SESSION B: Monday, November 16

1:00pm - 2:00pm

B1 - “The Truth About Judgment: What We Can Learn About Brain Science from People-Watching At the Mall"

Eric M. Bailey Motivational Speaker

What is America’s pastime? Baseball? Nope, well, it used to be. Football? Nope. Hockey? Nope. America’s favorite thing to do is PEOPLE WATCH! While we don’t do much people watching in malls anymore, we love to people-watch. The question is why? In this session we’ll dive into judgment, decision-making, bias, and the foundation of human perception.

B2 - “Doing Our BEST Work: Implementing the DCFS Core Practice Model"

Michelle Moreno South. Reg., 5A Immersion Site Dir.

Norma Machay Lake County Immersion Site Dir.

Let’s do this! We will explore the Core Practice Model, why it will help all of us do our BEST work, and how to implement the DCFS Core Practice model into your daily routine. You will leave with practical tips and tools to use the Model of Supervisory Practice, Family-Centered, Trauma-Informed, Strengths-based practice and Child and Family Team facilitation to support family progress toward permanency.

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

Kevin L. Gordon MEd, Illinois DCFS

Ashley Deckert MSW, MA, Illinois DCFS

Kimberly A. Mann PhD, LCSW, Illinois DCFS

Kenny Martín-Ocasio Aunt Martha’s Health/Wellness

Andrea Durbin Illinois Collaboration on Youth

In this workshop, participants will learn how new funding from 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 and the private and public sectors.

B4 - “Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents”

Melissa Parker Adolescent Services Coord., Hour House

Adolescent years can be fun, exciting, and full of adventure. Sometimes these years begin to crumble when substance use takes over. Join us to learn about the adolescent brain, behaviors, and symptoms of SUD in adolescents.