2015 CHSA Annual Conference Presentations

February 2 - 6, 2015

Parent and Family Engagement Conference - February 2 & 3
Monday, Feb. 2 - Opening Keynote Tom Grayson

Monday - Workshops

7 Steps To Raising A High Achiever Dr. Nicoline Ambe
Careful, That's Hot! Debbie Karaman
Cuidado, Esta Caliente! Debbie Karaman
Energy Booster - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Anna Reyner
Engaging and Goal-Setting with Families: We Do It Together Dr. Guylaine Richard
Family Development Matrix Outcomes(FDMO): How to use FDMO to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 | Handout 8 Jerry Endres
Family Literacy Fun! Leora Riley
Family Violence 101 - Handout Karina Loza
Health Care Reform: Connecting Kids and Families to Coverage - Handout Astrid Campos
Hearing the Parent Voice: Creating Effective Surveys to Capture the Parent Perspective - Handout Olivia Pillado
Home to School Connection: Linking DRDP to Family Partnership Goals Jennifer Wickliff
Implementing a Successful Parent Ambassador Program - Handout | Handout 2 Ramona Araiza
La Ley del Cuidado de Salud: Conectando a niños y familias a un seguro medico. - Handout Astrid Campos
Male Involvement Programs: Fathers as Partners in the Education of Children, Using STEM Principles Tom Grayson

Opening Doors and Closing the Opportunity Gap - Handout | Handout 2

Monica Adrian

Parents as Partners in School Readiness - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 | Handout 8 | Handout 9 | Handout 10

Jennifer Wickliff
Renew Your Passion! Replenish your Energy, Creativity and Zest for Life - Handout | Handout 2 Anna Reyner
Sensory Integration - Hanout | Hanout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 Jennifer Wickliff
Strength-Based Engagement and Resolution Joseph Castro Jr
Taking Fatherhood Work to the Next Level - Handout Alan-Michael Graves
The Male Ambassador Program: How to Get Men Involved in Head Start Tom Grayson
Using Family Engagment Outcomes for Success - Handout Christine Slaymaker
Violencia Domestica - Handout Karina Loza
Tuesday, Feb. 3 - Closing Keynote National Center on Health

Tuesday Workshops

"I Don't Know What To Say...I Don't Know Want They Want" Parenting & Communication With Adolescents - Handout Ronald Mah
"One Family - Many Cultures"  Families in Cross-Generational Conflict - Handout Ronald Mah
CHSA’s Early Math Initiative CHSA Early Math Project Staff
Communicating with Skill and Heart: How to Effectively Communicate with Your Child's Teacher Betina Steiger
Exploring the Link Between Child Outcomes and Family Outcomes April Morris
Family Engagement Outcomes & CLASS Tracking with ChildPlus.net - Handout Carolyn Heyliger-Graham
Guiding Families in Scoring a Goal! - Handout Osiel R. Madrigal, Ed.D.
Healthy Changes that Benefit Your Child's Academic Achievement Sheri Marinovich
How Culture Impacts Family Violence and Child Protective Services Response Ronald Burke
Involucramieno y Resolución Basados en Fuerzas - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 Joseph Castro Jr
Measuring What Matters in Family Engagement - Handout Rebecca Votaw
Padres: Un modelo positivo y ejemplar Joshua Alvarez
Setting the Tone for Effective Discipline - Handout Shalek Chappill-Nichols
Taking Care of Yourself and Your Children When Faced With Adversity Sheri Marinovich
Using the Home As Learning Environment - Handout Magda Bedros
Ways to Integrate Stories, Yoga, & Self-Regulation Skills for Family Fun & Self-Care - Handout Leah Kalish, MA

Education Conference - February 4 - 6


Wednesday, Feb. 4 - Opening Keynote National Center on Health
Regional Office Update - Jan Len - Handout

Wednesday - Workshops

Accessibility Features of the DRDP (2015) for Children With IFSPs and IEPs - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 Patricia Salcedo
All Around STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) - Handout Shalek Chappill-Nichols
Building Constructive Alliances with Angry, Insecure, Unhappy, Overly-Invested, or Suspicious Parents - Handout Ronald Mah
Child Abuse Reporting Law: Recognition, Assessment, and Reporting Ronald Burke
Culture and Diversity: Effective Communication with Parents - Handout Sherrie Segovia
Exploring the Link between Child Outcomes and Family Outcomes - Handout April Morris
Hooked on Books - Handout Shalek Chappill-Nichols
How to Ensure Home Visitor Safety in an Unpredictable Environment Sheri Marinovich
How to Take Care of Yourself and Still Reach Your Goals Sheri Marinovich
Instructional Supports for Infants and Toddlers: It's Called Responsive Caregiving - Handout Victoria Prieto
Making Healthy Changes to Benefit a Child's Academic Achievement Betina Steiger
Managing the Maze: Blended/Braided Funding & Partnerships Pamm Shaw

