Conferences and Trainings
November 12-14, 2014: Early Childhood Summit, Penn Stater Conference Center, State College. Sponsored by Pennsylvania Child Care Association, Office of Child Development and Early Learning, and Pennsylvania Head Start Association.
November 13, 2014:“Building a Safety Net Toward a Suicide-Safer Community,” 11th Annual Regional Symposium on Suicide Prevention, Springfield Country Club, Springfield, PA. Sponsored by the Delaware County Suicide Prevention and Awareness Task Force
November 16, 2014:“Navigating the Special Education Maze in a Time of Shrinking Resources, Obtaining Appropriate Services for Kids with LD, ADHD and Emotional/Behavioral Issues, Holiday Inn Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA. Sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of PA.
November 16-18, 2014: “Building Circles of Wellness,” 25th Anniversary and Annual Conference of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC
November 24, 2014: “Social Media and Mental Health Usage Trends for Professionals,” Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Homestead, PA. Sponsored by WPIC Office of Education and Regional Programming.
Dec. 10-13, 2014: 29th National Training Institutes, Westin Diplomat, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Sponsored by Zero to Three.
March 22-25, 2015: 28th Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Hilton Tampa Downtown, Tampa, FL. Sponsored by the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida. Deadline for proposals is Oct. 24, 2014.
April 8-9, 2015: “Do Something Remarkable,” Sheraton Harrisburg-hershey Hotel, Harrisburg, PA. Sponsored by the Pa Council of Children, Youth and Family Services
April 22-24, 2015: National Training Institute on Effective Practices: Addressing Challenging Behavior, Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, St. Petersburg, FL. Sponsored by the University of South Florida and the Pyramid Model Consortium. Information at http://nti.cbcs.usf.edu.
May 27-18, 2015: Fifth Annual PAPBS Network Implementers' Forum, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, PA. Sponsored by the PA Positive Behavioral Support Network.
September 30-October 3, 2015: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy International Convention, Station Square Sheraton, Pittsburgh. Sponsored by PCIT International.
October 7-9, 2015: Thirty-first Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, Hilton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by the Division for Early Childhood.
More information: Sign up for an informative listserve: http://listserv.dpw.state.pa.
Note: Additional children’s mental health training is available from University of Pittsburgh Office of Education and Regional Programs, Drexel University; and Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center
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
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/#
For general information: Drug and Alcohol: