Highlights of upcoming and previous trainings, presentations and workshops

Upcoming:  August 27, 2014.  "The New Frontier of Disability Rights:  Introduction to Child Custody Rights of Parents with Disabilities."  A National Teleconference and Webinar for Independent Living Centers.  (Megan Kirshbaum and Ella Callow, presenters).

July, 2014.  Worshop on Serving Parents with Disabilities and their Children.  National Early Head Start Conference, Washington, D.C.  (Megan Kirshbaum, Beth Smith, Juanita Morales, Organizers and Presenters)

July 25, 2014.  Congressional Forum on Parents with Disabilities.  Washington, D.C.  (Ella Callow, invited to testify).

July 19, 2014.  "Community Psychology."  California School of Professional Psychology, Japan Master's Program.  San Francisco, California.  (Nahoko Nishizawa, Presenter.)

July 17, 2014.  International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability Regional Conference.  Vienna, Austria.  (Ella Callow, Presenter)

May 17, 2014.  "CCS Transition Program: What Works." San Leandro, California.  (Nikki Brown-Booker, Presenter.)

April 27, 2014. "Plenary Session: Comparative International Law, Policy and Practice Impacting Parents with Mental Health Involvement and their Families."  Fourth Annual International Mental Health Conference.  Berkeley, California. (Ella Callow, Organizer and Presenter).

April 27, 2014. "Young Adult Children of Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities."  Fourth Annual International Mental Health Conference. Berkeley, California. (Paul Preston, Presenter).

April 25, 2014. "Plenary Session: Infant Mental Health."  Fourth Annual International Mental Health Conference. Berkeley, California. (Megan Kirshbaum, Organizer and Presenter).

April 25, 2014. "Japan Project concerning Parents with Disabilities."  Fourth Annual International Mental Health Conference. Berkeley, California. (Nahoko Nishizawa, Presenter).

April22, 2014. "Clinical Considerations in Working with Families with Disabilities:  A Disability Culture Approach."  California Institute of Integral Studies Diversity Class.  San Francisco, California (Beth Smith, Presenter).

April 8, 2014. "Clinical Considerations in Working with People with Disabilities:  A Disability Culture Approach."  Argosy University School of Professional Psychology.  San Francisco, California (Beth Smith, Presenter).

April 6, 2014.  Asian Pacific Islander Disability Awareness Project.  Alameda, California.  (Carmen Fong, Presenter)

March 7, 2014.  All day training for First Five Alameda County.  Berkeley, California (Paul Preston, Beth Smith, Megan Kirshbaum, Sherrie Hansen. Presenters)

March 6, 2014.  "Parents with Disabilities."  2014 National Association of Women in Psychology Conference.  Columbus, Ohio.  (Christi Tuleja, pPesenter)

January 26, 2014.  Presentation to visiting Occupational Therapists from Japan.  Berkeley, California.  (Nahoko Nishizawa, Megan Kirshbaum, Paul Preston, Presenters).

January 23, 2014.  "Serving Parents with Disabilities and their Children."  Workshop for a regional Early Head Start Conference.  Health Institute, California Head Start Association.  Burlingame, California.  (Megan Kirshbaum, Beth Smith, Juanita Morales, workshop Organizers and Presenters).

December 9, 2013.  "Parents with Intellectual Disability and their Infants and Toddlers."  Workshop through the Resource Center for Family Focused Practice, Center for Human Services, University of California Davis.  Madera, California.  (Megan Kirshbaum, Presenter)

November 14, 2013.  "Parents with Intellectual Disability and Cognitive Limitations: Toward Effective Child Welfare Practice."  Webinar sponsored by the National Resource Center for In-Home Services, a service of the Children's Bureau and member of the Training and Technical Assistance Network. (Sherrie Hansen, Presenter).

October 1-2, 2013. "Writing the Next Chapter: Civil Rights and Parents with Disabilities."  The Association for Successful Parenting 2013 International Conference. Mystic, Connecticut. (Ella Callow, Keynote Presenter).  Also broadcast on Connecticut Television Network.

September 17, 2013. The Alameda County Children and Family Services 2013 Training on Indian Child Welfare issues. Alameda, California. (Ella Callow, Presenter).

