Thank you for joining us for the 2016 conference. We leave this year's information here for your reference. Check back summer of 2017 for information on next year's conference.

At a glance

What: 2016 Public Child Welfare Conference

When: Tue-Wed, Oct 11-12, 2016

Where: Wilderness Resort, 511 E. Adams St., Wisconsin Dells

Cost: None

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Questions: Contact Maria Vishnevsky at maria.vishnevsky@wisc.edu or 608-262-7318


Cost

None

Lodging

To reserve your room at the Wilderness Resort at the state per diem rate, call 1-800-867-9453 and refer to group code #491612. Rooms in the conference block will be available until September 19.

Agenda

(Topic and speaker information subject to change)

Tuesday Oct 11: Day 1

7:30-9am Registration and breakfast
9-9:30am Welcome
9-11am EWISACWIS Financial Super Users Meeting
9:30-11am Keynote: Why Child Welfare Matters
Dominic Carter
11am-12noon Learning Circles

  1. Addressing Sex Trafficking in Wisconsin’s Child Welfare Population
  2. eWiSACWIS Updates
  3. Juvenile Justice and Youth Services Update
  4. Recent Federal Child Welfare Legislation
  5. Managing Worker Safety in a Rural Community
  6. Child Welfare Mobile Solutions
  7. Child and Family Services Review
  8. Implementing Wisconsin’s Child Welfare Model for Practice
  9. Staff Retention
  10. Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard
  11. Status of Independent Living Regions
  12. The Importance of Fidelity in the Post-Reunification Support (P.S.) Program
  13. Child Welfare Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) System
  14. QIC-AG
12noon-1pm Lunch
1-2:30pm Motivational Interviewing in Supervision: How to Engage with your Workers to Support their Work
Laura Sanders

Critical Incident Redesign Orientation
Scott Modell, Noel Hengelbrok

Turnover in Wisconsin Child Welfare: Results from a Statewide Survey
Yonah Drazen

Family Finding and Engagement
Jonelle Brom, Melissa Blom, Frances Bass
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-4:15pm Motivational Interviewing for Supervisors: How to Engage with your Workers to Support their Work
Laura Saunders

Developing Employee Resilience
Jeff Russell

Engaging Four Generations in the Workplace
Pat Parker

Permanency Continuum, Together We Accomplish More
Jonelle Brom, Katie Sepnieski, Oriana Carey

Wednesday Oct 12: Day 2

7:30-8:30am Breakfast
8:30-9:45am Keynote: In it for the Outcome, not the Income
Dee Jaye Miles, Karla Broten, Kevin Brennan
9:45-10am Break
10-11:30am Organizational Effectiveness Storyboards
Darin Smith, Kimberly Kelly

The New Face of Supervision: The Practice of Retention Focused Supervision, Part 1
Tammy Snortum, Mike Kluesner

Who stays, who leaves, who cares? Improving Child Welfare Staff Retention
Alberta Ellett

Why Can't We Get Along? How to Create a Positive Agency Culture
Jennifer Wilson
11:30-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-2pm Development of Critical Incident Debriefing Teams and Supporting Staff Resiliency
Lance Horozewski, Rebecca Boylan, Rebecca Huber, Kristen Kath

The New Face of Supervision: The Practice of Retention Focused Supervision, Part 2
Tammy Snortum, Mike Kluesner

Who stays, who leaves, who cares? Improving Child Welfare Staff Retention
Alberta Ellett

Building a Trauma Informed Agency
Lisa Roberts
2-2:15pm Break
2:15-3:15pm Learning Circles

  1. Addressing Sex Trafficking in Wisconsin’s Child Welfare Population
  2. eWiSACWIS Updates
  3. Juvenile Justice and Youth Services Update
  4. Recent Federal Child Welfare Legislation
  5. Managing Worker Safety in a Rural Community
  6. Child Welfare Mobile Solutions
  7. Child and Family Services Review
  8. Implementing Wisconsin’s Child Welfare Model for Practice
  9. Staff Retention
  10. Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard
  11. Status of Independent Living Regions
  12. The Importance of Fidelity in the Post-Reunification Support (P.S.) Program
  13. Child Welfare Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) System
  14. QIC-AG