SESSION C: Friday, October 15, 2021

11:00am - 12:15pm

C1 - “Homelessness: How it Impacts Children’s Behavior and Mental Health”

Miss Tia Davis, B.A. University of Illinois Springfield

Dr. Youngjin Kang, Ph.D. University of Illinois Springfield

This workshop is meant to help people understand how homelessness is a social issue that impacts the entire family unit, especially children. Human service professionals play a key role in helping families understand what mental health services work best for children who are experiencing homelessness and in helping families get connected to the services they need.

C2 - “How to Build Resiliency Factors in Children Across Cultures”

Dr. Jacqueline Salazar Therapist

Dr. Abbré McClain Therapist

Resiliency is essential to understand and identify in young children, as it serves as a foundation for health, wellness, and success throughout the lifespan. This workshop will support the audience in being able to define resiliency, provide foundational tools for assessing resiliency, how to understand the diversity of resiliency across cultures, and what we can do to help reflect and promote resiliency.

C3 - “Plans for Safe Care: Supporting Infants with Prenatal Substance Abuse Exposure and their Families”

Jill Gresham, MA Senior Program Manager, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

This presentation will address the role of collaborative partners, including home visiting providers, in supporting pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders and their families and improving maternal, infant and child outcomes. It will also highlight a new technical assistance resource to support state and community agencies in developing and implementing a family-centered, collaborative approach to serving infants with prenatal substance exposure and their families.