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NJ Department of Children and Families Biennial Conference
NJ Department of Children and Families

NJ Department of Children and Families

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.

Workshop Materials

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

Additional Resources

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

Last Held:
September 9, 2015
8:00am - 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency
New Brunswick


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Continuing Education

This 2015 conference was approved by the Rutgers School of Social Work for 5.0 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) in accordance 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).

Conference approved for 6 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits by Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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 5.0 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

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