Hopes & Dreams Schedule

Monday, May 24

Early Childhood • 10:00 - 11:30 am

The impact of the Routines-Based Interview

A dive into the Routines-Based Interview. Learn a brief history, structure of the session, and how the practice has improved Early Intervention services for families.

*approved for EI credential*

Alexa Williams, Regional Director of Early Intervention for Bright Start

Jillian Franklin, Regional Director of Early Intervention for Bright Start

Child and Youth • 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Advocacy in Motion: The Department of Children’s Advocacy

State Child Advocate and Department of Children’s Advocacy Director Amanda Whittle will share the agency’s efforts to build traction, momentum and sustainability for a broad vision of reform to improve outcomes for children.

*approved for EI credential*

Amanda F. Whittle, J.D., CWLS, State Child Advocate and Director of the S.C. Dept. of Children’s Advocacy

Parent • 6:00 - 7:30 pm

SKIN DEEP? The Impact of Scars

Participants will be introduced to the formation of scars as well as how scars can impact both physical and psychological wellbeing. The role and importance of our largest organ- the skin – will be covered. Risk factors for poor scar tissue will be reviewed as well. Parents will be guided through some simple techniques to begin addressing scar tissue through massage and Kinesio tape application, as well as the time frames where these are most effective.

Dr. Elizabeth G. Harvey, PT, DPT, MSR, CKTI, Board-certified Pediatric Specialist

Español • 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Medicaid 101: Entendiendo TEFRA

Este taller provee un vistazo general acerca de Medicaid y la elegibilidad para TEFRA.

*approved for EI credential*

Annia Knight, Family Engagement Manager, Family Connection of South Carolina

Tuesday, May 25

Early Childhood • 10:00 - 11:30 am

Reflective Supervision Basics

Reflective supervision is considered best practice for supporting early childhood professionals, but what makes it different from supervision you might already be providing or receiving? Learn the components of reflective supervision and how it connects to your work as an early childhood professional. Participate in a live reflective supervision “fishbowl” and discussion.

*approved for EI credential*

Kristyn Driver, MSW, IMH-E® Reflective Supervision Program Manager, South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association

Child and Youth • 2:00 - 3:30 pm

McKinney-Vento and Special Education: The Effects of Homelessness on the Child, the Family and Community

This session will review the definition of homelessness through the McKinney-Vento Act and review requirements of the law. This session will also address the negative impacts on students developing brain that arises from experiencing homelessness and living in poverty. In addition, we will look at the overlap of McKinney-Vento and IDEA laws and the importance of collaboration at all levels for this special population. This session will discuss the importance of accessing community resources to provide protective factors to support the student and family to mitigate the negative impact of homelessness for the family.

*approved for EI credential*

Linda Mirabal-Pace, Education Associate, McKinney-Vento State Coordinator/ Title I
Office of Federal and State Accountability, South Carolina Department of Education

Birley Wright, M.Ed.
McKinney-Vento Program Manager, Office of Federal and State Accountability, South Carolina Department of Education

Parent • 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Guardianships and Alternatives to Guardianships

An overview with some examples of current South Carolina law regarding guardianships and some common alternatives to guardianships with Q & A with Kirby Mitchell, the medical legal partnership (MLP)’s Legal Director.

Kirby Mitchell, Medical Legal Partnership, Legal Director

Español • 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Introducción a los Programas de Servicios de Exención del Hogar y de la Comunidad de Medicaid (HCBS, por sus siglas en ingles)

Este taller proveerá una mirada rápida a las exenciones de Medicaid. Explicaremos que son las exenciones de Hogar y de la Comunidad, quien las maneja, los servicios que pueden cubrir, las listas de espera y el proceso para obtener y mantener dichas exenciones y/o servicios.

