National Technical Center for Childrens Mental Health Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

2011 National TA Center Webinar Series

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2:00 - 3:00 PM E.S.T.*

SAMHSA Update: Upcoming Directions and Priority Areas

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Call Description: The presenters will share what they see as new and emerging trends in the field of children's mental health in 2011.

Facilitator
Jim Wotring, M.S.W.

Director, National TA Center for Children's Mental Health
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Washington, DC

Presenters
Larke N. Huang, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor on Children, Office of the Administrator
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Department of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Gary M. Blau, Ph.D.
Branch Chief, Child, Adolescent, and Family Branch
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Department of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

February 17, 2011, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.S.T.

Linking and Integrating with Primary Care: Medical Home Model for Children's Mental Health

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Call Description: Many children at risk for social, emotional, mental or behavioral issues are not consistently linked to the services and supports that they need. Primary care, as a partner with children's mental health, has an important role to play in assuring that children receive appropriate holistic and developmental care. This webinar will provide an overview of opportunities provided by the Medical Home model for children's mental health and primary care to strengthen their collaboration by shifting the paradigm from a referral based system to a linked and integrated system. Participants will be introduced to the concept of the Medical Home, and examples will be provided of successful primary care-mental health linkages. Opportunities for enhanced collaboration within the Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) will also be addressed.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Presenters
Bruno Anthony, PhD
Senior Policy Associate
National TA Center for Children's Mental Health
Director of Research & Evaluation
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Washington, DC

Ellen Kagen, MSW
Senior Policy Associate
National TA Center for Children's Mental Health
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Washington, DC

Jane Meschan Foy, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Coordinator, Integrated Primary Care Mental Health Program, Northwest AHEC
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Marian Earls, MD, FAAP
Medical Director,
Guilford Child Health, Inc
Clinical Professor,
UNC School of Medicine
Greensboro, NC

Linda Paul, M.P.H.
Manager, Committees and Sections
Task Force on Mental Health
Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics
Elk Grove Village, IL


March 17, 2011, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.D.T.

Healthcare Reform: Opportunities Presented In The Affordable Care Act For Enhancing Behavioral Health Services

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Call Description: Now is time for states to learn about how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect behavioral health services. States will have huge roles in shaping opportunities under the Affordable Care Act. The Act modifies many programs, such as Medicaid and CHIP, that currently provide behavioral health services for children, families and young adults and offers new programs and opportunities to enhance service provision. New Medicaid options for organizing service delivery, Health Exchanges, and new Workforce Development programs are just a few of the new program opportunities available through the Act.  The timeline for implementation is moving quickly and states are already designing and planning for the options they will put in place. It is important for children’s advocates and administrators to know where they can have an influence on the decisions that will be made to ensure attention is given to improving services for children, youth, and young adults with behavioral health needs.

This Webinar will give participants an overview of the Affordable Care Act, including:

  • General Provisions of the Act that Affect Child and Family Mental Health Services
  • Health Insurance Exchanges
  • Expansion of Medicaid and CHIP Reauthorization
  • New Programs and Workforce Development

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Presenters
Jim Wotring

Director, National TA Center for Children's Mental Health
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Washington, DC

Gary Macbeth, M.S.W., M.Ed.
Senior Policy Associate
Georgetown University
National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health


April 21, 2011, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.D.T.

Innovative Approaches in Workforce Development: Advancements in The Field Reflecting The Newly Revised System of Care Framework

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Call Description: The system of care (SOC) concept with its values and principles has guided the field for the last 25 years in reform efforts for child-serving systems and services related to children/youth with, or at risk of, mental health challenges.  Recently, this concept or approach to service delivery has been updated by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at Georgetown and is based on new experiences and knowledge reflected of the advances in the child-serving fields. As the original SOC concept has changed and expanded, the workforce providing services and supports to children/youth with behavioral health disorders and their families must also stretch in new and innovative ways consistent with these advancements in the field.

This webinar will address two innovative approaches in workforce development based on the updated SOC concept.  Specifically, the call will discuss strategies that are reflective of the updated SOC concept including: 1) an integrated competency-based strategy of training for early childhood workforce providers, and 2) a certification strategy for improving the skills of peers and paraprofessionals.  In addition, activities for strengthening cultural and linguistic competence within these innovative programs will be discussed.  These approaches are reflective of the updated system of care concept and provide new opportunities to ensure a quality workforce.

Facilitators
Joan Dodge, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Associate
National TA Center for Children's Mental Health
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Washington, DC
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Gary Macbeth, M.S.W., M.Ed.
Senior Policy Associate
National TA Center for Children's Mental Health
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Washington, DC

Presenters
Nancy Sugarman, M.Ed.
Director
Vermont Northern Lights Career Development Center
Montpelier, VT
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Frances Purdy
Director
Parent Support Initiative
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
Rockville, MD
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Vivian Jackson, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Associate
National Center for Cultural Competence
National TACenter for Chidren's Mental Health
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

May 19, 2011, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.D.T.

