Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Conference Agenda: Changing the Face of Adoption

Participants can either register for both days ($80) or just the 1st day ($50). Participants cannot just register for the 2nd day.

Workshop #1: (10:45-12:00pm) – must only choose one session each time-period

Infant Mental Health: Practical Tools for Families and Professionals
Jennifer Robers Miller
Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics: Brain Mapping as Clinical Problem-Solving
Ted Stein
Training for Adoption Competency: The Wisconsin Experience
Susan Rose and Jeanne Wagner
Transforming Trauma – Continuing the Conversation
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
Trust-Based Relational Intervention: An Overview
Kimberly Johnson

Workshop #2: (1:00-2:15pm) – must only choose one session each time-period

Bringing the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work Part 1
(must also take Part 2)
Mandi Dornfeld, Tracy Hengst, Kay Hietpas, Lynn McLaughlin
Did You Know? Now You Know!
A Parent’s Perspective on
Navigating Supports and Services for a Child with a Disability
Brigit Frank and Lynn Renner
Legislation and Data
Danielle Karnopp
Navigating the Teenage Years
Dr. Samantha Wilson
Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics: Brain Mapping as Clinical Problem-Solving
Ted Stein

Workshop #3: (2:30-3:45pm) – must only choose one session each time-period

Adoption Records Search & Reunion
Jacy Boldebuck
AGES
(Adoption and Guardianship Enhanced Support)
Lisa Anderson, Frances Bass, and Lisa Tuozzo
Birthmother Grief and Loss
Patricia Dischler
Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work Part 2
(must complete Part 1 before taking
Part 2)
Mandi Dornfeld, Tracy Hengst, Kay Hietpas, Lynn McLaughlin
When Difficult Behaviors Arise Post-Adoption
(Dr. Samantha Wilson)

Workshop #1 (9:00-1:00pm)

Ethics and Boundaries: Biological Roots and Challenges of the New Genetics
Dr. David Mays