Call for Abstracts: Child Abuse Prevention Summit, deadline May 1

UNM New Mexico Child Abuse Prevention Partnership 
Train-the-Trainer State Summit 

Currently Requesting Train-the-Trainer Workshop Abstracts
submission deadline May 1, 2022
The UNM New Mexico Child Abuse Prevention Partnership Summit in October will inspire and equip participants with skills and strategies to strengthen families, prevent child abuse, and ensure children’s healthy development. Our target audience is people from varying backgrounds including, but not limited to: peer coaches, educators, medical professionals, Child Protective Services, daycare providers, law makers, caregivers, community based groups, and government agencies.
We are seeking workshop abstracts that focus on developing the knowledge, expertise, and skill-sets needed by community providers in today’s complex environment. Preference is given to presentations that are highly interactive, including strategies to engage the audience and provide participants with new skills and learning they can put to immediate use in their jobs, homes, and communities.
We will provide continuing education credits for as many of the workshops as possible. 

UNM New Mexico Child Abuse Prevention Partnership
Train-the-Trainer State Summit

October 23 - 24, 2015
Domenici Center at UNM

Workshop tracks will include:

  1. Parenting Education and Support
  2. Child Abuse Prevention Skills and Strategies
  3. Reducing Barriers to Children’s Well-Being
  4. Personal and Organizational Resilience and Reflective Practices

What to submit in your workshop abstract:

  1. What track does your workshop pertain to?
  2. What is the name of your workshop?
  3. Provide a brief abstract of your workshop, including the length of time you will need. Please also tell us how you plan to make this an interactive discussion and what new skill or new learning your audience will gain from your workshop. 
  4. What support do you need for your workshop (i.e. video, power point, flip chart, etc.)?
Please send your proposal via e-mail to:

Examples of Workshop Topics

To include but not limited to:

Track 1: Parenting Education and Support

  • Strategies to build secure attachments and healthy relationships
  • Parenting the difficult child or responding to children’s challenging behaviors
  • Parenting the special needs child
  • Brain development: The effect of trauma versus positive interaction
  • Incorporating art, music or theater into work with children
  • Ages and stages: Child and Lifespan development
  • Family engagement in CYFD and prevention services
  • Promoting father engagement
  • Cultural competency in service provision
  • Cultivating parent leaders and advocates
  • Engagement in voluntary programs and services
  • Growing and sustaining family engagement
  • Engaging teens and other difficult-to-reach populations

Track 2: Child Abuse Prevention Skills and Strategies

  • Coached visits for supervised visitation
  • Responding effectively to allegations and/or disclosures of abuse
  • Effective community collaborations and partnerships
  • Cross system collaborations/integrating systems
  • Working with children/youth who have experienced trauma
  • Strategies to strengthen prevention services and enhance children’s safety
  • Integrating the Protective Factor Framework into practice
  • Innovative strategies to prevent child sexual abuse
  • Promoting healthy sexual development and sexuality
  • Using trauma-informed care to help children overcome sexual abuse
  • Preventing and responding to child trafficking and commercially sexually exploited youth
  • Art therapy, play therapy and other creative interventions to treat sexual abuse
  • Engaging schools and communities in sexual abuse prevention

Track 3: Reducing Barriers to Children’s Well-Being

  • Working with families in crisis (e.g. poverty, substance abuse, etc.)
  • Working with families who have experienced trauma (abuse, neglect, domestic violence, etc.)
  • Infant/child mental health, including social and emotional development
  • Reducing bullying and youth violence
  • Post-partum and maternal depression
  • Family Assessment Response (FAR)
  • Applying the Protective Factor Framework to program design and implementation and/or outcomes

Track 4: Personal and Organizational Resilience and Reflective Practices

  • Maintaining fidelity in an environment of scarcity
  • Program evaluation and quality improvement
  • Developing effective leadership and supervisory skills
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Improving  personal facilitation skills
  • Marketing and communications for non-profits
  • Building capacity to respond to vicarious trauma at an organizational level
  • Tools to recognize and respond to vicarious trauma for practitioners

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