August 5th, 2020 11:00 AM CDT
Join in on our conversation centered around the youth voice in residential care! Attendees of this meeting will participate in an invigorating discussion about residential treatment with the unique opportunity to engage with our youth and families.
FREE Webinar & NASW CEUs to ACRC Members
$50 for Non-Members & $25 NASW CEUs
The Omni Visions and The Victory Lap Partnership: Utilizing Senior Living Housing for Youth Aging Out Of Foster Care
August 13th - 11am CDT
The Omni Family of Services is a multi-state human services agency serving adults and children. At the heart of our organization we employ an Omni-developed trauma competent model of care focused on bridging the gap between behavioral and physical health services and social services to help keep kids, families and the communities they live in strong and healthy. The Victory Lap unites young and old for mutual social and economic benefit. Integrating older foster youth into retirement communities provides them with housing stability, employment opportunities and the support of caring adults. In turn, the senior housing provider enjoys an on-site workforce, revenue from otherwise vacant units and the magic of intergenerational friendships. The Omni Visions and The Victory Lap partnership is designed to provide a step down incentive for Youth who excel in the Omni Visions, Independent Living Academy Program. Our mission is to provide the appropriate youth with a more independent, and least restrictive, living experience while introducing new support from the retirement community and continuing support from the Omni Visions, case management staff.
-Nathan Harmening, Omni Visions, Inc.
Nathan graduated from The University of Illinois at Springfield with a B.A. in Clinical Psychology. He has 10 years of social services experience and has served at-risk youth in various capacities, including acute care, behavioral health care, foster care, and currently, independent living.
-Rosemary Ramsey, The Victory Lap.
Rosemary is a 15-year veteran of the senior living business. She spent most of her career at Brookdale in marketing and operations, most recently serving as VP of Strategic Projects. She is also a long-time volunteer with at-risk and foster youth, serving agencies such as Monroe Harding, The Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Children’s Home of Tampa. Rosemary holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a BA in Sociology from Northwestern University, where she studied the socialization of the elderly in long term care.
Understanding and Addressing Racism in Residential Interventions with Children, Youth and Families
September 24th - 11am CDT
Participants will develop a fuller contextual understanding of the experiences of children and families, particularly the histories of both complex and racial trauma; and explore culturally based adaptive responses within culturally and ethnically diverse families that are often mis-perceived as problems rather than strengths.
-Marvin Cain Alexander, PhD, Ed.S, LICSW
Expanding Residential Services to Create a Continuum of Care: Benefits & Challenges of Strategic Growth
October 21st - 11am CDT
This presentation will discuss the benefits of creating a continuum of care within the agency and the complications that arise from doing so. We will use examples of expanding programming to better serve youth in our care and youth in our community, illustrating the ups and downs of this kind of effort, including innovative organizational operations and partnering with communities
-Dina McManus, LCSW-R, Director of Clinical Services; LaSalle School
648 N. Plankinton Ave, Suite 425 Milwaukee, WI 53203