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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.


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Conference Presenters

Keynote Speaker

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!

 

Workshops (visit our conference website for workshop descriptions)

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


Thank you to our 2017 Visionary Sponsors for their support of the  RTSC and the Federation! Seyfarth image  


2016 Conference Sponsors:   Seyfarth Shaw    Jason Hayes Foundation    JRI    NESCA