CHILDREN COME FIRST CONFERENCE
Upper Midwest Behavioral Health Conference
The 21st Children Come First Conference, Wisconsin’s
Premiere Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Conference, was held
November 8th & 9th, at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center,
Wisconsin Dells. Our 2010 theme was: “See My World: New Perspectives on
Children’s Mental Health”.
THANK YOU to all
who helped make the 2011 CCF conference a success! From the volunteers and
staff to the Keynotes and all of the presenters and attendees - THANK YOU!
We had over 420 attendees, a full Youth Track, wonderful speakers and
keynotes, networking and more! And none of it could of happened without
you! THANK YOU!
Please note that
the 2011 CCF conference handouts we have permission to post will be
available on line by December 15th. Thank you for your patience. Deenah
Who attended: Anyone caring for, working with or interested in the
wellbeing of children with mental, emotional or behavioral disorders and
There were two Keynote Speakers & Youth Plenary Panel:
||On Monday, November 8th Heather
Forbes, LCSW, will gave her keynote address entitled: “Beyond
Consequences Helping Children Heal”. Click here for more
information on Heather Forbes!
||On Tuesday, November 9th, we had a
youth panel for our breakfast plenary. At lunch, our keynote, given
by Flo Hilliard, MWS, was titled: “Adolescent Brain Development, Emotions
featured over 30 breakout sessions on such topics as: Special
Education, Services as Youth Transition to Adulthood, Mentoring, Respite
Care, Early Childhood Interventions, Mental Health Diagnoses and
Treatments, The Traumatic Impact of Bullying, Navigating the Juvenile
Justice System, Sensory Processing and Self Regulation, Legislative
Advocacy, and much more!
New this year – our Keynote, Heather Forbes facilitated a
three-hour seminar for professionals on Monday afternoon.
Breakout Session Presenters included both of our keynoters along
with clinicians, social workers, psychologists, direct-service workers and
many other parents and professionals from across Wisconsin.
Youth Track: This very unique and fun-filled program was back again
this year by popular demand! It ran simultaneously with the adult track and
was filled with hands-on, interactive, educational and creative activities
for children and youth from 6 – 19 years old. Youth got to choose from
workshops like: drumming, arts and crafts, magic, drama, music-making with
the Figureheads, and more!
Sponsors for this event were: Wisconsin Family Ties, Wisconsin
Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Respite Care Association of
Wisconsin, and, Community Partnerships, Rogers Memorial Hospital, 3M
Corporation, and Children’s Trust Fund, along with our Collaborative
Partners: Department of Health & Human Services, Department of
Juvenile Corrections, Department of Public Instruction, Disability Rights
Wisconsin, National Alliance on Mental Illness and White Pine Consulting
information and registration materials:
2010 Conference Award Winners
Complete Program and Registration PDF Brochure
Award Nomination Form
Registration Form in PDF
format to mail in
Exhibitor Information and Registration Form
Link to promotional videos on the
Wisconsin Family Ties: Children Come First, November 8-9, 2010
Support: Scholarships and Financial Aid information
For more details, call Deenah or Paula at the Wisconsin Family Ties
office at 1-800-422-7145.