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Friday, April 27, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Mountain Christian Church (New Life Center)

1824 Mountain Road
Joppa, MD 21085

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Erica Rutka www.cherishthechildsymposium.com
Harford County Department of Social Services
410.836.4587
erica.rutka@maryland.gov

14th Annual Cherish the Child Symposium

Please join us for the 14th Annual Cherish the Child Symposium on April 27, 2018. The day promises workshops on a variety of topics, including turning tragedy into a mission, ACES Interface, childhood trauma, children & families in poverty, human trafficking, trauma & mindfulness and pet therapy. 6 CEU's and Breakfast/Lunch provided.

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    • $75.00 after Sunday, April 1, 2018
    $65.00
    • $70.00 after Sunday, April 1, 2018
    $60.00

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Morning Workshop Selections

  • Workshop A. Taya Kyle, Faith, Family, and Freedom: A Discussion. This interactive workshop will build upon Mrs. Kyle’s Keynote Presentation; audience members will be able to more fully understand how Mrs. Kyle turned her tragedy into her mission. A moderator will be present to ensure a continuous discussion.

  • Workshop B. Frank J. Kros, MSW, JD, Child Abuse and the Brain: The Developmental Impact of Trauma in Childhood – Part One. Understanding the specific consequences of trauma on the growing brain can significantly inform interventions and inspire new approaches for the focus and goal of treatment for child abuse victims.

  • Workshop C. Lt. Veto Mentzell, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Interface. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in a child's life. These events can include physical or sexual abuse, neglect, household dysfunction or witnessing violence. These types of events have a direct impact on children’s developing brains and can have negative health and well-being outcomes as an adult. By learning more about ACEs and bringing that knowledge into our work with the community we can help invent wise actions to address childhood adversity across all sectors, thereby reducing the risk for poor health and social outcomes in adulthood.This will be interactive with attendees.

  • Workshop D. Laurie A. Namey, Beyond the Barriers: Reaching and Serving Our Students And Families in Poverty. Participants will explore ways to proactively serve our families and students who are living in poverty. Engaging activities will allow for participants to discuss perceived myths and assumptions about families and students, ways to mitigate barriers that poverty may present, and ultimately, plan for their success and achievement in our schools.

Afternoon Workshop Selections

  • Workshop E. Frank J. Kros, MSW, JD, Child Abuse and the Brain: The Developmental Impact of Trauma in Childhood – Part Two. Understanding the specific consequences of trauma on the growing brain can significantly inform interventions and inspire new approaches for the focus and goal of treatment for child abuse victims.

  • Workshop F. Lt. Veto Mentzell, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Interface ***Duplicate from Morning Session***. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in a child's life. These events can include physical or sexual abuse, neglect, household dysfunction or witnessing violence. These types of events have a direct impact on children’s developing brains and can have negative health and well-being outcomes as an adult. By learning more about ACEs and bringing that knowledge into our work with the community we can help invent wise actions to address childhood adversity across all sectors, thereby reducing the risk for poor health and social outcomes in adulthood.This will be interactive with attendees.

  • Workshop G. Leanda Welker, LCSW-C, Human Trafficking 101. During this training, attendees will learn the definition of trafficking as well as some of the signs/indicators to look for when someone is being trafficked. This will be interactive with attendees. The language used in “the life” will be used during this presentation, people may become uncomfortable with some of the subject matter.

  • Workshop H. Detective Carey Gerres, Dogs and Kids: Helping abuse victims find their voice. This workshop will consider the benefits and challenges of incorporating therapy dogs into CAC services. Participants will be introduced to the differences between facility and therapy dogs, their respective roles, and how local centers have generated stakeholder buy in and crafted new policies and procedures to accommodate these team members. Participants will be presented with child abuse investigations where dogs have helped kids, from the forensic interview to the trial. Participants will also receive updates on the courthouse dogs pilot program and have an opportunity to meet dogs currently working at the Harford County CAC.

  • Workshop I. Sara Sheikh, LCSW-C, Trauma and Mindfulness: Trauma-Informed Strategies Supporting Resiliency and Competency in Children. This workshop is presented by a licensed clinical social worker and experienced yoga teacher. This experiential workshop includes presentation on trauma informed mind-body exercises and mindfulness concepts, structures and strategies that enhance child well- being in a variety of settings. Participants will engage in Interactive activities as key components to the workshop. Participants will gain knowledge in the use of trauma informed yoga techniques in working with children. Note: Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing in order to fully participate in the mind-body exercises and mindfulness activities.

$9,999.99

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  • Please make check payable to:
    Harford County Department of Social Services C/O Cherish the Child Symposium
    2 South Bond Street, Suite 300
    Bel Air, MD 21014

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