Stand Up for a Brighter Tomorrow - 2019 - Mountain Comprehensive Care Center

2019 Stand Up for a Brighter Tomorrow Conference


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April 12, 2019

Location: Ramada Inn Hotel & Conference Center Paintsville KY 41240

Join us for the 2019 Stand Up for a Brighter Tomorrow Conference in Paintsville, Kentucky on April 12, 2019!

This conference will benefit professionals, parents and others interested in increasing their knowledge about sexual assault/domestic violence and emotional and/or behavioral disorders found in children.

 

“Never doubt that a handful of committed people can change the world. It is indeed the only thing that ever really has.”
- Ms. Margaret Meade

 

Note: Registration is now closed.

 
  • There is no registration fee to attend the conference and there is no charge for continuing education credits.
  • A free buffet lunch will be provided.
  • A silent auction will be conducted and door prizes will be given during lunch.
  • Please notify Renee Conn if you find you cannot attend after registration so that others can be registered after maximum capacity is reached.

 

Approval of CEU credits is pending for all workshops through the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, NAADAC, and the Licensed Professional Counseling Board. Attendees must attend an entire workshop and complete a written evaluation to receive 1.5 CEUs per workshop. A total of 4.5 CEUs is available for attending three approved workshops.

 

This conference is hosted by Mountain Comprehensive Care Center’s Healing Program for Survivors of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence, Substance Use Disorders Program, and Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program. Funded in whole or part with public funds. Additional funding is provided by Families First Community Collaboration for Children.

 

Limited Seating of 300. Registration cut-off will be at maximum capacity or no later than March 31, 2019
 

 

Ramada Inn Hotel & Conference Center
624 James S Trimble Boulevard
Paintsville, Kentucky 41240

Registration begins at 8AM.

 

Session 1 (9:00 am – 10:30 am)

Workshop 1A: Building Resiliency in a Child Abuse Organization (Part 1)
Workshop 1B: 1 question, 2 reflections, 2 reflections more: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
Workshop 1C: Domestic Violence as an Adverse Childhood Experience
Workshop 1D: Psychology of Fear

Session 2 (10:45 am – 12:15 pm)

Workshop 2A: Building Resiliency in a Child Abuse Organization (Part 2)
Workshop 2B: Connect the Dots; Addressing Challenging Behaviors for Young Children (Part 1)
Workshop 2C: Crime Victims Compensation and the Sexual Assault Exam Program
Workshop 2D: AppalReD – Equal Justice

Session 3 (1:45 pm – 3:15 pm)

Workshop 3A: Developing and Utilizing a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P) with Children and Adolescents
Workshop 3B: Connect the Dots; Addressing Challenging Behaviors for Young Children (Part 2)
Workshop 3C: Bullying Defined and Discussed
Workshop 3D: What’s a KySAKI: Overview of the Kentucky Sexual Assault Kit Initiative


Session 1 Workshop Details

Workshop 1A: Building Resiliency in a Child Abuse Organization (Part 1)
Presenter: Brandi Harvey, BSW; Pam Taylor, MSW, CSW
Participants who work with abused children often emphasize the importance of building resiliency in themselves. However, they sometimes overlook the need to develop resiliency in themselves. The goal of this training is to identify the five individual elements of resiliency, and explore how they can be implemented through the organizational resiliency model using policies, supervisory techniques, and competency-based training. The training is intended for victim service providers who work in agencies interested in and willing to implement policies, supervisory techniques, and competency-based training that support resiliency.
Level: Beginner

Workshop 1B - 1 question, 2 reflections, 2 reflections more: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
Presenters: Patricia Stewart-Hopkins, Ed. D, LPCC-S; Bradlee Y. Burtner, LCSW; Nathan Luebke, MSW, CSW
Can you go minutes in a session without asking questions? Is asking question after question the best way to engage clients? We submit using Motivational Interviewing reflections and OARS techniques is a richly effective method to engage clients. The session will provide some insight into MI-what it is and why it is helpful. Participants will have an opportunity to practice with partners and receive feedback and suggestions. Come motivated and ready to row with OARS and more!
Level: Beginner

Workshop 1C- Domestic Violence as an Adverse Childhood Experience
Presenter: Dale Hamilton, LPCC-S, BIP; Sabrina Duncan, LPCC
This presentation will examine Domestic Childhood Experience (ACE). The use of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Survey (ACES) as a measure to assess client’s increased likeliness for emotional and physical health issues. As well as review potential maladaptive relationship patterns that may be developed in children witnessing Domestic Violence. Finally, an examination of evidence based treatments for children traumatized by Domestic Violence.
Level: Intermediate

