Handouts

Achieving Improved Child Welfare Outcomes: Implementing a Performance-Based,
Consolidated Funding Program Model.

Presenters:

Christeen Borsheim, Child Welfare Training and Quality Assurance Manager, Child Safety and Permanency Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Paul Ramcharit, Administrative Planning Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Human Services

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Agency, Court, and Youth Collaboration During the Second Round of the CFSRs.

Presenters:

Will Hornsby, Child Welfare Program Specialist, Children’s Bureau/ACF
Bill Stanton, Child Welfare Program Consultant, Children’s Bureau/ACF
Jacqueline Smollar, Senior Fellow, ICF International

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Assessing The Service Array In Child Welfare And Improving Jurisdictions Capacities To Meet The Needs Of Children And Families.

Presenters:

Steve Preister, M.S.W., Ph.D., Associate Director, National Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
Joe Murray, Consultant, National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data and Technology

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Beyond the One Day Conference: Developing a Systems Approach to Educating the Legal Community on Child Welfare Matters.

Presenters:

Anita St. Onge, J.D., Associate Director for Interagency Collaboration. National Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
Tara Ackerman, MSW, Children’s Justice Project Coordinator, Wyoming Supreme Court
Anne Reininger, MSW, JD, Wyoming Children’s Justice Project

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Collaboration to Achieve Outcomes.

Presenters:

Jo Ann Lamm, MSW, Deputy Director, North Carolina Division of Social Services
Tony Troop, Child and Family Service Teams Program Coordinator, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Joel Rosch, Ph.D., Senior Research Scholar, Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University

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Engaging Providers and Local Agencies to Advance Statewide Systemic Change.

Presenters:

Susan M. Sorrells, Program Manager, Office of Child Welfare Consultation, Family Services Division, Alabama Department of Human Resources

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Fostering Hope: Improving Health Care Delivery To Foster Children Through Collaboration.

Presenters:

Deborah Shropshire, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Linda Smith, MSW, Director, Child and Family Services Division, Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Debra Clour, M.A., Area III Director. Oklahoma Department of Human Services

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Generating Commitment to Act – Data as Change Agent.

Presenters:

Marie Jamieson, MSW, ICF Consultant, Children’s Bureau Region 10
Christine Robinson, MSW, Clinical Director, Washington State Department of Social and Human Services, Children’s Administration

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Hawaii’s Differential Response System: Practical Implementation Strategies That Led to Successful Outcomes.

Presenters:

John Walters, MSW, Program Development Administrator, Hawaii Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Services Branch
Darlene Beatty, MABS, LSW, Division Administrator, Catholic Charities Hawaii
Arlena Howell Livingston, Executive Director, EPIC, Inc.
Wally Lau, Executive Director, Neighborhood Place of Kona

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Keeping Focus – Building Relationships.

Presenters:

Sharlynn E. Bobo, Ph.D., Director, DC Child and Family Services Agency
Hon. Anita Josey-Herring, Presiding Judge, Family Court, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

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Maximizing the Workforce Potential: Effective Recruitment and Retention Strategies.

Presenters:

Cathryn Potter, MSW, Ph.D., Executive Director and Professor, Butler Institute for Families, University of Denver
Charmaine Brittain, MSW, Ph.D., Program Manager, Butler Institute for Families, University of Denver
Mary Berg, MSW, Director, Child Welfare Services, Jefferson County Department of Human Services

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Making it Count: Collaborative Strategies that Improve Outcomes for Families at the Intersection of Multiple Systems

Presenters:

Nancy Young, Ph.D., Director, National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
Carole Johnson, MSW, LISW, Children’s Justice Initiative Project Specialist, Court Services Division, State Court Administrators Office Minnesota Judicial Branch
Christine Sabino Kiesel, JD, Statewide Court Improvement Project Manager, Office of Court Administration
Robert Long, B.B.A, M.S., L.C.P.C., L.A.D.C., Administrator for Access and Outpatient Services, Kennebec Behavioral Health

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Regional Collaboration and Resource Sharing Among Child Welfare Training Systems.

Presenters:

Christopher Sieck, M.S., State Child Welfare Training Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Children and Family Services
M. B. Lippold, M.A., MBA, Deputy Director of Staff Development, Indiana Department of Child Services
Susan Kanak, MBA, Project Director, National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement

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The State Legislative Role in Promoting Collaboration Between Courts and Child Welfare Agencies.
Presenters:

Nina Williams-Mbengue, Program Principal, National Conference of State Legislatures
John Zalenski, Ph.D., Organizational Development Specialist, JBS International, Inc.
Judy Nord, Court Improvement Program Manager, Minnesota Judicial Branch

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Solutions for Impacting Workforce Development.
Presenters:

Cathryn C. Potter, MSW, Ph.D, Executive Director and Professor, Butler Institute for Families, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

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Strengthening Case Review Systems.

Presenters:

Valerie Douglas, Quality Improvement Administrator, DC Child and Family Services Agency
Leslie Gross, Section Chief, DC Office of the Attorney General
Despina Belle-Isle, Attorney Advisor, Family Court, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

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Tackling the Elephant in the Room: Identifying and Implementing State Strategies for Effective Workload Management.

Presenters:

Pamela Day, MSW, Associate Director, Child Welfare Information Gateway
Linda Smith, MSW, Director, Child and Family Services Division, Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Frank Sesek, MSW, MBA, Deputy Director, Family and Community Services Division, Idaho Dept of Health and Welfare

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Training Managers, HR Directors, and University Partners Affinity Group.
Presenters: Susan Kanak


Tribal/State Partnership to Address Disproportionate Number of Alaska Native Children in State Custody.

Presenters:

James LaBelle , Child Welfare Liaison, Cook Inlet Tribal Council/Alaska Native Indian Child Welfare Association
Travis Erickson, Children’s Services Manager, Alaska, Office of Children’s Services

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Understanding and Developing Child Welfare Practice Models.

Presenters:

Angie Herrick Bordeaux, Research Analyst, National Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
Roque Gerald, Psy.D., Deputy Director, District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency
Midge Delavan, Ph.D., Training Director, Utah Division of Child and Family Services

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Using Data.

Presenters:

Gail Barber, Iowa Children’s Justice
Krystine Lange, CFSR State Coordinator Iowa Department of Human Services

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Working with Parents with Disabilities: A New Paradigm Based on Workers Achieving Competency.
Presenters:

Traci LaLiberte, PhD, LISW, Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, University of Minnesota, School of Social Work
Bernadette Irwin, M.S., Assistant Department Director for Family Support Services and Program, Director for the Growing Together Supported Parenting Program, Kennedy Krieger Institute/PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs
Quan Harris-Thornton, Parent, Kennedy Krieger Institute/PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs

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