Please join the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers for the 2017 Summer Quarterly Meeting in beautiful French Lick, Indiana! Take the opportunity to interact with Indiana’s community based mental health and addiction treatment providers as we hear from a nationally known author and speaker, Darby Penney. Darby will provide insights into her award-winning project, “The Lives They Left Behind”, documenting the lives of mental patients in the New York State mental health system through their abandoned suitcases. She creates a moving and devastating group portrait of twentieth-century American psychiatric care. Darby will also focus a portion of her remarks on the historical development of trauma based treatment and its factor in more “serious” diagnoses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Through her session, we will examine the importance of developing internal trauma informed policies and procedures and focus on eliminating practices that can traumatize or re-traumatize health consumers.
In the afternoon, the Indiana Council is offering both “Executive Leadership” and “Child and Adolescent Clinician” sessions. For the executive sessions, the Indiana Council is providing an important roundtable discussion with DCS Regional Directors, where will discuss the current referral program, examine opportunities for program improvements, and discuss enhanced CMHC/DCS partnerships. We will also meet with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to develop strategic ideas around developing an improved behavioral health workforce, through well-designed college curriculums properly preparing individuals to become licensed professional staff in our system. Finally, we will provide a “CMHC Best Practice” session, affording CMHCs the opportunity to develop enhanced workforce hiring practices by examining approaches that have proven to be effective through embracing the characteristics of the younger workforce, including work-life balance considerations.
For the child and adolescent clinician sessions, we will focus important attention on early childhood brain development and the impact on future behaviors. Hear from a highly-respected educator, with incredible insights into early childhood development and how our system must consider these factors in developing effective treatment. We will also provide important insights for our clinicians in addressing the unique challenges facing the LGBTQ+ youth population. At the meeting, LGBTQ+ youth from the Bloomington Prism Youth organization will provide attendees with direct and open awareness of the challenges facing this population. Take the opportunity to learn from today’s youth to better develop your own clinical approach for LGBTQ+ youth consumers. Finally, we will provide a “CMHC Best-Practices” session where a CMHC will provide insights for child and adolescent clinicians in addressing treatment services for children and families.
This is clearly a conference you don’t want to miss with sessions designed specifically for our many professionals in the community mental health center system. Take the opportunity and register today!
You may make your overnight room reservations by calling French Lick directly at 1-888-936-9360 and using the group code 0717ICC or by using this link.
Please make all reservations by JULY 5!
French Lick is offering our attendees an overnight room rate of $149, plus tax per night and West Baden is offering our attendees an overnight room rate of $199, plus tax per night. Complimentary self and valet parking is available on-site.
Additional information is forthcoming and will udpated accordingly. Please direct any conference questions to Denise DeLong, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-317-684-3684.