Diamond 2

Stress, ACEs, Covid‐19: Now What?

Speakers
Mark Hald, Ph.D.
Audience Level
Advanced
Room
Diamond 2

The session will review Adverse Childhood Experiences and the impact of stress on development domains 0 to 3. One significant stressor we have all been dealing with the last two years is the impact that COVID-19 has had on each of us, our children, our loved one, our coworkers, etc. What is the impact and how is that affecting myself and others? My work? The children? What can I do? Why does the impact affect each of us in different ways? How might compassion for self and others impact both my professional and personal lives.

Families Thrive: A Framework for Strengthening Families

Speakers
Alyson Goedken Leslie Baker Sydney Shead
Audience Level
Foundational
Room
Diamond 2

Join us in a conversation on how the Families Thrive framework can shift mental models in building relationships and working with young children and families. Families Thrive is a multi-generation, evidence informed approach that integrates the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) Strengthening Families™ and Youth Thrive™ frameworks to strengthen families by enhancing promotive and protective factors.

The Poverty Story You Don't Know

Speakers
Tina Chasek, Ph.D.
Audience Level
Intermediary
Room
Diamond 2

This workshop will be an encounter with the poverty story we don’t always know. Participants will be challenged to confront the other side of poverty by exploring the cultural norms and hidden rules of socio-economic class. Participants will engage in exercises that guide their own understanding, ideas and beliefs about socio-economic class as well as exploring strategies to bridge the poverty gap when working with families.

Intended Audience

Everyone who works with families.