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May 17 - May 19, 2017

Riverhouse on the Deschutes
3075 N. Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97703, United States

Organizer
GOBHI

Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc.

https://www.gobhi.org
Contact The Organizer
401 East 3rd Street, Suite 101
The Dalles, OR 97058
United States

Registration cost: $249*
*Please note this is a flat fee covering all three days of the conference.
There is no discount for one or two day registration.

*GOBHI CMHPs are: Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare, Columbia Community Mental Health, Tillamook Family Counseling  Center, New Directions Behavioral Health & Wellness, Community Counseling Solutions, Symmetry Care, Lake District Wellness Center, Lifeways, Mid-Columbia Center for Living, Center for Human Development, and Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness. If you work for a different CMHP, please select "General Registration".

A discounted registration rate is available for groups of 5 or more. For details, please email saria.allen@gobhi.net, or call Saria Allen at 541-298-2101.

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Keynote speaker
The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy

Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; Co-Founder, One Mind; and Founder, Kennedy Forum

Thursday, May 18th


The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the nation’s leading political voice on mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases. During his 16-year career representing Rhode Island in Congress, he fought a national battle to end medical and societal discrimination against these illnesses, highlighted by his lead sponsorship of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008--and his brave openness about his own health challenges.

The son of Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy, he decided to leave Congress not long after his father’s death to devote his career to advocacy for brain diseases and to create a new, healthier life and start a family. He has since founded the Kennedy Forum, which unites the community of mental health, and co-founded One Mind for Research, a global leader in open science collaboration in brain research. Kennedy is also the co-author of “A Common Struggle,” which outlines both his personal story and a bold plan for the future of mental health in America. Patrick lives in New Jersey with his wife, Amy, and their four children.

Following his speech, a book signing will be held, and copies of "A Common Struggle" will be available for purchase.
2017 Sponsors























The 2017 GOBHI Spring Conference has been approved for the following CEU's:

ACCBO (Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon)
NASW (National Association of Social Workers)
THW (Traditional Health Worker Commission)
Schedule
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

AOCMHP Board Meeting

Working Committee Meeting

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QIC Meeting

Working Committee Meeting

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Financial Committee Meeting

Working Committee Meeting

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Wraparound Care Coordinators & Children's Advisory Council Meeting

Working Committee Meeting

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Exceptional Needs Care Coordinators Meeting

Working Committee Meeting

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Human Resources

8am–10am Communication – Kala Linville
TeamStepps Overview and how to DESC with DISC
TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies &Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety)

10am-12pm BOLI Supervisor/Manager

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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT

Complex Care Conversations

Most of us care for aging patients, with serious advanced illness. These patients can be complex, often receiving care that does not align with their values, leading to suffering and increased healthcare costs. Patients generally want to have conversations about what to expect and hope clinicians will bring it up. Clinicians often avoid care preference discussions because they are afraid of upsetting the patient and often don’t know how to effectively have these conversations.

In this training we will learn a visual framework to guide the goals of care discussion, how to deliver serious news, identify patients who would benefit from a goals of care conversation and also how to talk about prognosis in a way that acknowledges the inherent uncertainty. We will also learn practical ethical principles in determining decisional capacity and how to facilitate the legal role of the alternate decision maker in providing substituted judgment. This 8 hour learning experience is PowerPoint free and includes instruction, discussion, feedback and opportunities to safely practice navigation of complex care conversations.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Lunch

Included with registration

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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT

Multi-Generational Inclusion and Engagement

The inherent challenges of inclusion across cultural groups are made more complex by changing age demographics: today’s workplace has more age variety than ever before. In an interactive, experiential, and flat-out fun session, we examine the characteristics and experiences of the four - sometimes five - generations in the workplace and address outdated, and limiting, myths and stereotypes. Each of us views the world through a
generational lens developed in our formative years. As such, each generation has common cultural codes that tell them how to live their lives, how to make sense of the world, and informs their beliefs about “the right way to do things.”

Regardless of your area of focus - education, social services, healthcare, justice, corporate - bridging generational differences can be one of the keys to employee satisfaction, higher functioning teams, and better service.

Objectives:
You will have the opportunity to:
• Understand the differences between stages of life and generational cohorts,
especially in a global context;
• Understand the complexity of cultural identities that each of us brings and explore
ways to prepare for and navigate the most challenging cultural differences;
• Examine ways to blend increasingly diverse individuals into highly functioning
teams;
• Develop a framework for improving your understanding of how generational
cohorts make decisions, take actions, respond and react in the workplace.

