FREE Early Childhood Development Training Event


Dr. James Perrin, immediate past president, American Academy of Pediatrics and Chair in Pediatrics, 


Dr. Ellen Perrin, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, the Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center

Sponsored by:
Ho‘oikaika Partnership, with funding from Hawai‘i Children's Trust Fund and Prevent Child Abuse Hawai‘i

Monday, May 4, 2015

Dr. Ellen Perrin, 4-5pm
Dinner, 5-6:15pm
Dr. Jim Perrin, 6:15-8pm

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc., Classroom 1
99 Mahalani Street
Wailuku, HI 96793

Free, including dinner
Pre-registration is required
CME status pending (there may be a cost for CME)

Who should attend:
  • Community Organizers
  • Providers of Services to Families and Children
  • Administrators of Child-Serving Organizations
  • Teachers
  • Early Childhood Care Providers
  • Home Visiting Specialists
  • Parent Community Networking Center Coordinators
  • Family Court Personnel
  • Pediatricians
  • Family Medicine Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Physicians Assistants 
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social Workers
  • YOU!

For more information visit the event website or go directly to the registration form.

Supporting Children’s Resilience through Grassroots Advocacy and Responsive Early Childhood Systems
Developing Comprehensive Systems for Screening, Surveillance, Referral and Follow-Up for Children Age 0-5

Presentation objectives:

At the end of the evening, attendees will be able to:

·         identify current local initiatives related to timely developmental and behavioral screening, referral, and follow-up for children birth to three, particular those most at risk.

·         discuss how we as a community can ensure that screenings are happening, that referrals are coordinated, and service provision is tracked and shared to benefit children and families.

·         understand children’s resilience in the broad spectrum of positive, tolerable and toxic stress environments in the first 1,000 days.

·         build program capacity to support building children’s resilience growing up in toxic stress environments particularly in the critical first three years.

·         promote grassroots advocacy for resiliency-supportive policies at program and state levels with a wide range of early childhood health, early learning and family support providers serving children birth to three and their families.

Questions? Email Ho‘oikaika Partnership coordinator Karen Worthington or call 808-214-9336.
National Association of Counsel for Children: February 1

The National Association of Counsel for Children deadline for abstracts for the 2011 conference is February 1, 2011. The 34th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference will be August 30 – September 1, 2011, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California.

The NACC is soliciting conference presentation proposals from NACC members and non-members on any topic related to child welfare, juvenile or family law. In addition, the NACC is seeking abstracts on the following topic areas:
  • Children’s Law Office Program / Office Management
  • Ethics
  • Funding Strategies
  • ICPC
  • ICWA
  • Immigration
  • Incarceration
  • Interview Skills
  • Mediation
  • Medical Aspects of Child Welfare
  • Non-Verbal Children
  • Older Youth (i.e. SSI, extended jurisdiction, ID theft)
  • Representing Parents
  • Rural Representation
  • Secondary Trauma / Compassion Fatigue
  • Trial Skills
  • Working with the Agency
Guidelines and a submission form are available on the NACC web site.

American Bar Association National Conference on Children and the Law: February 4

The American Bar Association National Conference on Children and the Law deadline for workshop proposals is February 4, 2011. The 14th Bi-Annual ABA National Conference on Children and the Law will be held July 15-16 in the Washington, DC area. The ABA Center on Children and the Law is soliciting conference presentation proposals on child welfare topics including:
  • Legal representation for all parties
  • Addressing racial disparities in social service systems
  • Ethical issues in child law practice
  • The needs of LGBTQ youth
  • Educational needs of youth in foster care
  • Needs of specific groups in care such as older youth, youth aging out, infants and toddlers
  • Implementing the Fostering Connections Act into policy, law, and practice
  • Immigration issues and child welfare
  • Substance abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Systemic reform strategies and initiatives
Workshop proposals should be emailed to Howard Davidson at
The National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues is hosting three webinars on "What Court Systems Need to Know." The webinar series will provide an overview of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act, explain how it changes current law, and explain how courts can implement the law.

The webinar schedule is:
February 1, 2011, 2:00 Eastern, 1:00 Central, noon Mountain, 11 AM Pacific
Overview and Kinship Issues
Heidi Redlich Epstein, ABA Center on Children and the Law

February 22, 2011, 2:00 Eastern, 1:00 Central, noon Mountain, 11 AM Pacific
Education Provisions
Kathleen McNaught, ABA Center on Children and the Law 

March 8, 2011, 2:00 Eastern, 1:00 Central, noon Mountain, 11 AM Pacific
Provisions pertaining to youth ages 18-21
Andrea Khoury, ABA Center on Children and the Law

Details on registering for the webinars are available at the National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues.