Trauma and Resiliency of the Developing Child

Understanding the Importance of Screening and Assessing for Trauma in Young Children

Speakers
Lindsey Ondrak, LIMHP
Audience Level
Intermediary
Room
Diamond 5

This session will explain early childhood trauma, the importance of screening and assessing for trauma in young children, and will provide an overview of evidenced-based practices.

Intended Audience

All professionals working with children and families.

Changing the Intergenerational Pathway of Trauma

Speakers
Barbara Jessing, LIMHP
Audience Level
Intermediary
Room
Diamond 9

In our work with young children, we find challenges to engaging parents and supporting their changes. In this presentation, we will explore the pathway that can carry the imprint of trauma from one generation to the next. That same pathway can facilitate the transmission of intergenerational and cultural resilience. As we understand this framework, we can learn new ways to uncover hope and strength in parents, for the benefit of the children we serve. We intend for this presentation to give you some practical skills to strengthen a collaborative relationship with parents.

Changing the Intergenerational Pathway of Trauma

Speakers
Barbara Jessing, LIMHP
Audience Level
Intermediary
Room
Diamond 9

In our work with young children, we find challenges to engaging parents and supporting their changes. In this presentation, we will explore the pathway that can carry the imprint of trauma from one generation to the next. That same pathway can facilitate the transmission of intergenerational and cultural resilience. As we understand this framework, we can learn new ways to uncover hope and strength in parents, for the benefit of the children we serve. We intend for this presentation to give you some practical skills to strengthen a collaborative relationship with parents.

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.

Trauma and Resiliency in Families

Speakers
Mike Vance, Ph.D.
Audience Level
Foundational
Room
Diamond 5

The session will discuss strategies to develop resilience in patients and their families. We will explore how providers of all levels can strengthen their own resilience to reduce burnout and maintain a quality care relationship with patients.

Intended Audience

All levels of direct care providers.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to identify the 7 C's of resilience.
  • Participants will be able to identify and apply strategies for development of self resilience.

How We Arrived at Safe & Together‐ Douglas County, Nebraska's Journey to Systemic Change

Speakers
Judge Chad Brown, J.D. Katie Hansen, M.A.
Audience Level
Foundational
Room
Diamond 4

The focus of this presentation will be Douglas County (Omaha), Nebraska's journey to identify a need for systemic change when working with child welfare cases involving domestic violence. This presentation will show how we identified: What is services are available in our community, what is working, what needs improvement, what additional considerations do we need to account for (barriers, buy in, etc.), what can we do better as a community and what we are doing to make change happen.

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.