Thu, Feb 17|
Overcoming Barriers to Serving Youth with High Behavior Needs
Our current mental health system was not built to adequately support youth with complex mental health/behavioral concerns. We will have an honest conversation about our experiences, barriers we've confronted and navigating through a system that was not built to do what we need it to do. Free CEU's.
Time & Location
Feb 17, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
About the Event
This FREE training takes place during the RCCMHC Children's Mental Health Cultural Outreach meeting. We learn from each other-- Please bring YOUR ideas and resources to share!
Presenters: Randal Westergard, MA, BCBA & Liz Hooks, PhD, LP, BCBA from Behavioral Dimensions
Our current mental health system was not built to adequately support youth with complex mental health or severe behavioral concerns. However, we have been able to successfully support and stabilize youths and their families who are constantly in and out of crisis by using pieces of the system creatively, working collaboratively across multiple service sectors, and having a lot of fun along the way. Our program, the Critical Care Unit for Behavioral Supports, was specifically designed for youths at risk of being removed from their home due to complex mental health and behavioral needs. In this training, we will have an honest conversation about our experiences, barriers we've confronted, and navigating through a system that was not built to do what we need it to do. By attending this presentation, you will learn to:
- Be a leader on your client's treatment teams using influence and culture to your benefit
- Translate what you need across different systems of care and community services
- Identify a path forward in treatment when all you can see are barriers
- AND how to have fun doing it!