Kentucky's
System of Care Academy

Strengthening Families.....First!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

If you registered for the 2020 System of Care Academy, please monitor your email (in which you used to register) for upcoming information.  At this time, you should have received an email meeting invitation with individual ZOOM links for each of the sessions you are enrolled. The email is from System of Care Academy - systemofcare@eku.edu. If you do not see this in your inbox, please check your spam folder and approve this sender.  This step will ensure you do not miss any vital information.  

 

What you need to know:

  • - You can arrive at the session up to 15-minutes in advance.
  • - To receive a certificate for attendance or continuing education hours, you must:
    • - have registered for the session through Constant Contact (registration is now closed);
    • - be present for the entire webinar; and
    • - complete the attendance form, which will be distributed through a link in the chatbox at some point during the presentation.
  • - Failure to comply with the three-step attendance tracking process will result in the SOC Academy's inability to issue you a certificate for attendance or continuing education hours.
  • - In conclusion to the Academy, you will receive an email with direction on how to download your certificate - please allow seven business days.

 

Important Notice: Please update all of your Zoom applications to version 5.0 or higher. After May 30, 2020, all Zoom applications on older versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings. Learn more on how to update your Zoom application or update now.

 

If you have any questions or issues, there will be a Help Desk available to you during the Academy.  You can contact the Help Desk at systemofcare@eku.edu.

Thank you!

 


 

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REGISTRATION CLOSED!
Kentucky's 7th Annual System of Care Academy - Strengthening Families.....First!

 

The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities and Eastern Kentucky University invite you to attend the 2020 System of Care Academy.  This annual event brings together approximately 500 participants from across the system of care: primary care providers, clinicians, prevention specialists, educators, child care providers, Family Resource and Youth Services Centers staff, juvenile justice staff, community-based services staff, public health staff, families, youth, and interested community members.  Qualified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be available throughout the Academy. Continuing education hours, nursing contact hours, and other professional credit hours for attendees will be available.

 

 

June 9-11, 2020      |      VIRTUAL CONFERENCE    

Click here to view the agenda!
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Day Event

With a focus on
Strengthening Families.....First!

 

500+ Professionals

Primary care providers, clinicians,
prevention specialists,educators, child care providers, and more.

 

30+ Speakers

With knowledge and expertise from the field.

 

15+ CEUs

Continuing Education Units available
for a variety of professions.

 

2020 Schedule

Registration is now closed. If you registered for a session(s), you will receive an email with detailed information and links to participate in the virtual Academy.

Welcome & SOC Champion Awards

 

Welcome by Cabinet for Health & Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander and Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities Commissioner Wendy Morris.

 

Opening Plenary: Building and Sustaining Workforce Resilience: The Impact of COVID 19 on Secondary Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout for Child-Serving Professionals

 

This workshop will examine secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and burnout in the context of working with vulnerable youth and families, and acknowledge the additional stress placed on child-serving professionals as a result of COVID 19.  Strategies to support and build workforce resilience within the current limitations of COVID 19 protocols will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will understand risk and protective factors for secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and burnout;
2. Participants will recognize signs and symptoms of secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and burnout;
3. Participants will appreciate the impact the changes in working conditions as a result of COVID 19 place on staff, and how this may exacerbate secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and burnout; and
4. Participants will learn strategies and implementation tips to minimize and respond to secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and burnout within the current limitations of pandemic response.

Applying Trauma Informed Principles across All System of Care Services

 

Level: Intermediate


This workshop will apply the six principles of trauma informed systems – safety, trust, choice, empowerment, collaboration and cultural competence – in practice.  Participants will explore how each principle relates to traumatic stress responses and complete an activity to develop strategies to integrate these trauma informed principles into their service delivery.
 

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will understand and appreciate the relevance of the six principles of trauma informed systems framework posited by Fallot & Harris (2001) that underlies trauma informed care.
2. Participants will recognize strategies and approaches that can promote these trauma informed principles across System of Care services.
3. Participants will translate knowledge about each element to the specific work they do and by assessing the degree to which each principle is currently being supported in their work. 
4. Participants will create a plan to integrate practical strategies that will enhance each principle in the delivery of the services they provide in the System of Care framework.


 

Kentucky Strengthening Ties and Empowering Parents: A Collaborative Child Welfare Approach for Helping Families with Addiction

 

Level: Beginner
 

KSTEP is a Kentucky child welfare program that provides the family with in home and substance abuse treatment providers for comprehensive in home services. The program has a 95 percent success rate of keeping children safely in their home. Presenters will share information about the program, outcomes, and practical guidance.


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn the KSTEP program model and outcomes.
2. Learn key components of the collaborative process.
3. Learn strengths and challenges (and how to overcome them) with a team approach.

 

How Healthcare Networks Can Address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Customers

 

Level: Intermediate


This session will focus on three key components healthcare networks need to address when providing care to customers that have ACEs in their history. They include: what are ACEs and how they impact customers, what services to provide, and how to avoid compassion fatigue and secondary trauma on staff.
 

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn what ACEs are and how they impact customers.
2. Participants will learn how healthcare networks can address ACEs in their customers.
3. Participants will learn how healthcare networks need to support personnel (professional and others) in order to avoid secondary trauma and compassion fatigue  when working with this high risk population.

Parent Cafes: An Initiative to Strengthen Families through the Protective Factors Framework

 

Level: Beginner 


Parent Cafes are carefully designed, structured discussions based on research informed Protective Factors. After Paducah, Kentucky adopted this national model, the café initiative spread throughout the eight county Purchase Area in partnership with WellCare Health Plans. The session will highlight the partnership, programming and outcomes.


Learning Objectives:

1. Audience will learn about Parent Café programming, gaining insight for implementation strategies and initiative development in their own communities. 
2. Audience will learn about the protective factor framework, as a way to keep families strong and on the pathway to healthy development.
3. Audience will learn about the Community Connections model, designed to remove barriers to healthcare through a database used to connect high risk populations to social service related resources.    
4. Audience will learn ways to build partnerships between various organizations to collectively support families.

Beyond the Oxygen Mask: Self Care for Care Workers

 

Level: Beginner


This session will introduce stress management and self-care techniques to manage stress, “compassion fatigue,” and even burnout experienced by care workers. Learn how a variety of practices including exercise, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, music, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique AKA Tapping) & more can improve daily living and daily working. Short demonstrations of the following will be included: chair yoga, "Tapping" & guided imagery.


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to identify signs of stress, explore healthy lifestyle habits recommended to mitigate stress, and defend against burnout & "compassion fatigue".

Making Families Stronger through Community Connections

 

Level: Beginner
 

Addressing social determinants of health can improve the overall health outcomes of families in our local communities. Data-driven relationships with local community partners will illustrate how to strengthen families by connecting individuals to social service resources and supports. 
 

Learning Objectives:

1. Audience will learn how community connections can address social determinants of health.
2. Audience will learn how community resource can influence factors such as socioeconomic status, employment and social support networks.
3. Audience will learn how partnerships bridge the gap between community partners and healthcare through data collection.

Strategies for Engaging Transition Age Youth in the System of Care

 

Level: Intermediate


Engaging with disconnected and high-risk youth can be challenging. This session is designed to provide knowledge and strategies for adapting service and program delivery to meet the unique developmental needs of young people in order to increase engagement and partnerships within a system of care framework.


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn the importance of authentic youth engagement in order to increases retention and positive outcomes for transition age youth.
2. Participants will gain knowledge regarding strategies that increase meaningful youth engagement including creating welcoming spaces and environments, providing quick and easy access to services, and utilizing peers to serve as liaisons and navigators to introduce services. 
3. As a result of this session, participants will understand how to successfully partner with young people through power sharing, leadership development, and support.

Building a Successful Natural Support System

 

Level: Intermediate


Natural support is crucial to successful treatment and continued success after formal involvement with providers has ended through building a natural support framework. Participants will explore approaches for identifying and retaining natural support involvement throughout the wraparound process and assisting families to build and manage a natural support system.


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will understand the importance of natural supports. 
2. Participants will be able to assist families to identify and manage a natural support system. 
3. Participants will learn how to transition a family into a natural support framework.

Talking to Students About Their Mental Health: A School Counseling Curriculum Lesson Exemplar

 

Level: Beginner 


This session will show participants a school counseling curriculum lesson that they can use to talk to students about mental health. Participants do not have to be school counselors. Participants will be offered  a unique approach that engages students. Participants will interact with one another to explore this topic as a way to learn from one another and gain new ideas on approaching this topic.


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn ways to approach talking to students about mental health.
2. Participants will learn how to create inclusion activities for students to discuss mental health. 
3. Participants will learn information to include in a school counseling curriculum lesson that can help students better understand mental health concerns for their age group. 
4. Participants will learn ways to address different learning styles in a lesson plan about mental health.

Building Worker Resilience by Recognizing and Responding to Secondary Traumatic Stress

 

Level: Intermediate


Secondary Traumatic Stress is an inherent risk for staff working in SOC, but there are strategies to minimize its negative impact.  This session gives an overview of STS including risk/protective factors, signs and symptoms, and prevention and response strategies; participants will develop a plan to reduce vulnerability to STS.


