Day 3 | Friday, October 22


Social Security Disability and Community Wellness: A Collaborative Effort | 11:00 am - 11:50 am EST
Presented by: Monica Crocker, PhD (c)

This presentation is an informational narrative which describes the two Social Security Disability Benefits programs, explains how claimants qualify to receive benefits and examines how the human services community can assist disabled claimants in receiving vital income and medical assistance.

Learning Objectives:
1. This presentation will offer attendees knowledge regarding how the Social Security Administration determines eligibility.
2. It will allow human services professionals to comprehend the disability determination process.
3. Information offered in the presentation can be applied by the advocate to assist disabled clients.

Get to know the Presenter:

Monica Crocker has worked in the for-profit and non-profit sectors as an advocate for individuals seeking Social Security disability benefits for two decades. She currently serves as the Program Manager at a non-profit agency in Lansing MI which focuses on helping homeless and at-risk for homelessness individuals navigate the Social Security disability benefits application and appeal process. An important part of Monica's work involves informational presentations to area Social Service providers which explain Social Security Administration policies and procedures, and encourages agency collaboration in helping clients obtain income and benefits. As a Ph.D. Candidate in the Human Services program at Capella University, Monica's research and dissertation examines the question of how disabled adults who lack either earned income from regular paid employment or Social Security disability benefits cope during a time when they are without adequate resources.

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Self-Care for Caregivers: The Harvard Mind-Body Approach to Elicit Relation | 11:00 am - 11:50 am EST
Presented by: Dr. Tammi Dice and Dr. Tony Dice

The Harvard Mind/Body approach to stress reduction was developed by Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard University. The approach aims to help individuals deliberately elicit a relaxation response through a variety of stress reducing techniques, many of which can be conducted anytime, anywhere. Research has shown this approach to reduce blood pressure and hypertension, anxiety, chronic pain, asthma, migraines, heart disease, sleep disorders, and burn-out in adults, and to improve academic performance, attendance, behavior, and self-esteem in children. The approach is valuable both personally and for use with clients.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn personal and professional strategies for decreasing psychological, emotional, and behavioral efforts of stress.
2. Improve school/professional performance, impulse control, and resilience.
3. Ultimately aim to decrease anxiety, depression, anger, substance abuse, and suicide.

Get to know the Presenters:

Dr. Tammi Dice is Interim Dean of the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies and Associate Professor of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University. She is a member of the National Organization of Human Services and serves as Past President of the organization. Dr. Dice received her Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education with an emphasis on family-school collaboration from the College of William and Mary. She is an endorsed Harvard Mind/Body Stress Management Education Initiative facilitator and trainer. Dr. Dice's research interests include positive youth development, adult development and learning, multicultural competence and ethical practices in human services.

Dr. Tony Dice is a devoted husband and loving father of five that both instructs at Old Dominion University and serves as a professional substance abuse group practitioner. Tony's experience as therapist, paramedic, firefighter, Navy SEAL and drug addict have allowed for a unique understanding of the human condition. Dr. Dice has been recognized at both the regional and national levels for his contributions to his profession and his service to the community. He has presented on addiction at national and international conferences, co-authored several articles and presented numerous workshops. He holds degrees in social sciences, human services, counseling education and supervision and is currently an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University where he teaches several human services addition courses. He is also a proud member of the National Organization of Human Services and currently serves as Ethics Chair.

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Working with Parents in Supporting Gender-Affirmative Approach for Parents of Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth | 11:00 am - 11:50 am EST
Presented by: Karrie Walters

As a mental health field, there is robust research supporting the use of best practice gender-affirmative approaches for transgender and gender-creative youth. At the same time, there is anxiety among parents of gender expansive children around gender identity and the use of a gender-affirmative approach. This anxiety is heightened by societal messages of a false conflict between desisting and persisting children in regards to transgender identities. This workshop will discuss ways in which psychologists and mental health professional can encourage parents to support their child's gender health through reframing gender identity as a journey instead of a destination.

Learning Objectives:
1. Be able to identify ways to help parents understand the different messaging they might be receiving regarding how to support their transgender and gender creative child.
2. Be able to identify ways to help parents reframe their transgender or gender creative child's process and center themselves from a perspective of support instead of anxiety
3. Be able to identify current best practice interventions in the area of transgender youth and youth on the gender spectrum, and understand some of the complexities behind current conversations.

