2024 Agenda

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

In-person Heritage Inn, Great Falls and via zoom (noted sessions only)


Time, Sessions, and Presenters for Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Time

Session

Presenter

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Registration and Check-in

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Welcome

Malmstrom Color Guard | Native American Flag Ceremony
(Remote Attendance Offered)

Charlie Brereton, MT DPHHS Director

Opening Remarks
(Remote Attendance Offered)

Governor Greg Gianforte

Opening Remarks
(Remote Attendance Offered)

Nikki Grossberg, MT DPHHS CFSD Division Administrator

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Break with Exhibitors

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Montana School for the Deaf and Blind: Expressions of Silence Choir

Awards Luncheon
(remote attendance offered)

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Break with Exhibitors

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Wellness Minute - Peer Mentors

Keynote: 

(remote attendance offered)

Carla Ritz, The Montana Institute

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Break

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1 - Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework

(remote attendance offered)

Carrie Porter, CASA of Yellowstone County

Breakout 2 - Emerging Issues in Digital Safety (specific session for Law Enforcement and Judicial Partners

 Adam Dodge

4:45pm-5:30pm

Day One Wrap-Up

6:00pm - 8:00pm

No Small Matter: Launch of an Early Childhood Campaign in Montana

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Time, Sessions, and Presenters for Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Time

Session

Presenter

6:00 am - 7:00 am

Wellness Walk

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Light Continental Breakfast – Registration Check-In

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Wellness Minute - Peer Mentors

Keynote: Centering Digital Safety in Our Work

(remote attendance offered)

Adam Dodge

10:00 am - 10:15am

Break with Exhibitors

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Breakout Sessions

  

Breakout 3 - Supporting Youth in the Digital Age: Small Adjustments, Big Impact

(remote attendance offered)

Adam Dodge

Breakout 4

Carla Ritz

Breakout 5 - Part I – Parents with Intellectual Development Disorder – Historical Context

August Elliott, Nicole Brisson

11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Lunch on your own

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Breakout Sessions

  

Breakout 6 - Nothing About Us, Without Us - Youth Voice and Collaboration Works

(remote attendance offered)

Lacey Hallett, Kristy Pontet-Stroop, Andrea Savage, Marla Hauser

Breakout 7 -  Foster Care Teens - Education, Mentoring , Advocacy and Community Partnerships

Steven Coop, Stacie Eckenstein, Shanell Lavallie, Taysen Edelen, Janessa Henderson

Breakout 8 - TBD

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break with Exhibitors

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

  

Breakout 9 - Self-Defense

(remote attendance offered)

Suzie McIntire

Breakout 10 - Toby's House - State Program

Breakout 11 - Part II – Parents with Intellectual Development Disorder – Strategies for home visitors, family time coaches, caseworkers and others.

August Elliott, Nicole Brisson

5:30 - 7:30pm

Building Hope and Resilience in Violence Prevention: Partnering with the Arts

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Time, Sessions, Presenters for Thursday, April 11, 2024

Time

Session

Presenter

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Light Continental Breakfast – Registration Check-In 

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 12 - Internet Crimes Against Children

(remote attendance offered)

Brian Cassidy

Breakout 13 - TBD

Kathi Wells, MD, FAAP

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break with Exhibitors

10:15 am - 11:45 am

Wellness Minute - Peer Mentors

Keynote: TBD

(remote attendance offered)

Kathi Wells, MD, FAAP

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Conference Wrap-up and Closing Remarks 

Brandi Loch, CSFD Deputy Division Administrator