Happy 2012 all TCPS’s!
Here are some resources to on-line trainings that might count toward your annual recertification. Granted, you can only have 10 hours of on-line training per year, but then that will be 2/3rds of your annual recertification that you don’t have to worry about.
Here they are:
Magellan Health Services and Hazelden.
You can also keep an eye on SAMHSA’s website as well. http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/teleconferences/default.aspx
An article on CPSs and their roles.
TOPIC: Let’s Get Real: An Integrated Approach to Workforce Development
DATE: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – 1 pm Eastern; 12pm Central
SPEAKER: Robyn Shearer, Chief Executive, Te Pou, New Zealand
Let’s get Real is a New Zealand Ministry of Health program, which describes the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes required across multiple service agencies to deliver effective mental health and addiction services. Let’s Get Real defines skills and expectations for people working across a spectrum of service delivery and administrative organizations – workers, professionals, managers, planners and funders, district health boards and non-government organizations. The program aims to create a shared language and common understandings for providing effective behavioral health services; improve transferability and accountability so other services around New Zealand will be able to recognize and value behavioral health workers. All mental health and addiction workforce development activities, including education and training, human resource strategies, organizational development, and research and evaluation, are also intended to link back to the Let’s Get Real framework. Join us for this webinar to learn how Te Pou supports implementation of Let’s Get Real to build a workforce that is recovery-focused, person-centered, culturally capable, and committed to improving the quality of services. Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/855266802
TOPIC: Early Intervention: Hope for Youth with Serious Mental Illness
DATE: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 – 1 pm Eastern; 12pm Central
SPEAKER: Patrick McGorry, Executive Director, Orygen Youth Health
Research Center, Melbourne, Australia
Professor Patrick McGorry, international researcher, clinician, and advocate for youth mental health reform, was nominated Australian of the Year 2010 for putting his nation at the forefront of prevention and treatment of mental illness. McGorry leads the Orygen Youth Health Research Center, targeted to the needs of young people with emerging serious mental illness, including first-episode psychosis. The Center and his work have become the models for early identification and treatment efforts around the world. McGorry examines a broad range of biological and psychosocial investigations and interventions in prodromal and first-episode psychosis and mania, reviewing symptoms and possible causes of psychosis as well as early intervention treatments and supports. Join us to learn how research can be translated into practice. Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/493479546
TOPIC: Wraparound Milwaukee: The Family Connection
DATE: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 – 2 pm Eastern; 1pm Central
SPEAKER: Bruce Kamradt, Director, Wraparound Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Wraparound Milwaukee, winner of Harvard University’s 2009 Innovations in American Government, provides comprehensive, individualized and cost-effective care to children with complex mental health and emotional needs. Bruce Kamradt describes how his program has improved the lives of children and their families with a strength-based and individualized service approach that supports families caring for youth with complex needs. He explains how families are paired with care coordinators and assisted in identifying personal, community, and professional resources to meet their unique needs and to “wrap” those services around the youth and family. Join Bruce on this webinar and more effectively support the most vulnerable children and families in your community. Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/865460746
TOPIC: Successful Transitions: from Youth to Adult
DATE: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 – 3 pm Eastern; 2pm Central
SPEAKER: Simon Davidson, Medical Director, Mental Health Patient Service Unit, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Positive intervention at the transition stage between child/adolescent mental health services and adult mental health services is one of the most important ways to facilitate recovery. However, all too often in most countries, there is an absence of an integrated, coordinated system of care between child and youth services and adult-serving mental health agencies. This lack of integration jeopardizes the life chances of transition-age youth, aged 16-25 years, who need support during the difficult transition to adult roles and responsibilities. Simon Davidson shares years of study and experience in developing effective transition services. He discusses transitional models, explains why mental health transition interventions need to be tailored to fit the needs and strengths of the individual and offers tips for success. Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/642452002