Schedule

Schedule

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Please note: The schedule is subject to change until it is finalized in June 2024. Room location for each session will be added after the agenda is finalized in June 2024.

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 25, 2024

10:40 - 11:50am CDT

Select from these breakout sessions:

Breakout Session

Attuning to Yourself

Speaker: Tracey Kock
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Breakout Session

Celebrating Seven Years: The Journey of Reflective Practice in Nebraska

Speaker: Kelli Hauptman, Jamie Bahm
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Breakout Session

Connecting the Dots: Applying the Enhanced Resource Guidelines and the Safe Baby Court Approach to Enhance the Safety for Nebraska's Most Vulnerable

Speaker: Moriah Taylor
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Breakout Session

Culturally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood

Speaker: Ingrid Lindal
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Breakout Session

Developing Professional Skills to Promote Family Engagement: The Getting Ready Approach

Speaker: Tamara Hechtner-Galvin, Katie Zabel
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Breakout Session

Early Development Network: Your Guide to Early Intervention Services in Nebraska

Speaker: Sue Bainter, Jennifer Calahan, Janice Lee
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Breakout Session

EUREKA!! Discovering Your Data Treasure Trove in Teaching Strategies GOLD.

Speaker: Amy Colwell Williams, Kristina Norwood
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Breakout Session

How Does Language Justice Impact Your Community

Speaker: Mariana Schell, Mariella Resendiz Alvarado
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Breakout Session

The Impact of COVID on Young Children and Families and Ways to Support Resilience

Speaker: Joy Osofsky
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Breakout Session

Traffic Stop: Human Division

Speaker: Stacey Cahill, Lisa Pereyra-Molina
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Breakout Session

Understanding Preschool Environments to Promote Inclusion in Nebraska

Speaker: Dr. Vera Stroup-Rentier, Ginny Howard
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Breakout Session

What Children Do Remember: Disruptions in Attachment and Why Adoption and Kinship is Not the Final Answer

Speaker: Stacy Varouh
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12:50 - 2:00pm CDT

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Breakout Session

Changing the Way We Look at Challenging Behaviors: An Adult-First Intervention

Speaker: Hayley Jackson, Erin Kampbell, Emily Manning
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Breakout Session

Infant Mental Health Endorsement is Good for Babies!

Speaker: Samantha Bradley, Tana Goosic
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Breakout Session

Keeping the Baby in Mind: Advocating for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health in the Child Welfare System

Speaker: Samantha Byrns, Lori Rodriquez-Fletcher
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Breakout Session

Playing Around: Strategies for Engaging Children and Families in Everyday Play

Speaker: Dr. Sara Westerlin
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Breakout Session

Post-Pandemic Home Visitation: Supporting Staff and Families

Speaker: Jennifer Durand, Deanna Schlautman
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Breakout Session

Ready to Learn: Innovative early childhood multimedia resources to support partnership with families and caregivers

Speaker: Amy Cassner
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Breakout Session

Reasonable Efforts: Reasonable Efforts: Practical Application for Judges, Lawyers, Caseworkers, CASAs and All Involved in Child Welfare

Speaker: Judge Douglas Johnson
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Breakout Session

Reflective Practice: Looking at Your Work from the Inside Out

Speaker: Dayna Goff
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Breakout Session

Safe & Healthy Families Court: Nebraska’s Framework for DV-Informed Practice

Speaker: Dr. Pamela Jordan, Judge Elise M.W. White, Lindsey Turner, Beth Buhr
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Breakout Session

Supporting Young Children within the Learning Environment: Inclusivity and Assistive Technology

Speaker: Stacey Hauser, Brian Wojcik, Kim Bowen, Jeri Johnson
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Breakout Session

Ten Creative Tools for Building and Maintaining Your Resiliency

Speaker: Kay Glidden, Beth Reynolds Lewis
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Breakout Session

The ABC's of Equity in Early Childhood (Acknowledgement, Belonging, and Commitment)

