2019 Social Work Conference

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8:30am to 4:45pm

Wood County Job and Family Services 1928 E. Gypsy Lane Road, Bowling Green, Ohio

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Children and Families in Rural Communities
2019 Social Work Conference

Friday, March 1, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Wood County Job & Family Services   
1928 E. Gypsy Lane Rd. 
Bowling Green, OH 43402


8 - 8:30 a.m.  Sign-In and Breakfast

8:30 - 10 a.m.  Session 1: Child Abuse and Neglect: Assessment and Reporting

10 - 10:15 a.m.  Break

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.  Session 2: Significance of Trauma and Providing Trauma-Informed

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Lunch Break (on your own)

1 - 1:15 p.m.  Afternoon Sign-In

1:15 - 2:45 p.m.  Session 3: School-based Bullying and Violence

2:45 - 3 p.m.  Break

3 - 4:30 p.m.  Session 4: Impact of Substance Use and Abuse on Families in Rural Communities 

4:30 - 4:45 p.m.  Sign-Out, Complete Evaluations and Distribute CEU Certificates

Full-day: $45 
Half-day: $25
Student: $10
Exhibitor Fee: $25

Register Online at https://commerce.cashnet.com/BGSUCHHS1

6 CEUs for full-day attendance
3 CEUs for half-day attendance


Session 1: Child Abuse and Neglect: Assessment and Reporting

Participants will understand scope and limits of child welfare agency responsibilities. Participants will understand the risk assessment used to determine service delivery. Participants will understand the mandated reporting laws, especially regarding drug use.


  • Brandy Laux, MSW, LISW-S - Assessments Supervisor at Wood Co. JFS
  • Tiffany Kime, BA - Children’s Services Supervisor at Henry Co. JFS
  • Angel Young, MSW, LISW-S – District Social Worker at Bellevue City Schools

 Session 2: Significance of Trauma and Providing Trauma-Informed Treatment

Understand physiological changes in the brain due to the impact of trauma. Recognize varying types of trauma and how they impact people differently. Identify interventions to assist clients in developing healthy coping skills.


  • Pam McKinley, MSW, LISW-S – Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant at Children’s Resource Center
  • Melody Fryling, MSW, LISW-S, GC-C – Bereavement Coordinator at ProMedica Hospice, Clyde office
  • Angie Patchen, MSW, LISW – Project AWARE Program Manager at Wood Co. Educational Service Center

 Session 3: School-based Bullying and Violence

Recognize risk factors associated with all types of bullying and school-based violence. Understand current prevention efforts attempting to reduce bullying and school-based violence. Ability to develop an action plan when professionals identify risk factors during assessment with clients       Panelists:

  • Cassandrea Tucker, MSW - School Social Worker at Fremont City Schools
  • Angel Young, MSW, LISW-S – District Social Worker at Bellevue City Schools
  • Kyle Clark- M.Ed. – Director of Prevention Education at Wood Co. Educational Service Center

Session 4: Impact of Substance Use and Abuse on Families in Rural Areas

Become more aware of current policies impacting service delivery of addiction services in rural areas. Recognize the prevalence of substance use and abuse as well as the economic impact of addiction on communities and families in rural areas. Understand current evidence-based models for treatment of addiction and where to access such treatment.


  • Aimee Coe, MRC- Director of Community Programs at Wood Co. ADAMHS Board
  • Milan Karna, OCPS- Wood Co. Prevention Coalition Coordinator at Wood Co. Educational Service Center
  • Francesa Leass, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC - Behavioral Health Consultant at Wood Co. Health Department, Community Health Center


Questions about registration and exhibiting: 
Matt Molnar, MSW, LISW-S
Coordinator of BSSW Field Education
Phone: 419-372-8903
Email: mmolnar@bgsu.edu

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