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn what secondary traumatic stress is and how it is distinct from burnout.  
2. Participants will be able to identify individual, organizational and contextual risk factors for secondary traumatic stress. 
3. Participants will recognize signs and symptoms associated with secondary traumatic stress. 
4. Participants will understand strategies and approaches that can minimize risk and promote resilience to reduce vulnerability to STS. 
5. Participants will be able to identify constructive response strategies if they or a colleague experiences secondary traumatic stress. 
6. Participants will create a personal plan to reduce risk and promote resilience regarding secondary traumatic stress from their work in System of Care.

Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ Youth

 

Level: Beginner


LGBTQ youth often face hostile environments in spaces that have a mission to provide support. In order to mitigate that hostility and promote health and well-being, it is imperative that professionals that work with those youth create safe spaces and cultivate practices that honor and respect non-heterosexual and non-cisgender children and adolescents.


Learning Objectives:

1. Overview of GLSEN and the support we provide for LGBTQ students and educators. 
2. Review statistics about LGBTQ student experiences around inclusive curriculum. 
3. Learn terminology around gender and examine gender stereotypes. 
4. Provide strategies and resources for creating more gender expansive/inclusive environments.

Building Bridges Initiatives-Overview of Enhanced Family Engagement

 

Level: Beginner


This session will provide an extensive overview of the National Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). BBI identifies and promotes practice and policy initiatives that will create strong closely coordinated partnerships and collaborations between families, youth, community and residential based treatment and service providers, advocates and policy makers.


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will gain understanding of the Building Bridges Initiative and the importance of creating strong partnerships and collaborations between youth, family and professionals and be able to apply their current practices.   
2. Participants will be able to connect the importance of comprehensive services  and supports that are family driven, youth guided, strength-based, culturally and linguistically competent, individualized, evidence and practice informed and how it relates to sustained positive outcomes.   
3. Participants will understand the 5 core principles of BBI and the importance of implementation in practice to accomplish desired outcomes for the youth and family.

Engaging Families 1.0

 

Level: Intermediate 


Participants will gain a better understanding of what family members experience when raising a child with behavioral health needs. Many families appear to be resistant to services and supports. This session will focus on why families appear in this way and how agencies can better engage them.


Learning Objectives:

1. The participants will increase their knowledge about postponing judgment for understanding when working with families.
2. The participants will identify their own values and how those values could affect their relationships with their customers/clients.
3. The participants will gain strategies for engaging challenging families through value acceptance/understanding.

Internet Safety

 

Level: Beginner 


The Internet Safety training provides strategies to EDUCATE, MONITOR and COMMUNICATE internet safety.  As a result of this training, participants will understand risks and learn how to keep children protected both from unsafe material as well as from predators who are unyielding in their efforts. This training has been designed to support parents and other caregivers in their efforts to assure the safety of children in their care.


Learning Objectives:

1. Become familiar with trends impacting Kentucky’s families and children as it relates to cyber crimes and exploitation.   
2. Increase their ability to recognize and report online predator behavior.   
3. Increase their knowledge of prevention tools to address risks.   
4. Become familiar with state and federal laws applicable to this topic.


 

Engaging Families in Treatment and Recovery

 

Level: Intermediate


Families have an enormous impact on children. They can also be a tremendous influence regarding both substance use and recovery. It is often, however, difficult for those serving young people to engage families. This session will explore family dynamics as well as how to engage families more effectively. 


Learning Objectives:

Participants in this training will:
1. Describe the importance of social connection and the role of the family;
2. Identify distinctions between functional and dysfunctional families;
3. Explore the role of shame in family dynamics and family roles; and
4. Evaluate ways to engage family systems in treatment and recovery.
 


 

Strengthening Families in Family Court

 

Level: Intermediate


Explore the evidence-based McCracken Family Court Pilot Project which increases caregiver engagement through a continuum of support and advocacy from family court partners. Utilizing a strengths-based approach, unique collaborative efforts build and track protective factors for caregivers in effort to safely reduce case duration and/or time in out-of-home care.


Learning Objectives:

Participants will gain a more thorough understanding of: 
1. The impact of dependency, neglect, and abuse on Kentucky families and service systems. 
2. The strengths-based approach currently underway in McCracken County Family Court through partnerships and the collaborative promotion of protective factors.  
3. Current service system approaches and how to adapt them to better meet the needs of families and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.

The Void Above 160%: Poverty Beyond the Federal Guidelines

 

Level: Intermediate


This presentation discusses the void in services for families of young children above 160% of the federal poverty line. The economic and educational disadvantages and how additional factors can compound such disadvantages are explored.


Learning Objectives:

1. Define the population claimed to be underserved.  
2. Name concrete examples of the ways in which this population is excluded from services. 
3. Examine the social impact of the lack of services for these families.