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Get to know the Presenters:

Karrie Walters received her doctoral degree in counseling psychology in 2010 from the University of Oregon, and her masters degree in special education in 1997 from the University of North Texas. Karrie is the clinical director of the Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment Clinic, a specialty clinic housed within University of Oregon's HEDCO clinic. Karrie currently teaches across multiple departments in the college of education, including Family and Human Services, Counseling Psychology and School Psychology. She has worked with children and families professionally for over 15 years in both educational and counseling environments. Karrie lives in Eugene, Oregon where she enjoys reading, pandemic zoom coffee-dates with friends and taking hikes with her partner Ty and their fabulous thirteen year old child, Gabriel.

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The Effective Delivery of Virtual Case Management Services | 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm EST
Presented by: Julie Bradley , PhD, LSW

This presentation will discuss effective methods to deliver virtual case management services. Additionally, positive and negative aspects related to the delivery of these types of services, including topics such as confidentiality and efficiency, will be explored. The presentation will also evaluate research gaps and findings concerning virtual service delivery.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will analyze effective methods of virtual case management delivery.
2. Participants will assess positive aspects of virtual case management.
3. Participants will explore challenges and/or concerns related to the delivery of virtual case management services.
4. Participants will evaluate research gaps and current findings related to virtual service delivery.

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Get to know the Presenters:

Dr. Bradley is a Professor in the Human Services Department at Purdue University Global. She has a PhD in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Delaware, a Masters degree in Social Work from Boston College, and a BA in Psychology from West Chester University. Dr. Bradley has worked in higher education for 13 years and has experience teaching undergraduate courses related to human development, behavioral health, and human services in onground and online formats.

At Purdue University Global, Dr. Bradley teaches a variety of courses in the Human Services Department, and has revised and developed courses on the undergraduate and graduate level. Within the Human Services Department, she has also acted as the Faculty Advisor for different student organizations, mentored new faculty members, and has served as a Course Lead for several classes. Additionally, Dr. Bradley has been a member of numerous department, school, and university-wide committees and task forces, and has facilitated orientation sessions for new students.

In addition to her work in higher education, Dr. Bradley is a Licensed Social Worker, and has 17 years of experience in the fields of human services and social work. She has primarily worked in different settings with children, adolescents, and adults with mental health issues and/or developmental disabilities. Additionally, she has experience writing grants for a nonprofit mental health agency, and conducting research on children with disabilities, and adolescents with mental health issues and substance use problems. Dr. Bradley has presented her research, and other professional work, at national and international conferences. She has been an active member of various professional organizations and has made contributions through committee work and leadership positions.

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Intergenerational Incarceration: The Correlation Between an Incarcerated Parent and Incarcerated Child | 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm EST
Presented by: Glenn Kinnard-Brown, MS

This presentation will discuss effective methods to deliver virtual case management services. Additionally, positive and negative aspects related to the delivery of these types of services, including topics such as confidentiality and efficiency, will be explored. The presentation will also evaluate research gaps and findings concerning virtual service delivery.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will analyze effective methods of virtual case management delivery.
2. Participants will assess positive aspects of virtual case management.
3. Participants will explore challenges and/or concerns related to the delivery of virtual case management services.
4. Participants will evaluate research gaps and current findings related to virtual service delivery.

Get to know the Presenters:

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Viability of 12 step Support Groups for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders: Promoting their Intentional Application in Treatment | 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm EST
Presented by: Dr. Tony Dice and Dr. Tammi Dice

As a professional substance abuse group practitioner and an individual in recovery who participates in 12-Step Support Groups and promotes their utilization by clients, the presenter is in a unique position to understand the stigmatization of those suffering from substance abuse (Lloyd, 2013) as well as the gap that exists between the human services profession and the opportunity for both support and personal growth that 12-Step programming affords. Commonly, HSPs view 12-Step programs as nothing more than peer facilitated support groups when in reality they offer a complex structure of support embedded in a program of change grounded in theory. This presentation aims to examine each of the 12 steps through the lens of cognitive behavioral theory (Beck, Wright, Newman, & Liese, 1993). The 12-steps offer a process of behavior change that facilitates a cognitive shift, thus impacting the manner in which individuals both perceive and interface with their environment. This cognitive behavioral shift extends beyond the cessation of substance abuse and becomes the foundation for lasting change. Further, this presentation will illustrate the many layers of support provided within the 12-Step framework, including sponsorship, sponsor lines, gender and culture-specific meetings, and homogeneous mentorship and consultation. Through case studies and shared experience, the presenter(s) will challenge participants to move beyond viewing 12-Step Groups as inessential and offer insight on strategies for practitioners to meaningfully incorporate the 12-Step process into their sessions with clients as well as promote their use as part of their clients comprehensive treatment plans. As HSPs, it is our ethical duty to provide competent and comprehensive services for this disadvantaged and stigmatized population (ACA, 2014).

