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2013 VSIAS - 2013 - Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies "Concepts of Addiction Treatment: Untangling the Knot" July 15 - 17, 2013 As our field evolves, we strive to continually provide the best education and training opportunities that bring clarity to the services we provide. As a result, our theme this year is “Concepts of Addiction Treatment: Untangling the Knot”. The VSIAS Board of Directors is fully cognizant of the significant changes that are occurring and yet to come as Virginia continues to prepare to meet the challenges of reduced revenue, Health Care Reform requirements, Credentialing and Licensure requirements, and new terminology that will evolve from the DSM V. The topics available at the VSIAS 2013 will address the dynamics of these challenges. Included also will be topics on prescription-assisted recovery, accountability within traditional peer supported recovery, neurological aspects of addiction/recovery, Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and at least one break out session that addresses non-traditional adjunctive substance abuse treatment, sexual addiction, motivational interviewing, ethics, treating tobacco dependence, tech support in recovery, and protecting your data in today’s digital environment. All sessions will give consideration to both substance use and related disorders. Tracks will also be designated whether the target audience is: Intermediate, Advanced, or Supervisor/Manager level.
2013 Got Culture: Exploring the Relationship between Culture and Children's Mental Health Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) is a core value of system of care (SOC) communities. It is defined as: “a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or amongst professionals and enables that system, agency, or those professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.” Cultural and linguistic competence is the responsibility of every SOC team member, the governance structure and community partners. All should be champions of promoting, infusing and implementing CLC within their system and broader community. This training day will allow children’s mental health staff and leadership explore the aspects of cultural and linguistic competence and how to apply culturally and linguistically appropriate practices to everyday service delivery and operations.
2013 The National Association of Mental Health Directors presents, "Understanding and Reducing Behavioral Health Disparities Webinar" Please join us for a webinar on Understanding and Reducing Behavioral Health Disparities, which will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET . Presenters: ● Rachele Espiritu, PhD who directs the National Facilitation Center for the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED); and ● Suganya Sockalingham, PhD of Change Matrix, who specializes in organizational readiness and change management to support the integration of cultural and linguistic competence practices/standards to address health disparities and inequities in health care access and utilization. Description: The presenters will provide an overview of the causes and impacts of health disparities and will discuss strategies to increase the availability of culturally-competent care for under-served groups, including under-served racial/ethnic groups, LGBT individuals, immigrant/refugee populations, etc. The speakers will discuss the role of leadership in these efforts, as well as the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration. In addition to discussing disparities in behavioral health, they will also touch on linkage with efforts to enhance broader heath equity. Thursday, May 30 from 2:00 pm ET to 3:30 pm ET.
2013 UNCONSCIOUS BIAS LEARNING LAB Join us June 12-14, 2013 for our intensive and interactive three-day Unconscious Bias Learning Lab. This innovative workshop engages and provides participants with deep knowledge of unconscious bias and how it affects individuals, the workplace, and organizations. Upon completion of the course, you will have the background and tools to identify your own unconscious biases. Take this new framework with you as you strategize your diversity and inclusion program, and let your exploration of unconscious bias guide you to achieve desired outcomes Dates: June 12-14, 2013 Location: Silver Spring, MD Attendees from previous sold out UBLL sessions have found the experience personally and professionally transformative. RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY! Limited space for each session
2013 WASCLA 2013 Annual Summit Wenatchee Conference Center Wenatchee, WA Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the next WASCLA Language Access Summit on May 3rd and 4th, 2013 in Wenatchee, Washington at the Wenatchee Conference Center. We're looking forward to learning with you about language access issues in Washington State. Wenatchee Conference Center: 121 N. Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801 The theme of this year's conference is: "Ensuring Language Access in Unsure Economic Times." Session topics include: -"Maximizing Organizational Resources" -"Video Remote Interpreting" -"Cultural Competency" -"Ethics" - two hours of Ethics! -"Translation" -"Ensuring Quality: State and National Medical Certification" -"Developing Interpreter Resources and Engaging Communities" We look forward to robust discussions on these topics and more, including collaboration, sharing resources, procurement and measurement models, appropriate use of technology tools, emerging issues providing language access services in education as well as legal, medical and social service settings! (Registration opens 30 minutes before the start time each day of the conference.) NOTES: *** Washington and Oregon Court interpreter credits will be applied for, as will Washington MCLE credits. Please check back for the approved number of credits! ***IF you would like to attend BOTH days of the conference, please be sure to select the SECOND "Friday" option in the drop-down box above. The description to the right will say "Two Day." We apologize for any confusion due to the multiple Friday dates. Also please be aware that the conference is being held the weekend of the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival and so you will want to book your hotel room sooner rather than later. Attached to the conference center is the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel - call them and mention WASCLA to get your reduced room rate at: 1.800.663.1144
