May 3, 2017​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Session I | Session II | Session III​​​

Session I: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

  1. Person-Centered Ca​re Planning: An Emphasis on Engagement and Cultural Humility
    Diane Grieder, MEd, AliPar, Inc.
    Understanding the service recipient’s cultural worldview is a large part of person-centered planning practices, from engagement to shared decisions about appropriate services (interventions). Similarly, assessing an individual’s stage of readiness, focusing on strengths and the person’s own goals are engagement strategies that will be explored in this workshop.
  2. Screening and Accommodating for a History of  Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Critical Component of Building a Person-Centered Plan
    Anastasia Edmonston, MS, CRC, Trainer, Behavioral Health Administration
    For Behavioral Health Professionals, knowing if an individual is living with the cognitive, behavioral and physical sequela of a remote or recent TBI can be critical to a thorough assessment and development of a meaningful Person-Centered Plan. This workshop will address the connection between TBI, mental health and addiction and provide an introduction to the Ohio State University TBI Identification Method and provide attendees with simple tools, strategies and accommodations they can build into the Person-Centered Care Plan to reduce TBI related barriers to success at home, work and community.
  3. Strategic Prevention Planning: The Maryland Strategic Prevention Framework (MSPF) Model
    Larry Dawson, Prevention Program Manager, Behavioral Health Administration
    This training will provide an overview of the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) planning process and how the BHA is using the process in Maryland for the planning and implementation of evidence-based prevention strategies. The MSPF model is designed to help prevention planners use a data-driven process to determine their local community needs, priorities, goals, objectives and strategies.
  4. Maryland LAUNCH Strengthening Families Program
    D’Lisa Worthy, MEd, Director, Renee Stewart, LGSW, School Coordinator and Ashley Hall, MS, Research Analyst, Maryland LAUNCH, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    This workshop will describe the Maryland LAUNCH’s strengthening Families Program.
  5. Anne Arundel County Crisis Response: Effective Collaboration During a Crisis
    Jennifer Corbin, LGSW, Director, Anne Arundel County Crisis Response System, Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency
    This workshop will focus on how to work with agencies to promote successful collaboration to help individuals and families in crisis. Will explore how Anne Arundel County Crisis Response is working with county agencies, community providers and the community to provide support and follow up to individuals with behavioral health issues.  The focus will center on reducing repeat calls for service and wellness.
  6. Mental Health First Aid
    Lea Ann Browning-McNee, Chief Program Officer, Mental Health Association of Maryland Learn about the evidence-based Mental Health First Aid educational program and the impact it’s having across the state and across the nation. The presenter will detail the various modules and audiences for the program, how participants can find a local course or how they can become instructors, adding the program to their own educational offerings.

​​​Session I | Session II | Session III

Session II: 1:15pm - 2:30pm

  1. Self-Care: An Essential Part of Building Wellness In Our Communities
    Daphine Klein, CPRS, RPS, ALWF, Executive Director, On Our Own, Montgomery County, Inc., and Beth Terrence, CPRS, LMT, Founder & Director, Holistic Recovery Pathways
    Practicing self-care supports individuals, families and communities in cultivating a strengths-based approach to wellness and handling life’s challenges.  Creating a strong foundation of self-care can also support organizations, peers and providers in fostering a positive recovery environment, modeling wellness as a way of life and supporting their own health and well-being. In this experiential workshop, we will explore a holistic approach to wellness focused on body, mind, emotion and spirit. This will include a variety of self-care tools that support self-awareness, balance and well-being.
  2. Credentialing Process for Recovery Residences
    Patricia Konyeaso, BA, Psychology, and Sherita Hawkes, MS, Clinical Psychology, Regional Coordinator
    This workshop will discuss HB1411 (Certification of Recovery Residences) grandfathering for Maryland State Association of Recovery Residences (MSARR), process of application submission and approval processing data.
  3. 22 A Day; Veterans and Suicide; An Understanding of Military and Veteran Culture and its Relevance to Suicide
    David Galloway Director, Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Jonathan Hollands​, CPSS, Peer Support Specialist, Suicide Prevention Team, Federal Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Veteran’s Health Administration
    David Galloway from Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans and Jonathan Hollands from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, both Veterans themselves, will discuss the issues surrounding Veterans and suicide.  We will discuss some of the unique characteristics of being a Veteran and how that may increase the risk for suicide.  Resources available for Veterans as well as training for community providers will be discussed.
  4. Supervision of Peers
    LaToya Nkongolo, LCSW-C, LCADC, President, Maryland Addictions and Behavioral-health Professional Certification Board (MABPCB) and Denise Camp, ALWF, CPRS, Project Coordinator/ Training Specialist, On Our Own of Maryland
    This workshop will give an overview of new supervision requirements for those who supervise Peer Support Specialist. We will provide fundamentals to providing adequate supervision to peers.
  5. Evidence-Based Practice and Training Opportunities Related to Substance Use
    Sharon Hoover, PhD, Co-Director, Nancy Lever PhD, Co-Director and Melissa Ambrose, LCSWC, ACRA Clinician, Center for School Mental Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Sue Tangires, LCPC, LCADC, ACRA Clinician and Director, Epoch Counseling Center
    This presentation will provide participants with an opportunity to better understand substance use treatment needs of adolescents and transition-aged youth in Maryland.  Participants will learn more about the ACRA (Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach) evidence-based program being implemented in schools and community agencies in Maryland.  Professional development resources related to better understanding, identifying and addressing substance use concerns will be shared.
  6. ​Youth Tobacco Use and Cessation: Engaging the Future
    Krystle F. Pierce, MPP, Project Director, MDQuit Resource Center, University of Maryland Baltimore County
    This presentation will look at youth tobacco use and cessation among Maryland youth. We will discuss the current trends in tobacco use and products among youth, as well as the harms associated with use and second-hand exposure. A look at advertising and promotion of tobacco products to youth, along with a special emphasis on the existing efforts to prevent and reduce tobacco use among youth will be explored.

