Thank you for being a part of the 26th CCF Conference!


We hope you enjoyed the conference just as much as we did! 

Here is where you can download handouts from the conference. Click on the files below to download. 

Session A workshops

HELP!  I Have an IEP Meeting

Amy Polsin, Vicky Shanley, Teresa Wargo;  
WFT Parent Peer Specialists

Inclusion! It’s Not Just For Kids: How to Include Parents Whose Kids are in Out-of-Home Placement

Toni Chambers, WFT Parent Peer Specialist


Assessing Outcomes in Early Intervention Programs for Young Children with Behavior Problems

Dr. Bob Fox, Professor of Psychology Marquette University, Licensed Psychologist
& Lauryn Besasie, Doctoral Student

Examining our Journey:  Becoming a Trauma-Informed Agency

Waupaca County Dept. of Health and Human Services:  Chuck Price, Director;  Shannon Kelly, Deputy Director;  Kasey Kaepernick, Trauma Informed Care Coordinator;  Lisa Grasshoff, Rehabilitation Manager

Session B workshops

Honest, Open and Proud

Sue McKenzie, Director, Rogers InHealth & Tyra McFarland

We ALL Belong:  Helping Kids with Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADD Succeed in the Classroom and the Community

 Ellie Jarvie, LCSW, Consumer Engagement Coordinator; Emily Shelby, Youth Ambassador & Bryan Shelby, parent of a child with TS and WTSA Board Member

Conversations about Interpersonal Safety 

 Mark Sweet, PhD, Disability Rights Wisconsin

Point/Counter-Point – Taking the ‘Mis’ Out of Misunderstood Kids

 Author and retired educator Joe Overturf & retired educator Dr. Wendy Overturf

Session C workshops

Transition: The Importance of Student and Parent Involvement in the IEP for Post-School Success

Jenny Jacobs, Post School Outcomes Outreach

VA Suicide Prevention Efforts – Operation SAVE

Cindi Groskreutz, VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator

School and Community (Well) Power:  Developing Life-Long Resiliency in Youth through School Programs and Community Partnerships

Heather Mansfield, Academic Dean of Divine Savior Holy Angels High School;  Amy Lovell,  Executive Director of REDgen; Brooke Talbot, REDgen Schools’ Group Coordinator

Understanding and Treating Childhood Anxiety Disorders

 David Jacobi, PhD, Behavior Specialist and Clinical Supervisor

Introduction to Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)

 Adrianne Walschinski, LPC, Clinical Consultant-NMT Specialist Saint A

Veterans Cultural Training

Mark Flower, Director of Community Programs, DryHootch of America


Hugh Davis, Executive Director, Wisconsin Family Ties

Session D workshops

Hopeline – Emotional Support Text Line

 Barb Bigalke, Executive Director, Center for Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Identifying Pediatric Mental Health Community Resources

 Naomi Westerman, Outreach Specialist Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Statewide Medical Home Initiative (WiSMHI)

Made By Me!

Matthew Durant, Becky Sohm, Margaret Erdman. Teachers at Fair Park Elementary, West Bend


Parents’ Role in Systems Change

Deb Ramacher, Associate Director, WFT; Carol Pulkrabek, Supervisor, Eau Claire Department of Human Services; Carolyn Blackdeer, CST Coordinator, Ho Chunk Nation; Dan Naylor, CST Specialist, White Pine Consulting Service

Meaningful Use of CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) Trauma Assessments with Youth and Families

Eve Altizer, LCSW, Waukesha County Health and Human Services

PROPs (Promoting Recovery from Onset of Psychosis) for Recovery During First Episode Psychosis

Renee Sutkay, MS, LPC, Clinical Team Leader PROPs &  Erica O’Reilly, APNP, PROPs and Outpatient Services

Food – Small Word, Big Impact

Nicole Adams, WFT Parent Peer Specialist and Wellness Coach

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Differences

 Jen Townsend, Educational Consultant, Elmbrook School District

Don’t Forget to Include Me: Remembering the Siblings

Chris Bivens, Child Life Specialist

Include Me at the Public Policy Table!

Joanne Juhnke, WFT Policy Director, & Wisconsin State Legislators Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) & Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan), both members of the Assembly Mental Health Reform Committee.

Social Security and SSI: Entitlement, Transition and Work

 Connie DaValt, Social Security Administration Area Work

Incentive Coordinator, WI PASS Specialist