2013 Preconference

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[day date=”8 May 2013″]Wednesday[/day]
[event time=”8:30 – 11:30″ room=””]

Fun, Effective, Funded! The Three Keys to an Understanding Peer-to-Peer Program
Peer-to-Peer helping and peer education programs are HOT because they work!  Got one?  Planning to start one?  What are the best practices and the latest knowledge to get you started in the right direction or keep you on track?  Where might you find funds to start and/or sustain your program? How can you best evaluate your efforts for maintaining program quality and securing funds? Who is available to support you along the way?  In this two-part seminar, the second session will attend to these essential elements:  How can you make it FUN, with passionate and empowered youth and happy program sponsors?  JoAnn brings decades worth of youth group experience to help answer these questions and engage participants in adding their own best recommendations and successes to the seminars’ folder of ideas and information.

JoAnn Sartorius, LISW, Trainer, Consultant, Program Manager, Prevention New Mexico, LLC

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Ethics: It’s Common Sense, Right?
Ethics is common sense. If that were true, then why do we hear of so many ethical disasters in our workplaces?  This session challenges participants to reflect on their own values and beliefs.  An interactive workshop format, engages participants with activities that highlight both our differences and our commonly held beliefs when it comes to ethics.  With heighten awareness; participants learn new skills to unite their personal and professional ethics, to connect intentions and expectations with actions, and to work with others to build a culture of ethics in their organizations. This session is limited to 30 attendees; Ethics CEUs have been applied for separately for this session.

Jill VonOsten, Ethics Consultant and Trainer,Org Agents.

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Staying Connected: Facilitating the Learning Experience During and After Cancer Treatment
This education program for school personnel and parents discusses possible emotional, physical, cognitive and late effects of cancer treatment in children and offers numerous resources that can assist childhood cancer survivors to flourish in the school environment post-treatment.

Presented and Sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, session limited to 90 participants.

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[event time=”1:00 – 4:00″ room=””]

Fun, Effective, Funded! The Three Keys to an Understanding Peer-to-Peer Program
Peer-to-Peer helping and peer education programs are HOT because they work!  Got one?  Planning to start one?  What are the best practices and the latest knowledge to get you started in the right direction or keep you on track?  Where might you find funds to start and/or sustain your program? How can you best evaluate your efforts for maintaining program quality and securing funds? Who is available to support you along the way?  In this two-part seminar, the second session will attend to these essential elements:  How can you make it FUN, with passionate and empowered youth and happy program sponsors?  JoAnn brings decades worth of youth group experience to help answer these questions and engage participants in adding their own best recommendations and successes to the seminars’ folder of ideas and information.

JoAnn Sartorius, LISW, Trainer, Consultant, Program Manager, Prevention New Mexico, LLC

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[event time=”1:00 – 4:00″ room=””]

Healing Trauma:  Lessons from Elephants
The manner in which elephants display trauma, the ways in which their communities are affected by the loss of adult role models, and the methods for helping elephants heal, are instructive to understanding human trauma and healing.  Our neurobiological and social structures are so similar, that the science and best practices for healing trauma are virtually the same for elephants and humans alike. In this preconference session, participants will learn the neurobiology of trauma, and techniques for modulating trauma’s affective and behavioral impact. These tools will be of benefit to students, families, educators, and clinicians themselves. Peanuts will be provided! 
Penny Holland, MA, Clinical Counselor, Albuquerque Public Schools and NM Department of Health

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School-Based Health Center Preconference
For SBHC Coordinators and Clinical Staff

[event time=”9:00 – 9:30″ room=””]Welcome and Introductions[/event]

[event time=”9:30 – 10:15″ room=””]

9:30 – 10:15 am New Mexico School-Based Heath Care Centers: Opportunities and Challenges
New Mexico School-Based Health Care Centers continue to respond to a variety of opportunities including, Medicaid, provider recruitment and retention, credentialing and contracting with managed care organizations, meeting increased demands for services, and working with school and communities to coordinate expectations and outcomes to improve academic success and improved health outcomes for youth. In this session, we will address the proposed changes in healthcare policy and the opportunities for SBHC’s.

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[event time=”10:15 – 11:15″ room=””]
Breakout Sessions (please select one)

1 – PCMH for SBHCs
Includes discussions on integrating care, quality improvement, developing SMART objectives, and a look at the Molina Model and how it can lead to NCQA status.

2 – Depression and Anxiety
Recognition, referral and integration of care for primary care providers, behavioral health providers and coordinators. Cognitive behavior therapy, medications and brief interventions will also be discussed. 

3 – Substance Abuse and Adolescents
Screening, recognition, treatment and care by all school-based health center staff is a must in todays schools. This session will explore each of the components of substance abuse in our adolescents as well as look at prescription drugs and opiates and their effect on our youth.

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[lunch time=”11:15 — 11:30″]Break[/lunch]

[event time=”11:30 – 12:30″ room=””]Repeat breakout sessions above[/event]

[lunch time=”12:30 — 1:30″]Lunch and School-Based Health Center Conversations[/lunch]

[event time=”1:30 – 4:30″ room=””]
Youth Chat: Building Stronger Conversations with Youth
Healthcare professionals are often uncomfortable asking adolescents questions related to behavioral  mental health or sexual health issues because they have not been trained in how to ask, or what to do with answers they get. This session will utilize the “YouthChat” program which empowers youth actor/teachers to help health care providers learn effective communication skills for adolescent care. Youth are the teachers and collaborators working with the health care staff during this session and provide a direct and positive interaction with a young person. Healthcare providers learn more about how to respectfully negotiate a mutual health plan of action in the context of differing values, beliefs, or understandings.

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[event time=”4:30 – 5:00″ room=””]Closing[/event]

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