Training Workshops

STLCANN Past Training Workshops

06/17/2022 Navigating Difficult Behaviors: Self Regulation and De-escalation Nicki Schoonover, MSW LCSW
03/18/2022 Connecting with Teenagers Who Don’t Want to Connect with You Katrina Taylor from Katrina Taylor and Associates, a long-time contractor with Children’s Division
12/17/2021 A Panel Presentation: Services for Children and Families Brenisha Banks-Boys and Girls Club St. Louis, Lindsey Jeffries-Provident Counseling, Carl Green-Peoples Health Center, Debbie Wolf-Lutheran Family and Children’s Services, Yolanda West-Parents and Children Together St. Louis, Nathan Ivy-Project LAUNCH, and Jawana Hammonds-System of Care
07/16/2021 An Informative Session on the Children’s’ Division Family Centered Services program, Intensive In Home Services, Children’s Treatment Services, and Mo Health Net Managed Care Crystal Wilson-Children’s Division Program Specialist, Nancy Reid-Children’s Division Program Specialist, Karin Oelzen-Children’s Service Supervisor, Aquila Rives-Intensive Family Preservation Program Manager Great Circle, Heidi L. Strickler-Director of Foster Care Capabilities United Healthcare, Nikki Ashley-Missouri Health Net
03/19/2021 An Informative Session on the Child Abuse Hotline and Investigation Process in Missouri Sara Smith, Children’s Division Deputy Director + Children’s Division Team
12/18/2020 Preparing Foster Parents to Work with Trauma, Boundaries, & Expectations Sarah Wright, LPC with Great Circle
9/11/2020 The Ethics of Supervision Joseph Pickard, PhD, LCSW and Diane Beckerle O’Brien, MSW, LCSW
6/19/2020 Understanding Suicide: Prevention, Assessment, and Response Mary Mogg, MSW, Kendi Satterfield, MAIS and Lisa Wegman, M.Ed
12/13/2019 Parents at the Heart: Evolving Your Practice to Support Parents and Kids Katrina Orlet, LCSW
9/20/2019 Stewards of Children®, a child sexual abuse prevention training Jenny Dodson-Weihl
6/21/2019 Using the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics: A Developmentally Sensitive Approach to Assessing and Treating Complex Trauma and Neglect Sharon Skidmore Stern, MSW, LCSW
3/15/2019 Changing the Child Welfare Response in Missouri: Using the Signs of Safety Approach to Work With Families Mary Mogg, MSW, and Sara Smith
12/14/2018 Stress Less & Create Healthy Models for Children Regina Whittington, LCSW and Mary Mogg, MSW
9/21/2018 Healing the Effects of Substance Abuse Disorders on Children & Families: The Family Centered Approach Abigail Green, MA, LPC, Clara S. Stevenson, MA, and Angela K. Marvin
6/15/2018 The Drug Epidemic & the Positive Impact of Family Drug Court Shondrella Turner, MA, MAADCII, MPS and Tomika Golden, BSW, CADC
3/16/2018 Using a Team Approach to Address Human Trafficking Keaton Strong, Office of Missouri Attorney General
12/8/2017 Debunking Myths, Defining Hope for Children with Problematic Sexual Behaviors Kelly Snider, MSW, LCSW
9/15/2017 An Introduction to TF-CBT, DBT, & PE Emily Dreher, M. Ed, LPC, NCC and Brianne Serdar, LCSW
6/16/2017 Introduction to Art Therapy and Music Therapy Michelle Clark, MA, LPC, AT, Skylar Brussee, BME, MT and Skylar Brussee, BME, MT
4/14/2017 An Introduction to Play Therapy and Animal Assisted April Duncan, Dianne Peters, Nola Ewars, Dina Vitoux
12/9/2016 Taking Care of Yourself: Compassion Fatigue and Mindfulness Connie Fisher, Melanie Fitzgerald, Sarah Lehman
