Feb
25
Tue
Basic Behavioral Principles (Pontiac) @ Pontiac Public Library
Feb 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Basic Behavioral Principles (Pontiac) @ Pontiac Public Library

Basic Behavioral Principles

Presented by Anna Anderson, BCBA

Have you ever heard of Behavior Analysis? Behavior Analysis is a natural science that seeks to understand the behavior of individuals and can be effective when working with adults who have been diagnosed with an intellectual/developmental disability. Even if you are not a trained Behavior Analyst, there are principles you can use in your everyday lives and work environments that can have a positive impact. During this workshop, we will discuss some strategies to build more therapeutic environments, as well as touch on function-based intervention.

1.5 CE’s available to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, APN, RN, & LVN

This Workshop is free of charge.

All Local Agency Providers & Community Members are welcome.


Mar
17
Tue
2020 Annual Conference Registration (Springfield, IL) @ Crowne Plaza Convention Center
Mar 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Greetings Conference Attendees-

We look forward to spending time with you at our ICPN conference next week. At this time, we are moving ahead with our gathering. Given the health concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we ask that you preclude yourself from attending if you are immune compromised or experiencing the symptoms of a cold or flu.

We are attempting to secure hand sanitizer to have available during the conference. We recommend that you bring your own and share with others if necessary. And of course – keep washing your hands! We hope to see you next Tuesday or Wednesday.

Please contact ICPN at Avvanti@hope.us as soon as possible if you will not be able to attend the conference. All cancelations received by Friday, March 13th at 12:00p will receive a refund of $40 if payment was submitted.

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES AT YOUR AGENCY.

Thank you,

Kim Shontz & Timothy Baker
ICPN Directors

CONFERENCE IS NOW FULL!

 

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View the Schedule

Mar
18
Wed
2020 Annual Conference Registration (Naperville, IL) @ NIU Conference Center
Mar 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Greetings Conference Attendees-

We look forward to spending time with you at our ICPN conference next week. At this time, we are moving ahead with our gathering. Given the health concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we ask that you preclude yourself from attending if you are immune compromised or experiencing the symptoms of a cold or flu.

We are attempting to secure hand sanitizer to have available during the conference. We recommend that you bring your own and share with others if necessary. And of course – keep washing your hands! We hope to see you next Tuesday or Wednesday.

Please contact ICPN at Avvanti@hope.us as soon as possible if you will not be able to attend the conference. All cancelations received by Friday, March 13th at 12:00p will receive a refund of $40 if payment was submitted.

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES AT YOUR AGENCY.

Thank you,

Kim Shontz & Timothy Baker
ICPN Directors

CONFERENCE IS NOW FULL!

View the Flyer

View the Schedule

Apr
17
Fri
Beyond the Assessment: Steps for Implementing Function-Based Interventions
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for this FREE expert-led webinar tailored to professionals who are responsible for assessing and developing function-based behavior treatment plans. 2 CEU’s will be offered upon completion!

OBJECTIVE:
To teach professionals how to use Applied Behavior Analysis as a foundation in understanding and minimizing challenging behaviors when working with adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Amie Burke, BCBA, will walk you through the necessary steps in completing functional assessments, analyzing data, and incorporating function-based interventions into your behavior plans.

In addition, available tools and function-based interventions will be explored and discussed.

TRAINER BIO:
Amie has more than 20 years of residential experience working with adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities.She uses a combination of humor and practicality to provide useful learning experiences.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
2.0 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

WHAT YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE:
An internet connection, computer, and access to email.
All participants will receive a Zoom link to join this live webinar at least 1 day prior to the event date.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

Apr
30
Thu
Understanding Prader Willi Syndrome
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for this expert-led webinar that will help you to gain a better understanding of Prader Willi Syndrome!

Pradar Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder that not only affects a person’s physical development but impacts a person’s cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric functioning.

This webinar will provide participants with an overview regarding PWS and will discuss how the syndrome is diagnosed. In addition to this, common internal and external features of the syndrome will be identified.

