Trauma-Informed Care Partners Conference



Attend a daylong conference featuring three keynote speakers to engage our community in Trauma-Informed Care. Learn how you can make an impact on the lives of those challenged by trauma. It’s free and open to schools, law enforcement, churches, health care professionals, nonprofits, children’s services agencies, juvenile justice agencies, parents, neighbors and the community-at-large.

In addition to keynote presentations, morning and afternoon workshops will be led by local and national experts who will share proven methods for helping people work through trauma and live meaningful lives.

CME and CEU credits are available. Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited.

See the full agenda here.

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Trauma-Informed Care Partners Conference

Speakers

Keynote Presentation Title: The Power of One Caring Adult

Josh Shipp, at 14 years old, had been kicked out of so many foster homes that it became a game to him. He acted out because he didn’t trust anyone. He had been abandoned and abused, but thanks to One Caring Adult, his life turned around. Today Shipp is on a mission to help as many at-risk youths as possible. He’s an author, global youth empowerment expert and acclaimed speaker known for his ground-breaking work with traumatized teens. Shipp is the author of the national bestseller “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination,“ and he has been featured by MTV, CNN, FOX, The New York Times, 20/20 and Good Morning America. He’s spoken at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and UCLA and he made Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 list. Shipp is living proof that there’s hope for at-risk youth.



Keynote Presentation Title: ACES and PACES — The Health Effects of Adversity and Resiliency During Childhood

Dr. Robert Block, M.D., FAAP, understands Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), toxic stress and resiliency in pediatric patient care. He has authored several papers, a textbook and has presented more than 2,000 public speeches on the topic. He also knows that One Caring Adult can make the difference in improving the lives of young people who struggle with trauma. His research interests include: problem behaviors in gifted children, and severe self-injurious behaviors. The best way to survive toxic stress and prevent it is through developing resilience. Dr. Block, M.D., FAAP, is emeritus professor of pediatrics and immediate past Daniel C. Plunket Chair, Department of Pediatrics, at The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. He also is the past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and past chair of Child Abuse Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and holds certification in Child Abuse Pediatrics.



Keynote Presentation Title: Department of Juvenile Justice: Becoming a Trauma Informed Agency

Secretary Christina K. Daly, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), has dedicated nearly two decades to improving the lives of at-risk children and their families. She has played an integral role in the aggressive reform of juvenile justice under Florida Governor Rick Scott since 2011. During this administration, juvenile delinquency has dropped to the lowest level in more than 30 years through the implementation of the Roadmap to System Excellence, DJJ’s strategic plan to transform the state’s juvenile justice system. She has worked nationally with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center, and the Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, where she is a member of the Juvenile Justice Leadership Network. She is also a member of the national nonprofit organization, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators. She also serves as a member on the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, the Florida Attorney General’s Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, and as a member of the Florida Steering Committee on Families and Children in the Court.


Presentation Title: Trauma that Comes from Arrests and the Court Process and How it Affects Our Community

Retired Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander, III, was the first of five siblings to earn a college education, and he went on to join the Pensacola Police Department as a cadet. Thirty-two years later he retired as Pensacola’s first African American Police Chief. Alexander was very ambitious during a time when few black men were among the ranks of law enforcement. Nonetheless, he earned a reputation of integrity and fairness. He initiated mentoring programs to empower at-risk students through tutoring, community service, and other positive incentives. His BLAST program, launched at Camelot Academy a school stigmatized for having students with learning challenges, was revered as a model for 21st century community policing during the 2016 International Association of Police Chiefs Conference in San Diego, California. Alexander remains involved in the community even in retirement as a leader and life coach to affect positive change and make a difference.



Presentation Title: Start by Believing – The Importance of Responding with Trauma-Informed Care to Survivors (co-presenter)

Shelby Amaral, M.S.W., LCSW, is a clinical manager with Lakeview Center’s Victim Services team. Prior to Lakeview, she worked with survivors of domestic violence from 2011 to 2013 at Favor House of Northwest Florida. At Lakeview Amaral works with survivors of sexual violence. She is a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician and her work centers around creating conditions necessary to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence by encouraging loving and equitable relationships, a clear understanding of consent, and a social climate of belief and awareness. Amaral wants to educate members of the community about consent as it relates to sexual violence. She also wants to ensure the community knows what to do and how to respond if someone discloses sexual abuse including the requirements to report abuse to the Florida Abuse Hotline and how to link survivors to the appropriate services in the community.


Presentation Title: Trauma-Informed Behavior Intervention Strategies for Practitioners (co-presenter)

Dayna L. Beddick, Ed. S, BCBA, is an advisor for the University of West Florida (UWF) Office of Applied Behavior Analysis Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Science and Social Sciences. Beddick also works as a guest lecturer for the University, supports instructors for curriculum execution and research endeavors, and supports student research endeavors. Her research interests include: problem behaviors in gifted children, severe self-injurious behaviors, health and fitness, and coercive administration of justice.




