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National TA Center Webinar Series

The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health conducts monthly webinars through our National TA Webinar Series. These webinars generally occur on the third Thursday of each month from 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.T.

Participation in the webinar series requires that you register using the online registration form below. There are no registration fees to listen to or participate in these webinars.

You should register for each call so that we can send you the webinar link to join the call and structure the presentations to best meet your needs.

Please note that CEUs are not available for the National TA Center Webinars


December 4, 2014, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Understanding the Continuum of Informal and Formal Youth & Young Adult Peer Support

Webinar Description: Young adult peer support is value added to the community based service array for youth and young adult struggling with mental health challenges. Peer support can be provided in a variety of ways along the continuum of informal social group settings to individual one-to-one service model. This webinar showcases efforts in the field that have effectively met the needs of youth and young adults. Youth MOVE National, utilizing literature from the field and application along the continuum, offers a framework for communities to follow when developing community based peer to peer opportunities. Register here.

Facilitators
Gwen White
Technical Assistance Project Director
Healthy Transitions Initiative
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance
Center for Children's Mental Health

Presenters
Brianne Masselli
Director Technical Assistance
Youth MOVE National

Johanna Bergan
Interim Executive Director
Youth MOVE National


December 11, 2014, 1:00-2:00 PM E.T.

Open Discussion for Understanding the Continuum of Informal and Formal Youth & Young Adult Peer Support
Register here.

Facilitators
Brianne Masselli
Director Technical Assistance
Youth MOVE National


December 18, 2014, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Healing from Trauma-Young Adult and Family Perspectives and Recommendations

Webinar Description: Trauma affects youth, young adults and families in dramatic ways. It changes their lives forever and shapes their worldview. This webinar explores the attitudes, services and supports that are helpful, along with what is needed to improve responses to trauma. The importance of connection to others with lived experience will be highlighted to aid in making sense of experiences and reactions and exploring what strategies can help in the healing process. Register here.

Facilitators

Sherry Peters
Senior Policy Associate
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance
Center for Children's Mental Health

Presenters
Brianne Masselli
Director Technical Assistance
Youth MOVE National

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January 8, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Supporting Youth and Young Adults in your Organization
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January 22, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Supporting Champions for Cross-System Collaboration in Trauma Informed Care
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February 5, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Defining the Developmental Needs of Youth and Young Adult Peer Support
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February 19, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Building Capacity for Trauma Informed Provider Organizations: Community-Based and Residential
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PREVIOUS CALLS / WEBINARS


No July 2014 Webinar:
The TA Center will be holding its biennial Training Institutes from July 16-20, 2014 in Washington DC.

No August 2014 Webinar

No September 2014 Webinar

No October 2014 Webinar

 

May 22, 2014, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Making it Work: Family, Young Adult & Adult Peer Support -- Limitless Possibilities

WEBINAR PLAYBACK
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)
http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dbhr/mhpeer.shtml
Additional Resources

Webinar Description: The world of Peer Support continues to expand. This webinar will provide consumers, administrators, managers and providers with an historical look at Peer Supports, examples of successful Peer Support implementation, and the latest communication from CMS regarding Medicaid reimbursement of these important supports. Presenters will cover the topics of Adult Peer Supports, Youth Peer Supports, and Family Peer Supports.

Participants will gain a greater understanding of the role Peer Support providers can play in addressing the growing need for an expanded mental health workforce. By tapping into this emerging, non-traditional pool, organizations can greatly enhance both the quality and volume of services and supports that are provided within their community. Presenters will share indicators that demonstrate that individuals often cite a greater level of comfort and higher satisfaction when Peer Support providers are involved in the supports and services received.