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Collaboration/Integration of Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: Vision and Practice

For persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and mental health needs, timely, equitable access to mental health supports and services that are coordinated and integrated has been and continues to be problematic in part because both the Mental Health system and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities system have their own particular criteria related to eligibility, funding streams, policies and regulations, treatment approaches, language and communication, and philosophies. The individuals in this population experiences a full range of psychiatric disorders—prevalence is estimated at 30% and can be as high as 60-67%--and are among the most challenging persons served by both Mental Health and IDD Service Delivery System.

Through three interlocking workshops participants will be able to explore how collaboration between mental health and IDD systems in both urban and rural Oregon settings can advance wellness for persons experiencing co-occurring disorders, specifically IDD co-occurring with mental illness and other co-occurring disorders such as medical disorders. Each workshop is designed to illuminate the “Big Picture”, to offer inspiring examples of successes, and to explain practical tools and networking resources so participants can take action within their respective counties and broader regions.

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Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health: Diversion Services

Keeping individuals with mental illness out of the criminal justice system by engaging them in treatment and providing appropriate support improves their quality of life and health outcomes. It also significantly reduces the economic costs to the community. The goal of this workshop is to suggest sustainable approaches for programs to prevent or divert individuals from becoming involved in the criminal justice system when their mental health conditions cause problematic but nonviolent behaviors. This workshop will provide · A high-level overview of the Sequential Intercept Model and mapping process. Focusing on prevention and diversion · Diversion services - and preview of what works · Discussion of current jail diversion services in Oregon. · Group discussion on what works to divert adults and older youth from the system including challenges to implementation · Participants will work in groups to develop a rough outline.~ This can be used as a general template for future activities and action, to create, tailor and/or evolve diversion opportunities in their community. Who should attend – anyone involved in bettering the system of care for corrections involved people with behavioral health issues – law enforcement, ER staff, court and jail staff, probation / parole, mental health treatment providers, addictions treatment providers, service providers, providers who focus services on mental health prevention, consumers and other interested community members.

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Oregon CCBHC Pilot Coordination Meeting

When the GOBHI Spring Conference takes place, Oregon’s twelve CCBHCs will be six weeks into their CCBHC pilot with the expectation that they are fully up and running, billing under the new CCBHC rules, collected required data elements, and beginning to think about how to measure whether they are improving outcomes and bending the cost curve for their complex and expensive patients.

Rather than declaring victory early, we will be using this workshop to dig into the data reporting requirements, identify specific areas of concern, facilitate a set of prioritized problem-solving mini discussions, and plan for follow-up technical assistance, based on the needs of the twelve CCBHCs.

Learning Objectives
During this workshop, participants will:
• Gain a “straight-talk” understanding of the CCBHC data reporting requirements and learn how to prepare for and complete the CCBHC Reporting Template.
• Dig into the Quarterly Settlement Data Submission Template and strategize how to complete it with minimal effort.
• Brainstorm other areas of readiness concern.
• Problem solve prioritized concerns.
• Identify next steps for individual and group technical assistance.

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1:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT

Oregon Mental Health First Aid Summit 2017

The Summit is an opportunity for Mental Health First Aid instructors, supporting organizations, as well as those new to Mental Health First Aid to come together and collaborate on the Oregon statewide effort. This is a great chance to learn from the experts on topics pertaining to Mental Health First Aid and to network with partners throughout the state. Topics will include National and Local updates, marketing, sustainability, and specific population modules. Discussions will focus on successful ways of implementing Mental Health First Aid with Public Safety, Education, Older Adult, and Veteran populations. Join us to learn how many instructors and leaders are making an impact with Mental Health First Aid.

Meaghan Reid - National Council for Behavioral Health, Inc.

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PDT
Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM PDT
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

My Journey: Making Mental Health Essential Health

Since his earliest days in public service, Patrick J. Kennedy believed that mental health should be a national priority. After 16 years in Congress, and countless bills passed, one stands out among the rest for the impact it has on the lives of all Americans – the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. This bill ensures that mental health is treated on-par with physical health, breaking down decades-old practices in the health care system that kept those two areas separate from one another, often with dire consequences.