Transportation Options Across the Lifespan

 

Level: Intermediate


This session will provide information on accessible, affordable transportation options that enable children, adults, and the elderly to benefit from engaged and independent lives in their community.  Transportation services available through a wide variety of programs across the lifespan will be covered.


Learning Objectives:

1. Summarize transportation options  Identify transportation solutions for at-risk populations. 
2. Solve issues with transportation accessibility and affordability. 
3. Express strategies in transportation advocacy.

Using the CANS to Create a Collaborative Treatment Plan

 

Level: Intermediate


This session will focus on using the CANS to develop a collaborative treatment plan. The session will include a brief overview of the CANS tool and how each item translates directly into a level of action. The session will address ways to organize needs into a focused, individualized treatment plan.


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to identify background needs, treatment targets, and anticipated outcomes using the CANS.  
2. Participants will develop a collaborative treatment plan based on the CANS.  
3. Participants will develop a further understanding of how the TCOM approach assists in the creation of a collaborative treatment plan.

CANS Training for Clinicians*

*If interested in this invitation-only session, please contact Lizzie.Minton@ky.gov prior to registering


Level: Intermediate


This general CANS training for clinicians focuses on the use of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and the certification of attendees. The CANS is an evidenced-based, standardized assessment approach that allows information about the status of a child and family to be organized to support effective planning.


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn and understand the key basic principles associated with the CANS.  
2. Participants will learn and understand the various domains and items measured by the CANS.  
3. Participants will learn how to administer the CANS as an assessment tool using practice vignette.   Participants will learn how to use the CANS to guide treatment planning with clients.

Family Thrive

 

Level: Beginner


The overarching goal of the Family Thrive framework is to achieve positive outcomes by mitigating risk and enhancing healthy development and well-being of children, youth, and their family systems. This workshop will provide on overview of the Family Thrive premises, protective factors, and a deeper opportunity to explore realistic strategies to implementation of the Family Thrive framework in policy and practice within a variety of settings. Hear directly from families and youth with lived experience in a variety of systems, have had protective factors, as well as providers who have had practice with the protective factor framework in their work.


Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize how ACEs and Toxic Stress affect early brain development.
2. Understand the purpose and history of Family Thrive including Kentucky Strengthening Families and Youth Thrive.
3. Experience an introduction to the Six Guiding premises of the Family Thrive Framework.
4. Experience an introduction to the Six Protective and Promotive Factors within Family Thrive, and identify small and easy steps that can be taken within personal practice to implement.

Addressing Suicide in Elementary & Middle School

 

Level: Intermediate


Youth suicide is now a concern in elementary and early middle school. Learn a developmental, behavioral approach for intervention and assessment with potentially at-risk students and observe evidence-informed curriculum that can address student prevention as early as 4th grade.


Learning Objectives:

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to: 
1. Name at least 2 ways to talk about suicide risk with elementary students; 
2. Identify at least 2 ways to address protective factors with 10-14 year old students; and 
3. Name 2 strategies for talking about suicide with parents/guardians.

The SHAPE of Trauma

 

Level: Intermediate


How has trauma shaped your life? The traumatic experiences and life encounters can dramatically shape our perceptions of self, others and the world around us! The SHAPE of Trauma offers insight into understanding hidden aspects of trauma and encourages post-traumatic growth for each participant and those we serve.


Learning Objectives:
Each participant will be able to:
1. Express how trauma can shape one's perception of self and others. 
2. Define trauma. 
3. Describe trauma related behaviors in children of abuse. 
4. Use a tool that can promote post-traumatic growth.

Understanding the Power of High Quality Early Childhood Education as a Network of Protective Factors

 

Level: Intermediate


After an introduction to the definition of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, and high quality early childhood education, we will explore how the aspects of quality early childhood education can form a rich network of protective factors for children and families.


Learning Objectives:

1. Define ACEs, toxic stress, protective factors, and quality early childhood education. 
2. Understand the relationship between ACEs, toxic stress, protective factors, and high quality early childhood education. 
3. Understand how high quality early childhood education can form protective factors.

Continuing Education

The Kentucky Board of Social Work, Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and the Kentucky Board of Nursing has approved all sessions for continuing education. Pending approval from the Kentucky boards of Professional Art Therapists.

Approved for continuing education requirements for community support associate per 908 KAR 2:250, adult peer support specialist per 908 KAR 2:220, family peer support specialist per 908 KAR 2:230, youth peer support specialist per 908 KAR 2:240 and targeted case manager per 908 2:260​

Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) CE Internet Provider: Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Development and Intellectual Disabilities, 275 East Main Street, 4W-G, Frankfort, KY 40601-0001; KBN CE Number 5-0051 expires December 31, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

OUR SPONSORS


Thank you to our sponsors for help making this event possible.

 

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

For questions, contact Lea Taylor at Lea.Taylor@ky.gov.