Conferences and Trainings
Feb. 23-25, 2014: One Student at a Time, 24th Annual PA Association of Student Assistance Professionals Conference, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College.
March 3-6, 2014: 26th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel, Tampa, FL. Sponsored by the Department of Child and Family Studies, University of South Florida.
April 9-10, 2014: 26th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, "Inspiring Hope—Fostering Success," Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel, Harrisburg. Sponsored by the PA Council for Children, Youth and Family Services.
- April 22-23, 2014: Pennsylvania Family Group Decision Making Conference, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey. Sponsored by the Office of Children, Youth and Families and others.
April 23-25, 2014: "Supporting Young Children’s Social Emotional Development," 11th Annual National Training Institute on Effective Practices, Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club, St. Petersburg, FL. Sponsored by the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention.
July 16-20, 2014: “Improving Children’s Mental Health Care in an Era of Change, Challenge and Innovation: The Role of the System of Care Approach,” National Training Institutes of National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, DC. Proposals invited. More information at http://gucchdtacenter.georgetown.edu/TrainingInstitutes.html
OMHSAS Lunch and Learn
Learn more about what the OMHSAS, Stakeholder, and Consumer communities are doing to support resiliency and recovery in our mental health System! OMHSAS hosts Lunch and Learn training sessions every second and fourth Friday from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m; these trainings are available via WebEx. The training topics include helpful information on Children and Transition Age Youth, Adults, Older Adults, and personal stories of recovery. Visit the Network of Care to view videos of past sessions. For more information call 717-787-6443. The 2011 schedule is available here.
- Drexel University College of Medicine Behavioral Healthcare Education
- The Institute for Recovery and Community Integration
- Recovery Innovations of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance (PRO-A)
- The Recovery Institute (RI) Training Program:
- UPMC Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Office of Education and Regional Programming:http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/oerp
- Magellan Health Services - Resiliency and Recovery E-learning Center:
- Additional information can be obtained at the CASSP Alert Newsletter: http://listserv.dpw.state.pa.us/cassp-alerts.html
- Note: Additional children’s mental health training is available from Drexel University, www.drexelmed.edu/bhe;
University of Pittsburgh Office of Education and Regional Programs, www.wpic.pitt.edu/oerp/; and
Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, www.philafamily.com.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Video Available online
A presentation prepared by the children’s bureau on “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” is available online. The presentation features children’s bureau staff member Deborah Hardy, child psychiatrist consultant Gordon Hodas, and family member Dianna Brocious. It is part of a training series sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and co- sponsored by OMHSAS. The presentation gives an overview of the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on an individual over his/her lifetime, intervention approaches, statistics regarding prevalence of FASD in Pennsylvania and recommended actions for the state of Pennsylvania to address the issues.
FASD is the umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, behavioral, mental and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. FASD is thought to affect one in 100 individuals in the United States.
The videoconference is available at http://medicalmedia.upmc.com/webtraining/wpic/oerp/oerp050813/#