Patrick J. Kennedy will discuss why mental health is critical to the overall health and well being of all Americans, why the healthcare system needs to adapt to better accommodate mental healthcare, the underlying public policy imperatives of parity, and why we need to invest in innovation.

Kennedy will also discuss his own journey toward mental health and recovery, and how he sees the world today.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Lunch

Included with registration

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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT

Creating a Culture of Wellness and Trauma-Informed Care

Feeling tired, disengaged or cynical? Is staff performance down and critical incidents up? Can’t find ways to manage feelings of being overwhelmed by the constant pain in our work and world? Don’t know how to help yourself or your staff manage the barrage of ongoing trauma so they can do their work? This workshop will explore how to create a culture of wellness and trauma-informed care. Examining the tough questions:

What does a culture of wellness and trauma-informed care look like?

What hard conversations are necessary when focusing on workforce development?

What real strategies advance wellness and trauma-informed care with your staff?

Objective of the Workshop:
Come away from this interactive, dynamic day with practical tools on how to:
• Build a resilient, impactful workforce.
• Maintain the critical work-life balance needed to stay in this work long-term.
• Increase effectiveness in responding to needs of trauma survivors.
• Advance a culture change of toward wellness and trauma-informed care.
• Seize this chance to energize yourself, strengthen your work and equip your workforce for the complex and fulfilling work ahead.

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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PDT

Consumer Caucus Meeting

Friday, May 19, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Assertive Community Treatment/Medication Assisted Therapy: A New Way to Treat Addiction to Opioids

In this workshop we describe a new approach to treating opioid addiction. The approach combines two resources that already exist in most rural Oregon communities: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT).

ACT is a model of mental health care that is designed for persons experiencing very severe mental illness. It involves intensive support, home visits, daily medication dispensing, and other services to suit the client’s needs. ACT is expensive but it keeps very ill patients out of the hospital or jail, leading to lower costs and greater quality of life. Most counties in Oregon have an ACT team.

MAT is the prescription of medications like buprenorphine or naltrexone to improve outcomes in addiction. MAT is provided by doctors and other health professionals, who tend to be very well equipped to manage the prescriptions but struggle to provide the other supports that persons with addictions may need. A strong partnership with additional resources - such as an ACT team can provide this additional support, and thereby help health professionals become willing and able prescribers of MAT.

The Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness ACT Team has successfully combined ACT with MAT to treat patients who have both mental illness and opioid use disorders. In this workshop we will describe our model of care and then workshop the model so that participants can adapt some or all of ACT/MAT to their community’s needs and resources.

Workshop Goal: to jumpstart ACT/MAT in Oregon

Workshop Objectives:
1. Understand general principles of buprenorphine and other MAT for drug use disorders
2. Understand the function and role of ACT in supporting persons experiencing addiction
3. Manage case examples appropriately in the classroom setting
4. Apply the principles learned in this workshop to plan for, or perhaps even initiate, an ACT/MAT program in their own ACT team.

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Paper Tigers/Resilience in the Face of Trauma

Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families. “Stressed brains can’t learn.” That was the nugget of neuroscience that Jim Sporleder, principal of a high school riddled with violence, drugs and truancy, took away from an educational conference in 2010. Three years later, the number of fights at Lincoln Alternative High School had gone down by 75% and the graduation rate had increased five-fold. Paper Tigers is the story of how one school made such dramatic progress. Following six students over the course of a school year, we see Lincoln’s staff try a new approach to discipline: one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension. Using a combination of vérité and revealing diary cam footage, Paper Tigers is a testament to what the latest developmental science is showing: that just one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person’s life.

Resilience in the Face of Trauma
Transforming practices and systems to more effectively respond to trauma and to promote and support healing can be a daunting task, but stories like the one we will see in Paper Tigers can inform and inspire us. At the same time, many of us work in systems and with people deeply impacted by trauma and discouragement and related challenges are ever present. Fortunately, we also have foundations of strength to build on. From leadership development and wellness efforts, to reflective supervision and conflict management processes, many strategies that build trauma-informed resilience are already familiar and available to us. Drawing from these and other strategies, the movie, and the panel discussion, this presentation will highlight principles and practices that can support resiliency at the individual, organizational and community level.

