2021 WORKSHOPS

SESSION B: Thursday, October 14

1:00pm - 2:15pm

B1 - “Creating a Trauma-Informed Approach for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Victim Services"

Robin Greer-Jogun, M.Ed., QMHP, CDVP, CTP Senior Clinical Domestic Violence Specialist, DCFS/Northern Illinois University

This workshop will explore the accumulation of trauma in victims of IPV and techniques for addressing it. This workshop will also explore the dynamics of power and control victims have experienced.

B2 - “Supporting Fathers as a Way to Support the Wellbeing of Children"

Lakeesha James Director, Empowered to Create

Kyle Miller Associate Professor of Child Development

Jay Skibbens Fatherhood Organizer/Parent Coach

The McLean County Fatherhood Coalition has conducted research with local fathers to determine how the community can better understand and support father involvement. While fathers are thriving in various ways, there are many barriers that interfere with their desired father-child relationship. This workshop will address how communities and programs can become more inclusive of fathers, build upon their strengths, and respond to their needs in culturally responsive ways.

B3 - “Family First: Illinois’ Family-Centered, Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based Model of Change for Child and Family Well-Being”

Kevin L. Gordon FFPSA Program Manager, DCFS

Angela Hassell, MSW Associate Deputy Director of ILO/TLP/Residential Monitoring, DCFS

Kimberly Mann, Ph.D, LCSW Deputy Director of Research & Child Well-Being, DCFS

Kenny Martín-Ocasio Senior V.P. Community Integration - Health Services, Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness

Andrea Durbin Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Collaboration on Youth

In this workshop, participants will learn how the Family Prevention Services Act provides an opportunity to transform the delivery of child welfare services and support everyone’s goal of ensuring the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and their families by purposefully integrating the work of the local community as well as the private and public sectors.