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2012 National TA Center Webinar Series


February 16, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.T.

Creating Trauma-Informed Child Serving Systems

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Webinar Description: More than two thirds of American youth have experienced at least one significant traumatic event by the age of 16; over one third have been exposed to multiple types of trauma.  Many of these children develop symptoms of traumatic stress, which can derail a child’s healthy development. The prevalence of trauma exposure and symptoms of traumatic stress are greater for children within child-serving systems such as child welfare and juvenile justice.  Access to services through specialty mental health clinics is rare; children are more likely to receive entry to mental health services through schools and health care settings.  Child-serving systems need to have greater awareness of issues related to child trauma. 

This webinar will explore the problem and impact of trauma exposure on American’s youth.  It will examine issues of access to appropriate mental health services, and the varied response of difference systems in addressing children’s needs around trauma.  It will explore the meaning of a trauma-informed child serving system, and the work done by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to help systems become more trauma-informed.  Specifically, it will look at practical strategies and tools developed for creating more trauma-informed child welfare, juvenile justice, education, mental health, first responder, and health care systems.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Facilitator
Vivian Jackson, Ph.D.

Senior Policy Associate,
National TA Center for Children's Mental Health
National Center for Cultural and Linguistic Competence
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Washington, DC

Presenters
Susan Ko, PhD

Co-Managing Director
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Los Angeles, CA

Jane Halladay Goldman, PhD
Director of Service Systems
National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Los Angeles, CA

March 15, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.T.

Linking Primary Care and Systems of Care: Innovation at the State and Community Levels to Support Children and Youth with Behavioral Health Challenges

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Webinar Description: Linking the concepts of Medical Home, Health Homes and Systems of Care is an ongoing process. With the help of health care reform, many states and communities who are implementing Systems of Care are reaching out to the primary care community in the hopes of better integration between health and behavioral health. Systems of care have had years of experience working on interagency collaboration and can put this knowledge to use in exploring innovations with this new partner. In this interactive webinar, one state will share how they are successfully building a bridge with primary care – utilizing a variety of approaches and some unique strategies that will help all of us as we enter into these new and exciting dialogues. As with all system collaboration, there is a new language to learn and a new infrastructure to engage. Join us for a stimulating webinar on one state's experience building the partnerships that have led to innovation and change.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Facilitator
Ellen Kagen, MSW

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

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
Patsy Carter, Ph.D.
Director of Children's Clinical Services
Dept. of Mental Health
Jefferson City, MO

Dorn Schuffman
CMHC Healthcare Home Program Coordinator
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City, Mo

April 19, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.T.

What's Advocacy, What's Lobbying, and What's Plain Old Educating Our Policymakers?

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Webinar Description: Everyone needs to know the difference between advocating, lobbying, and educating policymakers so that they may be an effective voice in children’s mental health policy.  So many communities that operate with federal grants feel that there is little they can do to influence policy in their state.  From this webinar, you will learn concrete and simple actions that your organization, or you as an individual, can take to make an impact in changing the children’s mental health system.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Presenters
Teresa King
Training & TA Family Specialist
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
National Federation of Families for Children Mental Health

Eric Lulow
Youth Involvement Associate
National Federation of Families For Children's Mental Health
Rockville, MD


May 17, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.T.

Integrating Behavioral Health Services with Primary Care

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Webinar Description: Improving the relationships between mental health and primary care services has become a national concern, yet this integration is fraught with barriers. Funded by SAMHSA, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has developed and launched the Behavioral Health-Works program, a multi-faceted, system change approach that addresses these challenges. The program simultaneously focuses on mental health education for the Primary Care Provider (PCP), web based screening for suicide and other key behavioral health problems, and improving the process for referring youth to mental health services. Outcomes indicate increased rates of identification of at risk youth and greater satisfaction with the collaboration between these systems of care. The presentation will discuss these challenges, solutions, program components and outcomes.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

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
Guy Diamond, PhD.
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA

Linda J. Thomas, MD
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Wright Center For Primary Care
Jermyn, PA

Matt Wintersteen, PhD.
Thomas Jefferson University,
Philadelphia, PA

Molly Gatto, MHA
Program Director
EPIC IC PA Medical Home Initiative
PA Chapter AAP
Media, PA

Stan Mrozowski, PhD.
Pennsylvania Bureau of Children's Behavioral Health Services
Harrisburg, PA


June 21, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.T.

Outcome Measurement and Management for Children and Youth Behavioral Health Services

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Webinar Description: This presentation will help you and your organization successfully implement a new, or improve the use of an existing, outcome measurement system. Maximizing the use of outcome information has never been easier.

