North Dakota Family Based Services Association presents

2021 NDFBSA Educational Opportunities

March 9-11, 2021

March 23-25, 2021

 #FamilyBased21

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$180

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Conference Itinerary

DON’T FLIP OUT, USE FLIP IT! TRANSFORMING CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR

Rachel Wagner │ 10:00- 12:00 │ 2 CEUs

A presentation designed to promote a kind and strength-based approach to addressing challenging behavior in young children. Children’s use of challenging behavior seems to be on the rise. We are often stumped by what to say and do when a child has done something hurtful, impulsive, disruptive or disrespectful. FLIP IT! is four simple and effective steps to help us transform a difficult moment into one where everyone can learn and grow. We can help children learn about their feelings and gain self-control by using the mnemonic: Feelings, Limits, Inquiries, Prompts. FLIP IT! is kind, practical, realistic, and will improve your relationships with children ages three through eight years old. During this presentation, you will be inspirited by real-life stories, have opportunities for personal reflection, and be ready to use this strategy immediately.

Speaker Bio

Rachel Wagner MSW received her Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Sociology from Ithaca College and received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Albany. Rachel is a Lead National Trainer and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist for the Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC). More

HOARDING FOOD: HUNGRY FOR SURVIVAL

Charley Joyce │ 1:00- 3:00 │ 2 CEUs

The focus of this session is on why youth in out-of-home care hoard food, which is often a result of child maltreatment and in not having their basic survival needs met. Non-traditional interventions that have been successful with pre-adolescent youth will be discussed. Several case studies will be presented. This training is not designed to address issues of hoarding food found in bulimic and anorexic disorders.

Speaker Bio

Charley Joyce, LCSW, has been a clinical social worker for approximately 40 years. He is the co-author of the book, “Behavior with a Purpose”, and a contributing author of two additional books. More

ETHICS

Katie Krukenberg │ 10:00- 12:00 │ 2 CEUs

This session will provide an overview of ethical standards in the NASW and Code of Ethics pertaining to ethical dilemmas pertaining to self-care, social work in rural community, and in work with youth and families. Ethical decision making models along with strategies for resolving ethical dilemmas will also be discussed.

Speaker Bio

Katie Krukenberg, LMSW, teaches Social Work and is the Director of Field Education at the University of Mary. She obtained a Master’s degree More

THE BASICS OF IMPLICIT BIAS

Joel Friesz │ 1:00- 3:00 │ 2 CEUs

Implicit bias can have an immense impact on the youth and families you serve. It can derail good intentions and cause unwanted outcomes. Because implicit bias operates unconsciously, we need to be intentional about building the skill to recognize and address it. When implicit bias is at play in program spaces, some people may be exclude, insulted, or experience unequal access to opportunities. This can negatively impact their wellbeing and harm your relationship with them. This session explores the concept of implicit bias and the impact it has on people and systems. Attendees will learn and discuss what can be done personally and with systems to lessen the pervasiveness of bias.

Speaker Bio

Joel Friesz has worked in the field of Restorative Justice since 2005 and refers to his work as more of a “calling” than a “job”. Until its closure in January 2021, Joel and his team worked with Lutheran Social Services of ND More

EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH (DC: 0-5)

Shannon Grave │ 10:00- 12:00 │ 2 CEUs

Much like the DSM-5 used for diagnosing school-aged children through adulthood, there is a system for classifying mental health conditions in young children birth through age five called DC: 0-5. There have been three editions and each are published by Zero to Three. Minnesota has been using this diagnostic classification system specifically designed for young children, red flags/characteristics of the most commonly seen diagnosis in young children, and common strategies to implement in the in-home family therapy setting. While participants will not leave this session ready to diagnose young children using DC: 0-5, there are clear implications for its use in guiding treatment and intervention that can be immediately implemented by therapist. 

Speaker Bio

Shannon Grave, PhD has worked with children and families for over 25 years in many roles, but only a few employers. She has provided mental health/behavioral consultation More

SCHOOL-BASED SERVICES

Dr. Cory Steiner │ 1:00- 3:00 │ 2 CEUs

Northern Cass School District has committed to educating the whole learner. Through deliberate and purposeful practice, the district has engaged in partnerships with The Village Family Service Center and North Dakota State University to provide on-site mental health services. This session will explain the journey of Northern Cass while engaging participants in activities which will reframe thinking around the importance of school-based services. The session will be interactive where participants will reflect individually to build their understanding of the importance of educating the whole learner. Finally, the session will challenge participants to put into place a priority for taking action which will further support learners across region. 