Session III: 2:45pm - 4:00pm

  1. OEND: Overview + Naloxone Distribution Certificate
    Kirsten Forseth, MPH, Overdose Prevention Policy Analyst, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Behavioral Health Administration
    This workshop will provide an overview of Maryland’s Overdose Response Program, which equips community members to respond to an opioid overdose when emergency services are not immediately available and is a key component of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s strategy to reduce overdose deaths.  Attendees will receive training in recognizing and responding to an opioid overdose, including the administration of naloxone (also known as Narcan).
  2. An Assessment of Substance-Related Disorder (SRD) Treatment Need and Availability in Maryland  
    Geoffrey E. Ott, PhD, Senior Research Specialist, University of Maryland School of Medicine Using data from SAMHSA, BHA, and Medicaid, the need for SRD treatment was estimated across Maryland’s jurisdictions.  Based on e-mail and phone surveys, estimates of the capacity for SRD treatment across Maryland were generated. Based on SRD provider locations, the geographic need and availability of SRD treatment services is compared.
  3. Closing the Multicultural Competence Gap: Understanding Yourself and Your Client Context
    La Keita D. Carter, PsyD, Owner & Licensed Psychologist, Institute of HEALing, LLC
    Multicultural competence is an ethical and professional mandate.  Unfortunately, it’s also a scary topic for some.  The best kept secret among therapists, counselors, and supervisors is the fear that they are not multiculturally competent.  This workshop will provide basic information about cultural competence that is applicable to wide range of professionals.
  4. Family Peer Support and Services Navigation for Youth and Young Adults with Substance Use Disorders
    Trish Todd, CPSP, Program Manager - Substance Use, Toni Torsch, Family Peer Support Specialist – Substance Use and Carin Miller, Family Peer Support Specialist – Substance Use, Maryland Coalition of Families, and Karen Carey, Family Member
    This workshop will inform participants of the importance of family peer support for caregivers of youth/young adults with substance use issues.  Panel discussion will include views from the caregiver and family peer support specialists perspective.
  5. The Health Enterprise Zone: A Population Health Model for Patients with Complex Needs
    Ernest Carter, MD, PhD, Deputy Health Officer, Prince George’s County Health Department
    This workshop will look into the framework for Population Health Management (PHM) to improve the health outcomes in underserved populations.  It will also explore the essential elements of having a robust care management and risk stratification infrastructure, a cohesive delivery system, and a well-managed partnership network for successful PHM for patients with complex needs.
  6. SBIRT as a Tool and Catalyst to Respond to Maryland’s Opioid Abuse Epidemic
    Marla Oros​, RN, MS President and Colleen Hosler, MA, Vice President, Mosaic Group
    The workshop will describe how the Mosaic Group, through its partnerships with BHA, BHSB and the state’s health care provider community are implementing a continuum of hospital and community level interventions to identify and provide treatment and recovery support to individuals across the spectrum of risk related to alcohol and substance use disorders.  Presenters will describe the state-wide implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) that is being taken to scale state-wide in primary care centers, hospitals, school-based health clinics and mental health settings and the unique model that Mosaic Group has introduced to assure sustainability and practice adoption.  The workshop will also provide an overview of the incremental interventions Mosaic and its partners are implementing with hospitals to provide outreach and support to opioid overdose survivors and buprenorphine administration in hospital emergency departments.

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