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Schedule-at-a-Glance

Workshop Descriptions 

Monday, October 16

Tuesday, October 17

Wednesday, October 18

Important CEU Information




Monday, October 16

Conference Registration - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Pre-Session - 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Emergency Shelter Roundtable Discussion


Session A General Session - 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.

Part 1: Aftermath of the Aftermath: A Discussion about the Immediate and Longer-term Impact of Hurricane Harvey

Part 2: Child Sex Trafficking: Responding to This Growing Need


Session B Workshops - 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

B1  Using Data and the Path to Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

B2  Preparing Yourselves and Your Community for Community-Based Foster Care

B3  It takes a Village to Advocate for the Educational Rights of Special Needs Children in CPS Care

B4  Residential Child Care Performance-Based Contracting: What’s New and What You Need to Know

B5  Supervising for Safety: The Administrator’s Role in Abuse Risk Management

B6  Adoptions Started Well  LCPAA only


Conference Reception - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. — All conference attendees welcome


Tuesday, October 17 

Conference Registration - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Opening General Session - 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

You Can Do It, Chadwick Sapenter


Session C Workshops - 10:20 to 11:50 a.m.

C1  Where Are You Headed and a Path to Get There

C2  High Performance Management: Managing Change in the Evolving World of Child Protection

C3  Leadership in Developing a Transition Program for Youth Aging Out of Residential and Foster Care

C4  The FIRST Approach: Bridging the Critical Gap Between Child Welfare and Mental Health Service Provision

C5  Reaching and Engaging Families and Communities: The Ethics of Meeting Them Where They Are *

C6  STAR Health Overview with a Focus on Services for High Needs Kids


Luncheon General Session - 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

The Foster EP - The Texas Foster Care System, Kyle Hutton


Session D Workshops - 1:40 to 3:10 p.m.

D1  The Importance of Judicial Relationships and How to Outreach with the Judicial Branch

D2  Advocacy for Parents: Tips for Involving and Working with the Family

D3  CEO Succession Planning and Leadership Development Through Strategic Planning Processes

D4  A Better Way for Tough Kids: Implementing Building Bridges Initiative Framework in Residential Treatment Centers  LCCA only

D5  Understanding the Critical Ethical Loop of Direct Practice, Recordkeeping, and Data Collection *

D6  Recovering Clients: Seeing Service Disruptions as Opportunities, Not Failures


Session E Workshops - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

E1  Residential Child Care Licensing Update – A New Day for Child Care Licensing

E2  Millennials in the Workplace

E3  A Team Approach to Trauma Informed Care

E4  Effective Transitional Living Services for Youth Aging Out of Care

E5  Differences Between Developmental Disabilities (note, this is a newly-added session)

E6  Waving the Magic Wand: The Miracle of Wraparound  LCPAA only


Alliance Membership Meeting - 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. — Alliance members only **


Wednesday, October 18

Session F Workshops - 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

F1  Navigating the Road to National Accreditation

F2  Provider Enrollment for Texas Medicaid and STAR Health

F3  Let Kids Be Kids: Using Normalcy to Improve Child Wellbeing

F4  Risk Management Principals for Foster Care and Adoption Agencies

F5  Beyond Typical: Sexual Behaviors in Children and Evidence-Based Treatment

F6  When the Helper Becomes the Victim: Secondary Trauma in Child Welfare


Closing General Session - 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A New Future for DFPS, DFPS Commissioner Hank Whitman and Executive Team


IMPORTANT CEU INFORMATION

All workshops and general sessions are pre-approved for continuing education credit hours for Licensed Child Care Administrator (LCCA) and Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator (LCPAA), except for those workshops designated as approved for only one license type as noted after workshop title above.

All workshops have been approved for continuing education for licensed social workers (SW) and licensed professional counselors (LPC).

* Denotes that this session satisfies ethics education requirement for SW and LPC.

** Learn about TACFS membership on our website here.


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