24th Annual
Kids, Courts and Schools
"What Works???"
Conference
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Thursday Oct. 5, 2017
 
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Presentation Handouts will be available HERE after the conference.


Opening Plenary
8:30-9:45

Understanding the Surreal

Looking for the Magic Wand

In this session Brad will use his personal story to discuss the  sometimes difficult inner workings of the Juvenile Justice System and System of Care.  Through personal experience Brad will identify effective interventions designed to interrupt the journey youth sometimes find themselves in and how service providers find themselves in the process. 

Bradley Bullock C.ADC, MISAI is an Administrator for TASC, covering court services programs in the 1st and 2nd Judicial Circuits and Corrections programming for Southern Illinois.  Bradley has worked primarily with recovering methamphetamine and heroin users on supervision throughout Southern Illinois.  He sits on many community-based committees and is a strong advocate for justice involved individuals throughout Illinois.  Bradley has presented at conferences throughout the state addressing substance abuse, mental health professionals, teachers, and criminal justice professionals.  Bradley’s history includes growing up in a troubled family, repeated arrests, incarcerations, and a history of co0occurring disorders.  Bradley changed his life 29 years ago with help from TASC where he was a client.  He is a parent and active member of his community.

 

Session I
10:00 - 11:00



CURRENT DRUG TRENDS; SYNTHETICS, HEROIN AND YOUTH

Special Agent, Marissa Lee

Adolescents are increasing abusing designer synthetic drugs under the false premise that they are safer than classic drugs because they are frequently being sold in retail stores.  Many of these substances are available over the internet, sold as “research  chemicals” from China.  With strange sounding names such as “N-Bomb,” “Flakka,” and “U-4,” these powerful drugs are often much more potent than the cocaine, marijuana or heroin that they mimic, with disastrous results.  This seminar will feature the newest of the designer synthetic drugs in Illinois that may be seen by Illinois first responders.

 

CHANGES IN THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

Hope Cabonaro, MCSW, LCSW

This session will provide the changes that have occurred in the child welfare system and the impact those changes have on those that work with youth.

 

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS-UNDERSTANDING THE LAW

Patti Wease

This workshop will discuss how many homeless children are identified through truancy work.  These two issues are intertwined many times, but are not recognized until the student starts to suffer at school.

  

LIVING WITH AN ADDICTED LOVED ONE

Tara Montgomery and Guest

Loving an addict can be nothing short of horrific.  The number of hours spent sitting alone feeling broken and desperate are innumerable.  The facilitator will present a  no-holds-barred discussion of the heartbreaking lessons learned in loving and living with an addict, and how you can start taking your life back by learning to set boundaries within your home and your life and removing the primary focus from the addict to other responsibilities in your life, such as non-addicted family members, work, and most importantly yourself.

 







 











Break - 11:00 - 11:15 AM




 Session II  
11:15 - 12:15  

YASI—YOUTH ASSESSMENT SCREENING INSTRUMENT :  The Instrument, The Benefit and Possible Outcomes

Peg Robertson

Participants will explore the Youth Assessment and Screening Instrument (YASI™).  It is an innovative model that assesses risk, needs and protective factors in youth populations.  YASI  - Measures protective factors to help case workers build on the strengths of youth to buffer the negative impact of risk.  Provides pre-screening functionality, critical for settings where triage based on risk principles is required.  Includes a case planning component designed to help case workers identify and monitor the priority targets for behavior change.  Produces results quickly and efficiently through web-based software that also guides the user through case plan development. 

GIRLS IN THE  JUSTICE SYSTEM

Wendy Nussbaum

Girls represent the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system.  Today, nearly 30 percent of juveniles arrested are girls or young women and their share of arrests, detainment, and court cases has steadily increased over the past two decades.  Come find out who these girls are, what are their stories and why their numbers are growing.    

HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND UNDERSTAND TRAUMA - EXPLORING  THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Session I of II) 

Yvette Hicks

Participants will explore the relationship of trauma, violence, and the teen brain. Exploring the main sources of toxic stress in an effort to understand the reactivity, unthinking behavior of youth exposed to multiple Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) .  *Short video will be shown to demonstrate the profound impact of trauma on children and youth.

LGBTQ+ Youth-IN SCHOOLS AND IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

Nat Duran

Youth holding LGBTQ+ identities are disproportionately pushed out of school and into carceral systems as a direct result of systemic lack in supports and affirming spaces. This primer on LGBTQ+ identities will cover basic terminology and best practices at ensuring that all spaces for learning are   accessible for all participants.




     LUNCH 

12:15 - 1:30


Session III    

1:30-2:30

DOMESTICE VILOENCE:  ONE WOMEN’S JOURNEY

Kim Barbee-Tucker

This Presentation travels through one Woman’s Domestic Violence Journey, from a Child to an Adult. How did it all start? What did Domestic Violence “Mean” to her and “Why” did she stay? Concluding with how Survivors can get help, move forward with their lives and how “US” as professionals can help them to Succeed.

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS YOUTH SCREENING INSTRUMENT (MAYSI-2)

Jessica Durbin and Christine Boyd

Understand the benefits of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument Version 2 (MAYSI™-2) which was designed to help juvenile justice and youth service facilities quickly identify special mental health needs in youth 12 to 17 years of age.  The web MAYSI-2 instrument provides the ability for youth to be screened either manually by staff, or by allowing youth to answer a series of questions on their own.

 

SURVIVING TRAUMA OF SEXUAL ABUSE

Queen Hatchett & Carmel Brown

This workshop will entail areas of trauma that children experience when they are sexually abused. It will also include issues that can develop such as dissociation and behavioral disorders. Effects such as promiscuity at an early age, experience with alcohol and drug abuse, experimenting with prostitution, and some other effects will also be discussed. And lastly, an explanation of what can happen with a female’s body when she is abused at such an early age.

  

OVERVIEW OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN SCHOOLS

Sara Balgoyen

Learn about the Restorative Justice philosophy and the Restorative Practices being used in schools to improve school climate and reduce out of school discipline referrals and suspensions.  Attendees will gain a basic understanding of the practices and implementation process, but this is NOT a training.

 


 





Break 2:30 - 2:45 PM



  Session IV    

2:45-3:45

CHANGES IN JUVENILE LAW

Judge Todd Lambert

This session will provide information on changes in juvenile law and how these changes impact those who work with youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

 HOW TO RESPOND TO CHILDREN WITH MULTIPLE ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EVENTS (ACE’S)  (Session II of II)

Yvette Hicks

Participant will explore the various strategies for responding to children and youth with multiple Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs). Participants will discuss strategies implementing fundamental changes, relationship building, social emotional and community engagement strategies.  *A Short video will be shown to explore trauma- informed and evidenced- based strategies for working children and youth, with an emphasis on working with boys off color.*

  

 YOUTH SUICIDE:  MYTHS, FACTS AND TIPS FOR TREATMENT

Dr.  Jeremy Jewell

There are many myths that surround the topic of suicide in youth. These myths will be presented and debunked while facts about suicide will also be discussed. Specific populations that are at-risk as well as national statistics on suicide will be presented as well. Warning signs of suicide and recommendations for crisis intervention will also be discussed as well as plans for long-term treatment.

 

TREATMENT APPROACHES FOR YOUTH OF TRAUMA 

Carmel Brown & Queen Hatchett

 

 










Door Prize Drawings
You must submit an Overall Evaluation
to receive a Ticket for the drawing

3:50 - 4:00

 

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CEU’S 
Provided by the Spero Family Services formally United Methodist Children's Home
CPDU'S
Provided Regional Office of Education #13

CLE'S
Provided by the Second Circuit Youth Council

 MTU'S  
Provided by Mobile Team Unit 15



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3:55 - 4:15



Registration Fee  $65                  Foster Parents — No Charge 

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