SCHEDULE - CONFERENCE

All events will take place at the Park Central Hotel San Francisco.  Agenda details will be updated periodically.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

6:00pm    Welcome Reception: Join us for hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and conversation

Welcome Remarks

Nadine Burke Harris, Founder and CEO, Center for Youth Wellness

Daniel Lurie, Founder and CEO, Tipping Point Community & Chair, Center for Youth Wellness Board of Directors

8:00pm    Day Ends

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Moving Beyond Awareness

8:00am    Registration & Breakfast

9:00am    Morning Plenary

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Mark Cloutier, Executive Director, Center for Youth Wellness

Brigid McCaw, Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Family Violence Prevention Program

ACEs & Toxic Stress: The State of the Movement

The Conference opens with an update on the state of the movement to address early adversity across the sectors that work with children and their families.

Nadine Burke Harris, Founder and CEO, Center for Youth Wellness

The Data behind ACEs and Resilience

A presentation of the latest data and research on ACEs and resilience and its implications to advance the movement to address childhood adversity.

Christina Bethell, ‎Professor, Director, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative - ‎Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Moving Beyond Awareness: Trends Opportunities & Successes From The Field

Experts will discuss opportunities for collaborative approaches to addressing early adversity and trauma and share stories of success and lessons learned from multi-sector efforts to address public health concerns.

Ted Lempert, President, Children Now

Michael Newman, Director of Bureau of Children's Justice, California Department of Justice

Robert K. Ross, President and CEO, The California Endowment

Moderated by Mark Cloutier, Executive Director, Center for Youth Wellness

12:00pm   Lunch & Networking

1:45pm     Breakout Sessions I: Skills and Practices to Advance Us Forward

The breakout sessions will explore key strategies, skills and practices necessary to advance our collective work to address the impacts of early adversity and trauma.

  • Early Identification and Promising Interventions in Early Childhood (focus on ages 0-5)*: The challenge of integrating trauma-informed practices into work with parenting adults has emerged as a central question in early childhood. This session will explore efforts to infuse this knowledge into the overlapping early childhood service systems. Speakers will discuss a variety of approaches to identifying exposure to ACEs through screening, as well as considerations for intervention among this age group. They will also discuss the broader research contexts of screening and intervention.

Christina Bethell, Professor, Director, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Kadija Johnston, Director, Infant-Parent Program and Associate Chief Social Worker, UCSF Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco General Hospital

Dayna Long, Pediatrician, Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland

Moderated by Moira Kenney, Executive Director, First 5 California

  • Early Identification and Promising Interventions in Middle Childhood (focus on ages 6-10)*: For many children, middle childhood signifies the entrance into the formal education system. The school can play a critical role in identifying and supporting children who have been exposed to adversity. Speakers will address concepts regarding the identification of adversity in middle childhood and trauma-informed educational practices.

Chris Blodgett, Director Child and Family Research Unit, Washington State University

Joyce Dorado, Co-Founder and Director of UCSF Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS)

Derek J. Smith, Chief Program Officer, Turnaround for Children

  • Early Identification and Promising Interventions in Adolescence (focus on ages 11-21)*:  Adolescence opens a window of developmental opportunity. However, both cumulative and current experiences of adversity and trauma during this period may increase vulnerability for negative social and health outcomes. Speakers will discuss the effects of adversity and stressors during adolescence, how to identify them and considerations for interventions that capitalize on developmental opportunities during this period.

Alison Chopel, Director, California Adolescent Health Collaborative, Public Health Institute

William Martinez, Fellow, University of California Berkeley

Naomi Schapiro, Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Nursing

Moderated by Juan Taizan, Associate Director Programs, California School-based Health Alliance

  • Addressing the Determinants of ACEs/Toxic Stress*: Some communities experience childhood adversity more extremely and profoundly than others. In this interactive session, speakers will present a framework for understanding and addressing community-level trauma and share strategies for developing a multi-sector approach focused on primary prevention.