  • What are the benefits and value of having an outcome measurement system?
  • What are the essential components?
  • What are the steps to embed outcome measurement in an organization?
  • How to handle “anticipatory” or “performance” anxiety?
  • How to use information to improve services and outcomes at the client and organization level?

You will leave the webinar with an understanding of the most important components needed to successfully implement an outcomes measurement system.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Presenters
Jim Wotring
Director of the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health at Georgetown University

Kay Hodges
Professor of Psychology of Eastern Michigan University

Sherry Love
Chief Clinical Officer
KVC Health Systems, Inc.


October 18, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.T.

State Health Insurance Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act: Ensuring Coverage for Children with Complex Behavioral Health Needs and Their Families

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Webinar Description: States are working to design and set up Health Insurance Exchanges to be operational January 1, 2014. Under the Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Exchanges will offer insurance coverage to an estimated 25 million Americans with incomes between 133% and 400% of poverty. Right now, states are choosing whether to run individual and small business exchanges, and, if so, deciding on the design, governance, and operations of their exchanges. States are making critical decisions that will affect what insurance plan benefit packages will be available for children with behavioral health needs. Of great concern is whether states will offer insurance plans that are comprehensive in meeting the needs of children with complex behavioral health problems and their families.

This Webinar will open with an overview of individual and small business Health Insurance Exchanges, including what they are designed to do, governance, required functions, and navigator programs. Presenters will then discuss the policy and practice decisions states are challenged with making and how the outcomes of those decisions will impact on services for children with behavioral health needs. The Webinar will focus on ways administrators, family members, youth, and advocates can get involved in their state exchange design efforts and ideas they can propose for enhancing behavioral health benefits offered for families. Presenters will draw upon examples from states and demonstrate how to use on-line data bases to learn about your state and its design plans.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Presenters
James Wotring, MSW

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

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

November 15, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.T.

Can You Hear Me Now? Historical References to Youth Involvement and Strategies for Successful Youth Engagement

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Webinar Description: This is a Webinar about the history, the importance, and the future of the youth movement in the System of Care (SOC). Youth, and Youth In Transition, who were once asked to be seen and not heard, have found their voice!

The Webinar will start with a historical perspective on the overall youth movement, highlighting key influencing organizations, including Youth 'N Action!, one of the first SOC youth leadership organizations from Washington State. The webinar will then discuss the importance and impact that youth voice has, and will end with an overview current youth organizations and projects that are leading the way for youth voice and choice of the future!

Please join the presenters and other special guests who are leaders in the youth movement for a brief historical overview and a bright look into the future of youth leadership organizations in the System of Care. During this Webinar you will learn the history of the youth movement, what the future looks like for youth engagement and youth leadership as well as how to create your own youth organization.  There will be lots of time for questions in this fun interactive Webinar.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Facilitator
Lacy Kendrick Burk, M.S.

Executive Director
Youth M.O.V.E. National
Hattiesburg, MS

Presenters
Tamara Johnson
Program Director
Youth 'N Action, University of Washington
Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy
Seattle, WA

Stephanie Lane
Co-Founder of Youth 'N Action and currently Clinical Program Director of Washington State's first Consumer Operated Licensed Mental Health Agency
Capital Recovery Center
Olympia, WA

December 20, 2012, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.T.

The Unique Behavioral Health Challenges for National Guard and Reservists' Families: What Are the Issues? What Are the Service Gaps and Opportunities?

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Webinar Description: This session will introduce the differences between National Guard, military reserves, and active duty military. It will continue with a discussion of the differences in their military experience and the implications for family life, employment/worklife, insurance benefits/coverage, relationship with community resources, etc. It will highlight the unique stresses and strains, as well as the differences in service options, encountered by these families in contrast to both the active duty military/installation anchored personnel and their civilian neighbors. It will include an example of efforts conducted in Virginia throughout the state to address policy and service issues on behalf of these families. It will conclude with observations related to behavioral health implications for children and youth and potential service demands, opportunities and gaps.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Fact Sheet (PDF)

Facilitator
Vivian Jackson, Ph.D.

Senior Policy Associate,
National TA Center for Children's Mental Health
National Center for Cultural and Linguistic Competence
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 
Washington, DC

Joan Dodge, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Associate,
National TA Center for Children's Mental Health
National Center for Cultural and Linguistic Competence
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 
Washington, DC

Presenters
Gregory Leskin, Ph.D.
Director, Military Families Initiatives
UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

Stephanie Weaver
Master Sergeant
National Guard Counterdrug Liaison to SAMHSA

Camilla Schwoebel
Regional Director-NW
VA Wounded Warrior Program

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