Learning Objectives:
1. To demonstrate and understand key components of 12-step recovery programs including but not limited to: 12-step terminology, various types of groups, home groups, sponsorship, sponsor lines, level of support and differentiating recovery paradigms. This presentation aims to promote intentional inclusion of 12-step recovery groups into treatment plans based on an enhanced understanding of what they can contribute to a client's recovery and personal development.
2. To demonstrate how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is embedded in each of the 12 steps used in recovery groups and how the theory can be applied practically to this popular modality of recovery. Similar to Cognitive Behavior Therapy, the 12 steps aim to promote change in how individuals perceive themselves and others as a means to promote change in the way they interact with others and their environment. This presentation will translate the language used in 12-Step recovery through the lens of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a means to enhance participants' understanding of its richness applied to the recovery process.
3. To promote the viewing of individuals who suffer from addition and participate in 12-Step recovery as a culture with similar values, norms and marginalizations. To also address cultural intersectionality impacting persons in recovery. Participants will gain an understanding of the ways that 12-Step recovery groups intentionally address cultural variations in the individuals seeking support. Consequently, the presentation aims to promote cultural sensitivity pertaining to those in recovery and strategies for addressing marginalization.

Get to know the presenters:

Dr. Tammi Dice is Interim Dean of the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies and Associate Professor of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University. She is a member of the National Organization of Human Services and serves as Past President of the organization. Dr. Dice received her Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education with an emphasis on family-school collaboration from the College of William and Mary. She is an endorsed Harvard Mind/Body Stress Management Education Initiative facilitator and trainer. Dr. Dice's research interests include positive youth development, adult development and learning, multicultural competence and ethical practices in human services.

Dr. Tony Dice is a devoted husband and loving father of five that both instructs at Old Dominion University and serves as a professional substance abuse group practitioner. Tony's experience as therapist, paramedic, firefighter, Navy SEAL and drug addict have allowed for a unique understanding of the human condition. Dr. Dice has been recognized at both the regional and national levels for his contributions to his profession and his service to the community. He has presented on addiction at national and international conferences, co-authored several articles and presented numerous workshops. He holds degrees in social sciences, human services, counseling education and supervision and is currently an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University where he teaches several human services addition courses. He is also a proud member of the National Organization of Human Services and currently serves as Ethics Chair.

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LEADership: Renewing our Efforts to Lead, Educate, Advocate, and Diversify in Human Services | 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm EST
Presented by: Kristi Byrd

Feeling stagnant or ineffective? Maybe it's time renew your commitment to the field and LEAD. This session will analyze LEADership through the concept of Leading, Educating, Advocating, and Diversifying thoughts and actions in the Human Services field. We will explore these efforts through the NOHS standards.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will analyze what it means to be a leader in the Human Services field today.
2. Participants will create a LEADership plan that can be used in any setting.
3. Participants will evaluate learned LEADership concepts and connect these concepts to NOHS standards.

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Get to know the Presenters:

Kristi Byrd is a native of Greenwood, SC. She is married with three beautiful, busy children. Kristi currently works as the Academic Program Director of the Human Services Program at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, SC. She has served as an adjunct instructor for the University of South Carolina Social Work Graduate and Undergraduate programs. Kristi works in many capacities as an Educator, Hospice and Palliative Care Services, Behavioral Health, Addictions, and Medical and Home Health Services. Above all, she feels education is the ultimate platform where a Social Worker can help clients to help others.
Kristi has a master's in social work and is licensed by the state of South Carolina. She is a 2022 PhD Human Services and Social Sciences Doctoral Candidate. She is currently in process of pursuing an Advanced Addictions Drug Counselor Certification (AADC). In her spare time, she enjoys travel and a good old fashion game of Uno.

