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LEADERSHIP IN UNCERTAIN TIMES - TUESDAY, October 13, 2020

 

9:00-10:00 am

PLENARY: The Enduring, Invisible, and Ubiquitous Centrality of Whiteness: Implications for Leadership in Uncertain Times
Kenneth Hardy, Ph.D., Director, Eikenberg Institute for Relationships
Dr. Hardy is Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York, New York. Prior to joining the faculty at Drexel University, he was a Professor of Family Therapy at Syracuse University where he also held positions as director of clinical training and research, and chair of the Department of Child and Family Services. He is the former director of the Center for Children, Families, and Trauma of the Ackerman Institute in New York City. Click HERE for full bio.

 

10:00 – 10:15 am

BREAK

10:15 – 11:15 am

WORKSHOP 1A: Philanthropy’s Role in the Pandemic and Racial Justice

Moderator - Amy Price, Zellerbach Foundation
Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation
Zahirah Mann, Parsons Foundation
Matt Cervantes, Sierra Health Foundation
Tracey Ward, Kaiser
Dana Blackwell, Casey Foundation

WORKSHOP 2A: National Interoperability Collaborative

Daniel Stein, President, Stewards of Change Institute

WORKSHOP 3A: Financial Planning during COVID

Mike Couchman, CFO, Maryvale
Gayle Whittemore, CFO, Children’s Bureau
Mary Denton, CEO, Side by Side
 

WORKSHOP 4A: Tips and Tactics for Talking about Race: A toolkit for Leadership, Part 1

Kenneth Hardy, Ph.D., Director, Eikenberg Institute for Relationships

11:15 – 11:30 am

BREAK- Join us for a quick round of Trivia!

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP 1B: The Future of Highly Effective Health Care Systems

Dr. Steve Weatherbee, eInsight Behavioral Health Data Platform
Rikke Addis, Founder, Behavioral Health Evaluation Strategies (BHES)
 

WORKSHOP 3B: Leadership, Equity, and Diversity:  A Framework for Improving Leadership and impacting outcomes

Garbralle Conroe MA, Program Analyst, Catalyst Center
 

WORKSHOP 4B: Tips and Tactics for Talking about Race: A toolkit for Leadership, Part 2

Kenneth Hardy, Ph.D., Director, Eikenberg Institute for Relationships
 

12:30 – 1:00 pm

BREAK- Join Kathleen Callaghan of Nonstop Administration and Insurance Services, Inc., a trained instructor through the Sivananda Ashram and Loom Yoga, for a complimentary 30-minute mind centering and light yoga practice to free up your mental space for a day of learning and collaboration at the 2020 CACFS Better Together Conference. 

 

 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Community-Based Work in the Midst of COVID-19 and Racial Unrest:  Personal and Professional Reflections, Part 1

Kenneth Hardy, Ph.D., Director, Eikenberg Institute for Relationships
 

3:15 – 4:15 pm

Community-Based Work in the Midst of COVID-19 and Racial Unrest:  Personal and Professional Reflections, Part 2

Kenneth Hardy, Ph.D., Director, Eikenberg Institute for Relationships
 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS (Executive Management Series STRTP Administrator CEUs ONLY)

1:00 – 3:00 pm

OPTION 3: Webinar: Leadership and Organizational Alignment for CCR

Nick Ryan, Psy.D. LMFT, ATR-BC Assistant Vice President, Hathaway-Sycamores
 

3:15 – 5:15 pm

OPTION 4: Webinar: Discharge and Transition Planning

Nick Ryan, Psy.D. LMFT, ATR-BC Assistant Vice President, Hathaway-Sycamores

 

HEALING THROUGH CONNECTION - OCTOBER 15, 2020

 

9:00-10:00 am

PLENARY: Plenary Panel – The Current and Future State of Behavioral Healthcare for Children, Youth and Families

         
  

Moderator: Dr.
Sandra Hernandez,
President & CEO,
California Health
Care Foundation 

Will Lightbourne,
Director of
Healthcare Services

  Kim Johnson,     
Director of
Social Services

Michelle Baass,
Undersecretary
California
Health & 
Human Services

 

10:00 – 10:15 am

BREAK- Join Kathleen Callaghan of Nonstop Administration and Insurance Services, Inc., a trained instructor through the Sivananda Ashram and Loom Yoga, for a complimentary 15-minute mindfulness session to free up your mental space for a day of learning and collaboration at the 2020 CACFS Better Together Conference. 

 

10:15 – 11:15 am

WORKSHOP 1A: Be Well OC: A New Approach for Behavioral Health System Transformation

Dr. Karen Linkins, Chief Innovations Officer, Mind OC
Jennifer J. Brya, MA, MPP, Senior Consultant, System Change & Evaluation on the Strategic Project Development & Implementation Team, Mind OC
John Freeman, Senior Consultant, Operations for Mind OC
 

WORKSHOP 2A: Self-Care for Providers

Ken Epstein, Organizational and Clinical Consultant, PREP for Change
 

WORKSHOP 3A: I See You: Using Data to Enhance the Rapid Transition to Telehealth Services in 2020

Alice Loo, Director of Claims, Analytics, and Reporting, Pacific Clinics
Kristopher Stevens, Ph.D., Performance Outcomes Manager, Pacific Clinics
Scott Fairhurst, Ph.D., VP of Outcomes and Training, Pacific Clinics
Jessica Steele, MPH, Director, Outcomes and Evaluation, Uplift Family Services
Daniel Lakin, Ph.D., Clinical Manager, Outcomes and Evaluation, Uplift Family Services
Janine Quintero, Psy.D., AVP of Evaluation and Reseach, Hathaway-Sycamores
 

WORKSHOP 4A: Harnessing COVID-19 for Equitable Intergenerational Mental Health

Assemblymember James Ramos
Jonathan Goldfinger, MD, MPH, FAAP, Chief Executive Officer, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
 

WORKSHOP 5A: Building a Culturally Responsive Agency

André Chapman, CEO, Unity Care Group, Inc.
 

11:15 – 11:30 am

BREAK- Join us for a quick round of Trivia!

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP 1B: Fragmentation hurts Families and Communities: Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk

Alex Briscoe, Principal, California Children's Trust
Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD, Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust
 

WORKSHOP 2B: What’s Next? School Health Policy in 2020 and Beyond

Amanda Dickey, Director of Government Relations, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Lisa Eisenberg, Policy Director, California School-Based Health Alliance
Lishaun Francis, Associate Director, Children Now
Marlon Morgan, Founder and Executive Director, Wellness Together School Mental Health
 

WORKSHOP 3B: Developing a Vision for A Youth Centered System of Care in Los Angeles County Report

Jeff Farber, Executive Director, Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc.
Rachel Castaneda, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Azusa Pacific University
Darlene Walker, M.A., Program Director, Options for Recovery
Dr. Howard Padwa, Research Scientist, UCLA's Integrated Substance Abuse Program
 

WORKSHOP 4B: Fostering a CalHOPEful Future!

Adrienne Shilton, Senior Policy Advocate, California Alliance
Jim Kooler Dr.P.H,  Deputy Assistant Director of Behavioral Health, DHCS
 

WORKSHOP 5B: Bringing High Quality Early Psychosis Care to Every Californian

Toby Ewing, Executive Director, California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability (MHSOAC)
Kerry Ahearn, CEO, Aldea
Tara Niendam, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of California, Davis, Department of Psychiatry
 

12:30 – 1:00 pm

BREAK

 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS (Executive Management Series and Group Home/STRTP Administrator CEUs

1:00 – 3:00 pm

WORKSHOP 1C: Preventing Implicit Bias in Work with Youth

Kevin Conboy, Director of Staff Training/Workforce development Director, Seneca Family of Agencies
 

3:15 – 5:15 pm

WORKSHOP 2C: Cultural Diversity/Competency

Mark Abelsson, MSW, McKinley's M-Certified Training Center

 

EQUITABLE EDUCATION DURING COVID-19 - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020

 

9:00-10:00 am

PLENARY: Dr. Isaiah Pickens, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Writer “Who Believes the Best Version of Each of Us Lies in Our Pursuit of Happiness”

Dr. Isaiah Pickens is a licensed clinical psychologist and writer who believes the best version of each of us lies in our pursuit of healthiness, not happiness. Using science and entertainment, Dr. Isaiah helps people build lives full of meaning and promote their healthiest selves. The difference between pursuing health versus happiness is understanding that there is beauty and potential growth in both the triumphs and failures of life. Regardless of the situation, the important question always is “How can I get better?” Dr. Isaiah shares innovative tools to help you become a better and healthier version of yourself.

 

10:00 – 10:15 am

BREAK-  Join Kathleen Callaghan of Nonstop Administration and Insurance Services, Inc., a trained instructor through the Sivananda Ashram and Loom Yoga, for a complimentary 15-minute mindfulness session to free up your mental space for a day of learning and collaboration at the 2020 CACFS Better Together Conference. 

10:15 – 11:15 am

WORKSHOP 1A: Foster Youth in California Schools: Identification and Educational Outcomes

Liberty Van Natten, Education Research and Evaluation Consultant, California Department of Education
 

WORKSHOP 2A: Learning at a Distance- Implementing Distance Learning

Christina Mikuljan, Special Ed Programs, Haynes Family of Programs
 

WORKSHOP 3A: Special Education Federal Update

Danielle Johnson, Executive Director/CEO, National Association of Private Special Education Centers
 

WORKSHOP 4A: Seneca Family of Agencies’ Collaborative Model: An Innovative Alternative to Restrictive Special Education Settings

Toshia Mears, M.A., School Psychologist, Director of School Partnerships in Oakland, CA , Unconditional Education Program, Seneca Family of Agencies
Sonya Benavides, MS, Assistant Director of Implementation, Unconditional Education Program, Seneca Family of Agencies
 

11:15 – 11:30 am

BREAK- Join us for a quick round of Trivia!