The webinar will conclude with a discussion regarding treatment considerations and resources to provide further education regarding the topic.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
• Gain an understanding regarding how PWS is diagnosed.
• Learn to identify physical features of PWS.
• Gain an understanding of the cognitive effects that PWS may
have on an individual.
• Develop insight regarding common behavioral features for
individuals diagnosed with PWS.
• Gain an understanding regarding how PWS impacts a person’s
psychiatric health.
• Learn to identify treatment strategies that may be useful when
supporting people diagnosed with PWS.

PRESENTER:
Mike Jersey, MA, LPC, is the Clinical Director of the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network’s Support Services Team and has been a member of the team since its inception in 2010. The Illinois Crisis Prevention Network is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and works to support individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities experiencing behavioral and/or medical challenges. Prior to his work with the ICPN, Mike has supervised residential settings for adults diagnosed with a severe mental illness and adolescents diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities that were wards of the state of Illinois.

REGISTRATION:
**A zoom link will be emailed you to you prior to the training date

May
5
Tue
Compassion, Fatigue, and Burnout
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for this expert-led webinar tailored to middle management, ISC’s, and other staff that support individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Compassion fatigue and burnout are common experiences for staff in the helping professions. In this training staff will be able to learn about these difficulties as well as how to combat them. Learning how to build resiliency and sustain our personal and professional selves allows us to continue to serve the intellectual disabilities community to the best of our abilities.

PRESENTER:
Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA

REGISTRATION:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lnJpxR7CSSya2OBXxEX4EQ

CEU’s:
1.5 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, RN, LPN, LSW, LCSW & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

May
7
Thu
Understanding Prader Willi Syndrome
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for this expert-led webinar that will help you to gain a better understanding of Prader Willi Syndrome!

Pradar Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder that not only affects a person’s physical development but impacts a person’s cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric functioning.

This webinar will provide participants with an overview regarding PWS and will discuss how the syndrome is diagnosed. In addition to this, common internal and external features of the syndrome will be identified.

The webinar will conclude with a discussion regarding treatment considerations and resources to provide further education regarding the topic. CEU’s will be offered!

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
• Gain an understanding regarding how PWS is diagnosed.
• Learn to identify physical features of PWS.
• Gain an understanding of the cognitive effects that PWS may
have on an individual.
• Develop insight regarding common behavioral features for
individuals diagnosed with PWS.
• Gain an understanding regarding how PWS impacts a person’s
psychiatric health.
• Learn to identify treatment strategies that may be useful when
supporting people diagnosed with PWS.

PRESENTER:
Mike Jersey, MA, LPC, is the Clinical Director of the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network’s Support Services Team and has been a member of the team since its inception in 2010. The Illinois Crisis Prevention Network is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and works to support individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities experiencing behavioral and/or medical challenges. Prior to his work with the ICPN, Mike has supervised residential settings for adults diagnosed with a severe mental illness and adolescents diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities that were wards of the state of Illinois.

REGISTRATION:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tDssn56XSjmvYd-NB7WD_w?fbclid=IwAR1a60cHpoOxjztS5J8RNMctbTwjQmrSSKoDwMnLhBbAYMciSbFD93ZfHZU

 

May
14
Thu
Scrub a Dub Dub: Showering Combative Seniors
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for this expert-led webinar tailored to middle management, ISC’s, and other staff providing support to older persons.

The number of seniors is increasing. By 2030, there will be nearly 1.5 million seniors with ID/DD. Whether they have memory issues or not, seniors may have difficulty taking showers. In this live webinar, learn more about reasons why these challenging behaviors may occur during the shower. Presenters will also review first line behavioral interventions on how to address these uncooperative behaviors.

PRESENTERS:
Dr. Maranda A. Trahan, PhD, BCBA-D
Amanda Ripley, MS, BCBA

Dr. Trahan is an expert in the assessment and management of challenging dementia symptoms, like aggression, noncompliance, and verbal disruptions. She was born in Louisiana, attended SIUC for graduate school, and completed a postdoc at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She lived in Florida and started one of the first private practices in ABA and Dementia Care before returning to Illinois in late 2018. Dr. Trahan likes to be outside, spending time with her family and animals.

