Keynote: Patrick we will discuss the Crisis in Foster Care and Retaliation issues. Patrick is looking for your input and wants to help create a system that better protects foster parents.
Patrick Dowd is a licensed attorney with public defense experience representing clients in dependency, termination of parental rights, juvenile offender and adult criminal proceedings. He was also a managing attorney with the Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) Parents Representation Program and previously worked for OFCO as an ombuds from 1999 to 2005. Through his work at OFCO and OPD, Mr. Dowd has extensive professional experience in child welfare law and policy. Mr. Dowd graduated from Seattle University and earned his J.D. at the University of Oregon.
Resiliency: Lindsey Greene / Coordinated Care
Teaches the concept of resiliency, how it is impacted by trauma and identifies steps that can be taken to build resilience.
• Identify factors that impact resiliency
• Identify human adaptive process and how it impacts resiliency
• List steps to build resilience in times of trauma and after times of trauma
• List twelve steps of successful survivors of trauma
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children - Ms. Kelly Mangiaracina
Ms. Kelly Mangiaracina, began coordinating the King County Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Task Force in July 2013. The King County CSEC Task Force consists of representatives from local and federal law enforcement, schools, survivors of childhood sexual exploitation, child welfare personnel, community service providers, defense attorneys, judges, prosecuting attorneys, Public Health of Seattle - King County, juvenile detention, business organizations, advocacy organizations and faith based organizations. Ms. Mangiaracina has over 15 years of experience working both with youth and working to ensure access for all individuals to social justice via the legal system. She has extensive direct service work with at risk youth, including in a group home setting. Realizing, she could have a larger impact outside of direct service, she attended law school and now focuses on policy issues impacting youth. Ms. Mangiaracina speaks frequently on issues of commercial sexual abuse of minors, including the 2015 “National Convening on Trafficking and Child Welfare” at the White House.
Kelly Mangiaracina, JD
King County CSEC Task Force Coordinator