Workshop 1D- Psychology of Fear
Presenter: Daniel Greene, AOT Clinician
Have you ever wondered what makes you scared? What creeps in the back of your mind at night? What keeps you awake or grips at your emotions so strongly or designates a reaction? Fear is something we all come in contact with. Join me as I will breakdown fear, its psychological power is progression and how our bodies react to such an emotion.
Level: Beginner, Intermediate



Session 2 Workshop Details

Workshop 2A- Building Resiliency in a Child Abuse Organization (Part 2)
Presenter: Brandi Harvey, BSW and Pam Taylor, MSW, CSW
Participants who work with abused children often emphasize the importance of building resiliency in themselves. However, they sometimes overlook the need to develop resiliency in themselves. The goal of this training is to identify the five individual elements of resiliency, and explore how they can be implemented through the organizational resiliency model using policies, supervisory techniques, and competency-based training. The training is intended for victim service providers who work in agencies interested in and willing to implement policies, supervisory techniques, and competency-based training that support resiliency.
Level: Beginner

Workshop 2B - Connect the Dots; Addressing Challenging Behaviors for Young Children (Part 1)
Presenter: Terrah Combs, M.Ed, LPCC
When connecting the dots, using all 4 steps reduces challenging behaviors of children, ages 2 to 5 years old, while building strong social and emotional skills critical for success in school and life. In this session, you will learn how to aid parents, caregivers, and teachers in connecting the dots: Ensure Supportive Environments, Encourage Positive Behaviors, Emphasize Positive Discipline, and Embrace Unique Strengths.
Level: Beginner

Workshop 2C- Crime Victims Compensation and the Sexual Assault Exam Program
Presenter: Portia Mabasa, Executive Assistant; Raymond Shields, Administrative Specialist
An overview of the Crime Victims Compensation program and the Sexual Assault Exam Program run by the state of Kentucky through the Kentucky Claims Commission. The session will highlight what the state will do to assist innocent victims of crime, sexual assault victims and what bills will be covered on behalf of the victim. It will highlight the type of expenses covered and how to apply for the Crime Victims program benefits.
Level: Beginner

Workshop 2D- AppalReD – Equal Justice
Presenter: JoAnn Harvey, LAV Attorney; Kathryn Burke, Staff Attorney
Information on cases accepted by AppalReD for legal representation. Discussion of eligibility, priorities and focus on poor and vulnerable people. Information about our LAV and Smiles grants. Also, we will have presentation on expungements and Power or Attorney.
Level: Beginner


Session 3 Workshop Details


Workshop 3A- Developing and Utilizing a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P) with Children and Adolescents
Presenter: Taylor Vanderventer, APSS, YPSS; Mary Prater, WRAP 1 Facilitator
A Wellness Recovery Action Plan or W.R.A.P. is an evidence based tool used for one’s recovery, promoting a life of getting well and staying well for long periods of time. W.R.A.P. has become a revolutionary way for everyone, from adults to children, to be part of the recovery process. From mental health to behavioral health and everything in between, W.R.A.P. is a game changer that, when used, gives hope for recovery.
Level: Beginner

Workshop 3B - Connect the Dots; Addressing Challenging Behaviors for Young Children (Part 2)
Presenter: Terrah Combs, M.Ed, LPCC
When connecting the dots, using all 4 steps reduces challenging behaviors of children, ages 2 to 5 years old, while building strong social and emotional skills critical for success in school and life. In this session, you will learn how to aid parents, caregivers, and teachers in connecting the dots: Ensure Supportive Environments, Encourage Positive Behaviors, Emphasize Positive Discipline, and Embrace Unique Strengths.
Level: Beginner

Workshop 3C- Bullying Defined and Discussed
Presenter: Angela Berezank, MSW, CSW; Patricia Stewart-Hopkins, Ed.D, LPCC-S
Bullying is a popular term that is both loosely applied and inaccurately used by kids and adults. This misunderstanding has reduced the responsiveness of adults and increased the helplessness of victims. Broadening the understanding of bullying will promote the reduction of bullying risk factors which in turn reduces risk factors for substance use, and suicide in our communities. Are you prepared to dispel bullying myths and join this public health prevention effort?
Level: Beginner

Workshop 3D- What’s a KySAKI: Overview of the Kentucky Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
Presenter: Carey Aldridge, SAKI Program Coordinator
The session will introduce attendees to the KY Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative project including but not limited to introduction to the SAKI Cold Case Unit, resources available under the grant, historical perspective for sexual assault reform in KY, best practices for victim engagement and CODIS hit follow up.
Level: Beginner, Intermediate


  Registration has reached the maximum capacity of 300 attendees, and is now closed.