2015 GAP Conference Registration



2015 GAP Conference Registration
Bluegrass Regional
Raising Grandchildren
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Clarion Hotel
1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Grandparents, caregivers, relatives and professionals are invited to our
13th Annual GAP (Grandparents As Parents) Conference! Join us to
learn about topics for relatives assuming primary care of children.
Featuring: Dr. Joseph Crumbley
Dr. Crumbley is returning to present new topics after rave
reviews at the 2009 and 2012 GAP Conferences. He is in
private practice as a consultant and family therapist in
Philadelphia. For many years, he has provided training
and consulting to national and regional audiences. Dr.
Crumbley co-authored Raising Relative’s Children: An
Overview of Kinship Care and developed primary
educational materials used by professionals across the
country. He’s known for his work on challenges of the
triad—the children, the parent, and relative.
Registration form included.
Space is limited. Registration ends on March 12, 2015 or sooner if all spots are filled.
8:00 AM-2:30 PM Resource & Benefits Fair
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
Welcome: Successfully Raised
Keynote: Engaging Birth Parents in Kinship Care
Chris Ford, 1st District Councilman
Dr. Joseph Crumbley
Participants will enhance their knowledge and skills in why, when and how to engage birthparents in kinship
care. The focus will be on: the impact of kinship care on birth parents and strategies for assisting birth
parents in adjusting to their new roles in relationships with the caregiver and their child in order to stabilize
the family.
10:45 AM
Workshop Session One
1. Navigating the Legal Path to Guardianship, Custody, and Adoption
Christian Worth, Attorney at Law
Participants will learn the difference between guardianship, custody and adoption through an overview of the
laws and legal process applicable to each.
2. Caring for Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma
Dr. Ginny Sprang, Director,
Center on Trauma and Children
This workshop will provide opportunities for grandparents and other relatives to increase their knowledge of
the way trauma influences the development of problem behaviors, and the skills needed to address challenges.
3. Kinship Care: A New Supportive Approach
Teresa James, Commissioner,
Department of Community Based Services
Update on Kentucky’s Kinship Care Program including available resources, new resource hotline, emerging
capacity for improved community services via Medicaid and new approaches to supporting relative caregivers
and children/youth placed with relative caregivers.
4. Your Health, Your Movement, and Your Children
Dr. Matt Lee, Clinical Director,
Nicholasville Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT)
Information about the relationship between medical health and musculoskeletal health (joints, muscle, and
nerve); the evidence of the relationship between health and function; community resources for wellness and
exercise; and pragmatic strategies for wellness and exercise for yourself and your child.
12:00 PM
Lunch & Door Prizes
1:00 PM Workshop Session Two
5. Estate Planning Basics
Greg Hunter, Attorney at Law
Miller, Griffin, & Marks, PSC
This session will focus on estate planning and what the law dictates will occur upon your death if you do not
have a valid will. This session will also discuss advanced directives such as power of attorney and living wills
and guardianship designations for your children and grandchildren.
6. Identifying Signs of Drug and Alcohol Use in Youth
Geoff Wilson, Director of Business Development,
The Ridge Behavioral Health System
This interactive workshop will provide an up-to-date review of the signs and symptoms that commonly exist
with drug and alcohol problems and steps family members can take to intervene and seek help.
7. Kentucky Legislative Updates Impacting Kinship Families
Patricia Tennen, Policy Analyst,
Kentucky Youth Advocates
This session will introduce two new laws that passed the Kentucky General Assembly in 2014—Senate Bill 176
and Senate Bill 200. Learn how caregiver affidavits and juvenile justice reform can help kinship families.
8. Social Media Mania
Mary Beth Uberti, Director of Program Development, Operation Parent
Learn how to make sure your children are safe and using social media responsibly. As a caregiver, it is
imperative to know privacy issues and guidelines for use of some of the most popular social media sites.
2:10 PM
Post-Conference Session
9. Helping Children and Youth Adjust to Kinship Care: Interrupting Cycles
Dr. Joseph Crumbley
This workshop will address the emotional issues children and youth experience when living in kinship care,
assisting youth in transitioning and accepting kinship care, and exploring why children are predisposed to
repeating behaviors of their parents and family cycles. It will also include developing methods of interrupting
cycles and creating new behaviors and legacies for youth in kinship care.
Registration Form
City, State:__________________________________ Zip Code:_________________
Phone:______________________________________ County:___________________
**Exhibitors for the Resource Fair must call 859-257-5582 for registration information.**
Registration fee includes box lunch (breakfast is NOT available).
