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HYP 2014 Conference Schedule

8:30- 9:00: Coffee & Check In



9:00-9:15: Welcome
Jina Sorenson, Co-Chair HYP Conference Committee
Dr. Monica Faulkner, Co-Chair, HYP Conference Committee

9:15-10:30: Keynote Address
Youth Transitioning to Success
Courtney Jones, Change1

10:35-11:35: Session 1 Workshops
Self-Care (A1): Doing whats best for all, INCLUDING yourself
The wisdom of the ages translates into five shapes that appear in all cultures. Learn to apply these to
your self-care. Stephanie Nestlerode, Omega Point International, Inc.

Health Care (B1): The Affordable Care Act: Background, Basics & Benefits
Theres been a lot of talk about the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare, and many
people are wondering what its all about. This session will provide an overview of the new health care
law, review the benefits and consumer protections enacted by the ACA, and provide attendees with the
opportunity to ask questions about how the ACA will affect families and communities throughout
Central Texas. Katy Waters-Cofer, Planned Parenthood (Community Outreach Specialist) and Amy Kamp,
Planned Parenthood (Health Center Advocacy Assistant)

Direct Practice (C1): Building Comfort and Engagement Through Creativity
Develop strategies for creating a culture of comfort, safety, and engagement in youth groups.
Techniques will be modeled and practiced throughout this interactive workshop. Amrit Khalsa & Sarah
Reeves, Lifeworks

High Risk Behaviors (D1): Talking with youth about abuse of legal drugs
Tobacco, prescription drugs and marijuana are common substances for youth to abuse. Learn ways to
talk with them about the risks of these drugs. Kristin Rosengren & Liz Reich, Lifeworks

Creating & Sustaining a Positive and Healthy Work Environment:
This presentation will focus on specific strategies that help create an agency culture that is positive,
supportive, and empowering for clients, community partners, and employees.
Peg Gavin (Director of Youth Development), Jackie Platt (Program Director), Stephanie Rainbolt (Program
Director) & Carrie Tawil (Program Coordinator), Lifeworks



Counseling & Relationships (F1): Empowering Youth to Have Healthy Digital Relationships
Learn the tools to empower young folks to have healthier digital relationships as well as how you can
help someone who may be experiencing abuse. Cassie Drochelman, Love Is Respect

11:40-12:30: Lunch (Presentation)
Findings from the HYP Needs Assessment
Monica Faulkner, UT Child and Family Research Institute
Jeni Brazeal, Engender Health

12:40-1:40: Session 2 Workshops
Self-Care (A2): Reconnecting to YOU when the going gets tough
In this highly interactive workshop, create a list of strategies that support you amidst challenging
moments. Leave with a plan to remain calm and connected. Corey Ann Seldon, Safeplace (Managing
Director, Changing Lives)

Health Care (B2): The Affordable Care Act: Background, Basics & Benefits
Theres been a lot of talk about the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare, and many
people are wondering what its all about. This session will provide an overview of the new health care
law, review the benefits and consumer protections enacted by the ACA, and provide attendees with the
opportunity to ask questions about how the ACA will affect families and communities throughout
Central Texas. Katy Waters-Cofer, Planned Parenthood (Community Outreach Specialist) and Amy Kamp,
Planned Parenthood (Health Center Advocacy Assistant)

Direct Practice (C2-3): Culture Matters: Working with Diverse Populations
In this two part session participants will discuss how different peoples world view influence perceptions
and possible mistrust and misunderstandings. They will learn strategies that lead to positive and
respectful interactions assuring services will be relevant, respectful and appropriate to diverse
populations. Hector Campos, Cardea

High Risk Behaviors (D2): Travis County Juvenile Drug Court: Reclaiming the Futures of Youth in our
Community
An overview of the Travis County Juvenile Drug Court, Reclaiming Futures model utilizing the 16 Juvenile
Drug Court Strategies, and the Juvenile Justice Integrated Network. Kathy Smith & Natialie Beck, Travis
County Juvenile Probation Department

Management & Supervision (E2): Applying a Strengths-Based Perspective at Work
We often focus on the strengths of youth while neglecting our own strengths. Learn how to adopt a
strengths-based perspective and transform the way you work with your colleagues, staff, and youth.
Nikki Trevino, Cardea



Counseling & Relationships (F2): Getting Back to Connection: How to Maneuver Families out of
Anxiety and into Healthy Connection
Connection is something that we all crave in our relationships. This presentation will explore how
explore the hiccups of connection and to assist families back into healthy connection. Lindsey Saddock,
LPC, New Life Counseling Center

1:50-2:50: Session 3 Workshops

Self-Care (A3): Leaving a legacy: Your work does matter
Professionals may be unaware of the lasting effects left in the lives of youth. Understanding and defining
this legacy may reignite passion for this field. Deanna Harris-McCoy, Texas A&M University

Health Care (B3): Helping Children and Youth Get the most Out of Their Medicaid Benefits
Learn more about Medicaid Managed Care services and benefits including information on choosing the
best plan and provider, making changes, Your Texas Benefits card and much more. Attendees will also
gain knowledge about Texas Health Steps benefits available to all Medicaid children from Birth to 20
years including information on medical and dental check-ups, medical transportation and Case
Management services. Judy Schoenfelder, Maximus STAR & Texas Health Steps

Direct Practice (C2-3): Culture Matters: Working with Diverse Populations
In this two part session participants will discuss how different peoples world view influence perceptions
and possible mistrust and misunderstandings. They will learn strategies that lead to positive and
respectful interactions assuring services will be relevant, respectful and appropriate to diverse
populations. Hector Campos, Cardea

High Risk Behaviors (D3): Travis County Juvenile Drug Court: Reclaiming the Futures of Youth in our
Community
An overview of the Travis County Juvenile Drug Court, Reclaiming Futures model utilizing the 16 Juvenile
Drug Court Strategies, and the Juvenile Justice Integrated Network. Kathy Smith & Natialie Beck, Travis
County Juvenile Probation Department

Management & Supervision (E3): Strengthening Multi-Generational Workplaces
Having trouble with those younger or older workers at your organization? Learn how to overcome these
challenges, communicate effectively and strengthen your multi-generational workplace.
Nikki Trevino, Cardea



Counseling & Relationships (F2): Getting Back to Connection: How to Maneuver Families out of
Anxiety and into Healthy Connection
Connection is something that we all crave in our relationships. This presentation will explore how
explore the hiccups of connection and to assist families back into healthy connection. Lindsey Saddock,
LPC, New Life Counseling Center

3:00-3:15: Closing Remarks
Representative Elliott Naishtat

3:15-4:00: Youth Provider Connection (YPC)
Sponsored by the Leadership Academy