Complex Clinical Decisions in Psychopharmacology Podcast Series
SAMHSA's Recovery to Practice podcast series explores complex clinical decisions in psychopharmacology for providers of services to individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) from a recovery-oriented perspective. Learn more.
Clinical Decision Support for Prescribers Treating Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders
This two-course series offers practitioners tools, tips, and strategies for addressing the needs of individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders from a strength-based and recovery- oriented perspective. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers continuing education credits for the series. Learn more.
OCTOBER 5: Addressing Mental Health Symptoms to Prevent Challenging Behaviors
Many people with IDD engage in challenging behavior as a way to communicate and get their needs met. Some problem behaviors are caused by symptoms of psychiatric disorders and other mental health conditions. This session will review the complicated factors that contribute to behavior and provide strategies to help Direct Support Professionals address these challenges. Register now.
OCTOBER 11: Teen Depression—Addressing Stress
During this free webinar, Amy Saltzman, M.D., teaches adults how to identify stress and depression in teens, use the power of mindfulness-based stress reduction in difficult times, and truly listen without judgement. During the webinar, caring adults will also learn how to respond—rather than react—to teens during emotionally-charged conversations. Register now.
OCTOBER 17: Addressing Addiction in Acute Care Settings
This webinar aims to describe programs that are currently underway including the supportive evidence to capitalize on the time that a patient spends in the acute care setting to promote health and therapeutic engagement while minimizing future harm. Optimizing these treatment strategies will improve patient care and satisfaction while reducing unnecessary resource utilization. Register now.
OCTOBER 17: System of Care Expansion Leadership Learning Community: SOAR for Children
SOAR is a successful national program, funded by SAMHSA, originally designed to increase access for adults to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). This month’s learning community will introduce the new SOAR Child Curriculum, an online course designed by the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center to increase access to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for children and youth under the age of 18 with disabling conditions who experience or are at risk of homelessness. Participants will learn about this new curriculum and how it can be used as a tool that SOC providers can integrate into programming and referral processes to ensure that children and youth receive the right combination of services to best suit their current and future needs. Register now.
OCTOBER 24: Direct Connect Learning Community Youth Engagement Steps to Success: Creating Youth Friendly Environments
Developing and implementing youth engagement strategies in your community? This webinar will assist youth leaders, adult supporters, and organizational staff in identifying ways to enhance supportive youth engagement and working environments. Register now.
OCTOBER 25: The Power of Telling Your Story
Join Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) staff for a lively discussion of The Power of Telling Your Story and share your thoughts on: Guiding families to effectively tell their story while respecting their child’s story; Do’s and don’ts of social media; Involving youth in story telling; Developing a story bank for your organization; Tools and resources. Register now.
NOVEMBER 15: Longitudinal Trends from the Residential Information Systems Project about Services and Supports to People with IDD – How States Vary Compared to Other States and the U.S
The Residential Information Systems Project (RISP) has been tracking supports and services, particularly deinstitutionalization, for over 40 years. Comparing states across the United States to overall trends within the country can be revealing about how government service models differ in the types of supports and services they provide. Register now.
NOVEMBER 20: Cognitive Decline in Adults with Down Syndrome
This presentation will review the care and assessment process when decline is suspected including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Register now.
DECEMBER 11: Making an Impact: How Managed Care Organizations Can Enter the Equation
This session will share Amerigroup’s integrated care coordination approach for individuals with Intellectual and developmental disabilities and will outline an approach to addressing the physical, behavioral, and social needs of individuals with IDD holistically, providing access to a wide array of services through a single coordination point—supporting meaningful community integration and reducing complexity not only for the individual, but for their families and caregivers. Register now.