Home > Special Conferences & Programs > Transitions: From Infancy to Adulthood

Join Our Mailing List

NJ Department of Children and Families Biennial Conference

NJ Department of Children and Families

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.

Keynote Speaker

Charlyn Harper Browne, PhD
Senior Associate and QIC-EC Project Director
Center for the Study of Social Policy
Washington D.C.

Glenda Hatchett, Keynote Speaker

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.

Workshop Materials

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

Date & Location

Last Held:
September 20, 2013
8:00am - 4:00pm
Bally's Atlantic City


Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization

Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, Inc.

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission

Community Access Unlimited

Junior Leagues of NJ

Mid-Jersey CARES Regional Early Intervention Collaborative

MSW Program - The Richard Stockton College of NJ

NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking

NJ Association of People Supporting Employment First

NJ Child Assault Prevention

NJ Hope and Healing

NJ Office of the Attorney General

Parents Anonymous of NJ

Polaris Project

Prevent Child Abuse - NJ

Project Self-Sufficiency

Rutgers University - School of Social Work

The Children's Home Society of NJ

Continuing Education

The Rutgers School of Social Work has approved this conference for 5.0 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) in accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code 13:44G and recognized by the:

  • New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
  • New Jersey Department of Education, approval code #1965
  • National Board for Certified Counselors, provider #6389

The Rutgers School of Social Work is a National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for workshops that meet NBCC requirements. The Rutgers School of Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the workshops. (NBCC provider number 6389).

The Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education has approved this conference for 6.3 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.

Attention Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

Bookmark and Share