Conference sessions will be divided along three tracks. Among the noted session presenters include the FASD prevention bureau which will be presenting on the topic of substance exposed newborns for those who want to learn more about how substance exposure in utero can influence brain development. Marcia Stanton from Phoenix Children’s Hospital will share her knowledge of how adverse childhood experiences can be crucial in our understanding of trauma and its presentation in infants and toddlers. Sessions included in each track are:
Track 1: Trauma Informed Care for Birth-5
• “Working With Parents of Trauma-Affected Children 0-5” – Richard Brubaker + Heidi Kaminski,
• “Birth to Five Assessments” – Melissa Johnson +
Children Association Tallona
• “Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences: Creating Hope for a Healthier Arizona” – Marcia Stanton, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
• “Preventing and Assessing Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and Other Drugs – Understanding the Effects on a Child’s Development” – Sara Rumann + Dianna Contreras, Arizona Department of Health Services
• “Medication Management For 0-5 & Appropriate Alternatives” – Dr.
Children Association Svetlana
• “Integrating Primary Care with 0-5” – Dr. Julia Kelly, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
• “Never Shake A Baby AZ: The Dangers of Shaking and How To Soothe a Crying Infant” – Nicole Valdez, Prevent Child Abuse
• “Foster Care Process for 0-5” – Ricky Dennis,
• “What You Need to Know About Baby Court” – Ryan Krench, Attorney General’s Office
“We are excited to present this day of professional development to students and Human Service professionals,” said
Registration is available at www.BorntoThriveConference.org. Early registration is available for $95 with a discounted rate of $85 for students. CEUs are included.