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Family Check-Up

The Family Check-Up is an empirically validated clinical intervention designed to effectively improve child and adolescent problem behavior and mental health. This brief family-centered intervention was developed by Dr. Tom Dishion and colleagues, is a model-driven, assessment-based treatment approach that has been used successfully with toddlers, school-age children, and adolescents with problem behaviors. The Family Check-up Workshop will provide multiple teaching strategies (video, lecture, role play practice) to provide training in: · Research relevant to brief but effective interventions for families of children and adolescents · Use of brief, systematic assessment to guide, tailor and select intervention options · Motivational interviewing techniques that guide caregiver engagement in treatment · Conducting effective initial interviews and providing assessment feedback to caregivers and families · Transitioning from feedback to more structured interventions that target specific parenting practices. · Managing parent resistance and ambivalence · Tailoring the FCU to your own service delivery needs Trainees will directed to the following resources: · Books and manuals detailing the FCU · On-line training in the FCU and parenting interventions (Everyday Parenting) · On-line videos and assessment materials

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Human Rights for a New Planet

Social Justice & Advocacy This activity starts with the participants' personal ideas about rights expressed in an imaginary bill of rights. They then find correspondences between their ideas and specific articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Human Rights for a New Planet: A small new planet has been discovered that has everything needed to sustain human life. No one has ever lived there. There are no laws, no rules, and no history. You will all be settlers here and in preparation your group has been appointed to draw up the bill of rights for this all-new planet. You do not know what position you will have in this country. This workshop will remind participants about the interdependency and indivisibility of rights and how it teaches direction, leadership, accountability, the not so easy thoughts to have, that there will be controversy, solving of the problems, and reasoning. Are you ready to create, debate and challenge yourself? Life skills to remember, live by and advocate for…. Human Rights and the Bill of Rights are personal goals to try to live by and remember for all.

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Peer Health & Wellness

What is Emotional Wellness? Being aware of feelings and accepting them, whether they're positive, negative, or in between is the definition of emotional wellness. The eight dimensions of emotional wellness are emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual and this workshop will give an introduction to tools and techniques that can lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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Human Resources/Mission Possible: Recruit, Engage, Retain

8am-9am Insurance Update/WolfTracs

9am-12pm Mission Possible: Recruit, Engage, Retain
This session will motivate you to enhance the medical mission of your practice.  Innovation and Best Practice - smart recruitment and retention moves you should know. Key collaboration with providers and staff to effectively design organizational culture.  Transforming challenges to opportunity, achieving success.

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Interdisciplinary Approach to Oral Health Equity Through Community and Risked Based Care

Dental caries, a chronic disease, is a bacterial infection which results in a cavity. Understanding the patient in the context of their own environment determined by a Caries Risk Assessment can determine a patient’s unique susceptibility to the caries process. Once identified, a team-based inter-professional approach to produce the best outcomes is necessary. This presentation will provide perspectives from a panel of speakers to engage the audience in how each attendee plays a role within the community they serve.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Lunch and Prizes

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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

AOCMHP Board Meeting

Working Committee Meeting

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QIC Meeting

Working Committee Meeting

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Financial Committee Meeting

Working Committee Meeting

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Wraparound Care Coordinators & Children's Advisory Council Meeting

Working Committee Meeting

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Exceptional Needs Care Coordinators Meeting

Working Committee Meeting

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Human Resources

8am–10am Communication – Kala Linville
TeamStepps Overview and how to DESC with DISC
TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies &Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety)

10am-12pm BOLI Supervisor/Manager

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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT

Complex Care Conversations

Most of us care for aging patients, with serious advanced illness. These patients can be complex, often receiving care that does not align with their values, leading to suffering and increased healthcare costs. Patients generally want to have conversations about what to expect and hope clinicians will bring it up. Clinicians often avoid care preference discussions because they are afraid of upsetting the patient and often don’t know how to effectively have these conversations.

