NC Children with Complex Need Ask the Expert Series 2024

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NC Children with Complex Need Ask the Expert Series 2024

This interactive session will help participants increase their knowledge of behavior support planning in addition to exploring ways to integrate positive behavior strategies into these plans in the support of dually diagnosed youth.  Our subject matter expert will support participants with identifying key components of behavior support plans as well as provide a space to address questions and talk through examples for use of these plans supporting children with complex needs. 

All training sessions will occur in 2 parts for a total of 3.5 hours

Date Session Title Speaker
2/13/2024 &
2/27/2024
Behavior Support Planning for Children with Complex Needs

Dr. LaTanya Sobczak

3/12/2024 &

3/26/2024

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Strategies for Support  Amy Hendricks & Dr. Yasmin Senturias 

 

 

Modality: This is a two-part training consisting of a 2 hour long instruction, followed by a 1.5 hour long Q&A portion at a later date. Both parts will be conducted virtually via Zoom

Registration: This training is free to attend but pre-registration is required. Registrants will be required to submit at least one question at the time of registration to ask the expert during the Q&A portion of the training. Questions will be reviewed and approved before the training. The training is funded by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Use Services, as a project of the Children with Complex Needs statewide administration. The capacity for each training will be set at 80.

Target Audience: This training series targets behavioral health professionals, LME-MCO staff, medical professionals, nursing professionals, school staff, state, local child serving agencies, and parents of youth who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Inclement Weather Policy: 
Any announcements regarding changes to the schedule due to inclement weather will be posted on https://bhs.unc.edu. Registered participants will also be notified by email.

ADA Statement: 
If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in this program, please call us at (919) 843-6083 no later than ten business days before the program.

Contact for Questions: 
For questions, further information, or concerns, contact bhs-support@unc.edu

Confirmation Notices and Certificates of Completion:

Registration is free, but participants must pre-register for each webinar. We will confirm your registration by email. Closer to your training date, you will receive an email that includes your Zoom link. Successful completion includes being logged in and virtually participating for the entire webinar. Within 7 days of the conclusion of the event, you will receive an email notifying you that the evaluations and certificates are ready. The email will include a link to https://bhs.unc.edu where you can login using the username and password you chose at registration. Once you have logged in, you will see the training titles listed under "My Courses" on the left side. After clicking on the link, you will be taken to another page where you can click the link to the event evaluation. Once you have completed and submitted your evaluation, you can click on the link to access the Certificate of Completion. You will be able to print or save your Certificate as a PDF document.  

Live Training Sessions:

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03-12-24 Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Strategies for Support March 12 and 26, 2024 REGISTER

Children with Complex Need Ask the Expert Series 2024

Title: Behavior Support Planning for Children with Complex Needs

Description: This interactive session will help participants increase their knowledge of behavior support planning in addition to exploring ways to integrate positive behavior strategies into these plans in the support of dually diagnosed youth.  Our subject matter expert will support participants with identifying key components of behavior support plans as well as provide a space to address questions and talk through examples for use of these plans supporting children with complex needs.    

Speaker: Dr. LaTonya Sobzcak

Training Dates & Times:

Part 1: 2/13/24
12:00pm – 2:00pm Total Hours: 2 hours  

Part 2: 2/27/24
12:00pm – 1:30pm Total Hours: 1.5 hours

Please Note: This training will occur as a two-part series. You must attend both sessions in this series to receive a certificate with contact hours.

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Identify the key concepts of a BSP
  2. Define positive behavior strategies
  3. Identify the best practice for completing a BSP for CWCN
  4. Explain the importance of using positive behavior and strength-based strategies in the implementation of a BSP for CWCN

Agenda:  

Part 1:

12:12:10pm - Welcome/introduction of speaker/housekeeping items
12:10-1:45pm - Presentation/instruction
1:45-2pm - Q& A/closing remarks
2:00pm - Conclusion of training  

Part 2:  

12:00-12:05pm- Welcome and housekeeping
12:05-12:20pm- Short review/presentation of topic
12:20-1:30pm- Q&A/closing remarks
1:30pm- conclusion of training

 


 

Title of Training: Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Strategies for Support

Training Description: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a range of effects that can occur when a developing embryo is prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD can include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with lifelong implications. This interactive session will help participants understand the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on the developing fetal brain, characteristics, and prevalence of FASD, as well as recognizing the role we all play in preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies and supporting individuals and families impacted by FASD 

Speakers: Amy Hendricks & Dr. Yasmine Senturias  

Training dates & Times:

Part 1: 3/12/24
12:00pm – 2:00pm Total Hours: 2 hours  

Part 2: 3/26/24
12:00pm – 1:30pm Total Hours: 1.5 hours

 

Please Note: This training will occur as a two-part series. You must attend both sessions in this series to receive a certificate with contact hours.