Speaker: Becky Dunlap-Morton, LeLynda Briggs-Linstadt
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2:20 - 3:30pm CDT

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Breakout Session

Applied Educational Neuroscience: The Importance of Adult Regulation

Speaker: Sunny Edwards, Becky Jo Wylie
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Breakout Session

Circle of Security in Nebraska

Speaker: Samantha Bradley
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Breakout Session

Connecting the Dots: Applying the Enhanced Resource Guidelines and the Safe Baby Court Approach to Enhance the Safety for Nebraska's Most Vulnerable

Speaker: Moriah Taylor
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Breakout Session

Creating an Oasis in a Childcare Desert: How rural districts are addressing the need for high-quality childcare programs for their families

Speaker: Amy Kroll, Randy Geier, Jackie Anderson, Rachel Sissel, Amy Colwell Williams
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Breakout Session

Generational Trauma- A Case Study

Speaker: Machaela Hackendahl
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Breakout Session

Home Visiting Programs: Healthy Families America and Child Welfare Prevention

Speaker: Jamie Kramer, Jennifer Auman
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Breakout Session

More Than Words: Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication with Young Children

Speaker: Jessica Broderick
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Breakout Session

Part C to Part B Early Childhood Transition Resources

Speaker: Jessica Anthony, Amy Bunnell
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Breakout Session

There’s Grief There: The importance of recognizing and treating unresolved grief in our clinical work of non-death related symptoms

Speaker: Tiffany Eisenbraun
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Breakout Session

Tips for Guardians ad Litem and CASA Volunteers Working with Young Children

Speaker: Tana Fye
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Breakout Session

Traffic Stop: Human Division

Speaker: Stacey Cahill, Lisa Pereyra-Molina
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Breakout Session

Understanding the Basic Concepts of Attachment and the Application of the attachment Lens in Early Childhood Intervention

Speaker: Mark Hald
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3:50 - 5:00pm CDT

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Breakout Session

A Comprehensive Competency Framework for Early Childhood Educators in Nebraska to Facilitate Career Advancement

Speaker: Victoria Johnson, Julia Torquati, Alexa Yunes-Koch, Simin Kazemi, Dawn Mollenkopf, Soo-Young Hong
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Breakout Session

Attuning to Yourself

Speaker: Tracey Kock
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Breakout Session

Children’s Justice Attorney Education Fellowship Program: Preventing Legal Deserts in Our Rural Communities

Speaker: Michelle Paxton
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Breakout Session

IDEA Part C Procedural Safeguards: Introducing a Module for Families

Speaker: Dr. Vera Stroup-Rentier, Mark Smith, Connie Shockley
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Breakout Session

Impact from Infancy: A Model of Court Intervention

Speaker: Elizabeth Straham, Heather Werthmann
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Breakout Session

Nebraska's Implementation of Prenatal Plans of Safe Care

Speaker: Mikayla Wicks
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Breakout Session

Parents Interacting With Infants (PIWI) in Nebraska

Speaker: Nikki Roseberry, Christen Million
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Breakout Session

Ten Creative Tools for Building and Maintaining Your Resiliency

Speaker: Kay Glidden, Beth Reynolds Lewis
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Breakout Session

The Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

Speaker: Judge Douglas Johnson
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Breakout Session

Therapeutic Time-Outs for Behavior Management in Young Children

Speaker: Dr. Corey Lieneman
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Breakout Session

Treatment and Incarceration Issues for Parents of Young Children

Speaker: Tana Fye
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Breakout Session

What Children Do Remember: Disruptions in Attachment and Why Adoption and Kinship is Not the Final Answer

Speaker: Stacy Varouh
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Day 2 - Wednesday, June 26, 2024

9:00 - 10:10am CDT

Select from these breakout sessions:

Breakout Session

AT 101 for Young Children: Let’s Explore Assistive Technology!