Amanda Ripley has worked with individuals with challenging behaviors across the life span, including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Amanda is from Chicago, graduated with her master’s degree from SIUC, and worked in a several states providing ABA services, including Michigan, Colorado, and Illinois. Amanda likes to run and play outside with her kids and husband.

CEU’s:
1.5 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, RN, LPN, LSW, LCSW & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

REGISTRATION: 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9ZrOSATOQKio1tLf9MdoWg

 

May
21
Thu
Beyond the Assessment: Steps for Implementing Function-Based Interventions
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for this FREE expert-led webinar tailored to professionals who are responsible for assessing and developing function-based behavior treatment plans. 2 CEU’s will be offered upon completion!

OBJECTIVE:
To teach professionals how to use Applied Behavior Analysis as a foundation in understanding and minimizing challenging behaviors when working with adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Amie Burke, BCBA, will walk you through the necessary steps in completing functional assessments, analyzing data, and incorporating function-based interventions into your behavior plans.

In addition, available tools and function-based interventions will be explored and discussed.

TRAINER BIO:
Amie has more than 20 years of residential experience working with adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities.She uses a combination of humor and practicality to provide useful learning experiences.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
2.0 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

WHAT YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE:
An internet connection, computer, and access to email.
All participants will receive a Zoom link to join this live webinar at least 1 day prior to the event date.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3-_RYavrSOy9fEMgj5thEw

May
28
Thu
Compassion, Fatigue, and Burnout
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for this expert-led webinar tailored to middle management, ISC’s, and other staff that support individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Compassion fatigue and burnout are common experiences for staff in the helping professions. In this training staff will be able to learn about these difficulties as well as how to combat them. Learning how to build resiliency and sustain our personal and professional selves allows us to continue to serve the intellectual disabilities community to the best of our abilities.

PRESENTER:
Katherine Docter, SSP, BCBA

REGISTRATION:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ufUFo_zZQOyqWWw2zdN_dg

CEU’s:
1.5 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, RN, LPN, LSW, LCSW & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Jun
11
Thu
Trauma Informed Care: What Is It and What Can We Do About It?
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for this FREE interactive webinar to explore strategies for supporting people who have been touched by traumatic experiences!

A person’s behavior is shaped and learned through their experiences and interactions with others in their environments. Challenging behaviors that are difficult to manage may emerge when that person’s behavior has been shaped by traumatic experiences. For people with developmental disabilities traumatic experiences may be hidden and only show signs of existence when challenging behavior emerges.

This training will discuss trauma and how it may present in people diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Moreover, this training will discuss strategies for supporting people touched by traumatic experiences including current and relevant situations such as natural disasters and pandemics.

Continuing Education:
2.0 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, RN, LPN, LSW, LCSW, LNHA & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

REGISTER:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W8cXnV8fRqCjHsjomdMosA

Jun
18
Thu
Leading Outside the Lines: Leadership Through the Generations
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Description – This workshop will help you understand the various generations present at work and understand what motivates each of them and how to work together.  While having various cultures in one workplace can present communication problems and conflicts, the benefits of such a variety in the workplace outweigh it. Learning how to deal with the generation gap at work will help you become a better manager or co-worker.

Continuing Education: 2.0 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW, LNHA, RN, LPN & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Registration:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SfKKGVa0QTCpbDUz2_N4eQ

Jun
25
Thu
The Quest to Make Every Interaction Count
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This discussion will explore the significance of our verbal and non-verbal interactions when working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We will explore how our interactions with people can influence the outcomes of our interactions.

Simple yet powerful interaction techniques will be discussed, as well as highlighting the benefits of utilizing techniques such as rapport building, the ability to deescalate situations, enhancing dignity, and creating a validating environment for those we serve. Challenge yourself to make the most of your words and make every interaction count.

