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21
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May
24
Wed
Essentials for Supporting Students & Adults with Autism
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun
21
Wed
Peoria – Supporting Healthy Sexuality @ Peoria Public Library – Auditorium
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Peoria - Supporting Healthy Sexuality @ Peoria Public Library – Auditorium

Supporting Healthy Sexuality in Persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Presented by Krescene Beck & Linda Sandman/Illinois Imagines Project

Location: Peoria Public Library – Auditorium

107 NE Monroe Street, Peoria, IL 61602

Date: Jun 21,2017

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

No cost to attend

LUNCH WILL BE ON YOUR OWN

4.0 CE’s available to QIDP, LNHA, LSW, LCSW,LPC, LCPC, RN, LPN, APN, & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Everyone is a sexual being, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities! Supporting Healthy Sexuality for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is an interactive and lively workshop that will take you on a journey of discovery of healthy sexuality through:

*Illinois Imagines Project

*Historical perspective including sexual development, expression, and self-advocacy

*Healthy relationships education

*Sexual violence prevention and response

*Policies/procedures, risk assessments, and Person Centered Planning

*Action Planning

*Resources

Jul
19
Wed
Professional Development Workshop: New Trends in Psychotropic Medications @ Southern Illinois Case Coordination Services (SICCS)
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Professional Development Workshop: New Trends in Psychotropic Medications @ Southern Illinois Case Coordination Services (SICCS)

Professional Development Workshop: New Trends in Psychotropic Medications

Join us for another exciting workshop! Garrett believes in the philosophy that it is through education and knowledge that we are able to better understand and improve upon the quality of services we provide to adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Garrett provides workshops, targeting professionals who work with adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are currently on medications for behavior     management. Garrett delivers insight and valuable research regarding 2nd generation antipsychotics and their negative impact when incorrectly utilized.  His approach and information presented is based on experience and research encountered while working in this field. Garrett breaks down complex information in an easy to understand manner, including an   abundance of real life examples and applications.

If you have participated in Garrett’s Polypharmacy Workshop in the past, we have taken that information and simplified it in an easy to understand presentation.  Ideal for middle management, clinical, and nursing staff.

Date:  Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location:

Southern Illinois Case Coordination Services (SICCS)

140 South Locust – Regions Bank Building – 2nd floor

Centralia, IL 62801

 Cost: Free of charge

 2.0 CEUs: LNHA, LCPC, LPC, LSW, LCSW, QIDP, LPN, RN, APN, & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 Presenter:  Garrett McCann, Registered Clinical Pharmacist/ICPN Consultant

View Workshop Flyer

Register on the form below

Jul
26
Wed
Working Collaboratively with Health Care Professionals: How to get the most out of medical and psychiatric consultations @ Noll Medical Pavilion Suite 2500, Springfield, IL
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Working Collaboratively with Health Care Professionals: How to get the most out of medical and psychiatric consultations @ Noll Medical Pavilion Suite 2500, Springfield, IL

Working Collaboratively with Health Care Professionals: How to get the most out of medical and psychiatric consultations

Presented by Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA/Clinical Supervisor

Presented by Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA/Clinical Supervisor

When: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 / 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 

Where: 5220 S. Sixth Street—Noll Medical Pavilion Suite 2500, Springfield, IL

 Cost: Free of Charge

Often, when we take persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities to medical or psychiatric consultations with health care professionals, we enter the appointment with big expectations, and leave the appointment feeling dissatisfied with the outcome.  This workshop is intended to assist middle management with strategies on how to prepare for appointments well in advance by doing the following; tracking data for target behaviors, medical symptoms, and mental health components, completing thorough case reviews to gain better understanding of history, possible medical  ailments to track or rule out, questions/concerns to prepare in advance, and more.  As professionals, we need to assist the medical/psychiatric doctors by providing accurate data, communicating with clear expectations or concerns, providing knowledge and history of the person, and learn how to effectively communicate with health care professionals to get the most out of appointments. We need to convey our individual’s story to our health care professionals, to better position them to make accurate diagnosis.

Target Audience: staff and community members providing services to persons with developmental/intellectual disabilities.

 

2 CE’s available to: QIDP, LCPC, LCSW, LNHA, LPC, LSW, RN, LPN, APN & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Register on the form below:

 

 

Aug
25
Fri
Trauma Informed Care: Understanding the effects of trauma in persons with an intellectual/developmental disability @ NIU Conference Center - Rockford
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Trauma Informed Care: Understanding the effects of trauma in persons with an intellectual/developmental disability @ NIU Conference Center - Rockford

Trauma Informed Care: Understanding the effects of trauma in persons with an intellectual/developmental disability

Friday, August 25th, 2016 9:00am – 3:00pm

What is Trauma Informed Care (TIC)?

Trauma Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. TIC also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

How can TIC assist when working with adults and children with an intellectual or developmental disability?

Persons with intellectual disabilities are often exposed to trauma during their lifetime. Common exposure is physical, sexual, verbal abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. The impact of violence and trauma varies — some victims may emerge from the experience without major problems, while others may suffer long term devastating effects. This workshop will focus on types of trauma, how to address trauma, implications of trauma when working with persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, recovery, and tools/resources.

About the Presenter: Raul Almazar:

Raul Almazar, RN, MA has been a member of the disability community for many years. Before becoming a full time TIC consultant at SAMHSA, he served as the Deputy Director for the State of Illinois Division of Mental Health. He has extensive experience in working with youth and adults in institutional and community based programming across many different service systems.

