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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

June 10, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM E.T.

Open Discussion: Building the Foundation for a Youth MOVEment of Peer Support Webinar Series. Register here

Webinar Description: The three part foundational webinar series recorded earlier this year is just the beginning of the important conversations to be had around youth peer support.  Ongoing interest in this series has prompted the addition of Open Discussion calls where the conversation can continue.

Join Brie Masselli and Johanna Bergan of Youth M.O.V.E. National in an open discussion around youth peer support. Come with your questions related to program development processes, implementation questions regarding hiring, training and supervision and more. We look forward to a candid conversation among participants.

We encourage you to check out the recordings of the webinars if you did not have the opportunity to participate in the series.

Part 1: Understanding the Continuum of Informal and Formal Youth & Young Adult Peer Support -December 4, 2014

Part 2: Supporting Youth and Young Adult Peer Support in Your OrganizationJanuary 8, 2015

Part 3: Defining the Developmental Needs of Youth and Young Adult Peer SupportFebruary 5, 2015

 


PREVIOUS CALLS / WEBINARS


April 16, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Cross Agency Support and Participation in the SOC Approach.

WEBINAR PLAYBACK
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Webinar Description: This webinar will focus on a strategy implemented in Georgia to garner cross agency support and participation in the statewide System of Care. In this webinar participants will learn: 1) why it is important to have cross-agency support and participation; 2) strategies for engaging cross-agency support and participation; and 3) some of the benefits from having cross-agency support and participation.

Facilitator

Linda Y. Henderson-Smith, Ph.D., L.P.C.
Director, Mental Health Planning and Policy
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance
Center for Children's Mental Health

Presenter
Monica S. Parker, L.P.C.
Director, Division of Community Behavioral Health
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities


April 1, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM E.T.

Open Discussion: Building the Foundation for a Youth MOVEment of Peer Support Webinar Series

Webinar Description: The three part foundational webinar series recorded earlier this year is just the beginning of the important conversations to be had around youth peer support.  Ongoing interest in this series has prompted the addition of Open Discussion calls where the conversation can continue.

Join Brie Masselli and Johanna Bergan of Youth M.O.V.E. National in an open discussion around youth peer support. Come with your questions related to program development processes, implementation questions regarding hiring, training and supervision and more. We look forward to a candid conversation among participants.

We encourage you to check out the recordings of the webinars if you did not have the opportunity to participate in the series.

Part 1: Understanding the Continuum of Informal and Formal Youth & Young Adult Peer Support -December 4, 2014

Part 2: Supporting Youth and Young Adult Peer Support in Your OrganizationJanuary 8, 2015

Part 3: Defining the Developmental Needs of Youth and Young Adult Peer SupportFebruary 5, 2015


March 19, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Tools for System of Care Expansion Planning and Assessing Progress.

WEBINAR PLAYBACK
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)
Expanding Systems of Care: Improving the Lives of Children, Youth, and Families
Return on Investment in Systems of Care for Children With Behavioral Health Challenges
Return on Investment in Systems of Care for Children With Behavioral Health Challenges: Issue Brief
Additional Resources

Webinar Description: This webinar will focus on three tools to support expansion of the system of care approach for children, youth, and young adults with mental health challenges and their families. The tools are designed to support the efforts states, tribes, territories, and communities to expand system of care to improve services and outcomes. The webinar will provide: 1) a strategic framework for expansion with five core strategy areas and demonstrate how the framework can be used for expansion efforts, 2) a self-assessment tool that can be used as a readiness assessment and as a vehicle for identifying areas that should be addressed in expansion plans, and 3) a web-based rating tool that can be used to assess progress in implementing systems of care. The webinar is appropriate for jurisdictions that are receiving federal system of care expansion grants, as well as any jurisdiction interested in implementing, sustaining, and expanding systems of care.

Facilitator

Irene Yoon, M.Sc.
Project Researcher
Georgetown University National Technical Assistance
Center for Children's Mental Health

Presenters
Beth A. Stroul, M.Ed.
President
Management & Training Innovations

Lymari Benitez, Ph.D.
Statistical Research Analyst, Mental Health Services
Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Services – Office of Research


February 26, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM E.T.