In this training we will learn a visual framework to guide the goals of care discussion, how to deliver serious news, identify patients who would benefit from a goals of care conversation and also how to talk about prognosis in a way that acknowledges the inherent uncertainty. We will also learn practical ethical principles in determining decisional capacity and how to facilitate the legal role of the alternate decision maker in providing substituted judgment. This 8 hour learning experience is PowerPoint free and includes instruction, discussion, feedback and opportunities to safely practice navigation of complex care conversations.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Lunch

Included with registration

Show details Hide details
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT

Multi-Generational Inclusion and Engagement

The inherent challenges of inclusion across cultural groups are made more complex by changing age demographics: today’s workplace has more age variety than ever before. In an interactive, experiential, and flat-out fun session, we examine the characteristics and experiences of the four - sometimes five - generations in the workplace and address outdated, and limiting, myths and stereotypes. Each of us views the world through a
generational lens developed in our formative years. As such, each generation has common cultural codes that tell them how to live their lives, how to make sense of the world, and informs their beliefs about “the right way to do things.”

Regardless of your area of focus - education, social services, healthcare, justice, corporate - bridging generational differences can be one of the keys to employee satisfaction, higher functioning teams, and better service.

Objectives:
You will have the opportunity to:
• Understand the differences between stages of life and generational cohorts,
especially in a global context;
• Understand the complexity of cultural identities that each of us brings and explore
ways to prepare for and navigate the most challenging cultural differences;
• Examine ways to blend increasingly diverse individuals into highly functioning
teams;
• Develop a framework for improving your understanding of how generational
cohorts make decisions, take actions, respond and react in the workplace.

Show details Hide details

Collaboration/Integration of Mental Health Approaches to Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: Vision and Practice

For persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and mental health needs, timely, equitable access to mental health supports and services that are coordinated and integrated has been and continues to be problematic in part because both the Mental Health system and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities system have their own particular criteria related to eligibility, funding streams, policies and regulations, treatment approaches, language and communication, and philosophies. The individuals in this population experiences a full range of psychiatric disorders—prevalence is estimated at 30% and can be as high as 60-67%--and are among the most challenging persons served by both Mental Health and IDD Service Delivery System.

Through three interlocking workshops participants will be able to explore how collaboration between mental health and IDD systems in both urban and rural Oregon settings can advance wellness for persons experiencing co-occurring disorders, specifically IDD co-occurring with mental illness and other co-occurring disorders such as medical disorders. Each workshop is designed to illuminate the “Big Picture”, to offer inspiring examples of successes, and to explain practical tools and networking resources so participants can take action within their respective counties and broader regions.

Show details Hide details

Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health: Diversion Services

Keeping individuals with mental illness out of the criminal justice system by engaging them in treatment and providing appropriate support improves their quality of life and health outcomes. It also significantly reduces the economic costs to the community. The goal of this workshop is to suggest sustainable approaches for programs to prevent or divert individuals from becoming involved in the criminal justice system when their mental health conditions cause problematic but nonviolent behaviors. This workshop will provide · A high-level overview of the Sequential Intercept Model and mapping process. Focusing on prevention and diversion · Diversion services - and preview of what works · Discussion of current jail diversion services in Oregon. · Group discussion on what works to divert adults and older youth from the system including challenges to implementation · Participants will work in groups to develop a rough outline.~ This can be used as a general template for future activities and action, to create, tailor and/or evolve diversion opportunities in their community. Who should attend – anyone involved in bettering the system of care for corrections involved people with behavioral health issues – law enforcement, ER staff, court and jail staff, probation / parole, mental health treatment providers, addictions treatment providers, service providers, providers who focus services on mental health prevention, consumers and other interested community members.

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Oregon CCBHC Pilot Coordination Meeting

When the GOBHI Spring Conference takes place, Oregon’s twelve CCBHCs will be six weeks into their CCBHC pilot with the expectation that they are fully up and running, billing under the new CCBHC rules, collected required data elements, and beginning to think about how to measure whether they are improving outcomes and bending the cost curve for their complex and expensive patients.

Rather than declaring victory early, we will be using this workshop to dig into the data reporting requirements, identify specific areas of concern, facilitate a set of prioritized problem-solving mini discussions, and plan for follow-up technical assistance, based on the needs of the twelve CCBHCs.

Learning Objectives
During this workshop, participants will:
• Gain a “straight-talk” understanding of the CCBHC data reporting requirements and learn how to prepare for and complete the CCBHC Reporting Template.
• Dig into the Quarterly Settlement Data Submission Template and strategize how to complete it with minimal effort.
• Brainstorm other areas of readiness concern.
• Problem solve prioritized concerns.
• Identify next steps for individual and group technical assistance.

