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
2/13/2024 & 2/27/2024
Behavior Support Planning for Children with Complex Needs
Dr. LaTonya Sobzcak
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.
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:
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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:
NOTE: You need to logon to BHS to view and register for these training. This series is limited to 80 participants.
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Behavior Support Planning for Children with Complex Needs - Feb 13 and 27, 2024
Children with Complex Need Ask the Expert Series 2024
Title: Children with Complex Needs
Speaker: Dr. LaTonya Sobzcak
Part 1: 2/13/24
12:00pm – 2pm 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.
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.
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
12:12:10pm- welcome/introduction of speaker/housekeeping items
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.
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 3.5 contact hours.
The completion of this course has been approved by the North Carolina Specialist Addiction Professional Practice Board for 3.5 credit hours.