6th Annual Making a Difference Conference for SESPs, Foster/Adoptive and Kinship Caregivers and their Professional Partners
A Community Approach to Trauma Sensitivity
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
8:00am – 3:30pm
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center
181 Boston Post Rd W,
Marlborough, MA 01752
The Making a Difference conference provides a wonderful opportunity for Special Education Surrogate Parents (SESPs), Foster/Adoptive and Kinship Caregivers, Educators, Child Welfare Providers, Community Partners and Others to experience a full of high quality education and networking. Attendees will come away with information and resources to assist them with supporting the students they serve.
Applications for LICSW continuing education credits have been submitted for approval.
An Engaging Experience
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Managing the Hearts and Souls of Many Dana Royster-Buefort, M.Ed., C.A.G.S.
Dana has over 25 years of professional experience and is well versed in a wide variety of education and child advocacy areas including special education, adoption practices, student services, foster care, community resources, and program management. She is also an SESP!
Creating a Safe Environment and Promoting Educational Success in Childhood Trauma
Denise Fisher, OTR/L M.S.
Tackling ACEs by Building Resilient Communities
Renee D Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD
Transition age youth. Options and obstacles
Erica Sarro, Adolescent Clinical case manager Revere CARES MGH
Community Schools: Identifying Needs, Effective Implementation and Sustainability
Dr.Claire Crane, Salem State University, Director of the Community School Center
Addressing the cultural and social emotional needs of children in foster care
Lucinda Mills, Pupil Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker Boston Public Schools
What Are We Testing? Making Child and Adolescent Evaluation’s Effective
Joseph Moldover, PsyD, ABPP/cn Clinical Neuropsychologist
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): The DCF Response
Shirley Fan Chan, MA Department of Children and Families
Parenting is My Super Power & Self-Care is My Second Language
Christine “Cissy” White, Director, Parenting with ACEs,
Recognizing and Responding To Risk for Psychotic Spectrum Illnesses
Janine Rodenhiser-Hill, Ph.D. Center For Early Detection, Assessment and Response to Risk (CEDAR), BIDMC