9/16/2016 Bringing Families Together: Working with Children of Incarcerated Parents Vashell Anderson, Rachel S. Cramsey, LCSW, Hakee Mitchell
6/24/2016 What Happens Now? The Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Abuse Allegations Sergeant Mickey Owens, Jennifer Szczucinski, Dr. Linda Shaw, Dana French, Megan Marietta, Amanda Williams, Beverly Tucker, Connilee Christie
3/18/2016 Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children Linda Shaw, MD, MSSW and Sarah Norman, MSW, LMSW
12/4/2015 Interventions with Families Julia Pickup, MSW, LCSW; Epworth Children & Family Services
9/18/2015 Aging Out: Service Provision to Older Youth Allison Lageose, Epworth Children & Family Services
6/19/2015 Is It a Backpack or a Child? Interventions with Young Children Christi Moore, Ph.D.; Ebony Brabham, MSW, LCSW; Our Little Haven
3/20/2015 Treatment Planning: Formulating High-Quality Service Plans Laura Bilsland MA, LPC, CCDP-D; Sharon Skidmore MSW, LCSW
12/05/2014 Share Relentlessly, Steal Shamelessly Brett Drake, Ph.D.
9/19/2014 Training Workshop: Poverty Simulation
6/20/2014 Strengths-based Strategies and Interventions with Immigrant and Refugee Populations Dr. Bob Bertolino
3/07/2014 Immigrant and Refugee Populations: Special Considerations and Child Welfare Research Brett Drake PhD, Anita Barker MEd
12/06/2013 Targeted Populations and Issues in Attachment: A Panel Presentation Jessica Allen, MSW, LCSW; Neha Navsaria, PhD; Jennifer Beavers, MSW, LCSW
9/20/2013 Creating Connections: A Comparison of Two Treatment Models Addressing Parent-Child Relationships Jerry H. Dunn, Ph.D., Kate Drewry, MSW, LCSW
6/21/2013 Home Visitation and Its Impact on Bonding and Secure Attachment Linda Spina, Lora Gulley, Vanessa Davis, Parents as Teachers representative
3/8/2013 Attachment: Translating Research to Practice Patricia Kohl
12/14/2012 Treatment of Children Traumatized by Chronic Neglect Bill Krenn
3/16/2012 Don’t Neglect, Neglect: An Overview of Child Neglect from the Missouri Children’s Division Perspective Anthony Harper, Ashley Ralph
10/7/2011 Treatment Options for Complex Trauma Joan Benz, Shirley Chrenshaw, Casey Limmer, Megan Schacht
7/8/2011 Mind and Brain in Early Complex Trauam: Engaging Parents in a Novel Approach to Damage Control John Constantino, Ryan Lindsay
4/1/2011 Understanding the Impact of Complex Trauma on Youth Matt Kliethermes
1/7/2011 Building Developmental Assets in Youth Lora Gulley
10/22/2010 Understanding Autism and Effective Support Strategies Julie Donnelly
9/24/2010 Teen Dating Violence Carrie Marsh, Kelly Schneider
7/30/2012 Rape 101 Kathleen Hanrahan, Christina Meneses
3/26/2010 Conceptualization and Treatment of Children and Youth Who Have Sexual Behavior Problems Natalie Wilcox
12/11/2009 Legislative Advocacy Peggy Barnhart, Mattie Moore
9/18/2009 Compassion Fatigue: Surviving Your Career Nancy Spargo, Ryan Lindsay
7/10/2009 Helping Children and Teens Cope with the Death of a Loved One Kelly Karavousanos
3/27/2009 Strengths-Based Therapy: Putting Hope in Motion Bob Bertolino
12/4/2008 Domestic Violence and Its Effect on Children Sandra Naeger
8/22/2008 The Effects of Abuse on Children’s Development Rachel Neukirch, Sarah Boeker
5/30/2008 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Transition Strategies Jeanne Kloeckner
8/3/2007 Trauma in Children and Adolescents Matt Kliethermes

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