Facilitators
Teresa King
Training & Technical Assistance Family Specialist
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance
Center for Children's Mental Health

Gwen White
Technical Assistance Project Director
Healthy Transitions Initiative
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance
Center for Children's Mental Health

Presenters
Jenifer Bliss
Senior Manager
Office of Consumer Partnerships

Tamara Johnson
Youth Program Director

Stephanie Lane
Washington State University

Jeanette Barnes
Family Liaison
Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery
DSHS


May 15, 2014, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Making it Work: Early Intervention for Young Adults Experiencing Mental Illness with Psychosis

WEBINAR PLAYBACK
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)
Additional Resources

Webinar Description: Approximately 100,000 adolescents and young adults in the United States experience a first episode of psychosis (FEP) every year. Mental illness with psychosis can be devastating illness, with onset typically occurring in late adolescents or early adulthood. Early intervention is critical to minimize the disruption this may cause in families, scholastic endeavors and social functioning. Tamara Sales with the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) Center for Excellence, Jason Schiffman of University of Maryland, and Patricia Marcy  with the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Early Treatment Program will discuss EASA services throughout Oregon  and Maryland and share  lessons learned to help with this population.

Facilitators
Teresa King
Training & Technical Assistance Family Specialist
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance
Center for Children's Mental Health

Gwen White
Technical Assistance Project Director
Healthy Transitions Initiative
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance
Center for Children's Mental Health

Presenters
Patricia Marcy
Project Director
Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Early Treatment Program

Tamara Sale
Director
Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) Center for Excellence
Portland State University Regional Research Institute

Jason Schiffman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland Baltimore County
https://sites.google.com/site/youthfirstweb/


May 9, 2014, 12:00-1:30 PM E.T.
Making it Work: Understanding Why Young Adult Peer to Peer Support Is Unique

WEBINAR PLAYBACK
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Webinar Description: This call focuses on the development of young adult peer support programs and things to consider when developing such programs. Young adult peer support programs need to be developmentally appropriate, have appropriate organizational supports in place and meet the unique needs of a cross systems approach for peer support services tailored to young adults of transition age.

Facilitators
Teresa King
Training & Technical Assistance Family Specialist
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance
Center for Children's Mental Health

Gwen White
Technical Assistance Project Director
Healthy Transitions Initiative
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance
Center for Children's Mental Health

Presenters
Lacy Kendrick Burk
Executive Director
Youth M.O.V.E National

Brianne Masselli
Director of Technical Assistance and Evaluation
Youth M.O.V.E National


May 2, 2014, 1:00 - 2:00 PM E.T.

Making It Work: An Evidence-Informed Approach to Services for Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions

WEBINAR PLAYBACK
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Webinar Description: While there is a lack of evidence-based practices specifically designed to improve outcomes for emerging adults (ages ~16-30) with serious mental health conditions, this does not mean that there is a lack of useful evidence to inform practice. This webinar presents an evidence-informed practice model that describes a positive developmental approach to working with this population. The model is built around a framework of shared practice elements that appear across programs and interventions that have demonstrated success in working with young people with SMHCs. The webinar will outline the evidence that underlies the model, describe the model, and show how practice consistent with the model is responsive to the unique developmental tasks of emerging adulthood.

Facilitators
Teresa King
Training & Technical Assistance Family Specialist
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance
Center for Children's Mental Health

Gwen White
Technical Assistance Project Director
Healthy Transitions Initiative
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance
Center for Children's Mental Health

Presenter
Janet Walker, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor at the Regional Research Institute at Portland State University
Director of the Pathways Research and Training Center
Co-Director of the National Wraparound Initiative
Lead at Portland State for the Technical Assistance Network for Children's Mental Health 
 

February 20, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.T.

