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NOFSW Conference Agenda 5.24.24

Tuesday June 25 12:30-1:45  
Plenary - Ethical Considerations of Serving Immigrant Communities            
Mary Lehman, PhD                                                               


Tuesday June 25 2:15-3:45    
The Ethical Intersections of Forensic Social Work                      
Timothy McArthur, LCSW             
 The NASW Code of Ethics


Tuesday June 25 2:15-3:45    
Socio-Bio Mitigation Videos: Using powerful visuals for advocacy           
Steven Robinson, DSW, LCSW    

Tuesday June 25 2:15-3:45    
Trauma Care and Recovery Planning with Justice Involved Individuals    
Delores Blackwell, PhD         

Tuesday June 25 2:15-3:45    
Typologies and Forensic Social Work among Youth with Problem Sexual Behavior                   
Adam Brown, PhD    

Tuesday June 25 2:15-3:45    
Duty to Warn: What you need to know!    
James Andrews, LCSW, LICSW, BCD 

Tuesday June 25 2:15-3:45    
A Drug Test is Not a Parenting Test: Holistic Advocacy for Parents Navigating the Stigma of Substance Use in Bronx Family Court 
Zoe Russell, LMSW; Leslie Polseno; Desseray Wright    

Tuesday June 25 4:00-5:30    
Crafting Compelling Narratives: Bringing Creativity and Confidence to Written Mitigation  
Nikita Rahman, MSW; Anne Vachon, MSSW                

Tuesday June 25 4:00-5:30    
Forensic Social Work: Does the Attorney-Client Privilege Apply (or Not)?                    
Dana Prescott, PhD, LMSW, JD; Diane Tennies, PhD, LADC         

Tuesday June 25 4:00-5:30    
The Importance of an Interdisciplinary Team in Early Advocacy           
Alyssa Harriston; Michael White, ESQ

Tuesday June 25 4:00-5:30    
Avoiding Dehumanizing Language: How Labels Prevent Effective Advocacy      
Ronda Swenson, MA; Artie Gonzales; Franky Carillo; Ray Ibarra
Humanizing Language ppt
Humanizing Language resources

Tuesday June 25 4:00-5:30    
Public Safety Wellness: Overview of an Organizational Health and Training Model             
Bianca Channer, DSW, LCSW; Katherine Moore, LMSW; Ralphaina Dubisson, MSW 

Tuesday June 25 5:30-6:30
Poster - Indiana Addictions: A Case Study for Correctional, Peer-Led Addictions Recovery    
Tyler Jean, LSW, MSW, MS.Ed., PhD     

Tuesday June 25 5:30-6:30    
Poster - Childhood Trauma and Delinquency: The role of callous-unemotional traits and moral disengagement       
Hyun Kim, M.A.; James "Tres" Stefurak, Ph.D.; Victoria Dixon  

Tuesday June 25 5:30-6:30    
Poster - The Role of Social Determinants of Mental Health in Evaluation and Diagnosis    
Alena Aguilar, LMSW                                             

Tuesday June 25 5:30-6:30    
Poster - The Effects of a Co-Response Program on Patrol Time and Call Volume for Crisis-Related Calls: A time series analysis                       
Mark Plassmeyer, Ph.D., MSW
Summary of Current Findings
Summary of Current Gaps and Recommendations

Wednesday June 26 8:15-9:30           
Plenary - Finding Common Ground in the Reform vs Abolitionist Debate
Panel moderated by David McLeod, PhD   

Wednesday June 26 10:00-11:00       
Holistic Representation of LGBTQ People
Klevis Baholli, LMSW; Laura Rolston, MSW          

Wednesday June 26 10:00-11:00       
International Re-Entry Planning   
Susan Cruz, MSW                                        

Wednesday June 26 10:00-11:00       
Beyond Incarceration: Supporting Black Mothers' Successful Reentry through a Critical Lens    
Leslianne Davis, BS, MSW                          

Wednesday June 26 10:00-11:00       
How Deep Should We Dig? How Remembrance Work Contextualizes Our Clients Experiences               
Ashley Edwards, MSW

Wednesday June 26 10:00-11:00       
Bridging the Gap: Mastering the Transition from Clinical to Forensic Social Work          
Gilbert Singletary                           

Wednesday June 26 11:15-12:15       
Interdisciplinary Defense    
Abbie Elam, MSW; Lauren Sergent, BS; Emily Harris, BS   

Wednesday June 26 11:15-12:15       
Sustainability in Forensic Social Work: Beyond Self-Care                     
Rachel Goldsmith, LCSW-R   

Wednesday June 26 11:15-12:15       
Trauma and the Parallel Process for Correction Officers Providing Control, Correction, and Care: Visceral and vicarious experiences   
Warren Graham, MSW; Eric Hines, AAS                   