PRESENTER:
Allison Chamberlain, M.S., BCBA is a case manager of the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network’s (ICPN) Support Services Team in Carbondale, Illinois. The Illinois Crisis Prevention Network is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and provides services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities experiencing behavioral and/or medical challenges in their current residential setting. Prior to her work with ICPN, Allison previously served as the Clinical Supervisor at Project 12-Ways, which provides in home behavioral services to families with a history or serious risk of abuse and/or neglect.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
2.0 CE’s will be provided to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LSW, LCSW, LNHA & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

REGISTRATION:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lndRzsClTEi4A9rd2ujGsg

Jul
15
Wed
Leading Outside the Lines
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop will help you understand the various generations present at work and understand what motivates each of them and how to work together.  While having various cultures in one workplace can present communication problems and conflicts, the benefits of such a variety in the workplace outweigh it. Learning how to deal with the generation gap at work will help you become a better manager or co-worker.

CEU’s available!

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h2gfAQqsRUqF2lAHuMFc-Q

Jul
23
Thu
Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by Meghan Cramer, MSW

This learning opportunity will educate participants regarding the cause, diagnostic criteria, and life-long effects of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) on the person and their families. The primary and secondary behaviors associated with FASD and co-occurring mental health disorders will be identified. The implications for social service providers will be discussed during this live zoom session.

Free of Charge
2.0 CE’s: QIDP, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, LPC, LCPC, RN, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sRxn_AtBReuMGuVgXGH6yA

Sep
16
Wed
Leading Outside the Lines
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This workshop will help you understand the various generations present at work and understand what motivates each of them and how to work together.  While having various cultures in one workplace can present communication problems and conflicts, the benefits of such a variety in the workplace outweigh it. Learning how to deal with the generation gap at work will help you become a better manager or co-worker.
CEU’s available.
To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R9gTU5JIQquLMwDr_w2MWg
Sep
23
Wed
Self-Care…But who is helping the helper?
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Presented by Jenna Harbert, LCSW/Behavior Specialist

Have you ever stopped to think, “Why are we so good at taking care of others, but not ourselves?” Studies show that a high percentage of mental health workers may be experiencing high levels of burnout. Mental Health workers also experience compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Studies also show that those same workers are only moderately engaging in self-care practices and only on a limited basis. Arguably, it is important to both be aware of this, as well as proactively take an approach to prioritize our own mental health.

Focusing on preventative measures can help us lead a happier, healthier lives. During this workshop we will review self-care studies and ideas. We will focus on identifying self-care methods unique to each individual person and how to best enact these methods of care to improve one’s life. We will review the balance between work, personal, and family stresses and develop practical plans. The plans will focus on recognizing the deficits in each area and how to build them back up. This workshop will help those actively engaged in the helping profession recognize the need for self- care including the types of self-care as well as how we can develop a self-care plan.

 

CEU’s available

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7t54pNXmRD-yThNC5pEWQw

Oct
6
Tue
Part I: El Apoyo – Providing Support to Families with Mental Health and/or Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities in the Latino Community
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Part I of this series will explore the Latino community in the United States today, specifically in the ID/DD community. This discussion will start by dispelling some commonly held myths/ stereotypes while providing information regarding the immigrant experience including the possible trauma that may occur during the acculturation process. The majority of the workshop will entail a discussion on how mental health challenges and barriers can affect the supports and services we provide to people and families who are experiencing mental health and developmental disabilities. Evidence based and best practice interventions such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as extensive case reviews and examples will be explored.

2 CEU’s Available

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i8Agy8NGT5ify-6r-VVRCg

Oct
13
Tue
Part II: La Salud – Mental Health Considerations for the Latino Community
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Part II of this series will explore the Latino community and specific mental health considerations. Topics will range from Anxiety and Depression to specific cultural born conditions such as Susto.

2 CEU’s available

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yK2st6zCT9u7UORdKvwu9w

Oct
20
Tue
Part III: El Tratamiento: Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities (En Español)
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Part III conducted in Spanish, with an intended audience of family members and professionals seeking to learn more about providing support to people diagnosed with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities.

Una Discusión sobre estrategia de tratamiento para desorden de desarrollo.

2 CEU’s available

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Fy0ezIz-R_ij_q6ZK5o2WQ