Friday, October 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(check-in: 8:00 - 8:30am)
Kids First Center 20-Year Anniversary Price: $120
(Includes gourmet lunch)
Continuing Education Credits:
- 6 CLE Credits, includes 1 Ethics Credit
- 6 Guardian ad litem credits, includes 1 Ethics Credit
- 6 CE hours Board of Psychology
Attorneys, clinicians, educators, guardians ad litem, judges, school counselors, and interested professionals in the community.
162 Main Street, Freeport, ME
From I-295 North or South, take exit 22. If coming from North, take right off exit. If coming from South, take left off exit. Follow 1/2 mile to stop light; the Harraseeket Inn will be directly in front of you.
FREE Parking around the back of Inn.
KIDS FIRST CENTER PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE:
Heather C. Forkey, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Heather C. Forkey, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and was recently named as The Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine. In her institutional roles as Division Director for the Child Protection Program and as Director of the Foster Children Evaluation Service (FaCES) of the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, Dr. Forkey leads programs to address the needs of children who are victims of abuse, neglect and emotional trauma. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Hon. Richard A. Simons
First Justice of the Berkshire Division of the Probate and Family Court
Judge Simons currently serves as the First Justice of the Berkshire Division of the Probate and Family Court, Massachusetts. He was appointed to the Court by Governor Deval L. Patrick in March, 2008. He serves as Chair of the Court’s Education Committee responsible for planning two educational conferences each year for the Court’s 48 Justices. In 2014, he and his Chief Probation Officer conceived of and implemented a program, “Enhancing Families Through Literature” based on a successful alternate sentencing program, “Changing Lives Through Literature.” The program works with families caught up in litigation before the Probate and Family Court to develop parents’ communication skills in a non-adversarial environment while at the same time, promoting the value of reading to children. In 2017, Enhancing Families Through Literature was recognized with the Irwin Cantor Innovative Award given by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts for innovative court-connected programs.
David S. Robinson, EdD.
Researcher and former Professor, Simmons College
David Stanton Robinson, former Professor of Practice, Simmons College and Director, Center forApplied and Community Research, Simmons College, School of Social Work from 2013 to 2018. He was Principal Evaluator on the Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative of Simmons School of Social Work (HRSA funded through 2017); and Evaluator for the Adult SBIRT grant (funded by SAMHSA through July 2018). Dr. Robinson was Director of Evaluation and Research for 25 years at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Boston, Massachusetts. MSPCC specialized in child and adolescent behavioral health services in locations throughout Massachusetts. Dr. Robinson received his masters and doctorate from Harvard University in education. He has published articles in professional journals (Child Welfare, Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, Journal of Social Work Education, and Journal of Sexual Abuse), published book chapters, and presented at national conferences for early childhood, educational research, child welfare and child protection professionals.
Viola Vaughan-Eden, PhD, MJ, LCSW
Associate Professor and PhD Program Director with the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at Norfolk State University in Virginia
Viola Vaughan-Eden is Associate Professor and PhD Program Director with The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at Norfolk State University in Southeastern Virginia. As a clinical and forensic social worker, she also serves as a consultant and expert witness in child maltreatment cases – principally sexual abuse. Dr. Vaughan-Eden is President Emerita of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, President of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, and President of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence. She lectures nationally and internationally on child and family welfare to multidisciplinary groups of professionals. Dr. Vaughan-Eden serves as Editorial Advisor for the Journal of Social Work Education and on the board of several other peer refereed journals.