In Person Training!
Youth Worker Professional Training
Friday, October 6, 2023
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST
$60 WACYCP - ACRC - WAFCA Members
Join us for an ACRC Webinar!
Occupational Therapy:What is it, Why does your program need it, and How does it get funded?
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
1 - 2:30 p.m. CST
This webinar will provide an overview of the role and value of mental health occupational therapy (OT) in working with youth and families involved in residential placements, many who have or may have experienced trauma. OT assessments and modalities reviewed include: sensory modulation, sensory room / environment development, and cognitive functional performance. Various OT models of service delivery in residential and home-based programs will be presented, and possible funding options for newly developed OT services examined.
Jane Musgrave, MSOT, OTR/L
President & Founder, Just Good Sense
Ms. Musgrave is the president and founder of Just Good Sense, an Occupational Therapy consultation company. She conducts workshops and provides consultation at state and national levels in Occupational Therapy, Sensory Modulation assessments and techniques, and the development of sensory programs and environments in hospital, residential and group settings, and family homes. She is the author of articles in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and American Journal of Psychiatry. She is a consultant for the National Building Bridges Initiative, and a faculty member of the National Center for Trauma Informed Care. For 20 years she was the Director of Rehabilitation at Taunton State Hospital. In 2013, Jane received a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Citation for Outstanding Performance Recognition Award for her work in restraint and seclusion prevention.
She is the creator of Nigel the Weighted Polar Bear, and author of The Nigel Story: Calming and Coping Through the Senses and Nigel’s Nose knows the Scenes: A Story about Friendship and the Power of Smell for Calming and Coping. Ms. Musgrave completed her MS degree at Tufts University in Occupational Therapy and BS from Northeastern University in Recreational Therapy.
Free to ACRC Members / $50 Non-Members
In partnership with Plummer Youth Promise,
A Practical Learning Series
Two short coffee talk sessions, followed by a 90-minute webinar
First Coffee Talk; October 12 from 2-2:45 pm CST
Second Coffee Talk; October 19 from 2-2:45 pm CST
90-Minute Webinar; October 26 from 2-3:30 pm CST
Plummer’s national training and consulting team works with public and private agencies across the country to build a culture of youth and family engagement for lifelong safe, secure, and attached relationships. The team works in child welfare, mental health, juvenile justice, and other child-serving systems through strategic consulting, training, coaching, and case consultation. Team members have extensive experience in clinical work, direct practice, supervision, and organizational change management. This allows us to understand what policies are necessary and how to integrate them into best practices of organizations to ensure youth and families are engaged and supported.
Plummer is a proud member of ACRC and is happy to be connect to the network through a series of three virtual learning opportunities. This series is intended to continue the momentum built from the annual conference, Capturing Quality: Equity, Experience, Efficacy.
Cheryl Peltier, Senior Child Welfare Manager; Plummer Youth Promise
Kate Mun, Intensive Permanency Services Social Worker; Plummer Youth Promise
Mary LeBeau, Director, Permanency Practice Leadership Division; Plummer Youth Promise
Lori Ryan, Senior Child Welfare Manager; Plummer Youth Promise
Dawn Jewett, Foster Care Worker; Plummer Youth Promise
Registration Rates: $50 Individual ACRC Member / $100 Individual Non-Member
$250 ACRC Member All-In* / $400 Non-Member All-In*
Free Member NASW CEUs/$25 Non-Member NASW CEUs
*PENDING NASW APPROVAL*
**Registrations cannot be shared**
*The ALL IN option allows for all of your organization's staff, foster parents, volunteers, board members and others to register at no additional cost.
Webinar Provided by CYC Net in Partnership with ACRC
Cultures of Respect:
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
1 - 2:30 p.m. CT
Across hundreds of thousands of years, humans evolved to thrive in egalitarian societies where child and elder, male and female, leader and follower, all lived in mutual support. Canadian anthropologist Inge Bolin describes how Indigenous peoples have reared their young in "cultures of respect" by meeting universal developmental needs for Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity (described by Native authors as the Circle of Courage). Evolutionary science shows that our brains and bodies have adapted to living in harmony with one another and the natural world. Yet while this is the most prosperous era in human history, "dominator cultures" have disrupted our social systems. In simple terms, the modern world is mismatched to our DNA. This presentation draws from a forthcoming book by Martin Brokenleg and Larry Brendtro. Discussion is geared to all who care for children and youth, or who want to change organizations and communities by building cultures of respect.
Dr. Larry Brendtro
Director, Reclaiming Youth at Risk
Larry K. Brendtro, PhD, is Director of Reclaiming Youth at Risk and Professor Emeritus at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. He is a licensed psychologist and co-developer of the Circle of Courage and Positive Peer Culture Programs. His extensive experience includes 14 years as President of Starr Commonwealth operating residential and community-based programs in Albion, Michigan.