Speaker: Kim Bowen, Brian Wojcik, Stacey Hauser, Jeri Johnson
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Breakout Session

Beyond the NICU: a collaborative, family-centered approach to NICU follow up in Nebraska

Speaker: Dr. Kerry Miller, Dr. Paige Hardy
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Breakout Session

Culturally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood

Speaker: Ingrid Lindal
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Breakout Session

Early Childhood Mental Health and Early Intervention

Speaker: Samantha Bradley
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Breakout Session

How to Talk to Kids About Body Safety, Boundaries and Sexual Abuse

Speaker: Christy Prang
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Breakout Session

If I Knew Then What I know Now: Lessons Learned from Problem-Solving Courts

Speaker: Jamie Bahm, Judge Roger Heideman, Judge Elise M.W. White, Dr. Pamela Jordan
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Breakout Session

Overview of ECMH Services in Nebraska

Speaker: Lindsey Ondrak
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Breakout Session

Playing Around: Strategies for Engaging Children and Families in Everyday Play

Speaker: Dr. Sara Westerlin
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Breakout Session

Self Care and Resiliency

Speaker: Jennifer Auman
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Breakout Session

Special Care: Quality Inclusive Care in Early Childhood Settings

Speaker: Janice Lee, Susan Borcher
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Breakout Session

Successful Collaboration Between DHHS and EDN Services

Speaker: Cherish Lienemann, April Christensen
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Breakout Session

Transitions Matter!

Speaker: Barbara Jessing, Melanie Anderson
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10:30 - 11:40am CDT

Select from these breakout sessions:

Breakout Session

Applied Educational Neuroscience: The Importance of Adult Regulation

Speaker: Sunny Edwards, Becky Jo Wylie
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Breakout Session

Changing the Way We Look at Challenging Behaviors: An Adult-First Intervention

Speaker: Hayley Jackson, Erin Kampbell, Emily Manning
More info > on Changing the Way We Look at Challenging Behaviors: An Adult-First Intervention
Breakout Session

Community Connections- The Story of Home Visitation Agencies Coming Together to Better Serve Our Families

Speaker: Sarah Roesler, Jesse Meints-Harms, Angela Johnson, Kelly Erikson
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Breakout Session

Early Childhood Professionals’ and Students’ Experiences and Supports Needed to Complete Degrees and Certification: A Mixed-methods Study

Speaker: Julia Torquati, Victoria Johnson, Alexa Yunes-Koch, Tracy Gordon, Nancy Engen-Wedin, Simin Kazemi
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Breakout Session

Feeding/Sleeping Issues in Young Children: Strategies to Share with Families

Speaker: Sue Bainter, Janice Lee, Christina Kilgore
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Breakout Session

How Does Language Justice Impact Your Community

Speaker: Mariana Schell, Mariella Resendiz Alvarado
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Breakout Session

Introduction to Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Speaker: Dr. Corey Lieneman, Dr. Rachel Schumacher
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Breakout Session

Reasonable Efforts: Reasonable Efforts: Practical Application for Judges, Lawyers, Caseworkers, CASAs and All Involved in Child Welfare

Speaker: Judge Douglas Johnson
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Breakout Session

Survivor Voice: Implementing Survivors’ Perspectives during Domestic Violence MDTs

Speaker: Elizabeth Straham, Heather Werthmann
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Breakout Session

There’s Grief There: The importance of recognizing and treating unresolved grief in our clinical work of non-death related symptoms

Speaker: Tiffany Eisenbraun
More info > on There’s Grief There: The importance of recognizing and treating unresolved grief in our clinical work of non-death related symptoms
Breakout Session

Treatment and Incarceration Issues for Parents of Young Children

Speaker: Tana Fye
More info > on Treatment and Incarceration Issues for Parents of Young Children
Breakout Session

Understanding the Basic Concepts of Attachment and the Application of the attachment Lens in Early Childhood Intervention

Speaker: Mark Hald
More info > on Understanding the Basic Concepts of Attachment and the Application of the attachment Lens in Early Childhood Intervention