Session Track:

Family & Youth Engagement
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Helping Families Thrive: Positive Behavior Support Practices

October 19, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Families, caregivers, and supporting professionals learn a practical process to discover how their behaviors and the structure of their homes contribute to all family members’ overall functioning and well-being. Participants will receive materials, tools, and a resource list to further their understanding and use of these Positive Behavior Support principles in homes and communities. Participants will learn about these evidence-based and culturally sensitive Positive Behavior Support (PBS) pract…

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Strengthening Family Competence in Teaming and Collaboration Practices

October 19, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Families need support in developing their confidence and competence for engaging in IFSP and IEP teams. In this session we will share a set of free, evidence-based workshop modules for use in family training efforts within your own state or community. Based on the DEC Recommended Practices for Teaming and Collaboration, these resources are grounded in principles of adult learning to support families’ development of necessary skills to be engaged members of their child’s team. …

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The Importance of Family Partnership in the MCHB Title V Block Grant Review process: Increasing Family Reviewers through the Family Reviewer Mentorship program at the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Division of State and Community Health

October 19, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Division of State and Community Health (DSCH) has taken steps over the past three years to increase its engagement of families in programmatic activities. This includes the creation of the Title V Block Grant Family Reviewer Mentorship program, which provides an opportunity for family reviewers to take part in MCHB Block Grant reviews with the support of a mentor and additional training. This workshop will explore these programs.…

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The Power of Youth Voices: A Roundtable Discussion with YASA (Youth as Self Advocates)

October 19, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
During this roundtable discussion, a panel of YASA members will share their passions and successes around issues like creating a youth board, managing health care, the impact of Covid-19, telehealth, ableism, finding their voice, relationships, disability rights, school, employment, and transportation. It will also be an opportunity for the audience to participate in a robust conversation with YASA about any topic relating to youth.…

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Collaborative Initiatives of Florida’s Title V CYSHCN Program for Transforming Family Engagement, Partnership, and Leadership

October 19, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Florida’s Department of Health Children’s Medical Services Care Plan and Specialty Services Program, Title V-Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program champions family and youth partnership through program collaboration with agencies, health systems, and community organizations, as well as through internal activities. Gain key learnings and resources for replicating your own interdisciplinary, family partner-inclusive programs and initiatives. This session is for all attendee…

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Family Engagement in a Complex Care Clinic: From Vision to Implementation

October 19, 10:15 am – 11:45 am
This workshop will describe how the unique partnership between South Carolina’s PTI and Department of Social Services collaborates to improve the developmental, educational, social, emotional and post-secondary outcomes for children and youth with disabilities and other special needs who are involved in the child welfare system.

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Bringing a Family Engagement Framework to Life: From Paper to Action

October 18, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Until there is true cooperation and actions to back a commitment to working together, a framework for family engagement is only words on paper. A community’s response to collaborative problem solving starts with strong, trusting relationships. We need to go beyond creating a framework for family engagement. In this workshop, we provide examples and activities for bringing a framework to life for both families and practitioners.…

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Integrating Charting the LifeCourse into the Family Organizations

October 18, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Learn how the Charting the LifeCourse framework and tools are being used to support families across the lifespan through information and referral support, navigation and educational advocacy and peer support. Learn how. Kansas is using CtLC with their Transition and Employment workshops, how Missouri has incorporated CtLC into their day-to-day navigational supports for families and how Ohio is integrated CtLC into their peer support mentor programs. They will share how they got started, how th…

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Letting Families Take the Lead: Advancing Family Centered Approaches to Address Children’s Complex Medical, Social and Relational Health Needs

October 18, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Growing evidence and awareness about child and family social and relational health needs has led to widespread efforts to assess and address social determinants of health, relational health risks (like ACEs) and to promote family resilience and strong caregiver-child connection. Ensuring these efforts let families lead and address the larger systems and structural issues related to social and relational health risks is critical. This workshop critiques current approaches and identifies promisin…

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Intersectionality: From Theory to Practice

October 18, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
We invite participants to learn with us as we explore why intersectionality matters for everyone. Together, we will dive into how we can utilize each other’s strengths and differences to further our causes and deepen our relationships. This presentation aims to first illustrate the theory and define its most fundamental ideas, and then offer examples of how these principles guide the work our two organizations carry forward. Audience members will gain a new appreciation for anti-racist and non-discriminatory practice, and a way to take social theory from theory into practice.

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