Open Discussion: Promoting a Trauma-Informed Approach in Both Policy and Practice.

Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Webinar Description: Please join the open discussion follow-up to the webinar series "Promoting a Trauma-Informed Approach in Both Policy and Practice." This series covered important fundamental strategies to create better outcomes for youth and young adults with behavioral health concerns.


February 19, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Building Capacity for Trauma Informed Provider Organizations: Community-Based and Residential, Presenters: Teams from South Carolina and Mississippi.

WEBINAR PLAYBACK
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)
MS Summit Report
Additional Resources

Webinar Description: The third webinar in our trauma series will focus on what can be done at the provider organizational level to build capacity for all personnel to be trauma-informed, not just the clinicians. The team from South Carolina will highlight their statewide efforts to train everyone in regional cross-system events while the team from Mississippi will highlight not only statewide training efforts to change policies and practices but also outcomes experienced by both community-based and residential providers as a result of the policy and practice changes.


February 12, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM E.T.

Open Discussion: Defining the Developmental Needs of Youth and Young Adult Peer Support.

Webinar Description: Please join the open discussion follow-up to the webinar "Defining the Developmental Needs of Youth and Young Adult Peer Support. Youth MOVE National will be on the call to answer your questions on this important topics.


February 5, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Defining the Developmental Needs of Youth and Young Adult Peer Support

WEBINAR PLAYBACK
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)
Adapted Continuum of Helping Relationships
Stages of development Handout

Webinar Description: The third webinar in our young adult/peer support series will focus on the unique characteristics needed to develop and implement youth peer support services. Youth peer support is a unique addition to the child serving systems and requires adaptations to existing peer models to meet the developmental needs of youth and young adults.

Youth peer support services, effectively implemented, can be value added to the traditional array of clinical services available to young adults. Youth peer support, specifically designed to meet the needs of this population, may be the missing link to connect young adults who are disengaged from services to reconnect. The peer relationship can be considered the entry point to accessing services.

This webinar will explore important areas for organizations developing youth peer services to consider in planning, implementation and quality improvement processes. In designing peer services for youth in transition, there is an opportunity to reflect and respond to the generational differences, culture, worldview and wellness definitions of young adults seeking mental health services.


January 22, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Supporting Champions for Cross-System Collaboration in Trauma Informed Care, Presenters: Teams from Virginia and Indiana.

WEBINAR PLAYBACK
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Additional Resources

Webinar Description: The second webinar in our trauma series will focus on state and local leadership in promoting collaborative efforts in policy and practice changes for whole systems to become more trauma-informed. The team from Indiana will highlight their "Change Team" initiatives while the team from Virginia will highlight not only their successful Richmond "Trauma Informed Community Network" but also their beginning effort to build statewide capacity for policy and practice change across child-serving systems.


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

Supporting Youth Peer Support in Your Organization

WEBINAR PLAYBACK
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Adapted Continuum of Helping Relationships
Youth Peer-to-Peer Support: A Review of the Literature

Webinar Description: A continuation of the youth peer support conversation led by Youth MOVE National, this webinar will focus on the findings of an Environmental Scan, conducted across the country in states providing varieties of youth peer support, along the continuum of helping relationships.  Recognizing the pivotal role organizations play in the success of implementing youth peer support services, this webinar will lay the necessary groundwork for organizational readiness, peer workgroup creation and next steps needed.  The focus will lie at the organizational level and include the vital role of a diverse workgroup in implementing successful services.


January 07, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM E.T.

Open Discussion Call on Healing from Trauma-Young Adult and Family Perspectives and Recommendations

A Caregiver's Guide
Adverse Childhood Trauma Impact

Resilience Questionnaire
Resilience Quotation
Additional Resources

Facilitator

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


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.

WEBINAR PLAYBACK
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Adverse Childhood Trauma Impact
Resilience Questionnaire
Additional Resources

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

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


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

WEBINAR PLAYBACK
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)
Youth Peer-to-Peer Support: A Review of the Literature

Facilitator
Brianne Masselli
Director Technical Assistance
Youth MOVE National


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

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

WEBINAR PLAYBACK
Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)
Youth Peer-to-Peer Support: A Review of the Literature

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.

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


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

WEBINAR PLAYBACK

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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