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Identifying and Intervening in Suicidality with Children and Adolescents: Implications for Wellness | 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm EST
Presented by: Heather Dahl, PhD, NCC, ACS, Wendy Hoskins, PhD,  Brett Gleason, PhD, Tam Villar PhD, and Chris Wood, PhD, NCC, NCSC

According to the CDC (2020), suicide is the second leading cause of death for those 10-24 years of age, with a rate of 13.4 per 100,000 deaths. Intersecting disparities exist and make it vital that Human Services Professionals are equipped to work with children and adolescents unique risk and protective factors. Those who have attempted or completed suicide often have exhibited some form of help-seeking behaviors. Human Services Professionals are in a unique position to meet the needs of these individuals, as they are often the first helping professionals that children and adolescents will come into contact with. This presentation will give an overview of statistics, cultural awareness and values to consider, risk factors, protective factors, well strategies, and specific ways and practical tools that Human Services Professionals can do to intervene when a child or adolescent is experiencing suicidality.

Learning Objectives:
1. Critically examine suicide risk and protective factors specific to children and adolescents.
2. Inform attendees on a suicide intervention model specific to children and adolescents that can be used by human services professionals.
3. Demonstrate and apply tools that aide in the ability to identify and intervene in suicidality in children and adolescents.

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Get to know the Presenters:

Dr. Heather Dahl is an assistant professor in the department of counselor education, school psychology, and human services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Specializing in counseling and human services, her research focuses on crisis, suicide prevention and assessment, career issues in mental health practice, and qualitative research methodology

 

Dr. Wendy Hoskins is an Associate Professor and Human Services Program Coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Idaho State University. Dr. Hoskins engages in an active research agenda publishing and presenting via national and international venues each year. Dr. Hoskin's scholarly interests include the global move of the helping professions. In her array of travels and meeting with other helping professionals, she has discovered the following emerging trends: advocacy for wellness based treatment of mental health issues, professional identity, quality training and research practices, and program evaluation.

Dr. Tam Villar holds a Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in health psychology. She is currently an assistant professor-in-residence in the Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has been a licensed counselor specializing in treating co-occurring disorders for many years in the state of Nevada. She has provided direct counseling services to individuals affected by trauma and addiction issues. In addition to her experience with direct clinical work, she has also served as a clinical supervisor for counselor interns. Her research interests include self-compassion, positive psychology, mindfulness training, treatment of addictions, and mental wellness. 

Dr. Chris Wood is an Associate Professor in the counseling program at UNLV. Before becoming university faculty, he was a high school counselor, a counseling/guidance department chair, a counselor/group leader at a residential youth facility for adjudicated youth/troubled teens, and a career counselor at an alternative school serving grades 7-12.

Dr. Brett Gleason currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Human Services program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Gleason graduated with his Ph.D. in Counseling from Old Dominion University in August 2015. His dissertation was titled “Phenomenological Investigation of Wellness and Wellness Promotion within Counselor Education Programs” and he has continued his research into wellness and related areas (i.e., burnout prevention, stress management). Brett currently serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Human Services, after serving as an assistant editor during his doctoral training.

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Using a Carl Rogers Inspired Model of Online Instruction Toward an Anti-Racist Pedagogy | 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm EST
Presented by: Denise K. Bockmier-Sommers, EdD, LCPC, HS-BCP, Jennifer Martin, PhD, and Lisa Vinson MA, LCPC

This presentation discusses how to use Rogerian best practices to create an open and dynamic, online classroom, where students feel safe to disclose and then dismantle racism. By sharing our findings from our current and previous research:
+Attendees learn how crucial critical social justice work is in human services.
+Attendees will learn pedagogical practices (e.g., case study pedagogy) that are effective
in online environments.
+Attendees will learn to advance students toward critical social justice, and engaging an
anti-racist pedagogy.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the importance of addressing racism in the field of human services as well as in the US society.
2. Analyze the Rogerian constructs of empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard in the context of racism.
3. Apply the Building a Path Toward Social Justice: A Theoretical Model to facilitate open and honest dialogue around issues of race.
4. Create anti-racist, social justice perspective in session attendees.
5. Evaluate the strengths and needs of the model, Building a Path Toward Social Justice: A Theoretical Model.

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Get to know the presenter:

Denise K. Bockmier-Sommers is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Springfield, where she teaches the online Social Services Administration concentration in the Human Services Department. Dr. Sommers has accrued over 25 years of rehabilitation counseling and evaluation, management, and supervisory experience in the human services arena. She obtained her bachelors degree in Human Growth and Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, her masters degree in Rehabilitation at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and her doctorate of education degree in Counseling from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. Her research focuses on the use of service learning in online classes; and the development of multicultural competencies in Human Services training, and the use of empathy, genuineness and high regard to enhance engagement, diversity, and success in online teaching and learning. Dr Bockmier-Sommers teaches all classes for the online Social Service Administration concentration in the Department of Human Services at the University of Illinois in Springfield.