Designing a Recovery-Oriented Care Model for Adolescents and Transition Age Youth with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders

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Call Description: This webinar will describe the work of a consultative session of experts and key stakeholders convened by SAMHSA to identify the essential elements of a system of care that promotes and provides services and supports that facilitate resilience and recovery for youth with substance use or co-occurring mental health disorders. Essential elements of a recovery-oriented model include values and principles, services and supports, and system infrastructure to implement effective, community-based, integrated systems across substance use and mental health. An example of an evidenced-based Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment Program will be highlighted.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Facilitator
Sybil Goldman, M.S.W.
Senior Advisor
National TA Center for Children's Mental Health
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Washington, DC

Presenters
Doreen Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Health Policy Institute
Georgetown University

Patrick Kanary, M.Ed.
Director, Center for Innovative Practices
Kent State University

June 16, 2011, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.D.T.

Expanding Systems of Care: Strategies for Large-Scale System Change

Webinar Description: As part of the national evaluation of the federal system of care grant program, a study was conducted to learn about strategies that states have used successfully to sustain systems of care and to expand them more broadly throughout their states. The goal is to provide information and resources that will assist other states, tribes, territories, and communities in their efforts to achieve the systemic changes needed to accomplish the expansion of systems of care. This webinar will share effective strategies for expanding the system of care approach based on the experience of the nine states included in this study, emphasizing specific strategies for large-scale system change.

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Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Presenters
Beth Stroul, M.Ed
President
Management & Training Innovations, Inc.
McLean, VA

Bob Friedman, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Child and Family Studies
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida

July 21, 2011: No webinar scheduled.

August 18, 2011: No webinar scheduled.

September 15, 2011, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.D.T.

A Collaborative Approach to Promoting Social Emotional Well-Being for Children, Youth and Families in the Child Welfare System

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Webinar Description: “No one system controls everything and every system controls something.” [Pires, S. A. (2008). Building Systems of Care: A Primer for Child Welfare. National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development.] Working together makes sense; however, with competing goals or focus, it’s very difficult for systems to work together. This workshop will provide participants with a broad array of collaborative strategies that can improve social emotional well-being for children, youth and families involved in the child welfare system. An in-depth review of North Dakota's Wraparound Practice Model was conducted with a focus on the collaborative processes that have allowed North Dakota to sustain its approach for approximately 10 years. Participants will learn about the critical components necessary for creating a system that supports cross-system collaboration, improved access to services and coordinated service plans. Key strategies to successfully engage children, youth and families in their own service planning and as full partners in systems development/implementation will be presented.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Presenters
Debra Cady, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Director of Child Welfare Policy, Assistant Professor
National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Washington, DC

Wendy LaMontagne, MSW
Children's Mental Health Administrator
Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
North Dakota Department of Human Services

Tara Muhlhauser, J.D.
Director, Children & Family Services Division
ND Department of Human Services

Erin Thompson, MPP Candidate
Research and Policy Intern
National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Washington, DC


October 20, 2011, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.D.T.

1915 (i) State Plan HCBS Option, Health Homes and the Intersect of Health Reform and Systems of Care

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Webinar Description: Learn how states can use the 1915 (i) state plan HCBS option, Health Homes, and other aspects of Health Reform using a System of Care approach to serve children with mental health and substance use disorders and their families. These benefit options can be tailored to specific populations. Participants do not have to meet the institutional level of care nor do states have to demonstrate that services will cost the same or less than institutional services.

Facilitator
Sherry Peters, MSW, ACSW
Director of PRTF Waiver Initiative
National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Washington, DC

Presenters
Kathy Poisal
Center for Medicaid, CHIP, and Survey & Certification (CMCS)
Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group
Division of Long Term Services and Supports
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Christa Speicher
Center for Medicaid, CHIP, and Survey & Certification (CMCS)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Disabled & Elderly Health Programs Group
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)
 
Jim Wotring, M.S.W.
Director, National TA Center for Children's Mental Health
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Washington, DC 
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)


November 17, 2011, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.D.T.

Addressing Disparities in Behavioral Health: SAMHSA and Office of Minority Health in Action!

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Webinar Description: Disparities in behavioral health persist with disturbing intensity, but new efforts have emerged at the federal level. The Affordable Care Act provides renewed emphasis on addressing this persistent problem. Please join us to learn about the mission, goals and activities of the newly created SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity and the current plans related to behavioral health in the Office of Minority Health. In addition, learn about the HHS Action Plan to End Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities and the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities. Let's plan to magnify the impact of these programs by learning how to link with these initiatives to facilitate change in your own organization, community and state and how to support the work of these federal offices.

Facilitator
Vivian H. Jackson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Senior Policy Associate
National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health and the National Center for Cultural Competence
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

Presenters
Larke Nahme Huang, Ph.D.
Director
Office of Behavioral Health Equity
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Department of Health and Human Services
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Teresa Chapa, Ph.D., MPA
Senior Policy Advisor, Mental Health
US DHHS, Office of Minority Health
Rockville, MD
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

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