Annia Knight, Family Engagement Manager, Family Connection of South Carolina

Wednesday, May 26

Early Childhood • 10:00 - 11:30 am

Learn the Ropes: Here’s the Scoop on Children’s Language, Speech, and Literacy

This presentation will inform early childcare providers of features and characteristics that represent typical milestones for speech, language, and literacy development among young children. Following the presentation, participants will be able to describe signs and symptoms that warrant referral and follow-up by speech, language, and hearing professionals if difficulties in any of these areas are suspected.

*approved for EI credential*

Angela N. McLeod, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Child and Youth • 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Stinky armpits, Hair, and periods: tackling puberty with your daughter with special needs

After this presentation, participants should be:

1) familiar with stages of puberty
2) equipped with some strategies to navigate challenges of puberty in girls with special needs
3) familiar with available resources

Kristl Tomlin, MD FACOG, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Parent • 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Family Connection 101: An Overview of Resources for Children that Have a Disability or Chronic Health Conditions

This informational session is an overview and description of resources and services Family Connection of SC provides for children / youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs in South Carolina.  Other community resources and supports will be discussed in this session. Families and providers who attend will have a better understanding of the resources available for themselves and/or families they serve.

*approved for EI credential*

Jena Martin, M.Ed Director of Special Populations

Farren Allen MPH, LMSW

Español • 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Manejando Comportamientos Dificles en Ninos Pequenos

Esta presentación incluirá un breve antecedente de los niños diagnosticados con el Trastorno del Espectro Autista y otros desordenes neurológicos en edad preescolar, y cubrirá las bases para entender el comportamiento disruptivo en esta población. La presentación incluirá estrategias basadas en la evidencia para manejar comportamientos, y recomendaciones para las familias.

*approved for EI credential*

Este taller ha sido aprobado para obtener créditos de SC Endeavors. Inscribirse en los créditos.

Rosmary Ros-Demarize, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina

Thursday, May 27

Early Childhood • 10:00 - 11:30 am

Early Experiences Matter: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) is a rapidly expanding field in South Carolina. This presentation will provide an introductory overview of infant mental health and the concepts behind understanding how experiences impact a child even before they are born. The presentation will review typical social, emotional, and relational development and factors that can disrupt typical child growth and development. Finally, the presentation will review some of the promotion, prevention, and intervention work developed through South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association, with a specific emphasis on infant and early childhood mental health consultation.

*approved for EI credential*

Mackenzie Soniak, Psy.D.

Child and Youth • 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

This training is designed for mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect, and professionals who have frequent contact with children, who play a key role in protecting children by identifying possible maltreatment and reporting it to the agencies responsible for investigation and intervention.

*THIS TRAINING IS SOUTH CAROLINA SPECIFIC*

*approved for EI credential*

Jessica Hill

Parent • 6:00 - 7:30 pm

The Basics: The five fun, powerful ways every caregiver can use to give children a great start in life.

80% of a child’s brain growth happens in the first three years of life.  Beginning from birth, young brains develop like muscles, getting bigger and stronger the more you interact with them.  The Palmetto Basics are  5 fun, simple, powerful ways to help young brains grow to be as happy and successful as they can possibly be.   Learn the Basics and how you can do them with your family!

*approved for EI credential*

Amity R. Buckner, M. Ed.

Español • 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Herramienta de Viaje: El Poder de la Organización

Padres aprenderán como manejar la abrumadora cantidad de documentos creada por los servicios médicos y educacionales. Esta herramienta organizacional facilita la comunicación entre padres y profesionales para alcanzar los mejores resultados médicos y educacionales de los niños con necesidades de salud especiales o discapacidades. Los profesionales que atiendan este taller, estarán mejor preparados para asistir a las familias que ellos sirven, con la preparación y organización de la extensiva documentación que se crea al tener un niño con necesidades de salud especiales.

*approved for EI credential*

Annia Knight, Family Engagement Manager, Family Connection of South Carolina

Jenny Nuvan, Family Engagement Manager, Family Connection of South Carolina

Si necesita asistencia para registrarse en español, por favor, contacte a Annia Knight. (803) 995 1568