2013 EXPLORING INTERCULTURAL BOUNDARIES 13th Annual Conference November 6-9, 2013 Key Bridge Marriott Arlington, VA Innovation, Inclusion, and Inspiration Whether you work in education, business, government, healthcare or the non-profit sector, you will leave this conference with a deeper understanding of cutting edge and ways to foster connection with others, as well as personally inspired and ready to motivate others as you explore the boundaries of working with culture in all its form.
2013 Exploring the Relationship between Culture and Children's Mental Health In Roanoke? Cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) is a core value of system of care (SOC) communities. It is defined as: "a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or amongst professionals and enables that system, agency, or those professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations." Cultural and linguistic competence is the responsibility of every SOC team member, the governance structure and community partners. Don't miss national and state speakers present on cultural competence in children's mental health, working with LGBTQ youth, communication and language services, and best practices in your communities. All should be champions of promoting, infusing and implementing CLC within their system and broader community. This training day will allow children's mental health staff and leadership explore the aspects of cultural and linguistic competence and how to apply culturally and linguistically appropriate practices to everyday service delivery and operations. When and Where? * Roanoke - Tuesday, March 26, 2013 * Abingdon - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 * NOVA - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 * Tidewater - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 * Richmond - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Who should attend? Professionals, paraprofessionals, partners, advocates, and stakeholders working in the field of children's mental health should consider attending this training, as well as anyone interested in learning about diverse communities and learning strategies for working effectively with these communities. This seminar will be especially useful to those responsible for working directly with consumers in mental health and individuals with developmental disabilities Training provided by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
2013 Exploring the Relationship between Culture and Children's Mental Health In Roanoke? Cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) is a core value of system of care (SOC) communities. It is defined as: "a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or amongst professionals and enables that system, agency, or those professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations." Cultural and linguistic competence is the responsibility of every SOC team member, the governance structure and community partners. Don't miss national and state speakers present on cultural competence in children's mental health, working with LGBTQ youth, communication and language services, and best practices in your communities. All should be champions of promoting, infusing and implementing CLC within their system and broader community. This training day will allow children's mental health staff and leadership explore the aspects of cultural and linguistic competence and how to apply culturally and linguistically appropriate practices to everyday service delivery and operations. When and Where? * Roanoke - Tuesday, March 26, 2013 * Abingdon - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 * NOVA - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 * Tidewater - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 * Richmond - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Who should attend? Professionals, paraprofessionals, partners, advocates, and stakeholders working in the field of children's mental health should consider attending this training, as well as anyone interested in learning about diverse communities and learning strategies for working effectively with these communities. This seminar will be especially useful to those responsible for working directly with consumers in mental health and individuals with developmental disabilities Training provided by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
2013 2013 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), will again host a course on the science of health disparities this summer. The course will take place on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland from August 5, 2013 to August 16, 2013. This two-week intensive course will provide specialized instruction on the concepts, principles, methods, and applications of health disparities science, practice, and policy. It will also integrate principles and practice of community engagement. Nationally and internationally recognized experts in health disparities science will lead individual sessions. Cost: The course is free, but admission is competitive and daily attendance is mandatory. Participants are responsible for transportation, room and board. How to Apply: Submit an application via the NIMHD website at www.nimhd.nih.gov from March 15 to May 15, 2013. Applications will only be accepted on-line.
