presenter: Pam Frye, MS, CPO, Harmony Family Center

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How to Keep Your Head Above Water

Presenter: Lisa D. Maynard, LMSW, ACSW, TC-TSY-F, SatiVirya, LLC