Handouts and Slides from our National Conference


Here are the handouts and slides that were provided to us by speakers at the 2016 National Conference for America’s Children. If you are a speaker and would like your materials to be included on this page, please contact Zach Hiner for assistance.


The Brain Explains: Why We Know More Than Ever Before About Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence – Dr. Linda Chamberlain, Ph.D.


Best Practices for Children Exposed to Domestic ViolenceDr. Linda Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Bringing Mindfulness to our Work with Families Experiencing Trauma, Loss, and Grief – Jill Hennes, LICSW

Building a Community of Practice – DawnDee Walraven, Beth Dasher

CHEEERS: A Deeper DiveKate Whitaker, Tracie Lansing

Child Abuse Prevention Innovations PanelMalcolm Gaines, Psy.D., Darshana Spach, M.Ed., Sarah Welch, MFA

Choose Your Partner and Caregiver Carefully – Amanda Haboush Deloye, M.A., Ph.D., Patricia Haddad

Connections Matter: Moving Communities to ActionSarah Welch, M.F.A.

Continuous Quality Improvement: Managing a Healthy Families Site with an Eye on Quality – Jennifer Baxter, Nancy Gwin, Wendy Hensley, M.P.A.

Creating a Culture of Communication and Messaging for MIECHV Home VisitingKathy Pillow-Price

Creating a Generative Home Visiting Program through Collaborations and a Robust Infrastructure – Robert Ammerman, Ph.D., Judith VanGinkel, Ph.D. Margaret Clark, MPA

Developing Parent Leaders – Strengthening Families, Programs and CommunitiesAnita Odom, Carla Snodgrass, Brianna Stormer

The Duet Project: Early Engagement, Future SuccessSamia Bristow, Kathrin Brellochs, Marjie Mogul

Evidence Based Home Visitation Models (HIPPY, Child First, Safe Care)  – Donna Kirkwood, Ph.D., Darcy Lowell, M.D., Cydney Wessel, M.S.W., M.B.A, Daniel Whitaker, Ph.D.

Getting to Outcomes: Early Results from a RCT of the Healthy Families Oregon Program  – Beth L. Green, Ph.D., Jerod Tate, M.A., Craig LeCroy, Ph.D.

Healthy Families America: From Promoting Attachment to Preventing BullyingKate Whitaker, Leslie Mitchel-Bond

Healthy Families Georgia Quality in Action Network: Harnessing Data to Improve PracticeRachel Glisson, Jennifer Hayes

The heART of Reflective SupervisionDeb Weatherston, Ph.D.

Home Visiting with Language InterpretersKaying Vang-Lor, Marsha Milgrom, MPA

How Home Visitors Can Promote Sexual Health and Safety and Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse – Michelle Marty, M.S.

How to Integrate Risks, Protective, and Promotive Factors into Service DeliveryTracy Small and Christa Austin

Human Trafficking Needs Assessment: Estimating Prevalence and Coordinating Community CollaborationJennifer Battis, MRes

Innovations in Prevention: Child Sexual Abuse Community Strategies Panel  – Meg O’Rourke, L.C.S.W., Angelo Giardino, M.D., Ph.D.

The Integrated Home Visitor: Strategies to Support Whole Brain Integration and ResilienceSatya Kline, M.Ed.

Lessons from the Wizard of Oz: Education Decision Makers to Tell our Story – Jim McKay

More than ATP: Fresh Ways for Program Leaders to Integrate HFA’s Reflective Supervision StrategiesKit Patterson, Dara Williamson, M.S.W.

Navigating the Challenges of Intimate Partner Violence: Assessments and Safety Planning for the Home VisitorPhil Scribano, D.O., M.S.C.E.

Neglect: The Silent AbuserRyan Brown, M.D.

The Postpartum Weight Management StudyNanci DeVose, Marjie Mogul

Poverty: Breaking the Iron Cage & Communicating Across BarriersDonna Beegle, Ph.D.

Pre-Conference Session on Accreditation PreparationHFA Accreditation Team

Preventing Child Neglect Is More Than a Family Matter: It Takes All of UsTeresa Rafael, MSW and Corey Best, Ph.D.

Resilience Portfolios: Shifting to Strengths-Based Approaches for Families Coping with AdversitySherry Hamby, Ph.D.

Showcasing Strategies for Home Visit CompletionJuanita Arnold, Kathy Astin, M.S., LPC, Leah McCallister, M.S., Christi Peeples, Kathleen Strader, M.S.W.

Social Media: Are You Doing it Right? – Sharon Hirsch, Elizabeth Gibbes

Staff Retention: Moving from Theory to Practice – Brandi Alexander, B.S.W., Patricia Drenth, M.S., B.S.N., R.N., Rita Trinklein, B.S., M.A., Cynthia Zagar, M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

Strategies for Addressing Maternal Depression in Home VisitingMary Mackrain, M.Ed., S. Darius Tandon, Ph.D., Robert Ammerman, Ph.D.

Tips and Tools for Engaging Fathers in Home Visits and Center-Based ProgramsMelissa Steward

To Infinity and Beyond: A Journey Towards ReflectionSarah Oo, Maria Yolanda Wigozki, Lynn Kosanovich, Kate Whitaker

Using the rocking chair project with healthy families America participants to increase attachment – Melony Williams

Utilizing Volunteers to Strengthen Advisory GroupsKelly Hayes, Bev Long

The VIGOR: Safety Planning with Victims of IPVSherry Hamby, Ph.D.

What Do We Truly Mean By Father-friendly and How Do We Achieve It?Maria Yolanda Wigozki, Sarah Oo, Leybis Pena

The Voices Behind the Data: Great Home Visiting Stories and how to Get them – Kathryn Harding, Brianna Stormer