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Compassion Fatigue Management for Individuals and Organizations | 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm EST
Presented by: Dr. Mary Schoenfeldt

Compassion Fatigue is called the Cost of Caring. Professional practitioners often give of themselves to the point of developing Compassion Fatigue and lose their objectivity and their effectiveness. The antidote to Compassion Fatigue is self care but what does that really mean and how do we achieve true balance? This workshop will highlight a nonprofit organization that specializes in Compassion Fatigue Management and delineate the difference between Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. There are simple strategies that individuals, and the organizations they work for, can do to minimize the risks and manage the toll in order to stay productive.

“Taking Care of Myself Doesn’t Mean “Me First”. It Means “Me Too”.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn the difference between Compassion Fatigue and Burnout.
2. Participants will learn strategies to manage their work load for themselves and others.
3. Participants will learn organizational methods that support Compassion Fatigue management and can prevent burnout
4. Participants will be introduced to a Standard of Self Care that can be used as a guide for individuals and organizations.

Get to know the Presenters:

Dr. Mary Schoenfeldt is an Emergency Management Professional with a passion for helping people understand the challenges of crisis of all kinds… including day to day stress. She is Board President for a non profit that specializes in crisis stabilization disaster mental health. That non profit is Green Cross Academy of Traumatology www.greencross.org

She is known for her work with private business, health care, government, schools and community
groups. She has worked with groups all over the world and has responded personally to all types of incidents… from natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and floods to airline accidents, school and community violence, and mass fatality incidents. She stepped in to take the job nobody ever wants to have to fill…. The Director of Recovery for a school district who had a mass murder suicide in the high school cafeteria. And she was tasked with coordinating the mental health and support services in an Emergency Operations Center in a community that suffered the most catastrophic mass fatalities incident in the State of Washington. During the pandemic, she has been supporting those responders who stepped in… and stepped up…for a prolonged event that has impacted every … single … person.. in the world.

She is a Hall of Fame Member at the International Network for Women in Emergency Management (InWEM), a Faculty member at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute, is a subject matter expert for US Department of Education, was honored with a Real Hero Award from American Red Cross, has been recognized by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

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The Possibilities with Human Services | 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm EST
Presented by: Dr. Saki Cabrera

Wonder what you may do with education and training in the Human Services or related field?  How it sometimes feels like you may need lots more time to land your dream job?  And, what kind of jobs might be of interest? Join us to explore the various paths that lead to positions such as Director, Coordinator, Lead, Program Developer and Direct Service Provider.  People will share their experiences and kernels of wisdom.  The paths and populations served vary but the possibilities are boundless!

Learning Objectives:
1. Understanding the different pathways to gainful employment.
2. Understanding the student experience.
3. Using your strengths to serve others.

Get to know the Presenters:

Dr. Saki Cabrera, a first generation bi-cultural and bi-lingual Puerto Rican native of Bronx, New York, serves as faculty in the departments of Psychology and Human Services at Solano College, where she also coordinates the Human Services program and served as the Accreditation Coordinator. A NIH and Kellogg scholar, Saki’s overall interests include evaluation research, program development (blending theory with practice), quality assurance, grant writing, and training. She is committed to strengthening wellness in communities locally and abroad and founded an organization with that interest in mind: Stronger Communities.   Saki has successfully led various federal, state, and local funded research & community-based projects and has developed, implemented and evaluated programs focused on diverse aspects related to behavioral health, substance use, pregnancy prevention and is currently working on a collaborative to support justice involved youth. Familia means everything to her!

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Leadership and Mental Illness in Higher Education: Empowering Faculty and Staff through Self-Management and Training | 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm EST
Presented by: Dr. Mignette Y. Dorsey

A percentage of employees in the workplace are functioning with diagnosed mental illnesses. While managers and supervisors in higher education may undergo leadership training, often absent from that training is information on how to lead mentally imbalanced employees. Attendees of this session will gain an understanding of empowering leadership traits that are useful in supervising the mentally imbalanced, tips on managing self in such workplace environments, and pertinent laws and regulations governing mental impairment in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:
1. Attendees will understand why toxic leadership disempowers and contributes to poor mental health in the workplace
2. Attendees will be able to immediately apply knowledge gained in this session to empower those in their workplace environments.
3. Attendees will be able to create or generate a leadership model that empowers employees with mental impairments.

