All Sessions will be held VIRTUALLY!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021


9:00 am - 9:30 am EST 

Welcome + System of Care Champion Awards


9:30 am - 11:30 am EST

Plenary | High Impact Collaborations: The Kentucky Moment; Presentation by Marta Miranda-Straub and Jennifer Warren



Session One: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Option A:

Supporting Youth and Families Involved in the Child Welfare System

Presentation by Dyzz Cooper and Amanda Metcalf

Option B:

Building Relationships with Restorative Practices

Presentation by Elizabeth Mays

Option C:

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) for Young Adults - A Research Study

Presentation by Margaret Lopresto, Lori Norton, Shelia Runyon


Session Two: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST


Option A:

Psychological First Aid for Children & Caregivers

Presentation by Katherine Tek and Ann Davis

Option B:

Racial Equity in Behavioral Health

Presentation by Rashaad Abdur-Rahman

Option C:

Rethinking Child Welfare in Kentucky: Prevention, Partnership, and Engagement of Families

Presentation by Christa Bell and Valerie Frost


Wednesday, June 9, 2021


Session Three: 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Option A:

The Role of Psychotropic Medications in Child-Serving Systems

Presentation by Dr. William Lohr

Option B:

Applying Trauma-Informed Strategies to Enhance Resilience

Presentation by Miriam Silman

Option C:

Building Family Peer Support Services in any Agency

Presentation by Joy Varney


Session Four: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST


Option A:

The Purple Star Program: Building Support and Resiliency for Military-Connected Youth

Presentation by Sarah Jemison and Steve Cambron

Option B:

Partnering with Parents to Begin and Sustain Recovery

Presentation by Kimberly Releford, Melissa Hall, and Dreama Hedric

Option C:

Building Resilience in Early Childhood through Positive Parenting Techniques

Presentation by Darcie Taggart and Katherine Leigh Garrett

Option D:

Understanding and Supporting Gender Fluid Children/Youth and Their Families

Presentation by Dr. Mary Sciaraffa and Kipp Wheeler


Session Five: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Option A:

Secondary Traumatic Stress Solutions for Helping Professionals

Presentation by Kristal Hankinson

Option B:

Successfully Adding and Keeping Youth Engaged in Councils, Committees and Agencies

Presentation by Kate Tilton, Felicity Krueger, Ayanna Coates, and Jesse Dillow

Option C:

Identifying, Addressing, and Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities: An Agency Model

Presentation by Rachel Bingham and Edward Palmer, Sr.


Thursday, June 10, 2021


Session Six: 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Option A:

Building A Family-Driven and Youth-Driven System of Care

Presentation by Carol Cecil and Dyzz Cooper

Option B:

Beyond Certification and Compliance: Using the CANS to Engage and Support Children and Families

Presentation by Lizzie Minton and Kenneth McGill

Option C:

Establishing Contact Points to Strategically Identify the Presence of Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Presentation by Ian Shepard, Dominique Clark, Edward Palmer, Sr., Dr. Levi Bolin, and Lynette Ponder


Session Seven: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST


Option A:

Kentucky State Police Handle with Care Program and Angel Initiative Program

Presentation by Danielle Perkins and Meghan Martin

Option B:

Who’s Got the Hook-up? Partnering Outside of the Box

Presentation by Ashley Clark and Anne Embry

Option C:

Teaching Executive Functioning Skills to Preschool Students

Presentation by Michelle Antle


Session Eight: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Option A:

Equipping the Faith Community with Evidence-Based Tools to Address Community-Based Issues

Presentation by Monty Burks, Jaime Harper, and Will Taylor

Option B:

Prevention Practices in Kentucky Schools

Presentation by Tiffany Quarles, Laura Edwards, Cathy Prothro, and Sheila Barnard

Option C:

Bounce: Building a Trauma-Informed System of Care for Youth in Therapeutic & Residential Services

Presentation by Dr. David Finke