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2016
Friday, May 13th
9:15 AM

Morning Keynote: Implementing Evidence-based Practice with Mothers of Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System

Mary Dozier, University of Delaware
Vicky Kelly, DCF Delaware

Campus Center Auditorium (Level 1)

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Anne Eisner, Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative

Room 917

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Dan Hughes' Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy for Children with Trauma and Attachment Histories: an Introduction for Caretakers and Therapists

Robert Spottswood, North Star Counseling Services

Room 163C

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Fostering Futures: A Successful Community Volunteer Team Model for Supporting Foster Families

William McLaughlin, Fostering Futures New York
Darlene Ward, Child Welfare Court Improvement Project/NYS Unified Court System (UCS)

Room 174-76

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Mapping Needs, Costs and Outcomes: The English Adoption Journey

Lisa Holmes, Loughborough University
Samantha McDermid, Loughborough University
John Simmonds, CoramBAAF

Room 804-08

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

The Secure Base Model: Promoting Attachment and Resilience

Mary Beek, University of East Anglia

Room 165-69

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

1:15 PM

Afternoon Keynote: Turning Up the Volume on Older Youth Permanence

Ruth McRoy, Boston College
Mary LeBeau, 3P Consulting LLC
Rodney Walker
Cedric Riley
Kim Stevens
Pat O'Brien
Karen Zilberstein
Jaime Caron

Campus Center Auditorium (Level 1)

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

2:45 PM

Facilitating Peer Support between Foster Carers in the UK

Samantha McDermid, Loughborough University

Room 174-76

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Finding Adoptive Families for Children in Care: Perspectives from the US and England

Kathy Ledesma, AdoptUSKids
Cherilyn Dance, Manchester Metropolitan University

Room 168C

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Getting Practice Right: Using the Strengths and Limits of Research Findings to "Bridge the Gap" Between Practice and Research

Elsbeth Neil, University of East Anglia
Sally Popper, Treehouse Community & Envisioning Foster Care in America of Western Massachusetts
Karen Zilberstein, A Home Within

Room 165-69

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Improving College Graduation Outcomes for Foster Youth: The Wily Network

Judi Alperin King
Katherine Castañeda MacDonald

Room 163C

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Part of the Family: Achieving Permanence in Long-Term Family Foster Care

Mary Beek, University of East Anglia
Joyce Maguire Pavao

Room 804-08

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Sexual Minority and Heterosexual Parents Adopting Through the Child Welfare System: Challenges and Surprises During the Transition to Parenthood and Beyond

Abbie Goldberg, Clark University
April Moyer, Clark University
David Brodzinsky, Rutgers University, National Center on Adoption and Permanency

Room 805-09

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM