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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

8:00 am - Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibitor & Vendor Area opens

8:30 - 8:45 am - Welcome

9:00 - 10:30 am - Workshop Session A

10:45 - 12:15 pm - Workshop Session B

12:15 - 12:45 pm - Networking / Exhibitor Tables

12:45 - 2:15 pm - Keynote Luncheon

2:15 - 2:45 pm - Networking / Exhibitor Tables 

2:45 - 4:15 pm - Workshop Session C

2024 WORKSHOPS

Please check back in 2024 for workshop postings

2023 WORKSHOPS

Suicide Prevention: Recognizing Warning Signs and Knowing How to Help

Allison Jimenez, MS - Director of Programs, Zero Suicide Initiative, Hanley Foundation

The Power of Positive Parenting: Tools for Managing Children's Behavior

Anna Svetchnikov, LMFT – CEO, Longwood Care

Creative Interventions with Music and Imagery

Chelsea Johnson, MS, MT-BC, LMT – TEACUP Preemie Program Coordinator, The Children’s Healing Institute

 

Using Inclusive Language to Create Equitable Spaces

Danniella Jones, Psy.D. – Psychologist, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department

 

Utilizing Trauma Informed Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behaviors

Emily Deming, PhD. - Postdoctoral Fellow, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department 

Utilizing Nature’s “Toys” with Children and Families in Play Therapy

Janet Courtney, LCSW, PhD, RPT-S - Founder, Developmental Play & Attachment Therapies

Perinatal Mental Health is Everyone’s Issue: The Importance of Screening

Jennifer Silliman - Advocate/Filmmaker and Mentor Program Coordinator, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Palm Beach County, and Jan Bogie, LMHC, IMH-E – Clinical Director, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Palm Beach County

 

Normal Sexual Expression in Children and Adolescents

Lawrence Siegel, MA, CSE – Director of Education and Training, Sage Institute for Family Development

Understanding Grief and Childhood Bereavement

Lei Lavinsky-Sun, MS Ed. - Program & Training Coordinator, Children’s Bereavement Center

The Myths of Highly Conflicted Parents

Mark Roseman, Ph.D. - CEO, The Toby Center for Family Transitions

Gender-Based Violence: Challenging Media’s Message

Markos Fleury, BA – Violence Prevention Educator, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse and Melanie Afanador - Outreach Services Director, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse

It’s OK to Ask for Help: Connecting Students to School-Based Mental Health

Michael Kane, Ph.D. – Manager, Behavioral and Mental Health, School District of Palm Beach County

 

The Cynosure Effect: Identifying Indicators of Danger

Steve Webb, Ph.D. – founder, Safe School Systems

 

Forensic Interviewing with a Side of Challenge

Tracy Piendle, BSW – Forensic Interviewer / Senior Case Coordinator, Child Protection Team of Palm Beach

 

CRASE, Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

John Ledford - Investigator, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

2022 WORKSHOPS

Healing from Childhood Complex Trauma  

Dr. Danniella Jones - Psychologist, Youth Services Department - Education and Training Center

 

Normal Expressions of Sexuality in Children

Dr. Lawrence Siegel - Clinical Sexologist & Supervisor, Sage Institute for Family Development

Sextortion...It's 11pm... Do you know what your child is doing online?

T. Smith, MSW - Victim Specialist, Department of Justice

2019 WORKSHOPS

Behavior Related to Chronic Illness in Children and Adolescents

Alan Tager - Clinical Liaison, Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents

Becoming a More Effective Therapist by Enhancing Family Therapy Skills

Andres Torrens, LCSW, CCTP - Clinical Director, Families First of Palm Beach County; Adjunct Professor, Barry University School of Social Work

Child Sexual Abuse in the Latino/Hispanic community

Claudia Herrera, LMFT, CFLE - Director of Clinical Services, Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County

Implicit Bias/Racial Micro-aggressions and Impact on Child Welfare

Danniella Jones, Psy.D. - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Palm Beach County Youth Services Highridge Family Center

Moms, Marijuana... and What We Know

David Duresky M.A. – Trainer/Coach

Empowering Families in their Healing from Suicide, Loss, and Trauma

Doreen Cammarata  MS, LMHC – Adjunct Instructor, Hofstra University

Music Therapy and Communication for Children of Various Abilities

Erica Lyles, MT-BC – Owner/Director, Whole Vibes, LLC

 

Pregnancy and Mothering with a Mood Disorder: How Children are Impacted

Jennifer Estrada  LMHC – Licensed Psychotherapist

Homelessness in the Community

Jennifer Raymond LMHC, NCC - Executive Director, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County

Sandra Symonds, LCSW – Program Manager, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County

Bridging the Gap: Understand and connect with your student or Child

Joanna de Peña, M.Ed. – Founder & CEO, Top Notch Scholars

​​Evidenced-Based Practices in Treating Disruptive Behaviors 

Laura Cruz, Ph.D. - Psychologist, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department

 

Stepfamilies: A Greater Understanding for Professionals Working with Blended Families

 

Loren Berry, Psy.D. – Psychologist, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department

What's Media Got To Do With It?

Matthew Tyler - Violence Prevention Educator, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse

Markos Fleury – Violence Prevention Educator, Aide to Victims of Domestic Abuse

Sexual Abuse: You are No Longer My Dirty Little Secret

Randee A. Kogan, M.S., LMHC - Kogan Counseling Services, LLC

Monica E. Gonzalez, LMHC – Sexual Assault Licensed Therapist, Palm Beach County Victim Services

Preventative Measures: Having Conversations That Count

Terri Ferguson, M.S.W., LCSW

Youth in the 21st Century

Liza Piekarsky, LMHC, CAP - Regional Director of Marketing, Retreat Behavioral; Licensed Therapist, Caring Therapists of Broward

Normal Expressions of Sexuality in Children

Lawrence Siegel, MA, CSE, AASECT - Director of Education and Training, Sage Institute for Family Development

​Immigration 101

Shane O’Meara, Esq – Staff Attorney & Supervisor Immigrant Advocacy Project, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County

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