$20 Registration Fee ACRC Members
$40 Registration Fee Non-Members
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST
Over the past thirty years, the understanding of the brain has been growing at an amazing rate. Essential information is now available to those in the helping fields that requires a practical knowledge of how relational and ecological experiences, both positive and negative, shape the brain and, as a result, how the brain drives behaviors. Dr. Baker will introduce the Neuro-Transactional approach, that promotes hope, optimism, and opportunity. This approach provides positive, brain-based supports that are grounded in research proven theories and practices. Drawing from the easy to understand aspects of neuroscience, positive psychology, ecological theory and relational practice, Dr. Baker will discuss how our brains are continuously developing within the contexts of our relationships and given environments. From the moment we are born, our brains are learning to respond to these experiences. Discussion will include ways that the Model promotes transformation of negative experiences into positive outcomes through the power of strong, supportive relationships and Neuro-Dynamic Interventions.
Dr. Paul BakerThe Person Brain Model & Allambi Care, Australia
Dr. Paul Baker, is a developmental neuropsychologist, former special education administrator, international lecturer, and foster and adoptive parent. He is the developer of the The PersonBrain Model, a NeuroTransactional Behavior Support Model, co-author of The Hopeful Brain: NeuroTransactional Repair for Disconnected Children and Youth and The Minded Brain: A Social, Emotional and Culturally Responsive Curriculum. His experience in merging brain-based science with trauma-informed strength-based psychological treatment has been instrumental in changing mental health and educational programs across the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada and Asia. He has made contributions to major journals and well-known publications in working with children and youth. Dr. Baker’s dynamic approach to professional development engages participants across a wide variety of cultures and encourages them to work with troubled children in more innovative and brain friendly ways.
Free to Members / $50 Non-Members
NASW CEUs Free to Members / $25 Non-Members
*NASW CEUs Pending Approval*
Schools that Matter: Teaching the Mind, Reaching the Heart
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT
This webinar will help participants understand how to build a positive classroom and school; a place where the needs and well-being of children and adults are met. Schools That Matter has its philosophical roots in the Circle of Courage as explained in Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Futures of Promise written by Drs. Larry Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg and Steve Van Bockern. The Circle of Courage model suggests that when the human needs of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity are met, children and adults do well. Extending on the model and applied to K-12 education, “schools that matter” create powerful human experiences that encourage growth and healthy social, emotional and academic development in safe and adventurous environments. This perspective is shared in the book Schools That Matter: Teaching the Mind, Reaching the Heart, written by Steve Van Bockern.
Steve Van Bockern,
Professor of Education, Augustana University
Dr. Steve Van Bockern is a professor emeritus of education at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Steve has been a teacher and a principal. He has directed programs and grants for talented and at-risk students funded by the National Science and Kellogg foundations. Along with colleagues Larry Brendtro and Martin Brokenleg, Steve co-authored the book Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future. The work of the authors has been shared in over twenty countries. Steve has presented worldwide in Russia, Thailand, South Africa, Australia and extensively in Canada. His book, Schools That Matter: Teaching the Mind, Reaching the Heart was published in May, 2018. In 1997, Steve helped create the non-profit organization Reclaiming Youth International. That organization has conducted annual conferences in the Black Hills of South Dakota and in British Columbia, Canada.
Steve works in juvenile justice as an expert witness. His research interests include resiliency, alternative education, restorative justice, bullying, discipline and creating well-being in school settings. He is a recipient of the Crazy Horse Award and an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Winnipeg, Canada. Steve and Sarah have four children and three grandchildren.
Registration Rates:$20 Registration Fee ACRC Members
$40 Registration Fee Non-Members
ACRC Presents a One-Day Symposium:
Pathways to a Meaningful Career
Partnering with Higher Education to
Professionalize Our Workforce
Tuesday, November 14
10 am - 6 pm CST
Innovative leaders in our field are collaborating with university partners to enhance growth opportunities and career paths for staff, with a goal of professionalizing the workforce.
Tangible benefits include the attainment of credentials, development of our future leaders, and retention of our valued team members. Walk away with the tools and resources to begin your own journey.
Dr. Kiaras Gharabaghi; Dean, Faculty of Community Services & Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University
Dr. Sharnell Myles; VP, Embark Behavioral Health
David Wallace; Executive Director, La Salle School
Christopher Weinstein; Program Manager, Bonnie Brae
Donelle Hauser; CEO, Lad Lake
Ben Jones; Manager of Learning & Development, Allambi Care
Registration Rates: $75 Individual ACRC Member / $125 Individual Non-Member
$275 ACRC Member All-In* / $450 Non-Member All-In*
**Individual registrations cannot be shared**
$20,000 Grand Canyon Includes 8 in-person registrations and virtual ‘all in’ registration for the entire organization
$15,000 Giant Saguaro Includes 5 in-person registrations and virtual ‘all in’ registration for the entire organization
$10,000 Camelback Mountain Includes 4 in-person registrations and virtual 'all in' registration for the entire organization
$7,500 Valley of the Sun Includes 3 in-person registrations and virtual ‘all in’ registration for the entire organization
$5,000 Desert Beauty Includes 2 in-person registrations and virtual ‘all in’ registration for the entire organization
$3,000 Joshua Tree Includes 1 in-person registrations and virtual ‘all in’ registration for the entire organization
$1,800 Cardinal Includes 1 in-person registration or 3 virtual attendees
ACRC EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION
Includes 1 conference registration, 1 in-person table
& participation in exhibitor bingo
$1,000 for Exhibitors that are ACRC Members
$1,250 for Exhibitors that are non-member, non-profit, 501c3
$1,500 for Exhibitors that are non-members
$300 Additional Exhibitor fee per person
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