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Increase understanding of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), prevalence of FASD and the diagnostic process. 
  2. Increase understanding of the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on the developing fetal brain. 
  3. Increase understanding of the common characteristics of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and how they may present across the lifespan. 
  4. Increase understanding of the call to action in preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies and FASD.

Agenda:

Part 1:

12:12:10pm - Welcome/introduction of speaker/housekeeping items
12:10-1:45pm - Presentation/instruction
1:45-2pm - Q& A/closing remarks
2:00pm - Conclusion of training  

Part 2:  

12:00-12:05pm- Welcome and housekeeping
12:05-12:20pm- Short review/presentation of topic
12:20-1:30pm- Q&A/closing remarks
1:30pm- conclusion of training

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Dr. LaTanya Sobczak is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working in
mental health in community mental health, university, and hospital/crisis center settings as well as
extensive experience in managed care administration. Over the past 14 years, her focus has shifted to
supporting the clinical needs of individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and related disorders (such as
Autism Spectrum Disorder,) including providing behavioral consultation for individuals supported by the
Innovations Waiver. She is owner of Phoenix Behavioral Health, PLLC.

 

Amy Hendricks is the FASO Training Coordinator for Proof Alliance NC, a program of The Arc of North Carolina. Amy has over 30 years of experience deeply rooted in the field of public health and prevention and was awarded the Alcohol and Drug Council of NC's Prevention Pioneer Award in 2021. Amy coordinates a statewide training team that provides education to the professionals who work with individuals of child-bearing age about the importance of preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies, as well educating providers about the lifelong impacts of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). In her spare time, Amy creates funky art for non­ profit fundraisers, spending time in her garden with her husband, and is the parent of two amazing young men! 

 

Dr. Yasmin Senturias is a recognized authority in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) as well as in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  She is the Division Chief of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Atrium Health-Levine Children’s Hospital.  She started the first FASD Special Interest Group for the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Over the past 15 years, she has worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control in creating guidelines and curricula for the diagnosis and management of FASD.

Her contributions to the field of FASD began in Kentucky, where she established the state's first Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Clinic at the University of Louisville and was a member of the state’s first FASD Advisory Board. After relocating to North Carolina, Dr. Senturias spearheaded the inception of Atrium Health's first FASD clinic in Charlotte and co-chaired the NC FASD Collaborative.

As an AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) FASD Champion and member of the AAP FASD Expert Panel, Dr. Senturias co-authored the AAP FASD Toolkit. She played a pivotal role in Project Speak, an AAP and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) initiative aiming to enhance prenatal alcohol exposure screening in clinical settings. Dr. Senturias was recently a key faculty member of the AAP Neurodevelopmental ECHO (2018-2023), where she developed several FASD-related presentations and webinars.

Her influence extends to being a lead author of the AAP's Pedialink CME course on FASD and her participation in an AAP workgroup tasked with creating guidelines for pediatric medical home clinicians to identify, diagnose, and refer children for neurobehavioral disorder associated with prenatal exposure.  Between 2008-2014 and 2008-2018, Dr. Senturias was an investigator with the CDC FASD Southeast Regional Training Center and the CDC FASD Practice Implementation Centers, respectively. She also chaired a CDC curriculum committee on FASD screening, diagnosis, and assessment and contributed to FASD treatment curriculum development.

Dr. Senturias has been a speaker for the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and was invited as Technical Expert Panel member to provided advise to the Department of Health and Human Services on FASD policy research. She is a sought-after speaker on FASD at the national level and has published several articles on the topic, including a recent population-based study on psychotropic medications and FASD.

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NC Children with Complex Needs Training Series 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6642. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Successfully completing the course (both part one and two) qualifies for up to 3.5 contact hours. 

The completion of this course has been approved by the North Carolina Specialist Addiction Professional Practice Board for up to 3.5 credit hours.

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