Friday, September 8, 2017
Registration: 8:00am | Conference: 8:45am to 3:00pm
Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
201 Village Boulevard, Princeton, NJ, 08540
The 2017 conference, Implementing Evidence-Supported Services for Children and Families, will focus on expanding professional knowledge and understanding of strategies for selecting, funding, supporting, and creating the conditions to effectively implement and sustain evidence-supported services for the purpose of achieving socially significant outcomes that meet the needs of children and families.
The conference will provide a forum for professionals to discuss and learn about what it takes to effectively implement and scale evidence-supported practices on the national, state and local level.
The Department of Children and Families and the NJ Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect are committed to featuring national, public and private federal, state, and local organizations to highlight frameworks, strategies, successes, challenges, and lessons learned that address one or more of the following topics as they relate to implementing evidence-supported programming:
The conference is organized to include plenary sessions, and workshops to enhance professional development. Proposals are requested for 2-hour workshops and should be crafted for professionals in child protection, prevention, mental health, community based youth and family serving providers, law, medicine, juvenile justice and/or domestic violence. Conference workshops are intensive sessions that will emphasize building participant knowledge and skills and drawing on audience expertise. Presentations may include panels or single presenters. Workshop size will vary with a maximum of 20-100 participants in some workshops.
Download the Call for Presentations form for more details on selection criteria and submission information.
Proposals must be received by: May 31, 2017
We are excited to announce that the following esteemed speakers will be featured at this conference! Each panel member will discuss their work and its relevance to implementing evidence-supported services for children and families.
Allison Metz, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist, Director of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), and Senior Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Allison specializes in the implementation, mainstreaming, and scaling of evidence to achieve social impact for children and families in a range of human service and education areas, with an emphasis on child welfare and early childhood service contexts. Allison's work focuses in several key areas including: the development of evidence-informed practice models; the use of effective implementation and scaling strategies to improve the application of evidence in service delivery systems; and the development of coaching, continuous quality improvement, and sustainability strategies.
Allison currently directs several national initiatives to build the capacity of major philanthropies and intermediary organizations to support jurisdictions in using evidence to improve outcomes for children and families. These initiatives include the Partnership to Build Implementation Capacity for Child Welfare with Casey Family Programs; the Healthy Places North Carolina Initiative with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust; and the Effective Implementation of Early Childhood Evidence-Based Home Visiting Statewide.
Allison serves on several national advisory boards and is an invited speaker and trainer internationally. She is Co-Chair for the Global Implementation Conference, a part of the Global Implementation Initiative. Allison is co-editor of the recently published volume Applying Implementation Science in Early Childhood Program and Systems.
Director of Office of Adolescent Health,
Department of Health and Human Services
Evelyn M. Kappeler is the Director of the HHS Office of Adolescent Health, a position she has held since July 29, 2012. Ms. Kappeler was first appointed in 2010 by the Assistant Secretary for Health to form and lead, in an acting capacity, the newly funded Office of Adolescent Health (OAH).
Ms. Kappeler established the office and immediately began work on implementing two grant programs, the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program and the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF). The national evidence-based TPP program is a competitive grant program that works to prevent teen pregnancy through the implementation and rigorous evaluation of evidence-based TPP programs. The Pregnancy Assistance Fund is a competitive grant program funded through the Affordable Care Act for states and Tribal entities. The PAF program provides expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and their families with a seamless network of supportive services to help them complete high school or postsecondary degrees and gain access to health care, child care, family housing, and other critical supports. The office continues to expand its portfolio with extensive Training and Technical Assistance for the grant programs, coordination of adolescent health issues among HHS offices, and recently launched Adolescent Health: Think Act Grow ® (TAG), a national call to action for adolescent health.
Previously, Ms. Kappeler served as the Acting Director of the HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA) where she managed the office and oversaw an expansion of the Title X National Family Planning Program; strengthened the performance and evaluation of the Adolescent Family Life Program; and revitalized OPA research and communications activities. During her tenure as a senior policy analyst in ASPE, she handled numerous special projects and policy briefings on family planning, family and child care issues, and adolescent health.
Ms. Kappeler began her career in Washington, DC, as a legislative assistant in the Governor's Office of the State of Illinois. A graduate of the State University of New York at Brockport, she has been awarded numerous commendations and awards for outstanding government service.
Senior Program Officer,
William T. Grant Foundation
Kimberly DuMont is a Senior Program Officer at the William T. Grant Foundation, where she manages the Foundation's Distinguished Fellows and Use of Research Evidence grants programs. She also supports grantees in their work and leads efforts to better understand the use of research by policymakers and practitioners in child welfare. She is a key member of the Senior Program Team, which sets our research agenda and annual priorities.
Prior to joining the Foundation in 2011, she worked as a research scientist with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, where she directed an evaluation of the Healthy Families New York intervention, a home visitation service for children at risk for abuse and neglect. In that capacity, she bridged research — in this case, a rigorous evaluation — with the needs of practitioners and policymakers working to improve the health and well-being of at-risk youth. Her research from this work and earlier studies investigated links between neighborhoods, families, community-based interventions, and youth development.
Esther Deblinger, PhD, co-director of the CARES Institute, is an internationally-recognized expert in trauma therapies for children, and has conducted extensive research with her colleagues in an effort to identify, design and evaluate effective therapies for children who have suffered abuse. This research, which began with a $25,000 grant from the Foundation of UMDNJ and to date has attracted over $5.8 million in federal research grants, resulted in the scientifically-supported Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Agenda (subject to change)
8:00am - 8:45am | Registration
8:45am - 9:00am | Welcoming Remarks
9:00am - 10:00am | Panel Discussion
10:00am - 10:15am | Break/Transition; Stretching Time
10:15am - 12:00pm | Facilitated Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
12:00pm - 12:45pm | Buffet Luncheon
12:45pm - 1:00pm | Transition, Networking, Exhibits
1:00pm - 3:00pm | Workshop Sessions
3:00pm | Conclusion
Registration Fee: $40.00 per person
Meals: Morning coffee and buffet lunch will be provided.
Credits: Recertification credits are pending for Social Workers (CEHs), CLEs and CEs for PH Professionals.
Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to put your organization in front of hundreds of volunteers and professionals working toward child maltreatment prevention!
Exhibitor (non-profit/not-for-profit): $200
Exhibitor (for-profit): $400
Each exhibitor is entitled to one (1) complimentary registration.
Exhibit Space Is Limited - First-Come, First Served
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is the state's first comprehensive agency dedicated to ensuring the safety, well-being and success of children, youth, families and communities. Our vision is to ensure a better today and even a greater tomorrow for every individual we serve.
The purpose of the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect is to study and develop recommendations regarding the most effective means of improving the quality and scope of child protective and preventative services provided or supported by State government.