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2019 Home Visiting Summit Breakout Sessions

The LANL Foundation’s second New Mexico Home Visiting Summit was held on Sept. 17, 2019 at the Santa Fe Community Conventions Center. Here are summaries of the afternoon breakout sessions with available presentations.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Ripple

Layne Kalbfleisch, M.Ed., Ph.D.; Educational Psychologist, Cognitive Neuroscientist; CEO, 2E Consults, LLC
This breakout session explored aspects of traumatic experience and the three pillars of trauma-informed care: safety, connections and managing emotional impulses. View presentation»​

ACE Prevention, the Doorway to Crime Prevention

Raúl Torrez, Second Judicial District Attorney
District Attorney Torrez discussed how crime statistics originate with undiagnosed and untreated early childhood trauma, and how shifting resources from investigation, prosecution and incarceration and toward programs for kids age zero through seven who have high ACE scores as well as restorative justice could reduce interactions with the criminal justice system and the associated costs. View presentation»

Coordinated Approaches for the Plan of Care

Andy Hsi, MD, MPH; Co-Chair, New Mexico CARA Work Group; Medical Director, University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) ADOBE Program, UNMH FOCUS Program; University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center Institute for Resilience, Health and Justice
Cynthia C. Chavers, LMSW; Co-Chair, New Mexico CARA Work Group; Federal Reporting Bureau Chief and Tribal Liaison, New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department
Susan Merrill, LCSW; New Mexico CARA Task Force Member; Community and Social Services Coordinator for Birth Defects, New Mexico Department of Health, Family Health Bureau, Children’s Medical Services
The presenters outlined new guidelines for developing a Plan of Care for infants affected by prenatal drug exposure and for their caregivers. This non-punitive, non-judgmental supportive approach provides an extra layer of assistance for the child, treatment for the mother and screenings for Substance Use Disorder early in pregnancy. View presentation»

When Hospital Becomes Home

Peggy MacLean, Ph.D., IMH-III; Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor, UNM Center for Development and Disability
This presentation addressed the challenges of home visiting in Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICU) and how home visitors can support parents, infants and staff through the hospital stay and the return home. View presentation»

Art as Medicine

Roger Montoya, Artistic Director and Co-founder, Moving Arts Española
Mr. Montoya spoke about the power of art as medicine, the impact of sustained relationships on healing and inspiring young people to discover their passion and purpose through the arts. View presentation»

For Malachi, Tsay Pin

Matthew J. Martinez, Ph.D.; Deputy Director, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; former 1st Lieutenant Governor of Ohkay Owingeh
Jovanna Archuleta, MBA; Pueblo Outreach Coordinator, LANL Foundation
From his own perspective as a father, Mr. Martinez discussed the role of fathers and active family engagement, and how simple acts such as sharing an ice cream cone or skipping rocks on the river can present opportunities for connecting on a deeper level. He also spoke about how those skills can translate into community education.


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