Event Details

Teaming To Tackle Trauma

Date: September 27 and 28, 2012

Location: Kansas City, MO

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Registration closes on August 31st, and hotel reservations must be made by September 6th.

The Midwest Child Welfare Implementation Center (MCWIC) and the Region VII Office of the Children’s Bureau invite States and Tribes in Region VII to a forum, Teaming To Tackle Trauma (T4), September 27 and 28, 2012 in Kansas City. We are requesting that each State bring a team of individuals which includes the State Child Welfare Directors, Court Improvement Program Liaison, Citizen Review Panel, Program Managers for the Foster Care, Adoption, Child Protective Services and Independent Living programs, Quality Assurance, Data/ System Managers, and State Liaison Officers (SLO). In addition we are asking each Tribe to bring a team of 3 or 4 individuals involved in their social services program.

During the forum we will explore childhood trauma and dialogue about how living with abuse/ neglect, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse affect the emotional, mental and physical health of children and adults, today and in the future. We will begin developing strategies that will maximize the coordination and collaboration across the many service systems.

In addition, participants will examine existing services and programs to enhance collaboration across multiple program areas. Topics of discussion will include the use of data to shape programs and policies and the effects of trauma on children and families. You will have an opportunity to share ideas with your peers, and to work together as a team to develop plans for utilizing your ideas.

Lodging has been arranged at the Hilton President, 1329 Baltimore, Kansas City, Missouri, for the night of 9/27. The rate is $99.00. This excludes tax currently at 5.38% plus a city license fee of $1.72 per guest room per night. The current charge for self/day parking is $5, self/ overnight parking is $16 and valet is $18. Prices are subject to change. Meeting participants are responsible for paying for their own rooms and parking. We will provide lunch on the first day and breakfast on the second day. All other meals will be at the participant’s expense. When making reservations, meeting participants have two options: Calling corporate reservations line at 1.800.HILTONS (445.8667) or reserving online at Hilton.com. Please enter MCW in the Group/Convention box to receive the rate of $99. All reservations must be made prior to Thursday, September 6, 2012 by midnight, at which time any unreserved rooms will be released.

The registration deadline is August 31, 2012. If you have questions about the registrations or rooms, please contact Sarah Hansen at MCWIC, phone number (402)472-0201, email sarah.hansen@unl.edu. For further information about the conference please contact Mary McKee, phone number (816)426-2263, email mary.mckee@acf.hhs.gov.

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