2013 From the Ground Up: Supporting Culturally ad Linguistically Diverse Families of Children with Disabilities in Virginia REGISTER NOW! On Friday, March 15, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST), a live, online learning session will be held titled, "From the Ground Up: Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families of Children with Disabilities in Virginia." Presented by: •Dana Yarbrough, Director, Center for Family Involvement, Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University •Mauretta Copeland, Cultural Liaison to the African American Community, Center for Family Involvement •Maria Isabel Frangenberg, Cultural Liaison to the Latino Community, Center for Family Involvement Audience: General and Special education teachers, Parents of children with disabilities, administrators, State agency staff/policymakers, PTI staff, ESL professionals Session Description: In this webinar, Virginia's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will share their experience using best practices to improve access to educational and health care systems for culturally and linguistically diverse families who have children with disabilities or special health care needs. The webinar will feature the Center for Family Involvement's cultural broker initiative. In this webinar, participants will: •Learn about Virginia's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities' Center for Family Involvement. •Hear about lessons learned while establishing a cultural outreach program. •Learn effective strategies for building and sustaining interagency collaboration. •Get tips on effective outreach to culturally and linguistically diverse families who have children with disabilities or special health care needs. •Learn about resources for equal language access and for improving communication with family
2013 The Impact of Adolescent Substance Abuse on the Family System Families Workshop The Impact of Adolescent Substance Abuse on the Family System Families who are concerned that their child or adolescent may have a substance use disorder often have many questions and concerns. This training is designed to provide attendees with accurate information about drugs and drug trends as well as strategies on how to effectively address substance use behavior in the family environment. Topics to be covered include but not limited to are signs and symptoms of substance use, abuse, and dependence, the culture of drugs and alcohol, drug trends, how and where to get help, strategies on stabilizing the family and self-care for families impacted by youth substance use. Dates: Thursday, March 21-22, 2013 March 21: The presentation on this date is designed exclusively for family members and other care givers. Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Place: Virginia Tech Richmond Center, 2810 N. Parham Road, Richmond, VA Light dinner refreshments will be served The workshop will be repeated on Friday, March 22, 2013 The presentation on this date is designed for family members, other care givers, and child service providers. Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Place: Virginia Tech Richmond Center, 2810 N. Parham Road, Richmond, VA Registration Information: The workshop is free, but space is limited, therefore registration is required. In order to register, please forward your name, email address, and telephone number to Malcolm King at (804) – 371-4604 or via email at malcolm.king@dbhds.virginia.gov A confirmation email will be sent to you after your information has been received. Directions to the Virginia Tech Richmond Center may be found at http://www.richmond.vt.edu/newsite/directions.html
2013 COMMUNICATION TOOLS FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS COMMUNICATION TOOLS FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS Monday April 15, 2013 7:30AM-4:30PM Windfeldt Room Centra Care Health Plaza St Cloud MN *Target Audience ?* Nurses, Social Workers, Dieticians, Registration Staff, Human Service Workers, Allied Health Workers and other individuals working with diverse populations.