July 26, 2013.  Tour for 100 Japanese high school students interested in universal design.   “TLG’s History in the Independent Living Movement and TLG’s Mission and Programs and Services.”  Berkeley, California.  (Nahoko Nishizawa)

July 10, 2013.  Two Workshops on Parents with Disabilities.  American Bar Association.  Washington, DC.  (Ella Callow)

July 11, 2013.  Presentation.  “Evaluations in CPS:  Trojan Horse?”  American Bar Association.  Washington, DC.  (Ella Callow)

July 15, 2013.  Training for Japanese psychotherapy students.  “The history and Disability Culture Context of TLG’s Work” (Megan Kirshbaum);  “TLG’s Approach to do Parenting Evaluation for Parents with Disabilities” (Darlene Bubis); “TLG’s Relationship Based Approach to Supporting Families with Children with Autism:  The History of Interventions for Children with Autism, and DIR Approach” (Maria Less).  California School of Professional Psychology Japan Program.  Berkeley, California.

June 10, 2013.  “Blind Parents and Their Children:  Resources and Custody Issues.”  Orientation Center for the Blind, California Department of Rehabilitation.  Albany, California.  (Megan Kirshbaum)

June 17, 2013.  “Disability Awareness for Medical Students.”  University of California San Francisco Medical School.  San Francisco, California.  (Beth Smith)

June 4, 2013.  “Working with Parents with Disabilities:  Clinical Considerations.”  University of California San Francisco Infant Parent Program.  San Francisco, California.  (Beth Smith)

May 21, 2013.  “Parenting Techniques.”  Mobility International USA.  Eugene, Oregon.  (Judi Rogers)

May 22, 2013. “Parents with Disabilities and their Children.”  San Mateo County Child Welfare:  Bay Area Academy.  Redwood City, California.  (Megan Kirshbaum)

May 20, 2013.  “Support Systems for Mothers with Psychosocial or Intellectual Disabilities to Inform Policy Change Efforts in Mexico.”  State Department International Visitor Leadership Program.  Berkeley, California.  (Megan Kirshbaum, Ella Callow, Beth Smith, Nahoko Nishizawa)

April 20, 2013.  “Psychotherapy Approach to Children and Families:  When Children or Parents have Disabilities.”  California School of Professional Psychology Japan Program.  Tokyo, Japan.  (Nahoko Nishizawa)

April 6, 2013.  “Disabilities in Minority Model Paradigm:  Understanding Disabilities to Improve Mental Health Support for People with Disability.”  California School of Professional Psychology Japan Program.  Tokyo, Japan.  (Nahoko Nishizawa)

March 6, 2013.  “A Hearing Child of Deaf Parents in My Classroom:  What to Expect.”  Walden School.  Berkeley, California.  (Paul Preston)

March 5, 2013.  “Parents with Disabilities in Family Court:  Challenges and Solutions.”  Alameda County Superior Court.  Hayward, California.  (Ella Callow)

February 11, 2013.  “Parents with Intellectual Disabilities and their Children.”  Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.  Detroit, Michigan.  (Megan Kirshbaum & Sherrie Hansen)

November 30, 2012.  Internet broadcast with Terry Williams, Huffington Post Live.  (Ella Callow, interviewee.)

November 20, 2012.  “Breastfeeding when having a Disability.”  Kings County Breastfeeding Coalition.  Hansford, California.  (Judi Rogers)

November 13, 2012.  “Prevention of Child Abuse.”  CAP Net Miyagi.  Sendai, Japan.  (Nahoko Nishizawa)


November 27, 2012. Radio interview with Neil Conan, Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio.  (Ella Callow, invited interviewee).

November 6, 2012.  “Working with Families with Disabilities:  Clinical Considerations. “  California Institute of Integral Studies.  San Francisco, California.  (Beth Smith)

October 23, 2012.  “Working with Families with Disabilities:  Clinical Considerations.”  Community Service Bureau of Contra Costa County.  Richmond, California.  (Beth Smith)

October 20, 2012.  “Going to College with a Disability.”  Ed Roberts Campus.  Berkeley, California.  (Nikki Brown-Booker)

October 18, 2012.  “Disabled Care Givers.”  Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leaders.  San Antonio, Texas.  (Judi Rogers)

October 1, 2012.  Training for Medical Residents.  “Learning about Disability Services to Enhance Children’s Lives.”  Ed Roberts Campus.  Berkeley, California (Judi Rogers, Presenter)

