Breakout Session B: 1:00 - 1:50pm
Breakout #1B — Yoga and Mindfulness in Social Work Practice
Description: This course will first focus on why and how Mindfulness and Yoga can support students/clients. Then the course will focus on practical strategies and tools that can be used in sessions and with classrooms to support Wellness.
Breakout #2B — Handle with Care
Description: This course will explore the Handle with Care practice, which connects local law enforcement with a child’s school after law enforcement responds to a child’s residence. Chief Dodge will review the program, issues of confidentiality, and the impact on community partnership. He will address initial hurdles to success and how the Johnson City community overcame those barriers. He is also discussing how to bring the program into new schools and include other human servicing agencies to increase communication and support for families.
- Chief Dodge, Johnson City Police Department
Breakout #3B — Transforming Conflict into Conversation
Description: Participants will learn about ACCORD’s evidence-based conflict resolution program that brings together youth, families, schools, and other service providers to communicate effectively regarding overcoming barriers to success. Participants will learn the referral process, appropriate attendees, and expected outcomes.
Breakout #4B — Learning Awareness of Seven Drug Categories and their Impairment Signs and Symptoms
Description: Course will review the involvement of drugs in school and society, name the seven drug categories and their effects, review impairment signs and symptoms and how to interpret observations of drug use.
- Sargent Jonathon Cook, New York State Police
Breakout #5B — The Safe & Together™ Model; A Systems Change Approach to Domestic Violence in New York State
Description: The purpose of this session is to introduce a perpetrator pattern, survivor strength based, child centered approach to domestic violence in New York State’s Child Welfare system. Participants will learn about and understand the Safe & Together Model principles and critical components and how those guide our work with families as human services professionals.
- Candace Calabrese, OCFS
- Bethani Whiting, OCFS
Breakout #6B — Play Therapy: Doing so Much when it Appears you are doing “Nothing” at all
Description: This presentation will review the concept of Play Therapy as a developmentally appropriate psychotherapy intervention to help children emotionally. Pitfalls and common misconceptions will be discussed as well as how to document the sessions appropriately for notes.
- Andrea Barbis, PhD LCSW-R
Breakout #7B — Advocating for the Rental Rights of Families
Description: This course will review rental rights of families impacted by low income, age, domestic abuse, and other inequities and review best practices surrounding how to advocate for families.
- Stephanie M. Milks, Esq. Assistant Attorney General; Office of the New York State Attorney General; Binghamton Regional Office
Breakout #8B — Literary Therapy for Educators + Administrators: A Creative Wellness Writing Workshop
Description: Literary Therapy for Educators + Administrators is an interactive experience for educators, staff, administrators of all levels, and community/family partners that uses introspective writing to process complex personal and professional experiences with joy, creativity, and collaboration. Participants will mindfulness strategies, introspective writing activities, group discussion in a safe and supportive environment to foster connection, process complex emotions and experiences with joy and creativity, and cultivate tools and strategies to cope and thrive amidst transition.
- Alexander Hardy. National Trainer + Instructor, Mental Health First Aid USA. Co-Founder + Creative Director, GetSomeJoy