2015 Biennial Conference
Kinship Care and Family Connections
On behalf of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and the NJ Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, thank you for attending the 2015 Biennial statewide conference, "Kinship Care and Family Connections," which was held on September 9, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ.
The 2015 conference focused on expanding professional knowledge and skills on the role of kinship care in child welfare throughout the State of New Jersey, and why family connections matter. The conference theme encompassed a desire to encourage working relationships among volunteers and professionals in prevention, protective services, health, behavioral health, law enforcement and juvenile justice to create children and family focused systems.
As a value-add for conference attendees, select workshop materials are available by clicking on the respective workshop title(s) below.
Workshops are listed by number below. Please click on the workshop title to download the associated materials.
Keynote Address: - Engaging Relative Caregivers: Managing Risk Factors in Kinship Care, Dr. Joseph Crumbley
A - Trauma and Systems Change
B - Trauma-Informed Care: A Holistic Approach
C - Motivational Interviewing to Support Readiness to Change
002 - Understanding Sexual Victimization of Children: Addressing the Medical and Mental Health Impact
003 - Immigration Relief Available for Abused and Neglected Immigrant Children and Youth
005 - Why Some Bounce Back and Some Never Do, New Discoveries in Resilience Research
007 - Kinship Care: Does the Apple Really Fall Too Far From the Tree?
008 - Understanding and Impacting African American Adolescent Development through Ecological Systems Theory and Positive Youth Development
009 - Becoming a Trauma-Informed Organization
010 - Dealing with Angry Children and their Families
011 - Transforming the Way We Provide Services: Becoming a Trauma Informed Workplace
014 - Addressing the Fatherless Syndrome: The Impact on Today’s Youth
015 - Youth, Parents and Commercial Sexual Exploitation|
016 - Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life
017 - NJ CARES - Connecting Older Youth with Formal and Informal Supports
018 - Living In the System
019 - Closing the Gap: Providing Effective Services to Kinship Families
020 - Facilitating Collaboration between Resource and Birth Parents
021 - Improving Outcomes through Effective Collaboration between Child Welfare Systems and Services for Domestic Violence Offenders
022 - When Addiction and Motherhood Collide: A Trauma-Informed Approach