Events Calendar

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The 6th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - Saturday, March 7, 2015
Location: 
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC
Sponsoring Agency: 
UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
Description: 

This advanced-level conference continues to bring together experts from multiple disciplines to share international research. From the pure science, to prevention, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration. It provides an opportunity to enhance understanding of the relationships between knowledge and research and critical actions related to FASD. First held in 1987, the conference brings together people passionate about this work in a stimulating environment where they can learn and forge new partnerships.

Brochure: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/FASD2015/brochure.pdf
Registration: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/FASD2015/registration.asp. Register before January 30, 2015 for early-bird rates!

For more information, visit the conference website at http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/FASD2015 or email marketing.ipce@ubc.ca to get on the list to receive updates.
 

Improving Outcomes through Effective Screening and Assessment Practices— Where are we Now and What are the Next Steps?

Date: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 
12-1:30pm PT
Location: 
Online
Sponsoring Agency: 
CWLA in partnership with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
Description: 

Presenters: Lisa Conradi, PsyD., Director of Clinical Operations, Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA; Joyce Pfennig, PhD, Children's Bureau/ACF/HHS, Division of Pro-gram Innovation, Washington, DC; Mandy Taylor, Foster Parent Retention Specialist, Bethany Christian Ser-vices and Co-Chair Trauma and Symptom Assessment Committee, NCTSN, Grand Rapids, MI; Cassandra Kisiel, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Director, Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sci-ences, Chicago, IL; George S. Ake III, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Center for Child and Family Health, Durham, NC; and Rita Pelaggi, Milford Office Director, Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Milford, CT
 
While there has been an increased focus in child welfare settings on screening children for trauma and con-ducting a trauma-informed mental health assessment, there are challenges to implementation of these prac-tices, such as how to share screening and assessment information with community partners and family mem-bers and how to use this information to effectively measure outcomes and support practice. After a description of the current state of the field related to screening and assessment, a panel of parents, researchers, clinical administrators, clinicians, and child welfare workers—from a diverse array of settings—will describe challenges related to screening and assessment and discuss strategies to overcome those challenges. Pre-senters will highlight recommendations for next steps in the field based on lessons learned. CWLA is present-ing this webinar in partnership with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).

7th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Date: 
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - Saturday, March 21, 2015
Location: 
Washington, DC
Sponsoring Agency: 
Futures Without Violence
Description: 

The 7th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence aims to advance the health care system's response to domestic violence. The conference attracts the nation's leading medical, public health and family violence experts from across the U.S. with increased international participation. Workshops, scientific posters, and plenary sessions highlight the latest research and most innovative clinical responses to domestic violence, with a focus on the work being done by physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, nurse midwives, mental and behavioral health providers, social workers, domestic violence experts, researchers and others. The Conference is primarily funded by the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

28th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health

Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Location: 
Tampa, Florida
Sponsoring Agency: 
Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida
Description: 

Known widely as "The Tampa Conference," this annual gathering of more than 500 researchers, evaluators, policy-makers, administrators, parents, and advocates provides a forum where participants can:

  • Learn, inform, network, and discuss issues related to research, policy, and practice.
  • Explore behavioral health topics from a systems and community perspective.
  • Discover new research and policy ideas that are individualized, community-defined, evidence-based, culturally/linguistically competent, family- driven, and youth-guided.
  • Hear an outstanding line-up of speakers who are leading researchers and advocates in the field.

The conference is sponsored by the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida, in partnership with the Children's Mental Health Network, the National Wraparound Initiative, the Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health, and the Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

31st International Symposium on Child Abuse

Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - Thursday, March 26, 2015
Location: 
Huntsville, AL
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Children’s Advocacy Center
Description: 

The International Symposium on Child Abuse has hosted and trained professionals in the field of child abuse, maltreatment, and prevention for over 30 years and continues to be one of the leading child abuse conference worldwide.  Symposium offers over 130 workshops and is one of the few conferences that addresses all aspects of child maltreatment, including, but not limited to, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, poly-victimization, exploitation, intervention, trafficking, and prevention.    Each year the International Symposium on Child Abuse welcomes more than 1,000 participants from around the world belonging to a variety of backgrounds, organizations, and agencies.  Workshop tracks are designed specifically for Administration, Child Protective Services, Interviewing, Law Enforcement, Legal, Medical, Mental Health/Treatment, Prevention, Victim Advocacy, and Wellness.  In addition to offering 10 workshop sessions for multidisciplinary professionals working in the child maltreatment arena, there will be multiple international sessions and events throughout Symposium.  The 31st International Symposium on Child Abuse will have a special focus on the international growth of the multidisciplinary team model. 

The Real Costs of Confinement and "What Works" to Improve Youth Outcomes

Date: 
Monday, March 30, 2015
Time: 
Noon PT/ 3pm ET
Location: 
Online
Sponsoring Agency: 
Coalition ofr Juvenile Justice
Description: 

Juvenile justice systems have achieved substantial reforms, but many still struggle to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth. Many systems devote significant resources to confining youth, often at the expense of more effective community-based approaches, which would keep youth closer to home.
 
Please join CJJ for a webinar on "The Real Costs of Confinement and 'What Works' to Improve Youth Outcomes" on Monday, March 30 at 3:00 PM EST.
 
Presenters will share new findings on the actual costs of confinement, including collateral costs to society, such as missed opportunities to reduce recidivism and promote education. This webinar will highlight the core principles demonstrated by research to improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system. Presenters will also offer concrete recommendations and lessons learned from the field for translating this research into policy and practice.
 
Presenters include:
•    Marc Schindler, Executive Director, Justice Policy Institute
•    Josh Weber, Program Director, Council of State Governments