Monday, May 20th, 10:45 am to 12:00 pm

A1   Racial Equity Efforts in Child Welfare, The Importance of Relationships and Community Connections
Carla Torres, Project Manager
Sonya Stamper, Social Work Training Specialist
Marisol Agustinez, Social Worker I
Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children's Services

Come to this interactive workshop and learn about the efforts currently underway in Santa Clara County's (California) Department of Family and Children's Services Racial Equity Agency Leadership Team (REAL). The team panelists will share ways they have worked to address institutional racism and race-based disparities specifically in child welfare. They will share examples of this which will include both internal efforts with staff and external efforts to improve service delivery to families. We will discuss how the work we are doing is intersectional and works towards coalition building, trust, inclusion and a way of supporting one another in our respective affinity groups.

A2   CAPTA 101: Debunking the CRP Mandate
Deb Farrell,Chair NCRP Advisory Board, Vice President, Care Solutions, Inc.

Regardless of how you came to be responsible for your state’s CRP program or one of its panels, chances are it didn’t come with an instruction manual.  This workshop will review CAPTA and CRP basics, what they mean and how panels can contribute to meaningful improvements in your state’s child protection efforts, as they were intended. Leave with a better understanding of: The purpose and role of CRPs;  The relationship between CAPTA State Plans/CAPTA State grant and CRPs; and CRP and state obligations with respect to the CAPTA and each other.

A3   Embracing HOPE in Child Welfare
Dr. Robert Sege, Director and Professor, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Tufts University School of Medicine
Aimee Zeitz, Regional Director of Strategic Advancement and Project, YMCA of San Diego County                 
Dr. Kimberly Giardina, Director, Child and Family Well-Being, County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency

This will be an interactive workshop to help participants apply the HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) framework across the entire child welfare system continuum, from prevention through permanency. You will hear real life examples from work in San Diego County of how the HOPE framework has been utilized. You will then also have the opportunity to think about how you can utilize HOPE within your organizations, communities, and partnerships. utilizing real life scenarios from different aspects of work in child welfare.

A4   Clinical Medicine and the Justice System Have a Poor Response to the Effects of Child Maltreatment Due to Diagnostic Confusion
Jeoffry B. Gordon, MD, MPH, California Citizen's Review Panel-Critical Incidents, Physican Volunteer

Therapists, social workers, agencies and the courts assess the risks and harms of child maltreatment using psychiatry's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) which obfuscates and misclassifies the responses to childhood trauma. This leads to poor secondary and tertiary intervention, confused social support, and inappropriate adjudication. Understanding the confusion is crucial for appropriate programming and clinical care. Details will be presented outlining the clinical categories applied to child maltreatment and its effects in children and later in adults. Insight into practical interventions will be presented.
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