February 24, 2021This event will run for 24 hours CST, allowing LIVE engagement around the world and around the clock
Presenters: Bruce D. Perry & Stuart Ablon
Dr. Bruce D. Perry from The Neurosequential Network and Dr. Stuart Ablon from Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital will come together to make complicated neurodevelopmental concepts accessible and provide direct care staff with a practical, evidence-based process for trauma-informed intervention. Specifically, Dr. Perry and Dr. Ablon will teach how their respective models, The Neurosequential Model (NM) and Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), can be integrated to understand and address the impact of trauma.
$110 Individual Registration/ACRC Member
$150 Individual Registration/Non-Member
$75 for Students
$800 Entire Organization Registration/ACRC Member Agency*
$950 Entire Organization Registration/Non-Member Agency*
*Allows access by all staff of the organization for real time event and 30 days of full content access
FREE Webinar & CEU Certificates to ACRC Members
$50 for Non-Members/$25 CEU Certificates
IMPOWER Telehealth: The New Connection
March 4th - 11am- 1pm CST
In this session you will hear from leadership that have been instrumental in taking their behavioral health agency to the next level of providing telehealth services for the treatment of mental health and psychiatric diagnoses. Building on the success of our initial telehealth pilot in 2013, we have partnered with many insurance companies, hospitals, residential facilities, Community-based Care and Managing entities to increase access to psychiatric and mental health treatment provided to members at the sight in which they live or congregate. Through telehealth, traditional barriers to treatment (e.g. transportation, missing work/school, stigma, geography, logistics) are eliminated and previously underserved populations receive needed treatment in a timely manner. Through the use of a secure and HIPPA compliant, web-based telehealth platform, the telehealth program is able to give members in even the most remote and provider-impoverished areas the ability to receive timely specialized treatment from highly qualified and experienced Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatric Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses and Licensed Mental Health Therapists. Members of all ages, gender social-economic status, and cultural backgrounds are afforded the opportunity to connect directly with their practitioners from their designated spoke site, remote location, or the privacy of their own homes while receiving the same individualized care and treatment as they would in an in-person setting.
-Amy Blakely, MBA, VP of Behavioral health at IMPOWER
- Laura Higginbotham, Director of New Business Development at IMPOWER
ACRC’s Initiative to Create a Shared Vision for Racial Equity within Child Serving Systems and Organizations
“Turning the Mirror Inward”
10am-3pm pm CST
FREE Webinar to ACRC Members
$50 for Non-Members
we will not be providing CEU certificates for this webinar
Providing Quality Care for Trans Youth in Residential and Other Complex Care Settings
March 11th 11am-1pm CST
Providers of residential treatment as well as other complex care settings such as crisis care, treatment foster care, and outpatient care for youth with complex comorbidities and trauma histories are experts in serving youth facing many different kinds of challenges. The increasing visibility of gender diverse youth, including binary and nonbinary transgender or gender diverse youth deserves attention from providers, who may find themselves lacking resources particular to the challenges these youth face while also having a strong desire to support these youth. Board members Pete Myers and Mira Jourdan have presented internationally on this topic. They will share best practices in serving trans and gender diverse youth as well as sharing Dr. Myers’ experiences from serving this population at the Orthogenic School. Opportunities for ongoing provider growth and training in this area, new kinds of alliances in the community that can strengthen services, and future challenges for gender diverse youth will be discussed. As always, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and share challenges webinar participants are facing in their programs.
Dr. Mira Jourdan is the current President of the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (APA Division 44) and a Board Advisor to the Association of Children’s Residential Centers, as well as a member of the board of Ikus Life Enrichment Services, serving disabled people in West Michigan in camping, skill building, and community living settings. She is an adjunct professor in psychiatry at Michigan State University and previously oversaw outpatient and residential services for autism and developmental disability populations.
Pete Myers, PsyD has been Co-Executive Director of the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at University of Chicago and is now the school’s Clinical Director and Director of its emerging young adult program The Brooke Whitted Center. . The majority of his clinical work has been at the Orthogenic School in a variety of roles from being a direct care counselor to his current positions. He has worked as a psychometrician, crisis interventionist at a local emergency room, and out-patient family therapist. His doctoral training included working at a large half-way house for chronically mental ill adults, Cook County Jail’s psychiatric unit, and a state operated psychiatric hospital in Manhattan in New York City. He also taught at Northeastern Illinois University Psychology Department and is teaching and the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. The Orthogenic School’s program are committed to ensuring it students, participants, families, and staff members are affirmed and cared for in ways that respect each person unique life experiences and characteristics, including race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and economic status.
648 N. Plankinton Ave, Suite 425 Milwaukee, WI 53203