2013 Creative act, "Mother, 4, 5 & 7" featured for Black History Month 4-5pm ET on Thursday, February 21 A special NAMI webinar event for Black History Month featuring “Mother, 4, 5 & 7,” a live one-act vignette performance written by James Williams (member of NAMI’s African American Networking Group) of NAMI Fort Wayne, that depicts how young children experience living a mother who struggles with drug addiction, paranoia and schizophrenia. The story is narrated as a memoir of the oldest child, ‘7,’ played by actress Cynda Williams, describing how it was to live with her mother’s illness and subsequent suicide. The story poignantly illustrates the problems of mental health from an ethnic perspective and poetically voices the need for better understanding of these issues. Commentary and Q&A with James Williams to follow the performance. Registration link: https://www323.livemeeting.com/lrs/8001651028/Registration.aspx?pageName=kmknj27jwfx4s1rq "Mother, 4, 5 & 7" will also be featured at the 2013 NAMI Convention. What: Webinar to share and discuss NAMI’s Multicultural Networking Group opportunities for 2013 When: Thursday, February 21, 2:00-3:00pm ET Where: Visual- https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/nami/join?id=9N476Z&role=attend&pw=MNG Audio- join via computer audio (microphone required to join the discussion) or by phone conference line, 1-888-858-6021; passcode 1492189292 Request: Mark your calendar with the above information and please rsvp to let us know you plan to join in and help weigh in on additional agenda options, if desired, via our plan-ahead survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MNG_PlanAhead). In addition to discussing our plan for the coming year, Majose Carrasco, director of the Multicultural Action Center, will share information and highlights of the Making NAMI Younger and More Diverse staff workgroup.
2013 Creative act, "Mother, 4, 5 & 7" featured for Black History Month 4-5pm ET on Thursday, February 21 A special NAMI webinar event for Black History Month featuring “Mother, 4, 5 & 7,” a live one-act vignette performance written by James Williams (member of NAMI’s African American Networking Group) of NAMI Fort Wayne, that depicts how young children experience living a mother who struggles with drug addiction, paranoia and schizophrenia. The story is narrated as a memoir of the oldest child, ‘7,’ played by actress Cynda Williams, describing how it was to live with her mother’s illness and subsequent suicide. The story poignantly illustrates the problems of mental health from an ethnic perspective and poetically voices the need for better understanding of these issues. Commentary and Q&A with James Williams to follow the performance. Registration link: https://www323.livemeeting.com/lrs/8001651028/Registration.aspx?pageName=kmknj27jwfx4s1rq "Mother, 4, 5 & 7" will also be featured at the 2013 NAMI Convention. What: Webinar to share and discuss NAMI’s Multicultural Networking Group opportunities for 2013 When: Thursday, February 21, 2:00-3:00pm ET Where: Visual- https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/nami/join?id=9N476Z&role=attend&pw=MNG Audio- join via computer audio (microphone required to join the discussion) or by phone conference line, 1-888-858-6021; passcode 1492189292 Request: Mark your calendar with the above information and please rsvp to let us know you plan to join in and help weigh in on additional agenda options, if desired, via our plan-ahead survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MNG_PlanAhead). In addition to discussing our plan for the coming year, Majose Carrasco, director of the Multicultural Action Center, will share information and highlights of the Making NAMI Younger and More Diverse staff workgroup.