Show details Hide details
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT

Oregon Mental Health First Aid Summit 2017

The Summit is an opportunity for Mental Health First Aid instructors, supporting organizations, as well as those new to Mental Health First Aid to come together and collaborate on the Oregon statewide effort. This is a great chance to learn from the experts on topics pertaining to Mental Health First Aid and to network with partners throughout the state. Topics will include National and Local updates, marketing, sustainability, and specific population modules. Discussions will focus on successful ways of implementing Mental Health First Aid with Public Safety, Education, Older Adult, and Veteran populations. Join us to learn how many instructors and leaders are making an impact with Mental Health First Aid.

Meaghan Reid - National Council for Behavioral Health, Inc.

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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM PDT
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM PDT
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

My Journey: Making Mental Health Essential Health

Since his earliest days in public service, Patrick J. Kennedy believed that mental health should be a national priority. After 16 years in Congress, and countless bills passed, one stands out among the rest for the impact it has on the lives of all Americans – the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. This bill ensures that mental health is treated on-par with physical health, breaking down decades-old practices in the health care system that kept those two areas separate from one another, often with dire consequences.

Patrick J. Kennedy will discuss why mental health is critical to the overall health and well being of all Americans, why the healthcare system needs to adapt to better accommodate mental healthcare, the underlying public policy imperatives of parity, and why we need to invest in innovation.

Kennedy will also discuss his own journey toward mental health and recovery, and how he sees the world today.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Lunch

Included with registration

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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT

Creating a Culture of Wellness and Trauma-Informed Care

Feeling tired, disengaged or cynical? Is staff performance down and critical incidents up? Can’t find ways to manage feelings of being overwhelmed by the constant pain in our work and world? Don’t know how to help yourself or your staff manage the barrage of ongoing trauma so they can do their work? This workshop will explore how to create a culture of wellness and trauma-informed care. Examining the tough questions:

What does a culture of wellness and trauma-informed care look like?

What hard conversations are necessary when focusing on workforce development?

What real strategies advance wellness and trauma-informed care with your staff?

Objective of the Workshop:
Come away from this interactive, dynamic day with practical tools on how to:
• Build a resilient, impactful workforce.
• Maintain the critical work-life balance needed to stay in this work long-term.
• Increase effectiveness in responding to needs of trauma survivors.
• Advance a culture change of toward wellness and trauma-informed care.
• Seize this chance to energize yourself, strengthen your work and equip your workforce for the complex and fulfilling work ahead.

Show details Hide details
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PDT

Consumer Caucus Meeting

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Assertive Community Treatment/Medication Assisted Therapy: A New Way to Treat Addiction to Opioids

In this workshop we describe a new approach to treating opioid addiction. The approach combines two resources that already exist in most rural Oregon communities: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT).

ACT is a model of mental health care that is designed for persons experiencing very severe mental illness. It involves intensive support, home visits, daily medication dispensing, and other services to suit the client’s needs. ACT is expensive but it keeps very ill patients out of the hospital or jail, leading to lower costs and greater quality of life. Most counties in Oregon have an ACT team.

MAT is the prescription of medications like buprenorphine or naltrexone to improve outcomes in addiction. MAT is provided by doctors and other health professionals, who tend to be very well equipped to manage the prescriptions but struggle to provide the other supports that persons with addictions may need. A strong partnership with additional resources - such as an ACT team can provide this additional support, and thereby help health professionals become willing and able prescribers of MAT.

The Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness ACT Team has successfully combined ACT with MAT to treat patients who have both mental illness and opioid use disorders. In this workshop we will describe our model of care and then workshop the model so that participants can adapt some or all of ACT/MAT to their community’s needs and resources.

Workshop Goal: to jumpstart ACT/MAT in Oregon

Workshop Objectives:
1. Understand general principles of buprenorphine and other MAT for drug use disorders
2. Understand the function and role of ACT in supporting persons experiencing addiction
3. Manage case examples appropriately in the classroom setting
4. Apply the principles learned in this workshop to plan for, or perhaps even initiate, an ACT/MAT program in their own ACT team.

Show details Hide details

Paper Tigers/Resilience in the Face of Trauma

Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families. “Stressed brains can’t learn.” That was the nugget of neuroscience that Jim Sporleder, principal of a high school riddled with violence, drugs and truancy, took away from an educational conference in 2010. Three years later, the number of fights at Lincoln Alternative High School had gone down by 75% and the graduation rate had increased five-fold. Paper Tigers is the story of how one school made such dramatic progress. Following six students over the course of a school year, we see Lincoln’s staff try a new approach to discipline: one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension. Using a combination of vérité and revealing diary cam footage, Paper Tigers is a testament to what the latest developmental science is showing: that just one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person’s life.

