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ERIC Number: ED543850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 175
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Building on Family Strengths: Research and Services in Support of Children and Their Families. Proceedings of the Building on Family Strengths Annual Conference (11th, Portland, Oregon, May 6-8, 2004)
Gordon, Lynwood J., Ed.; Tullis, Kathryn, Ed.; Hanson, Andrea, Ed.; Sowders, Stacey, Ed.
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
The 11th Annual Building on Family Strengths Conference was held from May 6th through May 8th, 2004, in Portland, Oregon. Highlights included: (1) The revival of a pre-conference training session; this year featured "Understanding Research and Evaluation in Relation to Social Change," presented by Elaine Slaton and Shannon CrossBear of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health; (2) A stirring keynote address by Jane Knitzer, with a review of progress in children's mental health services over the past 20 years and a call for action for the future; (3) An information-packed Friday plenary session on the timely topic of evidence-based practices, featuring Robert Friedman ("Creating Informed Choice for Families: The Link Between Individualized Care, Data-Based Systems of Care, and Evidence-Based Practices") and Andres Pumariega ("Cultural Competence in Systems of Care: Evidence-Base for its Rationale and Effectiveness"); (4) A powerful Saturday panel session on juvenile mental health courts, with two of the founding members of Santa Clara, California's "Court for the Individualized Treatment of Adolescents" and a youth graduate of the program and her mother as panelists; (5) Over 80 breakout sessions and 43 poster presentations; (6) Special extra-curricular activities for family members and youth, including visits to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Oregon Zoo; and (7) These proceedings provide full transcripts of keynote and plenary presentations, along with breakout session summaries provided by presenters post-conference. Although summaries of only a portion of the 80+ sessions were received, a conference agenda, with contact information for lead presenters for all sessions, is included for readers' reference. Papers presented at the conference include: (1) Keynote Address: Children's Mental Health: Looking Back, Looking Forward (Jane Knitzer); (2) Friday Research Plenary (Perspective One): Creating Informed Choice for Families: The Link Between Individualized Care, Data-Based Systems of Care, and Evidence-Based Practices (Robert Friedman); (3) Friday Research Plenary (Perspective Two): Cultural Competence in Systems of Care: The Evidence Base for its Rationale and Effectiveness (Andy Pumariega); (4) Saturday Panel Presentation: Juvenile Offenders with Mental Illness: What Can Be Done Joanne Fuller (Kurt Kumli, Judge Ray Davilla, Addie C., and Carrie C.); (5) Childhood Bipolar Disorder: Looking Deeper (Barbara Allard, Myrth Oglivie, and Megan McDaniel); (6) Evaluating a Family Advocacy Training Program (Charles Anders and Teri Toothman); (7) How Are the Kids Doing? Outcomes of Concurrent Planning Introduction (Kathy Brennam, Mary Lou Balassone, and Deb Fitchitt); (8) The Institute for Community Living's Family Empowerment Program: A Multisystemic Approach to Family Interventions within an Urban Community (Elizabeth Cleek, Matt Wofsy, and Marilyn Negron); (9) Examining Caregiver Service Experiences in Federally Funded and Comparison Communities (Liz Grossman, Bridgitte Manteuffel, Rachel Ascew, and Judy Domina); (10) Ensuring the Continuum of Care: Residential Facilities, Families & Communities Partnering Together (Beth Larson-Steckler, Michael Booth, Sue Booth, and Scott Booth); (11) Including the Student Voice in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: APEX Drop Out Prevention Project in New Hampshire (JoAnne Malloy, Gail Cormier, and William Preble); (12) Insecure Attachment in School-Age Children (Myrth Oglivie); (13) Clackamas County Mental Health: What Happens to Youth After Termination of Partnership Services (Tanya Ostrogorsky and Becca Sanders); (14) Wraparound and Juvenile Justice: Making a Connection that Works (Mike Pullmann, Jodi Kerbs, Rita Gaylor, Patricia Roe, David McCoshum, and Jonathon Boose); (15) Employment: Assessment & Strategies for Increasing Work-Life Integration for Your Clients: A Workshop for Service Providers (Julie Rosenzweig and Kitty Huffstutter); (16) Another Set of Eyes: Strategies for the Use of Videotape to Support the Social-Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers in Home Visiting Programs (Jane Squires, Liz Twombly, Pat Harrison, and Laura Bellah); (17) Making The Most With The Time You've Got: Myths and Real Experiences in Human Service Systems (Ronnie Swartz); (18) Serving a Unique Population: Are All Youth and Families Equally Likely to Succeed in Wraparound? (Kimberly Tyda and Twylla Abrahamson); (19) Maximizing Family Participation in the Development and Monitoring of Care Plans: Empowering Families with Planning Options (Pamela Watson and Scott Mueller); (20) A Model for Supervisory Practice Which Supports Fidelity to the Wraparound Process in Systems of Care (Chip Wilder and Ariel Greenidge); and (21) The Wraparound Meeting: Conceptual Group Dimensions to Support the Growth and Efficacy of This Care Planning Process (Chip Wilder and Ariel Greenidge). Individual papers contain tables, figures and references.
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health. 1600 SW Fourth Avenue Suite 900, Portland, OR 97201. Tel: 503-725-4175; Fax: 503-725-4180; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Center for Mental Health Services
Authoring Institution: Portland State University, Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
Identifiers - Location: Oregon