NJ Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect - 2022 Skill Building Conference

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NJ Task Force on
Child Abuse and Neglect
2022 Skill Building Conference

October 21, 2022

9:30am — 3:30pm

In-Person Location: NJ DCF Professional Center
30 Van Dyke Ave
New Brunswick, NJ

Virtual Location: Zoom webinar sent via e-mail.


As a child welfare professional, you're often called upon to wear many different hats.  The challenges that families face, in New Jersey and around the country, are varied and various, and range from the material -- housing insecurity, food instability, utility assistance and job readiness -- to challenges around personal physical and emotional safety, substance use recovery, domestic violence issues and healing from complex and intergenerational trauma.  

To effectively serve families, you need a full child welfare toolkit.  

Join us on Friday, October 21, to hear from some of the leaders in New Jersey's child welfare arena focusing on the many ways in which we can all support and protect children and families throughout the State.  You'll learn new strategies and hear about the latest programs focused on broadening the service array, in order to meet families where they are, and providing the resources and supports they need to thrive.  And you'll make new connections to propel your practice with children and families forward.  

A skilled craftsperson is only as good as the tools at their disposal.  Let's build on your knowledge and skills so that you can continue to be your best for the children and families who depend on you.  

Event Details:

Registration is Now Closed.

We are happy to announce that there will be no fee to participate in these conversations and that participants may choose to attend In-Person or Virtually. However, you must register in order to attend, regardless of the attendance preference.  Only registered participants will be eligible for CEUs for attending the live presentations.

Once you have registered, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. Look for an email from Eventbrite (noreply@order.eventbrite.com). Make sure to check your Junk/Spam folder if you don't see it.

If you encounter any difficulty while attempting to register, call (609) 652-4270 for assistance, or email NJTFCAN@stockton.edu.

Conference Materials and Resources: 

Virtual Attendee Information:

Only registered participants will receive the link for the livestreamed Zoom webinar and receive credit for attending.  If you're not familiar with the Zoom virtual meeting platform, please check out the instructional videos on how to join a Zoom meeting and configure audio/video settings on your device. Webinars do not require the use of a camera, just audio so you can hear.

Continuing Education:

The 2022 Skill Building Conference will  offer 4.5 Clinical or Cultural Competency Contact Hours of Continuing Education (CE) for Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

Stockton University is authorized to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, and Massachusetts for licensure and certification renewal by the licensure boards in those states. Stockton’s undergraduate and graduate programs in social work are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.

NJ Department of Children and Families employees will receive 4.5 Training Credits and have their attendance recorded in the DCF LMS.

Guest Speakers


Kyersten Gieger

Kyersten Gieger, Director of Home Visitation, Career Services and Case Management

Haley McCracken

Haley McCracken, Director of Family Success Center, County Council for Young Children/Early Childhood Specialist 

Kaitlin Mulcahy, Ph.D., LPC, IMH-E

Kaitlin Mulcahy, Ph.D., LPC, IMH-E, Director, Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University

Dr. Barbara Prempeh

Dr. Barbara Prempeh, Owner, B. Resilient, LLC.

Renee Roman, LMSW

Renee Roman, LMSW, Consultant & Trainer, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Melanie Wawrzyniak

Melanie Wawrzyniak, Director of Central Intake, Healthy Women Healthy Families

Conference Host Agencies


The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is the state’s first Cabinet-level agency devoted exclusively to serving and supporting at-risk children and families. It is made up of about 6,600 staff who are focused on and committed to assisting and empowering residents to be safe, healthy and connected.


The purpose of the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect is to study and develop recommendations regarding the most effective means of improving the quality and scope of child protective and preventative services provided or supported by State government.


The Child Welfare Education Institute (CWEI) at Stockton University is facilitating logistics for this event.  The mission of CWEI is to support the ongoing transformation of the public child welfare system through social work education and professional training.  Our vision is safety and well-being for the children and families of New Jersey.



Need Assistance?

For any questions or concerns regarding the registration process or the event itself, please call (609) 652-4270 or email NJTFCAN@stockton.edu


Stockton University 
Child Welfare Education Institute
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205  


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