The Inside Scoop: Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Medicaid/Mental Health Services from the Medicaid Directors’ Perspective

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Webinar Description: Matt Salo, Executive Director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD), will provide a special presentation on how Medicaid and Mental Health can better work together. Don’t miss this opportunity to understand the Medicaid point of view as he discusses issues, opportunities, challenges, and ways to partner that are more meaningful and productive. The webinar will include information on the following:

  • Background on Medicaid and the changes that have occurred and are on the horizon with the Affordable Care Act
  • Opportunities and challenges with the implementation of Medicaid changes
  • “Opportunity Fatigue” – there are so many possibilities for Medicaid reform so what’s the best way to approach your Medicaid agency to propose change?
  • How do we move from coverage and service provision to improving health outcomes?
  • How do we make the shift away from fee for service to other payment methodologies?
  • Changes in the roles and responsibilities of consumers and providers
  • Challenges of providing mental health services and the interface with health care
  • …. And much, much more

We encourage you to invite your Medicaid colleagues to join you in viewing this webinar – then take the opportunity to discuss helpful ways to work together to leverage more resources.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)
NAMD Letter Behavioral Health Policy Recommendations
Appendix: Behavioral Health State Initiatives
Additional Resources

Presenters
Jim Wotring, MSW
Director
National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

Matt Salo
Executive Director
National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD)


March 20, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.T.

Prioritizing Suicide Prevention and Mental Health in Medical, Educational and Child Welfare Settings

WEBINAR PLAYBACK

Webinar Description: A growing national conversation focuses on screening for mental illness and behavioral distress in routine clinical settings such as Primary Care, Emergency Rooms, Schools, and Child Welfare. These systems work with many youth facing challenges but may not have consistent and reliable procedures to help identify, assess, and refer them to services. Challenges and barriers to screening in these settings occur at the patient, provider and systems level, but solutions to these challenges are emerging. This webinar will enumerate these challenges and provide examples of how specific behavioral health screening instruments and processes can be incorporated into routine work flow. As a case study, we will present the development and implementation of the Behavioral Health Screen (BHS), a validated, web-based instrument that covers a range of behavioral health domains. After reviewing this tool, three clinicians will talk about their front line experiences with the BHS in their clinical settings, after which open discussion with webinar participants will be encouraged.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)
Additional Resources

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 S. Diamond, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Drexel University
Director
of the Couple and Family Therapy Doctoral Program
Philadelphia, PA

Matt Briner
Director of Clinical Products
Medical Decision Logic, Inc. (mdlogix)
Baltimore, Maryland
www.mdlogix.com
www.bh-works.com

Allen Y. Tien, MD, MHS
President and Director of Applied Research
Medical Decision Logic, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Jodi Houlon, LSW, MPH
Social Worker
CHOP Care Network, Chestnut Hill
Philadelphia, PA

Sharon L. Hunter MSN CRNP AE-C
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
CHOP Care Network Chestnut Hill
Philadelphia, PA

Ivan Haskell, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Director of Social and Psychological Services
Mastery Charter Schools
Philadelphia, PA

Joel A. Fein M.D., M.P.H.
Attending Physician and Director of Health Policy and Advocacy, Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, The Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania
Co-director, The CHOP Violence Prevention Initiative
Emergency Department Offices– CTRB, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA


April 17, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 PM E.T.

National Perspectives and Federal Resources: Trauma Informed Care in Child Serving Systems

WEBINAR PLAYBACK

Webinar Description: This webinar will feature representatives from federal agencies involved in the development of the July 2013 Tri-Director guidance letter intended to encourage the integrated use of trauma-focused screening, functional assessments and evidence-based practices (EBPs) in child-serving settings for the purpose of improving child well-being. The presenters will provide a brief history of the development of the federal partnership and their efforts to assist states in addressing the needs of children affected by complex trauma. They will also provide an overview of the guidance along with their hopes for how these stategies will be used by state's child-serving systems. The webinar will also feature a discussion of the importance of addressing trauma in education settings as well as a young adult perspective of the impact of trauma and the importance of developing trauma-informed systems with policies and practices designed to prevent re-traumatization.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)
Additional Resources

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
Joo Yeun Chang
Associate Commissioner
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Children's Bureau

Rebecca B. Flatow, J.D., M.S.S.W.
Public Health Analyst
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration

Barbara Coulter Edwards
Director, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group
Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Sharon Hoover Stephan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for School Mental Health
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Brianne Masselli
Director of Technical Assistance and Evaluation
Youth M.O.V.E National


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