2013 Qualified Bilingual Staff Interpreter Training Program This three day training is for BILINGUAL STAFF that may or are working as informal (ad-hoc) interpreters - this is NOT a training for professional interpreters. Each training is limited to 24 participants. If you are interested in attending this training, please use the attached application and submit your interest as soon as possible to Joan Rodgers at joan.rodg...@fairfaxcounty.gov or fax to 703 324-7092 - apply early!!!! Qualified Bilingual Staff Interpreter Training Program Trainer: Cecily Rodriguez March 19, 20, and 21, 2013 OR October 8, 9, and 10, 2013 Lunch is provided each training day by: Cecily Rodriguez Office of Cultural and Linguistic Competence Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Joan Rodgers Organizational Development and Training Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 836 Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1105 703-324-7005
2013 Got Culture? Exploring the Relationship between Culture and Children’s Mental Health Cultural and linguistic competence (CLC) is a core value of system of care (SOC) communities. It is defined as: “a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or amongst professionals and enables that system, agency, or those professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.” Cultural and linguistic competence is the responsibility of every SOC team member, the governance structure and community partners. All should be champions of promoting, infusing and implementing CLC within their system and broader community. This training day will allow children’s mental health staff and leadership explore the aspects of cultural and linguistic competence and how to apply culturally and linguistically appropriate practices to everyday service delivery and operations. When and Where? • Roanoke Tuesday, March 26, 2013 • Abingdon Wednesday, March 27, 2013• NOVA Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Tidewater Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Richmond Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Who should attend? Professionals, paraprofessionals, partners, advocates, and stakeholders working in the field of children’s mental health should consider attending this training, as well as anyone interested in learning about diverse communities and learning strategies for working effectively with these communities. This seminar will be especially useful to those responsible for working directly with consumers in mental health and individuals with developmental disabilities Training provided by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
2013 AFRICAN AMERICAN ECONOMIC SUMMIT TO FOCUS ON POLICIES AND LEGISLATION NEEDED IN THE SECOND OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON, DC—A national summit of scholars from universities and policy think tanks will meet at Howard University on February 1, 2013, for the Fourth Annual African American Economic Summit to discuss and analyze policy options and initiatives they think should be considered during President Obama’s second term. A central theme of the Summit will be the remarkably persistent racial disparities in U.S. society and how policymakers should seek to address them. Register here. Scholars from leading universities (Duke, Howard, Georgetown, the New School, the University of Pennsylvania, and John Jay College), and think tanks (the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and Brookings Institution) will take a hard look at issues such as wealth and income disparities, unemployment and labor, housing, health, education and treatment of returning veterans. Congressman Robert (“Bobby”) Scott (D-VA) and Bernard E. Anderson of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School will examine the current economic crisis, especially with regard to its impact on African Americans, and offer policy prescriptions for the President’s second term. Distinguished scholar and policy expert James (“Jim”) Carr, who has served in senior positions with the Opportunity Agenda, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and Fannie Mae, will speak on the challenges that continue to afflict the housing market. The event will be held at the Blackburn Center on Howard University’s main campus from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on February 1, 2013, and includes a luncheon address by Jim Carr. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register here, including for lunch.
2013 Winter Optimizing Health Outcomes for Healthcare Professionals, Caregivers & Aging Services Providers 5 CONTACT HOURS When: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm Where: Chambrel at Williamsburg 3800 Treyburn Drive, Williamsburg, Va. 23185 Cost: $85 Join the VCU Department of Gerontology for an informative training especially for Healthcare Professionals, Caregivers and Aging Services Providers on the following topics: Dementia: It's Not Just Alzheimer's and The Language and Activities of Person-Centered Care. This training will be facilitated by Jay White, MSG and Director of Professional and Community Development for the Department of Gerontology at Virginia Commonwealth University Certificates of Attendance for 5 contact hours are available. Cost to attend is $85 with lunch included. Space is limited and registration/payment must be received by January 31st in order to secure a space. To receive a registration packet or for more information, please email agingstudies@vcu.edu or call 804-828-1565.
2013 Stanford Geriatric Education Center is accepting applications for the 12-month, 160-hour Faculty Development Program in Ethnogeriatrics (FDPE) for interprofessional geriatric health care faculty who train providers/students to work with ethnic elders and their families A four-day intensive training in Health Literacy and Ethnogeriatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
2013 SPRING INSTITUTE 2013 TRAINING SERIES Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning is a nonprofit, training and consulting organization with a focus on language and culture. We work with people and organizations all over the world, enabling communication and increasing cross-cultural understanding. Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning is a nonprofit training and consulting corporation dedicated to demonstrating that national, cultural, linguistic and ethnic differences are assets that foster understanding and cooperation. Spring Institute works in partnership with individuals, community groups, organizations and businesses to facilitate communication, growth and the acquisition of new skills and technology. Spring Institute is committed to the philosophy that intercultural sharing and communication among people contributes to a more peaceful world.
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