September 9, 2012.  “Community Intervention for Families with Disabilities:  Relationship Focused Support for Children with Autism and Parents with Intellectual Disabilities.”  California School of Professional Psychology Japan Program 10th Anniversary.  Tokyo, Japan.  (Nahoko Nishizawa, Presenter)

August 28, 2012.  “Representing Low Functioning Parents in Child Welfare Cases.”  Eyes of the Child Conference:  Nebraska Bar Association.  Kearney, Nebraska.  (Ella Callow, Presenter)

July 17, 2012.  “Clinical Work with Families with Disabilities:  A Disability Culture Perspective.”  California Institute of Integral Studies.  San Francisco, California.  (Beth Smith, Presenter)

June 5, 2012. “Working with Parents with Disabilities.” San Francisco General Hospital Parent Infant Project.  San Francisco, California.  (Beth Smith, Presenter)

May 21, 2012.  “Cultural Competence for Therapists Working with Families with Disabilities.”  John F. Kennedy University Counseling Program.  Pleasant Hill, California (Beth Smith, Presenter)

May 2, 2012.  “Adapting Child Welfare Practices:  Deaf Parents and Blind Parents.”  Bay Area Academy:  Santa Clara Social Services.  San Jose, California (Paul Preston, Presenter)

May 2, 2012.  “Adapting Child Welfare Practices:  Parents with Physical and Intellectual Disabilities.”  Bay Area Academy:  Santa Clara Social Services.  San Jose, California (Megan Kirshbaum, Presenter)

December 7, 2011.  Radio interview with Mark Anquoe, Host and International Indian Treaty Council Communications Director, Bay Area Native Circle.  (Ella Callow, interviewee)

May 27-28, 2011. The Nordic Network on Disability Research Conference.  Reykjavík, Iceland.  (Ella Callow)

May 5-6, 2011. Invited panelist, “Safeguarding the Rights of Parents with Disabilities”, The National Council on Disability, “Living Forum”, Portland, Oregon. (Megan Kirshbaum, Presenter)

April 14, 2011. The 2011 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium.  Baltimore, Maryland. (Ella Callow)

April 12, 2011. “Young Adult Children of Parents with Disabilities.”  Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability, Honolulu, Hawaii. (Paul Preston, Presenter

January 24, 2011. Presentation, “Adapting Child Welfare Practice to Meet the Needs of Parents with Disabilities and their Families”:, Child Protection staff from 11 counties, Bay Area Academy, Hayward, California (Megan Kirshbaum, Presenter)

January 21, 2011. All Day Training: Parents with Disabilities and their Families.  The Academy’s Five Bay Area Counties Child Welfare Disability Training.  San Leandro, California.  (Ella Callow, Megan Kirshbaum, Paul Preston, Christi Tuleja.  Organizers and Presenters)

November 20, 2010.  Key note: “Pregnancy and Birthing for Women with Disabilities.”  Canadian Doula Conference.  Toronto, Canada  (Judi Rogers, Presenter)

September 24-25, 2010. The Association for Successful Parenting 2010 International Conference.  Denver, Colorado.  (Ella Callow)

September 2010.  “The Use of Videotape Intervention with Parents with Intellectual Disabilities.”  The Association for Successful Parenting: A Chance to Parent Conference. Denver, Colorado. (Christi Tuleja)

July 15, 2010. “Supporting parents with intellectual disability: A community based approach.”  Annual Conference of Japanese Society of Community Psychology.  Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan. (Nahoko Nishizawa)

May 4,  June 1, 2010. .Alameda County Court Mediators Continuing Legal Education.  Oakland, California.  (Ella Callow)

January 25-26, 2010.  Presentation “ Barriers to Parenting” & member of panel at meeting  “Pregnancy in Women with Disabilities”, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development”, NIH, Washington, D.C. (Megan Kirshbaum)

2010. “Deaf Children, Deaf Parents; Blind Children, Blind Parents.”   Alliance for Health, Oakland, CA. (Paul Preston)

October 2009.  “Strategies for Working with Parents with Dual Diagnosis and their Children.” National Association for Dual Diagnosis Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. (Christi Tuleja)

January 2009.  Invited speaker: “Adaptive Approaches to Working with Parent’s with Physical and/or Cognitive Disabilities.” Child Abuse Prevention Summit.  Long Beach, California.  (Christi Tuleja)