CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

8:30 am - Registration / Exhibitor & Vendor Area opens

9:30 am - Welcome

9:45 am - Breakfast / REWIND screening

11:30 am - Keynote Speaker

12:30 -1:00pm - Networking / Exhibitor Tables / Snack Break

1:00 - 3:00 pm - Afternoon Workshop

2022 WORKSHOPS

Healing from Childhood Complex Trauma  

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

Youth who experience complex childhood trauma are at an increased risk for negative emotional health outcomes. However, children and families are also resilient and have the capacity to heal. This presentation will define complex childhood trauma, explain its impact, and provide tools for helping professionals.

 

Normal Expressions of Sexuality in Children

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

This session will present an overview of sexuality and sexual conditioning, as well as a developmental perspective on healthy sexual expression. The session will focus on typical developmental childhood sexual expression and present ways to differentiate between normative and potentially problematic sexual behavior in children.

 

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

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

Every day children are online, browsing the internet, playing games, or connecting with “friends” in chat rooms.  Learn more about SEXTORTION; how it can happen to anyone, why victims may not report the crime, and how professionals and parents can work together to help victims of this horrifying crime.

2019 WORKSHOPS

Behavior Related to Chronic Illness in Children and Adolescents

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

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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

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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

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Youth in the 21st Century

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

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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