Past Conferences

2020 CIP Presentation Videos

Opening Remarks & Keynote Address

Child Welfare in a Virtual World

Best Practices for Rehabilitating Youth

Cultural Awareness-Bias

Online Resources for Juvenile Deprived Practice

Prosecutor’s Role in Child Welfare Cases

Centering ourselves during challenging times of 2020 with Janice Rosa

Supreme Court Update

Representing Indian Children in Oklahoma

Educational Issues for OJA youth with Melissa White

McGirt Case and ICWA Practice in Oklahoma

Preparing Your Client for Jury – Termination Trials

Juvenile Detention Risk Assessments

Rural v Urban Issue from the Bench

You make the difference!

Parent Panel Discussion with Michael Flanagan, Gwendolyn Clegg

Best Practices for Dual Custody Youth

Adolescent Brain Development with Dr. Sarah Coffey

Effects of Domestic Violence on Childs Wellbeing

Closing Remarks

2019 CIP Presentation Videos

Voices of Youth In CarePanel Discussion
Importance of Quality RepresentationVivek Sankaran, Clinical Professor of Law, Univ. of Michigan Law School
ICWA Case UpdatesChrissi Nimmo, Deputy Attorney General Cherokee Nation
Educational Issues for Children in Foster CareScott Kaufman, Oklahoma Lawyers for Children
Effects of Child MaltreatmentDr. Mary Stockett, OU Health Sciences Center
Certification Studies and EvaluationRachel Holt,
Jennifer Minton,
Dr. Bart Trentham,
Jay Giezentanner, Office of Juvenile Affairs
Principles of PermanencyMaegan Wiss, CFSR Program Supervisor,
Sherry Skinner, Program Administrator OKDHS
 Testifying in Termination Hearings – Mock Trial Honorable Liz Brown, Associate District Judge, Adair County
Judges Discussion: Procedural FairnessJJOAC
High Quality Representation in Termination CasesVivek Sankaran, Clinical Professor of Law, Univ. of Michigan Law School
ADA Responsibilities in Juvenile CourtJane Brown, Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney
Family Treatment Court ModelHonorable, Cindy Pickering
Improving ICWA PracticeChrissi Nimmo, Deputy Attorney General Cherokee Nation
Community Response to Treating Youth w Problematic Sexual BehaviorDr. Paul Shawler, Chief Psychologist, Office of Juvenile Affairs
Effects of Legalization of Marijuana on Child Welfare Cases in ColoradoJennifer Mullenback, Jefferson County Attorney, Golden, Colorado
“Resilience” Documentary FilmPotts Family Foundation
Going Beyond the Lens: Meaningful Connections From Prevention to PermanencyCarlyn M. Hicks, Esq.  Mission First Legal Aid Office Mississippi College School of Law
Living up to The Social Contract: Trauma, Health Equity & Justice in the 21st Century Trauma Informed SystemsDr. Isaiah Pickens, PhD, IOpening Enterprises, UCLA
Proper Use of Detention and Jail for Delinquents and Youthful OffendersRachel Canuso Holt, Senior General Counsel Office of Juvenile Affairs
Best Practices in Substance Use and Mental Health within the Deprived SystemRobert Rosenhaus, Children and Family Futures
Legal Ethics for Child Welfare AttorneysWilliam Ryan Hauser, JD., Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office
“In Her Shoes”: An Interactive look at Domestic ViolenceBrandon Paisley, YWCA,
Caroline Miller, DHS,
Geina Tharp, Child Support
Culturally Responsive Family and Child SystemIsaiah Pickens, PhD
Families First Prevention Services ActKeitha Wilson and Deb Knecht, Oklahoma DHS
Office of Juvenile Affairs Youth PanelSteven Buck, OJA Director Secretary of Human Service & Early Childhood Initiatives
Family Center Practice within the Deprived SystemRobert Rosenhaus, Children and Family Futures
Mental Health Advocacy for Court Involved ChildrenBrian Wilkerson, JD Oklahoma Disability Law Center
Truth About LiesTraci Brown, Body Language Expert
Beyond Mere Competence: A Shift Towards Cultural Humility and DeferenceCarlyn Hicks, Esq. Mississippi Law School,
Sheri Freemont, Esq. Casey Family Programs
Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice Includes You Too!Gwendolyn Downing, LPC
“Liar, Liar Pants on Fire”Traci Brown, Body Language Expert and Author

2017 – Summit

Conference presentations are located at

2014 – Regional Workshops

Therapeutic Foster Care
SHARE – Juvenile and Family Courts
ICWA and ICWA Compliance
Domestic Violence Pathways to Safety for Children and Families
Cross – Systems Youth Pilot Project
Infant Mental Health

2013 – Summit

November 7 – 8, 2013 Oklahoma Children’s Court Improvement held its third statewide summit at the Norman Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. The theme was Champions for The State of Well-Being for Children: Growing Up Strong!

2013 Agenda
Best Practices for Judges and ADAs
Educational Advocacy for Children in foster care
Importance of Early Intervention
Land of No Mercy
ODEC (Oklahoma Drug Endangered Children)
The State of the Children: Safety Permanency and Well-Being Outcomes and Opportunities
The Connection between Poverty and Child Maltreatment
Evidence Based Services

2011 – Summit

August 18- 19, 2011 Oklahoma Children’s Court Improvement held its second statewide summit at the Norman Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center. The theme was Champions for Children: Tackling Trauma Together. Speakers were brought in to discuss the importance of becoming more trauma informed as a system.

Creating Trauma-Informed Child-Serving Systems Abstract of ACE Presentation
ACE Study Publications
The Origins of Addiction: Evidence from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
Hasan Davis – Away from No Way
Anita St. Onge Handout Maine DHHS CPS DV policy
Domestic Violence Anita St. Onge Oklahoma presentation
Downing selfcare SHO_Inventory
English ACE Score questionnaire
Judge Howard Trauma Oklahoma
Trauma Treatment Options
Trauma Bulletin

2009 – Summit

Oklahoma held its first Children’s court Summit August 18-20, 2009 in Midwest City, Oklahoma Reed Conference Center. This conference marked 100 years of Juvenile Court being held in the state of Oklahoma.

There were over 550 professionals in attendance for this statewide summit. Speakers included Joanne Brown, consultant with the ABA, Judge Leonard Edwards (ret) California AOC and Dr. Rita Cameron Wedding from Sacramento State University.

Attached are the materials from the various sessions(in PDF versions).

History of Juvenile Court power point
Oklahoma Children’s Court Summit permanency
Group decision Making OKLAHOMA