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Get to know the Presenters:

Mignette Y. Patrick Dorsey was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After graduating high school, she relocated to Houston, Texas. She is an award-winning former newspaper journalist, having worked for Houston Community Newspapers, The Houston Post and The Houston Chronicle. She has also worked as a spokesperson for the city of Houston and a high school Journalism and Reading teacher.

As a child, Dorsey became familiar with her father’s historical struggle via newspaper articles, but it was during her years at the Houston Post that she began researching in earnest. Her book, Speak Truth to Power, the Story of Charles Patrick, a Civil Rights Pioneer was published by The University of Alabama Press.

Currently, she is a Professor of English and Department Chair at Lone Star College-Houston North. She is also a 2017 alumnus of Lone Star College’s Leadership Academy, a 2016 alumnus of the Deans & Chairs Institute, and a 2021 Faculty Excellence Award winner. Dorsey earned an M.A. and B.A. in English Literature from the University of Houston and earned her doctorate in Leadership from Carolina Christian College in Spring 2021.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, visiting her children, and playing with her two grandchildren. Most of all, she likes exercising and fishing with her husband, Joseph.

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A New Approach to Stop the School to Prison Pipeline Through Wrap Around Services | 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm EST
Presented by: David Rudder, PhD

It will be a case study review of a partnership between the City of Holyoke’s Public School District, the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, and Springfield College to form a Youth Hub to provide specific and intentional wrap-around services to middle school student(s) that experience chronic absences, incorporating support to their families towards preventing potential involvement in the criminal justice system.   

Learning Objectives:
1. Knowledge “involves the recall of specifics and universals, the recall of methods and processes, or the recall of a pattern, structure, or setting.”
2. Comprehension “refers to a type of understanding or apprehension such that the individual knows what is being communicated and can make use of the material or idea being communicated without necessarily relating it to other material or seeing its fullest implications.”
3. Application refers to the “use of abstractions in particular and concrete situations.”

Get to know the Presenters:

Dr. Rudder is the Chair of the Department of Human Services and the Associate Dean of the School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences at Springfield College.  He has over 20 years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education.  Much of his focus has centered around access and the retention of students of color on college campuses by working with faculty and staff to be more culturally responsive. Dr. Rudder has served on two charter school boards and also volunteers in youth recreation leagues. He’s worked with student-athletes and served as the first club advisor to Men of Excellence, a newly formed student club which focuses on leadership skills development of undergraduate male students with a special emphasis on BIPOC students to improve graduation and retention rates.  

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Compassion Fatigue and Intersectionality in Human Service Practitioners: Latina Low-wage-earners Fighting Poverty | 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm EST
Presented by: Marlo Greponne, PhD

In this presentation, participants will understand how compassion fatigue can affect human service practitioners providing direct services; participants will learn how intersectionality can influence the social experiences of oppressed and marginalized populations; participants will consider how institutional and social supports can help low-wage-earners cope with compassion fatigue

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will understand how compassion fatigue can be experienced differently when considered through the lens of intersectionality
2. Participants will consider how intersecting identities can amplify experience of social phenomena
3. Participants will learn how coping and supports can mitigate compassion fatigue

Get to know the Presenters:

Marlo Greponne is the Executive Director at the Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc., a nonprofit community action agency serving over 24,000 people from low-income households through delivery of 36 programs, including Head Start/Early Head Start and LIHEAP. Marlo leads a team of seven skilled and qualified senior directors to administer nearly $20 million in Federal, State, Local, and Private funds. She has nearly 25 years of experience in the field of community action. A passionate advocate for eliminating childhood poverty, she specializes in the design and implementation of comprehensive service models. The State of Connecticut Department of Social Services and the Connecticut Association for Community Action have recognized her leadership in this capacity as one of the best in the state. An active community collaborator, Marlo holds leadership roles in many community improvement initiatives. Marlo is a Certified Peer Assessor by the Northeast Institute for Quality Community Action and is a nationally certified Results Oriented Management Accountability (ROMA) trainer, and obtained a PhD in Human and Social Services from Walden University.

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TBD | 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm EST
Presented by: TBD

 

Learning Objectives:
1. TBD
2. TBD
3.  TBD
4. TBD

Get to know the Presenters:

 

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