Trauma Informed Advocacy for Family & Juvenile Justice

Benefiting Kindred Place

April 30, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

9:00 am - 10:00 am 

Adverse Childhood Experiences & Courts

the Importance of Integrating Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Awareness with Judicial Systems That Serve Families & Children

Dr. Altha Stewart, Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Policies and Principles Essential to
the Creation of Trauma-Informed Family & Youth Courts

Local, State and National Initiatives and Success Stories

Judge Dan H. Michael, Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court, Board President for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)

11:15 am - 12:15 pm  

What Can 25 Years of Child Advocacy Work and a Pandemic Teach Us?

Background and History of the Child Advocacy Center and the Multidisciplinary Team Model,

a framework for Family Law Courts

Nancy Williams Interim Director, Child Advocacy Centers of Tennessee and Jennifer Balink Executive Director, Kindred Place

What Can 25 Years of Child Advocacy Work and a Pandemic Teach Us?

Background and History of the Child Advocacy Center and the Multidisciplinary Team Model,

a framework for Family Law Courts

Nancy Williams Interim Director, Child Advocacy Centers of Tennessee and Jennifer Balink Executive Director, Kindred Place

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm 

The Collaborative Practice of Family Law

An overview and discussion with Memphis Collaborative Alliance Members Susan Hinsley and Cindy Pensoneau

Susan Hinsley Partner, Butler, Sevier, Hinsley &Reid ,  Cynthia A. Pensoneau, Esq. Founder, The Pensoneau Firm, PC & Kimery Irby LCSW, Psychotherapist, Family Mediator and Collaborative Family Professional Founder, Essential Pieces Therapy Plus 

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Kindred Place’s Feedback Informed Treatment Model: a unique approach

Dr. Catherine Collins Clinical Director, Kindred Place  and Jennifer Weaver  Organizational Development Director, Kindred Place 

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 

Trauma and Learned Resilience 

understanding post-pandemic resilience inside and outside the courtroom

Dr. Tegan Reeves, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Adjunct Professor, Rhodes College

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 

Moderator: The Honorable Steven C. Hornsby

Judicial Panel: Creating a Trauma Informed Courtroom Culture

bringing ACES into the Courtroom to ensure best outcomes for children

Magistrate Carlyn Addison Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court, Magistrate Terre Fratesi Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court, Judge Gina Higgins Shelby County Circuit Court for the Thirtieth Judicial District at Memphis, Chancellor JoeDae Jenkins Shelby County Chancery Court for the Thirtieth Judicial District at Memphis and Judge Mark Norris United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee 

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 

Tennessee Ace Awareness Legislative Initiatives 

Initiatives in Tennessee Supporting Children: The work of The Tennessee Commission of Children and Youth, the Second Look Commission and how trauma/ACEs/Brain Science Research informs the commission's initiatives 

Richard Kennedy Executive Director, Tennessee Commission of Children and Youth and Craig Hargrow Deputy Executive Director, Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, Director, Second Look Commission

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm 

Closing and Thank You 
Anne Johnson