Speaker Bio

Cory Steiner, PhD has been the Superintendent at Northern Cass School District for the past five years. He completed his undergraduate degree in social science at Dickinson State University. More

SAFE ZONE

Faye Seidler │ 10:00- 12:00 │ 2 CEUs

Transgender cultural competency training is designed to mitigate the negative outcomes transgender individuals experience by equipping professionals with the tools to adequately serve this population. Specifically, this training gives professionals a better understanding of the transgender people by exploring the population demographics, thoroughly examining the transgender condition, looking at organizationally specific negative outcomes, and utilizing tools for process improvement. This training focuses on how professionals can do a better job, it does not require nor ask individuals to be allies. 

Speaker Bio

Faye Seidler, is one of the founders and current clinical administrator for Harbor Health Clinic, the only informed consent hormone therapy clinic in North Dakota. More

SPECIAL TOPCS IN FOSTER CARE: VISITATION TRANSITIONS, MOTHER’S RAGE (WHY FOSTER YOUTH OFTEN PROJECT DISPROPORTIONAL ANGER ONTO FOSTER MOTHERS) & LYING BEHAVIOR

Charley Joyce │ 1:00- 3:00 │ 2 CEUs

This session will focus on three common problematic areas that often are presented by foster youth while in placement. Visitation transitions will identify post visit reactions as a treatment issue, explaining why they occur and how to intervene. Mother Rage will explain the dynamics of why foster youth might project anger disproportionally onto foster mothers and what can be done. The purposes of lying behavior will be identified and specific interventions will be identified. 

Speaker Bio

Charley Joyce, LCSW, has been a clinical social worker for approximately 40 years. He is the co-author of the book, “Behavior with a Purpose”, and a contributing author of two additional books. More

WHEN DO WE DO REPs, WE INCREASE STRENGTH FROM WITHIN!

Ron Shuali │ 10:00- 12:00 │ 2 CEUs

This program focuses on expanding the current world your participants live in by having them experience many different ways that we miscommunicate with children and adults without being aware of it. They will learn 3 secrets to being more empowered both inside the classroom and at home in areas like but not limited to behavior modification strategies, self-regulation, and overall general health. They will leave with eagerness in their eyes to try out these secrets.

NORTH DAKOTA SAFETY FRAMEWORK PRACTICE MODEL FOR CHILD WELFARE

Matt Gebhardt │ 12:00- 12:40- pre-recorded session │ .5 CEU

The Safety Framework Practice Model for Child Welfare refers to all the actions and decisions required throughout the life of a case to assure that an unsafe child is protected, expend sufficient efforts necessary to support and facilitate a child’s parents/caregivers taking responsibility for the child’s protection, and achieve the establishment of a safe, permanent home for the unsafe child. North Dakota’s new Safety Framework Practice Model will increase consistency in our practice, provide a clear definition of safety, establish set criteria for removal and reunification, and identify and build protective capacities in parents and caregivers.

NDFBSA Annual Meeting and Awards

Joely Davidson │ 12:40- 1:00 │ .5 CEU

Review 2020 Annual Meeting Minutes, Treasurers Report, and Honor 2020 Award Winners

UP THE RABBIT HOLE: ESCAPING THE MATRIX OF YOUR MIND

Ron Shuali │ 1:00- 3:00 │ 2 CEUs

When I say up, do you say down? When I say left, do you say right? Why are we always initially oppositional to our fellow humans? Laugh, learn, and be enlightened through a keynote experience like no other. Discover how and why we humans are stuck in patterns and mindesets that we don’t realize run our lives and repeat repeatedly. And how those blind spots affect our relationships, work, and the children we are committed. To. Feel mental and physical stress leave your body as you have multiple “Ah-HA” moments that will change you forever. All you have to do is choose.

Speaker Bio

Ron Shuali, M. Ed., has spent over 15 years working and presenting in the education marketplace. He is a bestselling author of More

THE SUPERVISORS ROLE IN WORK UNIT CULTURE

Vince Lindgren │ 10:00- 12:00 │ 2 CEUs

Effective individual supervision is essential to effective practice, but an equally important factor is the influence of work unit dynamics/relationships. Effective group supervision is essential for staff retention and productivity. This workshop will look at supervisory strategies for fostering a work culture which encourages effective co-worker relationships, as well as intervening in problematic staff dynamics which inhibit work unit goal attainment. 

Speaker Bio

Vince Lindgren, MSW, has spent half his 40-year social work career in practice, and half in social work education. More

ETHICS AND SUPERVISION

Jeremy Carney │ 1:00- 3:00 │ 2 CEUs

This session will explore the role of the supervisor in promoting ethical practice and encouraging an organizational commitment to ethical standards. Administrators and supervisors have a unique opportunity and commitment to ensure the ethical treatment of clients and employees. A case study model will be used to investigate supervisor roles, relationships, and practices as they relate to ethical standards and clinical supervision. 

Speaker Bio

Jeremy Carney, MSW, PhD, is a Professor of Social Work at Minnesota State University Moorhead and Director of the Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Program. More

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Questions? Contact Conference Chair

Individuals who need accommodations to participate in the training conference should contact Conference Vice Chair in advance of the conference.

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