New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect
2013 Biennial Conference
Transitions: From Infancy to Adulthood
Thank you for joining us at the 2013 biennial conference hosted by the Department of Children and Families and the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect! This event focused on building professional knowledge and collaborative partnerships to improve the effectiveness of New Jersey’s child maltreatment protection and prevention efforts and sought to encourage working relationships among volunteers and professionals in prevention, protective services, health, law enforcement and juvenile justice to create children and family focused systems.
As a value-add for this year's participants, we have made workshop materials available from those sessions that you may not have been able to attend. Any missing presentations are the result of individual presenters not wishing to share their materials in a public forum. NOTE: Access to and review of these materials does not in any way offer additional continuing education credits.
Charlyn Harper Browne, PhD
Senior Associate and QIC-EC Project Director
Center for the Study of Social Policy
Charlyn Harper Browne is a Senior Associate and Project Director of the National Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood (QIC-EC) at the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP). Established in 2008, the QIC-EC is a 5-year cooperative agreement with the Children's Bureau and is funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect. The QIC-EC was established to test evidence-based and evidence-informed approaches that build protective factors and reduce risk factors in order to increase the likelihood of optimal child development, increase family strengths, and decrease the likelihood of abuse and neglect among infants and young children. Browne also is a member of two other project teams at CSSP: the "Strengthening Families Initiative" and the "Youth Thrive—Healthy Adolescent Development and Well-Being" project. In both cases, she is primarily responsible for synthesizing and contributing to the research base that is foundational to the projects. Prior to joining CSSP, Browne served as a college professor and administrator for 32 years teaching in undergraduate psychology departments and graduate counseling departments. Her educational background includes extensive post-graduate studies in clinical child and family psychology after earning a doctoral degree in early childhood education. Also, she holds a master's degree in educational psychology and a bachelor's degree in psychology.
Workshops are listed by number below. Workshops 001-014 represent the morning session, and workshops 015-028 took place in the afternoon. Please click on the workshop title to download the associated materials.
Keynote Presentation - Off to a Great Start: Key Factors in Building an Early Foundation for Later Healthy Development and Well-Being
001 Addressing Behavioral Challenges as Children with Disabilities and Mental Illness Transition into Adult Services Systems
002 Caught in the Net
003 Child Abuse and Neglect in Immigrant Latino Families
004 Childhood Obesity: A Child Protection Issue?
005 Detention Alternatives: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Juvenile Rehabilitation
006 NJ Family Success Centers, a New Model of Family Support and Parent Leadership
007 I Can Tell You Because You Are a Doctor: Understanding and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse Allegations
008 Implementing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in a Group Format
009 Keeping New Jersey Children in Mind Around Trauma: An Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health Response to the Superstorm
010 Preventing Child Sexual Abuse for Organizations Serving Children and Youth
011 Terrorizing Victims - A Form of Psychological Abuse: Assessment, Intervention and Treatment Issues
012 Transition from Child Maltreatment to Juvenile Delinquency to Criminality
013 Working with Immigrant Children, Youth and Families toward Stability and Permanency
014 The Disaster & Terrorism Branch: Readiness, Response, and Recovery
015 Addressing the Developmental Needs of Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System
016 Cultural Competency and Diversity in Foster Care and Adoption
017 Deepening Our Understanding about Healthy Adolescent Development and Well-Being
018 High Risk Transitions: Enhancing Safety Post-Separation in Families that have Experienced Domestic Violence
019 Engaging Stakeholders to Improve Outcomes for Frequently Encountered Families of Infants and Young Children
020 "LEEP" into Adulthood: Preparing Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Foster Care System for Successful Transition
021 The Manhood Project-Utilizing Conversations on Male Development as a Mechanism to Increase Coping Strategies and Conflict Resolution among Youth
022 After the Storm: Psychological Recovery Programs for Children and Families
023 FTT, CST, PTSD and Other Alphabet Soups: A Practical Guide for Caseworkers on Issues and Services for Children in Foster Care
024 Perspectives on the Human Trafficking of Youth in New Jersey
025 Teaming for the Caregivers for Effective Parenting
026 Transitioning from School to Self-Directed Adulthood for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
027 Why Some Bounce Back and Some Never Do – The Important Role of Resilience
028 The Disaster & Terrorism Branch: Readiness, Response, and Recovery