Nov 27-8 Children's MH Training Conference: Designing Our Future

Designing our Future: Integrating, Empowering & Supporting Children and Families

November 27 - 28, 2012

The Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY

Children’s Mental Health Services Staff Development Training Forum

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

8:30am - Registration


10:00 - 11:30am


Pre-Conference Workshop: Healing Therapies and Alternative Interventions: Self-Care for Staff


10:00 - 11:30am


Full Coalition Meeting


11:45am - 1:45pm


Keynote Address & Awards Luncheon


Trauma and Recovery: A Child’s Traumatic Pathway to Adulthood and Wellness -William Kellibrew IV


2:00 - 3:30pm | Workshop Session A


Session A-1 Youth Voice and Engagement -Making It Happen!


Session A-2 The Incredible Years: An Incredible Curriculum to Build Parenting Skills!


Session A-3 Young, Male and Black: Strategies to Encourage and Empower


Session A-4 Valuing Recovery and Wellness: Personal Stories of the Journey


Session A-5 Creating Direct Care Change Agents through Rapid Cycle Change


Session A-6 Recovery Zones and Comfort Rooms, one RTF’s Journey Towards Wellness and Recovery Oriented Practice


Session A-7 How Data & Analytics Are Changing Payer Expectations & Shaping The Delivery Of Services: The Community Care Case Study


Session A-8 A Caregiver Support Group for Healing: Utilizing a Trauma-Informed Lens


3:30 - 3:45pm Break


3:45 - 5:15pm | Workshop Session B


Session B-1 The Dance of the Partnership


Session B-2 Resources and Tools for Engaging and Supporting Parents Using Mental Health Services


Session B-3 Real Life Heroes; A Developmental, Attachment-Centered Intervention for Children with Complex PTSD


Session B-4 Trauma Informed Care: Implementation of Evidence Based Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)


Session B-5 RTF Quality Improvement Project: Specialized Treatment to Improve Quality and Outcomes for High- Cost Cases at Residential Treatment Facilities


Session B-6 Building Blocks to a Better Future for Youth


Session B-7 Legal Issues in Agreements Between Behavioral Health Providers, Health Homes and Managed Care Organizations


Session B-8 A Community Response to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE): Whole Person Support for Resilience & Recovery


Dinner on Your Own


8:30 - 11:30pm


Networking Social


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

8:30 - 9 00am


Morning Keynote Address


The Future of Children’s Behavioral Health Services in NYS

Kristin Woodlock, Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health, Albany, NY


9:00 - 10:00am


Plenary Session: The Power of Wellness in Drumming


10:00 - 10:15am Break


10:15 - 11:30am | Workshop Session C


Session C-1 The Transformation of Intake: Engaging and Transitioning Families and Youth to the RTF


Session C-2 Responding to Sexual Behavior Problems in Children Age 12 and Under


Session C-3 Improving Family-to-Family Services in Children’s Mental Health


Session C-4 Youth Advocate and Provider Partnerships: Dispelling The Myths


Session C-5 The Child Psychiatry Education and Support Program for Primary Care Clinicians: An Initiative to Better Meet the Mental Health Needs of Children and


Adolescents in our Community


Session C-6 Collective Data on Client Outcomes and System Performance for Databased Decision-Making / Quality Improvement


Session C-7 SPOA Meeting


11:30 - 11:45am Break


11:45am - 1:00pm | Workshop Session D


Session D-1 Family Group Conferencing: Using Restorative Practices as Means to Connection, Healing and Person-Centered Care


Session D-2 RTF Medical Directors Roundtable


Session D-3 Open Forum: Family Support Providers


Session D-4 Breaking the Cycle: Non-Violent Conflict Resolution Through Forgiveness


Session D-5 Predicting Youth and Family Outcomes: The Use of Predictive Analytics, an RTF Case Study


Session D-6 CANS-MH Family Strengths and Needs Domain Outcomes with OMH Waiver 2010 Admissions per CAIRS


Session D-7 The Regional Youth Partners and YOUTH POWER: Our Peer Role in Youth Engagement and Empowerment


Session D-8 Utilization Review and its Impact on Service Delivery in New York City


1:00pm Adjournment



The registration fee DOES NOT INCLUDE HOTEL COSTS OR MEALS. Coalition Members, HCBS Agencies and SPOA Agencies • NO CHARGE.  NON-MEMBERS:(RTF’s, CR’s, FBT’s, Clinics, CBOs and others that are not members of the NYS Coalition for Children’s Mental Health Services)   • Full Registration (11/27 & 28): $150    • Tuesday, 11/27 Only: $100  • Wednesday, 11/28 Only: $100.  Meal Information:  If staying at the Saratoga Hilton, your meals are included in the hotel rate.