Children with Complex Needs Didactic Series Spring 2022

kids with Mental Health / Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

Children with Complex Needs Didactic Series Spring 2022

The North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services is sponsoring a series of webinars to support workforce development for systems that interact with, support, and provide treatment for persons who have mental illness co-occurring with an intellectual/developmental disability. The webinars will cover the most common challenges in providing effective care to this population. 

All training sessions will occur from 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Date Session Title
January 19, 2022 Cultural Humility: Considerations While Working with Individuals Who Have Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities

February 1, 2022

Identity Development for Transition-age Youth with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
April 5, 2022 Promoting Healthy Sexuality for the Children with Complex Needs
May 3, 2022 Trauma-informed Supports for Transition-aged Youth with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

 

Modality: Each training will be 1.5 hours of instruction in length. These didactics are a live interactive virtual training via zoom video conferencing platform.

Registration: Registration is free, but participants must pre-register for this training. We will confirm your registration by email. The capacity for each training will be set at 1000.

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
Or call (919) 843-6083

NC MHSSSA logoConfirmation 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. Each session is limited to 200 participants.

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05-03-22 Trauma-informed Supports for Transition-aged Youth with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities 5/3/2022 REGISTER

Children with Complex Needs Didactic Spring 2022


Cultural Humility: Considerations While Working with Individuals Who Have Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities
Will be held live on 1/19/2022 from 10 am – 11:30 am
Dr. Eboni Baugh

Description
This session will focus on the concept of cultural humility and its application to competent and effective service delivery for individuals and families with MH/DD.  

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Define cultural humility and its relation to intersectionality.
  2. Describe the culture of individuals with MH/DD and its implications on service delivery.
  3. Examine how cultural humility can enhance service delivery and provider-client relationships..  

Identity Development for Transition-age Youth with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
Will be held live on 2/1/2022 from 10 am – 11:30 am
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Baker

Description
Who am I? What am I to do in life? These are two of the central questions in the development of a unique identity. The presence of intellectual or developmental disability is a relevant aspect of identity as well, and the nature of these disabilities create unique challenges.  The purpose of this presentation is to propose that intellectual or developmental disability plays a role in identity formation as well, and explore relevant topics in positive identity formation and supports.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Assess the challenges faced by transition-aged youth with IDD in developing a positive identity
  2. Compare the different models for understanding how identity develops in youth with IDD
  3. Develop interventions to support development of a positive identity
  4. Identify signs of potential mental health problems in transition-age youth with I/DD

Promoting Healthy Sexuality for the Children with Complex Needs
Will be held live on 4/5/2022 from 10 am – 11:30 am
Speaker: Dr. Uzama Price

Description
This training will explore trauma, attitudinal and structural barriers, and their impact on sexual health promotion for children with complex needs. It is important for systems to learn appropriate strategies that can be implemented daily to increase positive behavior, encourage self determination as well as provide education to empower children. The relevant aspects of healthy sexuality based on specific age ranges such as school-aged, pre-teen/young adolescent, older adolescent and transition aged youth will be explored in this training. Cross systems collaboration, the importance of natural supports, and health promotion strategies will be discussed in this session. The trainer will explore the multimodal approach,  the importance of healthy sexuality and how this factors  connect to whole person  healthcare.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Define trauma and list other factors that complicate healthy sexuality
  2. Explain ways to communicate about sexuality with this population and their parents/guardians and other supports.
  3. Describe strategies to encourage healthy sexuality based on specific age ranges: School-Aged, Pre-Teen/Young Adolescent, Older Adolescent, Transition Aged Youth.
  4. Explain the importance of the inclusion of sex education and social skills training in Individualized Education Program, and the importance of advocacy and health promotion.

Trauma-informed Supports for Transition-aged Youth with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
Will be held live on 5/3/2022 from 10 am – 11:30 am
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Baker

Description
The field of disability supports has become aware of the experience of trauma among youth with intellectual or developmental disability, but as a larger field we have yet to weave trauma-informed care into the fabric of our supports. This session will explore the importance of trauma-informed treatment and highlight the critical need for considering trauma in promoting healthy development. This presentation will include hands-on tips and specific strategies to support transition-age people who have experienced trauma. 

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the importance of trauma-informed treatment for transition-aged youth.
  2. Describe aspects of development during transition, and how development is impacted by trauma.
  3. Design trauma-informed models of support with a variety of implementation strategies.
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Children with Complex Need Didactic 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. Each successfully completed webinar qualifies for 1.5 contact hour.

This course has been submitted the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board for 1.5 contact hours.
 

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Eboni J. BaughEboni J. Baugh, PhD, CFLE, CDP
Eboni J. Baugh, PhD, CFLE, CDP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at East Carolina University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on diversity, parenting, and family development. Dr. Baugh received her bachelor’s degree from UNC-CH in Communication Sciences, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University and Florida State University respectively. As a certified Family Life Educator and Certified Diversity Professional, Eboni has given numerous presentations and conducted research in the areas of parent education, body image, and topics pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Dr. Dan BakerDr. Dan Baker
Dr. Dan Baker is with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, where he serves as the Positive Supports Specialist with Quality Assurance and Disability Compliance Services. Dr. Baker also provides clinical supervision for the Successful Life Project. Dr. Baker is involved with the design, development, and monitoring of treatment and intervention programs to align with the Positive Supports and a person-centered culture. Dr. Baker's clinical focus is on positive behavior support, models of community and educational support, transition services, and mental health services for persons with disabilities.  Dr. Baker served as the Board President for NADD, an international organization promoting mental wellness for people with IDD, from 2016-2021.

Dr. Uzama Price
Dr. Uzama PriceUzama Price is a Jamaican expatriate with more than  a decade’s  worth of experience supporting individuals in the state of North Carolina.  She taught hospitality skills to young adults in Jamaica through a government supported program for several years before returning to the United States. Uzama has also served as a Guardian Ad Litem in the 18th Judicial District of Guilford County NC for two years. She has firsthand experience of working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum as she has volunteered at Autism Society in Greensboro as a social skills facilitator in the past. Currently Uzama is completing the requirements to sit the exam for board certification through the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). She is currently supporting individuals on the spectrum as an ABA therapist providing direct instruction based on the behavior plan that has been developed by the psychologist and BCBA supervisor.  She has earned a doctoral degree in Education at Argosy University in 2014.  In 2014 she began working as a research associate on a grant funded project at UNC Greensboro- The Developing Gratitude Study until 2017. She completed a post-doctoral program in psychology – applied behavior analysis at Capella University 2018.  As a scholar practitioner she uses her platform to share the latest evidence-based practices with treatment team members in a consultative role. Uzama recently at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed 36th annual conference in New Orleans Louisiana, October 2019. Her topic was Fostering Resiliency in Children. Uzama is also a certified examiner for the NADD and a member of the Association for Positive Behavior Support.

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