Presentation Title: Developing Trauma-Informed Care Schools and Classrooms

Cat Davis, M.A., Registered Drama Therapist, works at the Post Traumatic Stress Center located in New Haven, Connecticut. She provides verbal, trauma-centered psychotherapy and drama therapy to children, adolescents and adults. Davis also is the director of the ALIVE program, which provides trauma-centered social-emotional learning activities and stress reduction sessions to K-12 students across Connecticut, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Virginia. ALIVE’s “Letters to Miss Kendra” program was recently featured as a preventive method to address toxic stress in the KPJR documentary film titled "Resilience." Davis has a special interest in helping communities develop effective, trauma-centered services so that they can attend to the needs of youth as early as possible.



Presentation Title: The Opioid Crisis, Legal Concerns and How the Crisis Affects the Community (co-presenter)

Jeff Gaddy is an associate attorney with Levin Papantonio – Personal Injury Lawyers. His practice is focused on mass tort litigation. While with the firm, Gaddy has worked on pharmaceutical cases involving the opioid crisis, the diabetes medication Actos, medical device cases involving pelvic mesh implants, and environmental cases like the ones involving C8 contamination. Gaddy understands the enormous toll that the opioid crisis is having on society – destroying families, taking the lives of loved ones, and leaching tax dollars and resources from the community. The government estimates that the opioid epidemic has an annual economic cost of more than $500 billion, and what’s more tragic, is that every day 115 Americans dies from an opioid overdose, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Gaddy is committed to community collaboration in battling the local opioid crisis.



Presentation Title: Trauma Informed Congregations – Trauma-Informed Care in Communities of Faith (co-presenter)

Dan Hamel, M.Div., is the Clinical Chaplain at Lakeview Center, Inc. in Pensacola, Florida. He has served the community in this role for the last 18 years after graduating from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity with major in Psychology and Counseling. Rev. Hamel promotes the benefits of spirituality especially as related to better mental health (less depression, lower stress, less anxiety, greater well-being, and more positive emotions) and when coping with the effects of trauma.





Presentation Title: Trauma Informed Congregations – Trauma-Informed Care in Communities of Faith (co-presenter)

Pastor Rick Hazelip, is the senior Pastor of First City Church located in Pensacola, Florida. He has more than 30 years of ministry experience, the past 11 years, serving the Pensacola community.




Presentation Title: Interacting with Trauma

Bradley Wayne Lord, Psy.D., LMHC, CAP, is the Director of In-Home On-Site Services at Lakeview Center. He is a Master Certified Addictions Professional, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) qualified. Lord provides administrative and clinical oversite of in-home mental health services which consist of the Child Case Management team, Community Action Team (CAT), Family Intensive Treatment team (FIT), and the Working Rapid Assessment and Prevention treatment team (WRAP). His interests are in trauma histories and how neurological functioning is associated with traumagenic environments.




Presentation Title: Trauma-Informed care Interventions for Complex PTSD (co-presenter)

Samantha McLane, M.A., is a member of both the Lakeview Center Victim Services Program and the General Adult Outpatient Program. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of North Florida and her graduate degree in Psychology at the University of West Florida. McLane has worked with victims of trauma since her internship in 2013 with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained and works with survivors from various life journeys with a special interest in working with veterans and the intersection between trauma and dissociation. She understands the lasting impacts of trauma including the ways in which complex PTSD can manifest as other mental health issues as well as the types of evidence-based treatments available to trauma survivors.



Presentation Title: Presentation Title: The Opioid Crisis and Legal battles – Our country is in the Midst of a Public Health Crisis (co-presenter)

Peter J. Mougey is a partner with Levin Papantonio – Personal Injury Lawyers and head of the Securities and Business Litigation Department. Mougey has 20 years of experience successfully litigating complex, high-profile cases including financial fraud, corporate misconduct, business torts and securities fraud. He has represented hundreds of governmental entities, including cities, counties, pension plans, public utilities, and hospitals in addition to more than 2,500 individual victims of financial fraud. He has studied the current public health crisis that stemmed from a flood of opioid prescriptions that are now destroying communities both socially and economically. Mougey continues to explore the non-compliant drug manufacturers and distributors who are bound by federal and state reporting requirements for suspicious orders of opioids, but instead choose profits. He has taken dozens of cases to verdict and served as counsel in many class and derivative actions. He routinely lectures on all aspects of his practice and is regularly quoted in the national press. In addition, Mougey consults on cases for governmental agencies and regulators.