Resilience in the Face of Trauma
Transforming practices and systems to more effectively respond to trauma and to promote and support healing can be a daunting task, but stories like the one we will see in Paper Tigers can inform and inspire us. At the same time, many of us work in systems and with people deeply impacted by trauma and discouragement and related challenges are ever present. Fortunately, we also have foundations of strength to build on. From leadership development and wellness efforts, to reflective supervision and conflict management processes, many strategies that build trauma-informed resilience are already familiar and available to us. Drawing from these and other strategies, the movie, and the panel discussion, this presentation will highlight principles and practices that can support resiliency at the individual, organizational and community level.

Show details Hide details

Family Check-Up

The Family Check-Up is an empirically validated clinical intervention designed to effectively improve child and adolescent problem behavior and mental health. This brief family-centered intervention was developed by Dr. Tom Dishion and colleagues, is a model-driven, assessment-based treatment approach that has been used successfully with toddlers, school-age children, and adolescents with problem behaviors. The Family Check-up Workshop will provide multiple teaching strategies (video, lecture, role play practice) to provide training in: · Research relevant to brief but effective interventions for families of children and adolescents · Use of brief, systematic assessment to guide, tailor and select intervention options · Motivational interviewing techniques that guide caregiver engagement in treatment · Conducting effective initial interviews and providing assessment feedback to caregivers and families · Transitioning from feedback to more structured interventions that target specific parenting practices. · Managing parent resistance and ambivalence · Tailoring the FCU to your own service delivery needs Trainees will directed to the following resources: · Books and manuals detailing the FCU · On-line training in the FCU and parenting interventions (Everyday Parenting) · On-line videos and assessment materials

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Human Rights for a New Planet

Social Justice & Advocacy This activity starts with the participants' personal ideas about rights expressed in an imaginary bill of rights. They then find correspondences between their ideas and specific articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Human Rights for a New Planet: A small new planet has been discovered that has everything needed to sustain human life. No one has ever lived there. There are no laws, no rules, and no history. You will all be settlers here and in preparation your group has been appointed to draw up the bill of rights for this all-new planet. You do not know what position you will have in this country. This workshop will remind participants about the interdependency and indivisibility of rights and how it teaches direction, leadership, accountability, the not so easy thoughts to have, that there will be controversy, solving of the problems, and reasoning. Are you ready to create, debate and challenge yourself? Life skills to remember, live by and advocate for…. Human Rights and the Bill of Rights are personal goals to try to live by and remember for all.

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Peer Health & Wellness

What is Emotional Wellness? Being aware of feelings and accepting them, whether they're positive, negative, or in between is the definition of emotional wellness. The eight dimensions of emotional wellness are emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual and this workshop will give an introduction to tools and techniques that can lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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Human Resources/Mission Possible: Recruit, Engage, Retain

8am-9am Insurance Update/WolfTracs

9am-12pm Mission Possible: Recruit, Engage, Retain
This session will motivate you to enhance the medical mission of your practice.  Innovation and Best Practice - smart recruitment and retention moves you should know. Key collaboration with providers and staff to effectively design organizational culture.  Transforming challenges to opportunity, achieving success.

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Interdisciplinary Approach to Oral Health Equity Through Community and Risked Based Care

Dental caries, a chronic disease, is a bacterial infection which results in a cavity. Understanding the patient in the context of their own environment determined by a Caries Risk Assessment can determine a patient’s unique susceptibility to the caries process. Once identified, a team-based inter-professional approach to produce the best outcomes is necessary. This presentation will provide perspectives from a panel of speakers to engage the audience in how each attendee plays a role within the community they serve.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Lunch and Prizes

Included with registration

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Location
Riverhouse on the Deschutes
3075 N. Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97703, United States

LODGING/RESERVATIONS
 
Call 866.453.4480 and reference 2017 GOBHI Spring Conference
 Room rates are $134.00 per night + taxes and fees 


The Riverhouse Hotel
3075 N. Business 97
Bend, Oregon 97701

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