Wednesday June 26 11:15-12:15       
Exploring Simulation-Based Learning in Forensic Social Work Education                  
Dimitra Lattas, MRes, MSW, BA; Brittany Adams, LCSW;    Rachel M.Ross, LCSW, RPT-S

Wednesday June 26 1:45-2:45           
Strengthening Foundations in Forensic Social Workers  
Vanessa Jones, MSSW, LCSW                        

Wednesday June 26 1:45-2:45           
Building Resilience as Forensic Social Workers 
LaQueshia Clemons, MSW; Denise Brunskill, MSW     

Wednesday June 26 1:45-2:45           
Bridging the Gap: The role of generalist forensic social workers as community legal workers in promoting access to justice and social welfare          
Shawna Hoyte, BA, BSW, JD, MSW        

Wednesday June 26 1:45-2:45           
The Crucial Role of Parental Capacity Evaluations             
Carrie Landis, LCSW, MAT                 

Wednesday June 26 1:45-2:45           
Holistic Representation: Better Outcomes for Youth       
Malikah Marrus, DSW, MSW; Ellen Marrus, JD LLM; Rifqa SaAadat                       

Wednesday June 26 3:00-4:00           
The Journal of Forensic Social Work: The Journey to Open Access
David McLeod, PhD, MSW; Corie Young, MSW      

Wednesday June 26 3:00-4:00           
Leveraging Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Advancing civil legal outcomes for individuals living with mental health conditions               
Anne Milne, MPH, LCSW; Christine  Fuchs, JD

Wednesday June 26 3:00-4:00           
Psychological Evaluations and Risk Assessments: Ethical purposes and limits  
Dana Prescott, PhD, LMSW, JD; Diane Tennies, PhD, LADC   

Wednesday June 26 3:00-4:00           
Reckoning with Moral Injury in Correctional Healthcare: Findings and recommendations from a mixed methods study    
Stephanie Gangemi; Camille Dysart, MSW; Caroline Sutton Chubb, MPA   

Wednesday June 26 3:00-4:00           
Emotional Intelligence, Relationship Management and the 4 stage Approach to Servicing Incarcerated Individuals. 
Marquis Chandler                                           

Wednesday June 26 4:15-5:15           
Interdisciplinary Collaboration between Social Work and the Legal System
Rick Ornelas; Rosemary Alamo, DBH  

Wednesday June 26 4:15-5:15           
Expanding the Social Work Lens Beyond Casework                   
Jenelle Pedroza, LCSW; Anne Milne, MPH, LCSW 

Wednesday June 26 4:15-5:15           
Police Social Work in Millvale Borough    
Alyssa  Peters, MSW; Tim Komoroski      

Wednesday June 26 4:15-5:15           
Recovery Planning for Individuals in Care From Admission to Outplacement at a Forensic Hospital
Cortez Scott, MBA , MSW; Leila Rosado, MSW; Shamar Rouse, MSW; Tanya Logan; Leslie Palmer; Shiresse Brewington

Thursday June 27 8:30-9:45  
Plenary - Bearing Witness to a Homicide: Vicarious Trauma Experienced in the Death Chamber          
Sandra Joy, Ph.D., LCSW   and Reverand Dr. Jeff Hood 

Thursday June 27 10:15-11:15          
ACEs and Chronic Child Custody Conflict: Implications for ethical forensic practice      
Dana Prescott, PhD, LMSW, JD; Diane Tennies, PhD, LADC   

Thursday June 27 10:15-11:15          
Forensic Evaluation and Immigration Systems    
Ann Webb, Ph.D., J.D.

Academic References/Resources

Forensic Report Outline






Forensic Evaluation (template)

Presentation Powerpoint

Thursday June 27 10:15-11:15          
Older Adults with Dementia and the Criminal Legal System     
Brittney Williams, LMSW-C             

Thursday June 27 10:15-11:15          
Peace Brokers: An asset-based approach to healing & violence prevention     
Mayra Lopez-Humphreys, PhD, LMSW; Jorge Diaz,MSW                                                                                                                                                   

Thursday June 27 11:30-12:30          
Shifting the Mindset: Trauma-informed training for correctional system staff   
Jacoba Rock, Ph.D., MSW; Hillary Vervalin, MSW; Terry-Jan Ashton, MSW  

Thursday June 27 11:30-12:30          
In Whose Interests? Comparing the treatment of children in federal immigration court, and in state child welfare proceedings in Minnesota 
Susan Schmidt, DSW, MSSW, LGSW         

Thursday June 27 11:30-12:30          
Using Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Courtroom Simulation with Social Work Students: Learning gains and challenges      Sherece Shavel, PhD                                                                          

Thursday June 27 11:30-12:30          

Take it Like a Man: A qualitative study of characteristics of male sexual assault targets in juvenile detention facilities       
Clio Weisman, PhD; Belle Weisman

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