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2008 Regional Conferences

Panhandle Regional Conference

September 18, 2008, Bridgeport Nebraska

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A Timeline Through an Abuse/Neglect Case (note: due to technical difficulties, there is no video for the first 3 sections)

  • Removal, Lt. Keith Andrew and Cherie Smith
  • Emergency ex part orders, Judge Randin Roland and KJ Hutchinson
  • PHC and the First Hearing, Vicky Weisz and panelists J. Leef and Judge Charles Plantz
  • Development of a Case Plan, Valarie Gartner and Cyndi Sample (watch video)
  • Permanency Hearings, Judge James Worden and Tami Gangwish (watch video)
  • Adoption, Kelli Hauptman and Tami Gangwish (watch video)

Children in Court
  • Study Findings, Vicky Weisz (watch video)
  • Stakeholder Panel, Judge Glenn Camerer, Audrey Elliot, Jean Rhodes, Katherine Batt, and Judge James Hansen (watch video)
  • Foster Youth Panel, moderator Mona Tarin
Family Drug Treatment Court, Judge Glenn Camerer (watch video)

Hot Topics in the Panhandle (watch video)
  • Substance Abuse and Resources in the Panhandle, Katherine McGowan
  • Difficult Children: The Need for Integrated Community Responses, Dr. Alan Smith (View PDF)
  • Moral Reconation Therapy, Phil Patten

East Regional Conference

September 19, 2008, Omaha Nebraska

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Introduction, Judge Chris Kelly and Judge Larry Gendler (watch video)

Caselaw Updates and New Legislation, presented by Alicia Henderson (watch video, view PDF)

Getting the Most out of Psychological Evaluations, presented by Dr. Barbara Sturgis (watch video)

Children in Court

  • Study Findings, featuring Vicky Weisz (watch video)
  • Stakeholder Panel, Judge Reggie Ryder, Jon Braaten, Nancy Wynner, and Holly Leonard (watch video)
  • Foster Youth Panel
1184 Treatment Teams: What they are and what they can do for you, Dr. Roger Lott, Mark Ells, and Dr. Barbara Sturgis (watch video, view PDF)

New Service Array for Out-of-Home Services, Camas Diaz (watch video)

Central East Regional Conference

September 25, 2008, Kearney, Nebraska

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Introduction, Judge Jack Ott and Judge Larry Gendler (watch video)

Termination of Parental Rights: Data, Caselaw and Discussion, John Sellers, Marsha Fangmeyer, and Kelli Hauptman (watch video, view PDF)

Overview of Service Array Reform for Out-of-Home Services, Yolanda Nuncio (watch video)

After the Pre-Hearing Conference

  • PHC Study Findings, Vicky Weisz (watch video)
  • Stakeholder Panel, moderator Carol Dart, Judge Michael Offner, Dick Stafford, KaCee Zimmerman, Eric Wysocki, and Kurt McBride (watch video)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Debora Brownyard (watch video)
Children in Court
  • Study Findings, Vicky Weisz (watch video)
  • Stakeholder Panel, Judge Robert Ide, Rick Caulkins, Kent Person, and Laurie Ziems (watch video)
  • Foster Youth Panel, moderator Alana Pearson
1184 Treatment Teams: What they are and what they can do for you, Mark Ells and Dr. Roger Lott (watch video, view PDF)

Concurrent Planning from the Family-Centered Practice Perspective, Janyce Fenton, National Resource Center on Family Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (watch video)

Central West Regional Conference

September 26, 2008, North Platte, Nebraska

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Introduction, Judge Kent Turnbull and Judge Larry Gendler (watch video)

What to do When Cases Involve Mental Health Issues, Drs. Sarah Schaffer and Lee Kimzey (watch video, view PDF)

Understanding the Treatment Services Process, moderator Amanda Speichert and panelists Theresa Campbell, Jennifer Kearney, Dr. Lisa Jones, Michelle Eby and Megan Luebbe (watch video)

Service Array Reform for Out of Home Services, Jerrilyn Crankshaw (watch video)

Children in Court

  • Study Findings, Vicky Weisz (watch video)
  • Stakeholder Panel, Judge Anne Paine, Ryan Wilcox, Bethany Monnahan, Rebecca Harling, and Amanda Speichert (watch video)
  • Foster Youth Panel
Concurrent Planning from a Family Centered Practice Perspective, Janyce Fenton, National Resource Center on Family Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (watch video)