Breakfast Club at the Annual Conference: Get An Early Start! Earn CEUs!

September 8, 2017




Conference registration will open at 7:30 AM for networking and breakfast on Oct. 4 for the early risers in ou
r crowd who want to pack as much into their day as possible! Special sessions starting at 8 AM – ahead of our opening general session – will be offered, including:



Trauma Informed Supervision: Best Practice and Evidence-Based Models Guide Child

Presented by Monte Ephraim, LCSW-C, Trainer and Consultant, MESE Training and Consulting; & Shawn Elbert, Trainer RCYCP, Board of Child Care

Trauma informed care is a treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the diverse effects of trauma including physical, psychological, emotional, and social effects. Participants in this session will review tools and strategies to connect, integrate, and infuse the direct care workers’ knowledge and understanding of trauma informed care into their daily work. This session introduces strategies to coach, model, mentor, and supervise staff in a trauma informed approach.

Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation of Students in Maryland Public Schools

Presented by Maureen van Stone, Associate Director, Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, Kennedy Krieger Institute, & Mallory Finn, Staff Attorney, Project HEAL, Kennedy Krieger Institute

This session will provide a comprehensive analysis of the issues of bullying, harassment, and intimidation, including as it relates to children with disabilities in the school setting. We will look at an analysis of evidence-informed prevention strategies, an overview of federal guidance and state laws and policies, a case law summary, and best practices to address the issue. Attendees will learn to identify types of bullying, those who are affected by bullying, where bullying occurs, and why bullying is a problem in the school setting. The presenters will discuss evidence-informed prevention strategies and effective ways to address bullying through a child’s Individualized Education Program. Lastly, recommendations for parents and professionals will be shared.

New State and Federal Laws Affecting Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) Cases

Presented by Melissa Rock, Child Welfare Director, Advocates for Children and Youth & Monisha Cherayil, Attorney, Public Justice Center

Legislative improvements have no value if frontline workers don’t know about them and implement them robustly. This session will arm direct service providers who work with foster youth with the knowledge and tools they need to improve outcomes for some of our most vulnerable Marylanders- our foster youth. We will look at how to use the federal Every Student Succeeds Act to increase educational stability and improve educational outcomes for youth. We will also provide attendees with legislative updates from Maryland’s 2017 Legislative Session.

Grant Writing for Beginners 

Presented by Michelle Nusum-Smith, Owner/Principal Consultant, The Word Woman LLC

Grant Writing for Beginners is an interactive and engaging session that will give you the basic tools you need to start writing grants. In this interactive and engaging session, you will learn: – How grants fit into a nonprofit’s overall fundraising strategy – How to identify funders that may have an interest in your activities – How to assess your project’s fit with a prospective funder’s interests – The standard sections of a foundation proposal You will also practice writing a Needs Statement and receive on the spot feedback. There will be tips for increasing your chances for success shared throughout the discussion.

Ethical Obligations in Micro and Macro Social Work 

Presented by Tara Rice, Consultant

Do you work within the context of micro and macro social work services? This course will enhance the skills you needed to remain ethical and will help you take action in community organizing and stabilization. It builds on the concepts of values, ethical standards, community organization, and Total Quality Management (TQM). These concepts address large and small systemic issues that communities in society are facing as well as the professionals and organizations that are challenged with meeting their needs. The concept of Total Quality Management (TQM) will be explained to emphasize the standards organizations must implement to ensure that the needs of clients and communities are outcome-oriented. This 3-hour class will be divided into two parts, 8:00 – 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Leading While Green: How Emerging Leaders Can Ripen Into Effective Leaders

Presented by Pierre Quinn, The Cardell Group   

The real world doesn’t always look favorably upon beginners, who are often treated like green bananas and told to sit on the shelf until they can be useful. Young leaders who are given the opportunity to excel are consistently reminded about their inexperience and the difficult road ahead of them. In this session, Pierre Quinn shares strategies and stories that can help emerging leaders demonstrate effective leadership while they are on the journey to ripening well. After teaching leadership principles to college students for over 10 years, Pierre is now on a journey to help people from all walks of life transition into effective leaders. This 3-hour class will be divided into two parts, 8:00 – 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Maryland Nonprofits 25th Annual Conference brings together 450

, business, government leaders and funders on October 3-4, 2017 at the Baltimore Convention Center.  October 3 will feature a full-day “Reimagining the System of Care” for child welfare led by Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth.  October 4, in partnership Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, the conference will feature keynote speaker and founding Executive Director of Maryland Nonprofits, Peter Berns, CEO of Arc of the United States.  Workshops include leadership development, fundraising, diversity equity and inclusion, excellence in service, social media, marketing and managing change.  Courses for social workers include ethics, trauma-informed care, bullying and more, with an opportunity to earn CEU’s.  Businesses and

offering services to the nonprofit sector will be showcased in more than 30 exhibits.