Multicultural & Diversity Survival Training: Differing Cultural Values Affecting the School Community - Handout

Ronald Mah
Partnering With Families to Promote Infant and Toddler School Readiness - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 September Gerety
Signing with All Children- Ages 3 to 5 - Handout Diana L Smith
Team Building Through Effective Communication. Betina Steiger
Using the Home As Learning Environment - Handout Magda Bedros

Thursday, Feb. 5 - Workshops

Art That's From the Heart!- Activities That Promote Creativity and Critical Thinking - Handout John Funk
Avoiding Stress- A Strength Based Model - Handout Steven Erwin
Catch Bullying Behavior Before It Begins - Handout Suzanne Mulcahy
CHSA’s Early Math Initiative CHSA Early Math Project Staff
Coaching Through Influence: A Relationship Based Approach to Support Early Childhood Professionals - Handout Sharyn Muhammad-Bakeer
Collecting Quality Infant and Toddler Data for Program Improvement - Handout Holly Higgins Wilcher
Connecting Our World Through Languages - Handout Victoria Prieto
Demystifying Transitions, Birth to Five - Handout Kristin Enriquez
Every Day, Every Child, Every Moment - Activities to Increase Use of High Quality Teaching Strategies - Handout Vicky Greening
Everything You Need to Know About Inclusion: Resources at Your Fingertips - Handout Cindy Arstein-Kerslake
From Birth to Third: Partnering with K-12 for Achievement - Handout Wilma Hashimoto
Home to School Connection: Linking DRDP to Family Partnership Goals - Handout Donyale Miller
It's All About the Children: Using Data Sources and Children's Interests to Individualize the Curriculum to Maximize Learning & Outcomes Heather Eltringham
Let's take a Walk Through ECE CompSAT - Handout Linda Parfitt, M.S.W.
New Tools for Reflecting on Home Visits: An Introduction to PICCOLO and HOVRS Gina Cook
Once Upon a Time...What's New in Children's Literature John Funk
Parents as Partners in School Readiness - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 | Handout 8 | Handout 9 | Handout 10 Donyale Miller
Self-Regulation & Social-Emotional Development in the Classroom Environment - Handout Joseph Prologo
Sensory Integration - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Hanodut 4 | Handout 5 Donyale Miller
Sharing Data and Child Outcomes Pamela Pritchard
STEAM Education and Young Learners... It's Not Too Early! Dee Smith
STEM: Engaging Young Learners in Math and Movement - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Patricia Kimbrell
Supporting Home Language for Infants and Toddlers - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 | Handout 5 | Handout 6 | Handout 7 | Handout 8 | Handout 9 | Handout 10 | Handout 11 | Handout SPanish | Handout SP2 | Handout SP3 | Handout SP4 | Handout SP5 | Handout SP6 | Handout SP7 | Handout SP8 | Handout SP9 | Handout SP 10 | Handout SP11 May-Ling Joa
Taking an In-Depth look at CLASS Data to Support Professional Development and Coaching - Handout Vicky Greening
Teaching to Transcend Trauma: Reflective Strategies for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma Arlene Molina
Understanding the Impact of Maternal Depression on Infants and Toddlers - Handout Rebecca Votaw
Using CLASS to Support Quality Classrooms - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 Bonnie MacKenzie
Ways to Integrate Stories, Yoga and Self-Care Skills for Happier, Healthier Kids and Classrooms - Handout Leah Kalish, MA
We Need to Talk - Handout Mattie Gadsby
Friday, Feb.6 - Closing Keynote Kimberly Jonhnson

Friday Workshops

A Road Map to Kindergarten Project - Handout

Ruth Fernandez
Building the Capacity of Instructional Leaders: A Pathway to Quality ECE - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4 Liz Guerra
Community Involvement and Engagement Kimberly Johnson
Destination Imagination: Family Literacy and Learning Kimberly Johnson
DRDP 2015: What's It All About? - Handout Cecelia Fisher-Dahms
Early Learning in Libraries: An Unexpected Ally Suzanne Flint
Go Team! Strategies to support effectiveness of teachers and child interactions Rachel Johnson
Preparing Students For Common Core Marcus Hughes
Ready to Teach from the Start: Supporting Novice Teachers for Success Dianne Hackett
Supervising and Supporting Quality Home Based Programs - Handout Bonnie MacKenzie

Toddlers in Conflict: Identify the Stressors & Customize Effective Solutions - Handout | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Handout 4

Lisa Poelle
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