For more information on Trauma Informed Care, visit www.samhsa.gov

4.5.0 CE’s available to: QIDP, LNHA, LCPC, LPC, LSW, LCSW, RN, APN, LPN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologis

Location of Workshop:

NIU Conference Center – Rockford

8500 E. State Street *workshop will be held in the Auditorium

Rockford, IL 61108

View Workshop Flyer

Register on the form Below

Aug
30
Wed
Useful Treatment Strategies: Understanding and Supporting Persons with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability Who Have Been Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Useful Treatment Strategies: Understanding and Supporting Persons with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability Who Have Been Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder

Useful Treatment Strategies: Understanding and Supporting Persons with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability Who Have Been Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder

Presented by Mike Jersey, LPC/ICPN Clinician

Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious mental disorder marked by a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image, and functioning. These experiences often result in impulsive actions and unstable relationships.  This learning experience will provide an overview regarding the features of Borderline Personality Disorder as well as discuss how Borderline Personality Disorder may present in people with Developmental Disabilities. In addition to this, an overview of treatment strategies for managing difficult behavioral incidents common for people with Borderline Personality Disorder will be provided.

 

When: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Trinity Services

301 Veterans Parkway

New Lenox, IL 60451

 

Workshop is FREE OF CHARGE

2 CE’s available to:  QIDP, LCPC, LCSW, LNHA, LPC, LSW, RN, LPN, APN, & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Register up until 8/29/17

Sep
12
Tue
The Power of Voice (Part 1: Modules 1&2) @ John A Logan College
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Power of Voice (Part 1: Modules 1&2) @ John A Logan College

The Power of Voice (Part 1: Modules 1&2)                     

Presented by Mollie Horner-King, BCBA/ICPN Associate Director

Take a day to focus on the number one tool you and your team use to achieve your most important goal: increasing the quality of life for the people you support. The primary tool that we, in our field, use is ourselves: our words, our actions, and our very way of being. Given that, consider the importance of voice quality to what you do every day. Your voice carries your emotions and the intention you have for every communication. It would be difficult to overstate the impact of voice in your role as a supportive manager, coach, teacher, or fellow team member.

In Power of Voice, you’ll learn the value of developing your Professional Voice, a way of speaking that helps you meet more of your communication goals, inspire trust, and defuse conflict.

This workshop draws from a six module Power of Voice training curriculum developed by voice and communication professionals, Anne Ward and Bob Sandidge, for ICPN (Illinois Crisis Prevention Network). The Power of Voice features videos, workshop exercises, and discussions specifically created for what we do in our field, the way we work, and the voice challenges we face.

Part 1: Modules 1 & 2

September 12, 2017

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

You are welcome to attend one or both sessions!

Register for Part 2: Modules 3&4 here

Located at John A Logan College: 700 Logan College Rd/Carterville, IL 62918

Workshop is FREE OF CHARGE

3.0 CE’s available for each session you attend to:

QIDP, LCPC, LCSW, LNHA, LPC, LSW, RN, LPN, APN & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Sep
19
Tue
ICPN Professional Development Workshop: The Art of Providing Effective Feedback @ Noll Medical Pavilion Room 2500
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ICPN Professional Development Workshop: The Art of Providing Effective Feedback @ Noll Medical Pavilion Room 2500

ICPN Professional Development Workshop: The Art of Providing Effective Feedback

 Presented by Ann Ramey, BCBA, LCSW & Jon Bowers, QSP

Communication is a key ingredient to success when working in an environment that supports people with challenging behaviors. Specifically, whether you are in the field as a person receiving services, direct care staff member, or administrator, feedback opens the door to communication, creates clear expectations, and strengthens relationships. This workshop explores the elements needed for providing effective feedback, which can aid in creating a culture of communication that is supportive, accepting, and goal directed. Join Ann and Jon for an interactive look at the art of feedback and how it may be utilized to produce positive outcomes.

 

When: Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Noll Medical Pavilion Room 2500, 5220 S. Sixth Street Road , Springfield, IL 62703

Cost: Free of Charge

 2 CE’s available to:

QIDP, LCPC, LPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, RN, and LPN

Oct
12
Thu
The Power of Voice (Part 2: Modules 3&4) @ John A Logan College
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Power of Voice (Part 2: Modules 3&4) @ John A Logan College

The Power of Voice (Part 2: Modules 3&4)                     

Presented by Mollie Horner-King, BCBA/ICPN Associate Director

Take a day to focus on the number one tool you and your team use to achieve your most important goal: increasing the quality of life for the people you support. The primary tool that we, in our field, use is ourselves: our words, our actions, and our very way of being. Given that, consider the importance of voice quality to what you do every day. Your voice carries your emotions and the intention you have for every communication. It would be difficult to overstate the impact of voice in your role as a supportive manager, coach, teacher, or fellow team member.

In Power of Voice, you’ll learn the value of developing your Professional Voice, a way of speaking that helps you meet more of your communication goals, inspire trust, and defuse conflict.

This workshop draws from a six module Power of Voice training curriculum developed by voice and communication professionals, Anne Ward and Bob Sandidge, for ICPN (Illinois Crisis Prevention Network). The Power of Voice features videos, workshop exercises, and discussions specifically created for what we do in our field, the way we work, and the voice challenges we face.

Part II: Modules 3 & 4

October 12, 2017

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

You are welcome to attend one or both sessions!

Register for Part 1: Modules 1&2 here

Located at John A Logan College: 700 Logan College Rd/Carterville, IL 62918

Workshop is FREE OF CHARGE

3.0 CE’s available for each session you attend to:

QIDP, LCPC, LCSW, LNHA, LPC, LSW, RN, LPN, APN & Licensed Clinical Psychologist