Transforming the Care of Children and Youth in Rhode Island May 6, 2016

A Conference on National Trends in Policy, Practice & Outcomes

Rhode Island leaders in child-welfare, together with nationally recognized experts from some of our top think-tank organizations including the University of Chicago’s Chapin Hall, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, and The Chadwick Center will explore and present current and future trends in policy, best practices and outcomes in caring for the well-being of children, youth and families in our communities.

This conference is designed for social service providers, educators, policy makers, corporate and non-profit business leaders and most importantly those who understand the need to better serve the children and youth in the state of Rhode Island.

Conference Schedule:

8:00 – 9:00 am     Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 am     Welcome by Marty Sinnott
President & CEO, Child & Family
9:15 – 10:15 am   Keynote Address  “Lessons Learned from National Efforts in Reforming Child Welfare and Implications for Rhode Island.
Presenter: Bryan Samuels, Executive Director, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

10:30 – 12:00 pm  Morning Workshops*
12:00 – 12:50 pm    Lunch
12:50 – 1:00 pm    Trauma Champion Award Presentation by Margaret Holland McDuff, CEO, Family Service of Rhode Island
1:00 – 1:30 pm     Address by Neil D. Steinberg, President & Chief Executive Officer, Rhode Island Foundation
Special Guest Speaker, Congressman David Cicilline
1:30 – 2:20 pm      Panel Discussion on Transforming the Care of Children and Youth in Rhode Island moderated by Kristin Gourlay, Health Care Reporter, Rhode Island Public Radio

Panelists
-Jamia McDonald, Chief Strategy Officer, RI EOHHS
The Honorable Michael B. Forte, acting Chief Judge, RI Family Court
-Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director, RI KIDS COUNT
-The Honorable Lou DiPalma, Rhode Island State Senate
-Bryan Samuels, Executive Director, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
-Marty Sinnott, CEO & President, Child & Family

2:20 – 2:30 pm Remarks by Jamia McDonald, Chief Strategy Officer, RI EOHHS
2:45 – 4:15 pm      Afternoon Workshops*

Eight  workshops will be offered and repeated in the afternoon. Conference attendees are to register for one morning (AM) and one afternoon (PM) workshop. 

3 CEU’s will be offered