National Permanency Conference

Welcome to The 2017 National Permanency Conference Resources.

2017 National Permanency Conference: Exploring the intersection of neuroscience and permanency with Keynote Speaker – Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. in Nashville, TN, October 23-24th.

The conference offered two days of education, networking, and inspiration. The 2017 National Permanency Conference gave adoption leaders, clinicians, child welfare professionals, researchers, and policy makers an opportunity for deeper understanding of the intersection of trauma, neuroscience, and permanency.

Articles provided by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D,:

Bonding and Attachment

Dobson & Perry Relational Health (2010)

Intercounty Adoptions

NMT Article

Handouts by Presenters:

For Better or For Worse: Why ASAP Services are Critical to Keeping Adoptive Families Intact
Kindal Akers, ASAP Clinical Supervisor, MA, Harmony Family Center and Michelle Whaley, ASAP Clinical Manager, LAPSW, Harmony Family Center

Gardens That Heal
Derrick R. Stowell, MS, CTRS, HTR, HGTV – University of Tennessee Gardens Education Director

It Makes a Village: Systemic Intersections
Joaniko Kohchi, Mphil, LCSW, IMH-E® (IV-C), Organizational Development Specialist and Co-President, New York Zero-to-Three Network

It’s All About Nature: The Healing Power of Play in the Outdoors
Pam Wolf, CEO and Founder and Pam Frye, Adoption Services Director, Harmony Family Center

National Center on Adoption and Permanency
Adam Pertman, President, National Center on Adoption and Permanency

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – Understanding the Syndrome, the Epidemic, and Tennessee’s Response
Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP, Commissioner for Population Health, Tennessee Department of Health and Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Neonatologist, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Preparing for Permanency
Pam Frye, Adoption Services Director, Harmony Family Center and Julie Flannery, Program Development Director, Harmony Family Center

Rapid Response Team: An Innovative Intensive In-Home Program for Adoptive Families in Crisis
Karen Buckwalter, LCSW, Director of Program Strategy, Chaddock

Resource Parent Education: Using Trauma Informed Curriculum to Strengthen Families
Allison Cooke Douglas, Adoptive Parent, Education & Training Coordinator, Harmony Family Center and Kara Johansen, Psy.D., Cherokee Health Center of Excellence

The Wild, Wild Web: The Internet’s Historic Impact on Adoption
Adam Pertman, President, National Center on Adoption and Permanency

Theraplay® Parenting for Adoptive Parents
Karen Buckwalter, LCSW, Director of Program Strategy, Chaddock

Trauma Mamas – Supporting Parents of Hurting Children
Allison Cooke Douglas, Adoptive Parent, Education & Training Coordinator, Harmony Family Center and Debbie Schugg, Lead Parent Partner of Adoption and Permanency Wraparound Program, Kinship Center and Senior Consultant, National Center on Adoption and Permanency (NCAP)

Traumagenic Factors in Abuse: Internal Messages That Keep Kids Stuck
Patti van Eys, PhD, licensed Clinical Psychologist, Chief Clinical Officer, Omni Visions, Inc.

For additional follow-up questions about The National Permanency Conference 2017 Email: NPCinfo@harmonyfamilycenter.org