Jama Mohamed, Program Coordinator, United Women of East African Support

Howard Pinderhughes, Associate Professor, UCSF School of Nursing

Victor Rodriguez, Making Connections Initiative, Tacoma Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD)

Moderated by Ruben Cantu, Program Manager for Community Trauma, Mental Health, and Violence Prevention, Prevention Institute

  • Leveraging ACEs Connection Network*: What role can ACEs Connection Network play in developing and supporting your community’s ACEs initiative? Learn how this news and social media network is helping communities across the country get organized, share resources, and tell their stories as they implement trauma-informed and resilience-building practices. ACEs Connection staff will provide an overview of the network, including its tools, review the types of geographic and interest-based groups on the network, and explain how to start and manage a group for your own community. Members of communities that have groups on ACEsConnection.com will explain how they use its tools to support their efforts to create change at local and state levels, including how to post blogs, organize events, recruit and communicate with members and use the network’s tools to map the community. Whether you’re a current member, or learning about ACEs Connection Network for the first time, this session has something to offer you. Bring your laptop, tablet, or other device to access the site during this session.

ACEs Connection Network

  • Trauma-informed Systems and Workforce Development (Parts 1 & 2): A trauma-informed approach uses knowledge of trauma to shape policies and practices across the full range of environments, systems and agencies. Cultivating trauma-informed systems requires a shift in paradigm to include a shared language, common agenda and collective action among the various stakeholders. In part 1 of this session, speakers will discuss the conceptual definitions informing the development of trauma-informed systems. Building off of this overview, in part 2, speakers will look more closely at the application of these perspectives. Participants are encouraged to attend part 1 and part 2.

Part 1: Defining a trauma informed system

Kimberly Aceves, Executive Director, RYSE

Maretta Juarez, Senior Mental Health Program Manager, Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department Family & Children’s Division, Trauma Transformed Collaborative

Moderated by Steve Wirtz, Chief, Injury Surveillance and Epidemiology Section, Safe and Active Communities Branch, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

* Indicates session is repeated in Session II

3:00pm         Break   

3:15pm         Breakout Sessions II: Skills and Practices to Advance Us Forward

  • Early Identification and Promising Interventions in Early Childhood (focus on ages 0-5): Session Repeats
  • Early Identification and Promising Interventions in Middle Childhood (focus on ages 6-10): Session Repeats
  • Early Identification and Promising Interventions in Adolescence (focus on ages 11-21): Session Repeats
  • Addressing the Determinants of ACEs/Toxic Stress*: Session Repeats
  • Leveraging ACEs Connection Network:  Session Repeats
  • Trauma-informed Systems and Workforce Development

Part 2. Application: Changing the paradigm

Ken Epstein, Children’s System of Care Director, San Francisco County Community Behavioral Health Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health

Brian Farragher, Executive Director, Hanna Boys Center

Jen Leland, T2 Center Director, Trauma Transformed Collaborative

Moderated by Steve Wirtz, Chief, Injury Surveillance and Epidemiology Section, Safe and Active Communities Branch, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

* Indicates session is repeated from Session I

4:30pm    Happy Hour Reception: Conference and Pediatric Symposium guests meet for a joint reception         

Ashley Judd, Activist and Humanitarian

6:30pm     Day Ends

 

Friday, October 21, 2016

action for change

8:00am    Registration & Breakfast

9:00am     Morning Plenary

Becoming a Change Agent: Inspiration From Folks Like You! 

We are all changemakers. Speakers will share their stories of how they became advocates for change and how they are impacting their communities.

Mona Hanna-Attisha, Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Hurley Medical Center and Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Nelba-Marquez-Greene, Founder and Director, The Ana Grace Project

Sarah Pauter, Founder and CEO, Phenomenal Families

10:30am   Project Showcase

Showcase presenters will display and discuss research, programs, and tools that highlight the role of connections in efforts to address childhood adversity, deepen our understanding of ACEs, toxic stress, and resiliency, and models of effective or promising approaches to addressing childhood adversity. 

Video Showcase

Multimedia campaigns are supporting efforts to increase public and professional awareness of childhood adversity. Four campaigns will be showcased in 15 minute scheduled sessions.

12:00pm   Lunch & Networking

1:00pm    Trauma-informed and Resilience-building Communities

Teri Barila, CEO, Children's Resilience Initiative

DeAngelo Mack, Program Coordinator of the Sacramento Violence Intervention Program, WellSpace Health

Ariane Marie-Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center

Moderated by Jane Stevens, Editor, ACEs Connection Network/ACEs Too High

2:15pm     Keynote: Creating Change: Equal Justice Initiative

Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative

2:45pm    Closing

Nadine Burke Harris, Founder and CEO, Center for Youth Wellness

3:00pm    Conference Ends