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP 1B: Effectively Engaging with Students and Families Adversely Affected by COVID-19: Update on the State Superintendent's Initiative

Dr. Daniel Lee, Psy, D. CSP, Deputy Superintendent of Equity, California Department Education
Loretta Whitson, Executive Director, Association of School Counselors
Jeannie Topalian, Psy.D, Association of School Psychologists
Christine Stoner-Mertz, CEO of the CA Alliance of Child and Family Services
 

WORKSHOP 2B: Overview of AB 2083 Children and Youth System of Care and State Technical Assistance Teams Updates

Dianna L. Wagner, LMFT, Health Program Specialist II, Continuum of Care Reform Branch, California Department of Social Services
Christine Bagley, System of Care Specialist, Department of Developmental Services
Richrad Knecht, M.S., Integrated Services Advisor, California Department of Social Services
Lindsay Merwin, Health Program Specialist II, Program Policy, Department of Health Care Services
Renzo Bernales, Educational Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
 

WORKSHOP 3B: Special Education and COVID

Elizabeth Estes, Of Counsel, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd, & Romo 
 
WORKSHOP 4B: Impact on Early Learners and the Families: How are they Managing?

Melissa Stafford-Jones, Executive Director of the First Five Association

 

12:30 – 1:00 pm

BREAK

TUESDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS (Executive Management Series and Group Home/STRTP Administrator CEUs

1:00 – 4:00 pm

WORKSHOP 1C: Resilience and Compassion Fatigue

Dan Totaro, Trainer, McKinley’s M-Certified Training Center
 

Executive Management Series and Group Home/STRTP Administrator CEUs ONLY

4:15 – 5:15 pm

WORKSHOP 2C: Webinar: National Indian Child Welfare Act: What you need to know to help Native Youth in Child Welfare

Cameo Stanick, Ph.D  Vice President Hathaway-Sycamores

 

CAREGIVING DURING CRISIS - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020

 

9:00-10:00 am

PLENARY: The Impact of COVID-19 on ACES and Supporting Caregivers

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Surgeon General of California; and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00 – 10:15 am

        BREAK- Join Kathleen Callaghan of Nonstop Administration and Insurance Services, Inc., a trained instructor through the Sivananda Ashram and          Loom Yoga, for a complimentary 15-minute mindfulness session to free up your mental space for a day of learning and collaboration at the 2020            CACFS Better Together Conference. 

10:15 – 11:15 am

 

WORKSHOP 1A: The Courts’ Role in Improving Permanency Outcomes – Introduction to New Permanency Bench Card Series

Gail Johnson Vaughan, PsyD., Permanency Consultant
 
WORKSHOP 2A: CalAIMS’ Foster Care Model of Care: Charting the Future
Moderator: Chris Stoner-Mertz, CEO, California Alliance
Michelle Doty Cabrera, Executive Director of California Behavioral Health Directors Association
Frank Mecca, Executive Director of County Welfare Directors Association of California
Jevon Wilkes, Executive Director of California Coalition for Youth
Pam Hawkins, Policy Analyst, United Parents
 

WORKSHOP 3A: The Intersection of Racism and Homophobia for Children and Youth in the Foster Care System

Vida Khavar, MA, LMFT getREAL CA Project Director
 

WORKSHOP 4A: Federal Legislation and Policy and Child Welfare

Treva Johnson, National Public Policy Director, The Family Focused Treatment Association
 

11:15 – 11:30 am

BREAK- Join us for a quick round of Trivia!

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP 1B Lessons from the Field: How Court Processes have been impacted by COVID-19

Judge Martha A. Matthews, Los Angeles Superior Court in California
 

WORKSHOP 2B: Developing Measures for Ongoing Monitoring of Outcomes for Youth in THP-NMD Placement

Mark Courtney, Samuel Deutsch Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Erika Van Buren, Vice President of Learning, Evaluation & Strategic Impact, First Place for Youth
Jane Schroeder, Director of Public Policy, First Place for Youth
 

WORKSHOP 3B: Youth Voices in the Pandemic

Janay Eustace, Deputy Director, California Youth Connection
 

WORKSHOP 4B: Understanding California's Invisible Foster Care System for Kinship Families

Angie Schwartz, Vice President, Alliance for Children's Rights
Dynell Garron, Director, Family Strengthening & Youth Development, Lincoln
Susannah Faulkner, Policy and Advocacy Manager, Lincoln
 

12:30 – 1:00 pm

BREAK

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS (Executive Management Series and Group Home/STRTP Administrator CEUs

1:00 – 3:00 pm

WORKSHOP 1C: Building Permanent Connections for Youth in Care

Kevin King, MA. Ed.,Training Director, Seneca Family of Agencies
 

3:15 – 5:15 pm

WORKSHOP 2C: Fostering Staff Collaboration to Support Youth in Care

Kevin King, MA. Ed.,Training Director, Seneca Family of Agencies