Presentation Title: Effects of Toxic Stress on Brain Development

Chad R. Sedam, Ph.D., CRC, has more than 17 years of experience working with children, families and communities to understand and treat childhood trauma. Currently, he works at Envolve People Care as a trainer and community liaison who’s closely in touch with providers, local advocate groups and families involved with Florida’s Child Welfare System. Dr. Sedam’s experience includes evaluating, counseling, advising, educating and providing treatment to children and adolescents who have experienced trauma including those with attachment or relationship challenges and survivors of human trafficking. He also taught several courses on the subject as a doctoral student and as an adjunct professor at Florida State University.




Presentation Title: Trauma Informed Congregations – Trauma-Informed Care in Communities of Faith (co-presenter)

Joy D. Sharp is the Director of the Baptist Health Care Faith Health Network. Peers describe Sharp as infectious, passionate and transparent. She is a lifestyle coach who possesses a strong background in all aspects of chronic disease management, care management, community project facilitation, curriculum development, wellness/health education, grant writing and the grant funding budgeting processes as well as excellent communication and leadership skills. For more than 20 years, Sharp’s work has focused on helping faith-based communities deploy innovative, statistical approaches that advance health initiatives and health care research specifically targeting high-risk and under-resourced populations. She coined the phrase “Wellness GPS” and is instrumental in coaching others to become Community Health Navigators. In 2015, Sharp was named a Healthcare Hero by the Memphis Business Journal. In 2017, she was the recipient of the first World of Difference Community Navigation award.


Presentation Title: Trauma-Informed Behavior Intervention Strategies for Practitioners (co-presenter)

Jessi Truett M.A., BCBA, leads the Applied Behavior Analysis Outpatient Program at Lakeview Center. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from The University of South Alabama and went on to complete a Masters Degree in Exceptional Student Education with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the University of West Florida (UWF) where she now instructs to help ensure that high-quality practitioners enter the field. At Lakeview she applies diverse applications of behavior principles to target at-risk populations, developmental/behavioral disabilities, and learning disabilities. She also practices across inpatient settings for youth using behavior interventions to facilitate transition to less restrictive settings.






Trauma-Informed Care Partners Conference

Agenda

This conference will provide the tools you need to help someone who has experienced trauma:

  • Doors open at 7 a.m. for registration conference starts at 8 a.m.
  • Welcome, opening remarks
  • Keynote speaker - Christina K. Daly, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Break-out for morning workshops
  • Lunch - Celebrating Champions
  • Keynote speaker, Josh Shipp, Global Youth Empowerment Expert
  • Break-out for afternoon workshops
  • Keynote speaker - Dr. Robert Block., M.D., FAAP

Trauma-Informed Care turns lives around, and it starts with One Caring Adult. Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited.

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Trauma-Informed Care Partners Conference

Registration

Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited.

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Hotel Accommodations

Guests traveling from out of town who need hotel accommodations can call the hotel directly at 850.916.2999 to make a reservation. Special rates are available using the group code “BHC.”

The group block rates are as follows:

  • Standard Room Group Rate (Tower 1 Soundside View) is $159 per night
  • Gulf Front Group Rate (Tower 1 Gulf Front with Balcony) is $179 per night
  • 1 Bedroom Group Rates (Tower 2 Suite) is $209 per night

CME and CEU credits are available. Please register in one of the following disciplines:

  • Justice / Legal - recommended for judges, attorneys, law enforcement officials, probation officers and others working in the judicial system
  • Faith-Based - recommended for clergy and for those working / volunteering in faith based environments
  • Child Welfare - recommended for foster parents, child welfare case managers, child protective investigators, and others working in the child welfare system
  • Education - recommended for school guidance counselors and educators and others in the education profession
  • Medical / Physical Health - recommended for physicians, including psychiatrists, nurses other health care professionals
  • Behavioral Health - recommended for psychologists, therapists, case managers and other behavioral health care professional


Trauma-Informed Care Partners Conference

Sponsors

We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for making this event possible.

For information about sponsoring this event, please call the Baptist Health Care Foundation at 850.469.7906.

Hope Sponsor

$5,000 (only 2 available) – Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Full Page Ad in Conference Program, Materials Included in Conference Bag, Premium Logo Placement in Marketing Materials and Program, Recognition throughout the day, Premium Exhibit Table and eight invitations to VIP Keynote event.

Access Behavioral Health

Resiliency Sponsor

$2,500 - ½ page Ad in Conference Program, Materials Included in Conference Bag, Logo Placement in Marketing Materials and Program, Recognition at the breaks, Exhibit Table and four invitations to VIP Keynote event.

Gulf Power

Recovery Sponsor

$1,000 - ¼ page Ad in Conference Program, Logo Placement in Marketing Materials and Program, Exhibit Table and two invitations to VIP Keynote event.

Sunshine Health     Navy Federal    SEDNET

Peace Sponsor

$500 - Name listing in Conference Program, Name Listing in Marketing Materials.


Avalex Technologies

Margaret & Harry Stopp

 

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