Please check one:
Grandparent—$5.00 registration fee per person
Relative or Caregiver—$5.00 registration fee per person
Specify (ex. Aunt, Sister, Cousin):______________________________________
Professional—$50.00 (includes CEUs for social work, FRYSC hours, CLEs for law)
Approved for Social Work Continuing Education Credits (5.5), FRYSC Training
Hours, and Continuing Legal Education Credits (pending). Please note: Social
Work CEU certificates will only be awarded following the conclusion of postconference session and require attendance at the keynote, workshops, and postconference session.
Check if this is your first time attending the GAP Conference.
Check if you need an invoice. If you are paying with a purchase order, attach a
copy with your registration form.
There will be no refunds after March 12, 2015. No childcare will be offered.
By registering for the GAP conference, you give permission to receive related mailings as
approved by the GAP Committee. Your personal information will not be shared or sold.
Indicate here if you do NOT want to receive related mailings._____
Circle the workshops of your choice (see page 2 for descriptions):
Workshop Session One
10:45 AM-12:00 PM (circle one)
Workshop Session Two
1:00 PM-2:00 PM (circle one)
2:10 PM-3:30 PM (circle)
Benefits Consults—If you are interested in an individual consult, check the topic below and
then you will sign up for a time when you arrive on March 19th.
___Social Security/Disability ___DCBS Family Support (KTAP, SNAP, etc.) ___Adoption Benefits
___Kinship Care Services
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 12, 2015 (or sooner if spots are filled)
Make checks payable to: COMMUNITY FCS PROGRAM
Send registration form and payment to:
Fayette County Extension Office
GAP Conference
1140 Red Mile Place
Lexington, KY 40504
Legal Consultation Request
13th Annual Grandparents and Relatives
Raising Children Legal Consultation Request
Volunteer attorneys will be available at the conference to provide free
consultations about guardianship, custody, child support and related legal
issues to grandparents and other relatives raising children. The consultations
are limited to 30 minutes, and the attorneys will only be able to provide
information and advice. They are not making a commitment to represent you
in court on any matter by providing this consultation. They will be able to
help you interpret any legal documents you may have, assess your current
legal status as a caregiver and offer advice regarding legal steps that you could
There will be a limited number of consultations available. Appointments will
be assigned based upon when your request for a consultation is received.
To have a free consultation with an attorney you need to complete this form
and send it in today. When all of the time slots are filled, we will have to say
no to additional requests. The sooner you send in your request, the more likely we will be able to help you. This form must be completed and returned
through the mail with your conference registration in order for your request to
be considered.
Request for free legal consultation:
Name ______________________________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________
City _______________________________ State ___________ Zip ____________
Phone Number (s)____________________________________________________
What time would be better for you?
____________ Morning
_______________ Afternoon _____________ Anytime
The week of the conference, you will receive a phone call indicating the
time of your consultation. If all slots become filled, you will be placed on a
waiting list.
Clarion Hotel
1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY
I-75/I-64, Exit 115
From I-75/I-64: Take Exit 115, then
turn west on Newtown Pike. The
Hotel is on the left at the first
From Downtown: Take Main Street to
Newtown Pike. Turn right onto
Newtown Pike and go approximately 5
miles. The Hotel is on the right,
before the interstate.
Room Reservations: (877) 451-7623.
Ask for the $89 (king or doubles) GAP
Conference rate.
Conference Sponsors:
Access to Justice Foundation
Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging and
Independent Living
Deep Springs Family Resource Center
Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office
LFUCG Aging & Disability Services
Sandersville/Meadowthorpe Family Resource
UK College of Social Work
Ann D’Ambruoso, Oeltgen & D’Ambruoso
Carl Devine, Miller, Griffin & Marks, PSC
Anna Dominick, Miller, Griffin & Marks, PSC
Dory Marken, PhD, OT Department, EKU
Kathy Allen
Tom Cody
Adele Flanery
Sandra Flynn
Rita Hardman
Donna Rash
Holly Salisbury
Martha Sparks
Benefits Consults
Representatives will be available to meet
individually about benefits such as social
security, DCBS family support (KTAP,
SNAP, etc.), adoption, kinship care services,
and Medicaid. Let us know if you are
interested in a benefits consult on the
registration page. Then, sign up for a
consult time when you arrive on
March 19th.
Legal Consults
Volunteer Attorneys will be available for
free legal consultations. There are a
limited number of time slots, and they will
be filled in the order received. To request
a consultation, you will need to fill out the
Legal Consultation Request form (on the
back of the registration form) and send it
in with your registration.
The 2015 Conference is
supported by funds from the
Fayette County Bar
The Bluegrass Area Agency
on Aging and Independent
The Margaret T. Stoeckinger
Community Collaboration for
Children, Friends of Children.
For questions or further information about the GAP Conference, please call (859) 257-5582.