Aug
21
Tue
“Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” (Peoria, IL) @ Peoria Public Library
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by Kim Shontz, LCSW – ICPN Director

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 session.

2.0 CE’s Pending DHS Approval: QIDP, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, LPC, LCPC, RN

Free of Charge

Sep
12
Wed
EMBRACE, ENJOY & LEARN: How to Effectively Work with Adults who have Been Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (Rockford, IL) @ RMTD
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented By: Michelle Johnson, LSW-ICPN Clinician

Working with persons that are dual diagnosis can be extremely rewarding and gratifying, but it can also be challenging. Adults who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder have a unique skill set we need to embrace and build programming around. Join Michelle as she discusses her experiences, review strategies, and teach skills that staff can help build upon to gain understanding and enhance quality of life for the individuals served.

2.0 Available to QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA & RN

FREE OF CHARGE

 

Sep
26
Wed
“Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders” (New Lenox, IL) @ Trinity Services
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Presented by Kim Shontz, LCSW – ICPN Director

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 session.

2.0 CE’s Pending DHS Approval: QIDP, LCSW, LSW, LNHA, LPC, LCPC, RN

Free of Charge

Oct
12
Fri
AN ABSOLUTE CROWD FAVORITE! Trauma Informed Care: NOW WHAT? (Springfield, IL) @ Illinois Education Association Conference Center
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented by Raul Almazar

Ideal, but not a prerequisite for staff who attended “Understanding the effects of trauma in persons with an intellectual/developmental disability”

Now that we have a foundation and understanding on what Trauma Informed Care entails, we are ready for what we call the “NOW WHAT” phase. This workshop is designed to provide idea strategies, and policies that can be implemented at your agency to improve the quality of services we provide to adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities, based on Trauma Informed Care.

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, 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

Continuing Education:
3.0. CE’s available to: QIDP, LNHA, LCPC, LPC, LSW, LCSW, RN, APN, LPN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Free of charge

 

Oct
16
Tue
General Anxiety Disorder: A Behavioral Perspective to Addressing Anxiety when Providing Support to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities @ Friendship Conservatory (Des Plaines, IL)
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
General Anxiety Disorder: A Behavioral Perspective to Addressing Anxiety when Providing Support to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities @ Friendship Conservatory (Des Plaines, IL)

ICPN Professional Development Workshop

Tuesday October 16, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

General Anxiety Disorder: A Behavioral Perspective to Addressing Anxiety when Providing Support to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Presented by ICPN Clinicians; Brian Morgan, BCBA & Mike Jersey, LPC

Studies reveal that in the general population, Anxiety Disorders may be as prevalent as 18.1%. Anxiety Disorders have been well documented in the Intellectual Disability (ID) population and studies estimate that these disorders may even be more prevalent in persons with intellectual disabilities (DM-ID-V2).  A common misconception held by many may be that the only way to treat Anxiety Disorders is through the use of pharmaceuticals. This presentation will not only provide an overview regarding the signs and symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder when supporting persons with intellectual disabilities, but more importantly, we will discuss how caregivers may apply behavior analytic principles to improve the quality of life for people experiencing these signs and symptoms.

Friendship Conservatory
395 W. Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018

2.0 CE’s available to: QIDP, LPC, LCPC, LCSW, LSW, LNHA & RN

Free of Charge

Nov
16
Fri
AN ABSOLUTE CROWD FAVORITE! Trauma Informed Care: NOW WHAT? (Rockford, IL) @ NIU Conference Center
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented by Raul Almazar

Ideal, but not a prerequisite for staff who attended “Understanding the effects of trauma in persons with an intellectual/developmental disability”

Now that we have a foundation and understanding on what Trauma Informed Care entails, we are ready for what we call the “NOW WHAT” phase. This workshop is designed to provide idea strategies, and policies that can be implemented at your agency to improve the quality of services we provide to adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities, based on Trauma Informed Care.

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, 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

Continuing Education:
3.0. CE’s available to: QIDP, LNHA, LCPC, LPC, LSW, LCSW, RN, APN, LPN, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Free of charge

 

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Dec
4
Tue
ICPN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: Mindfulness at the Movies (Springfield, IL) @ Illinois Education Association Conference Center (Springfield, IL)
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Presented by: Dr. John Pingo, BCBA-D, CEO Goldie B. Floberg

Apple, Google, Intel…what do these companies have in common besides being leaders in cutting edge technological innovation and having immense financial success? They have all bet big on mindfulness training programs. Why? Because mindfulness has been proven to help people better manage stress, improve memory and attention, and lead to improvements in work performance. Join Dr. John Pingo, BCBA-D, for a geek culture infused, interactive learning experience called Mindfulness at the Movies. Dr. Pingo uses sci-fi, super hero, and other nerd culture references to make the maze of mindfulness hype understandable and usable. You’ll learn how our brains have evolved to work against us and how to beat your brain at its own game using the basic skills associated with mindfulness.

*2.5 CE’s available to: QIDP, LSW, LCSW, LNHA, LPC, LCPC, & Licensed Clinical Psychologist