Registration is now open
Children's Mental Health Grand Rounds Training Series:
Introduction to Youth Peer Support in Michigan
with Kristina Dristy, BS
Children's Mental Health Grand Rounds will be available at 4 locations (3 via video-conference plus the live site.) Attendees will be able to share ideas, network, carpool and receive Continuing Education Credits. Please read details and registration instructions below.
Date: February 16, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, to ensure parking arrive by 9:00 AM
Live site: The Guidance Center's Center For Excellence (Southgate)
Cost: There is no cost to attend this training.
Handouts: As we continue our efforts to become more “green” we will be reducing printed handouts and moving towards distributing power points and resources electronically. For this and future Children's Mental Health Grand Rounds trainings, you will receive the handouts as an attachment in your final confirmation e-mails, which are sent several days prior to the training. Print copies of handouts WILL NOT be provided by DWMHA for this training.
Suggested Participants: Professionals who work in Community Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Juvenile Justice and Substance Abuse systems with children, adolescents and their families in Wayne County, including advocates, case managers, child mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and supports coordinators), direct care workers, family advocates, family members, licensed professional counselors, nurses, occupational therapists, parents and peer support specialists.
Training Description: Youth Peer Support is a new Medicaid service designed to support youth involved in the PIHP/CMHSP system with a serious emotional disturbance in Michigan. This peer delivered service is provided by trained Youth Peer Support Specialists who must have lived experience navigating behavioral health systems. The goals of YPS include supporting youth empowerment, assisting youth in developing skills to improve their overall functioning and quality of life, and working collaboratively with others involved in delivering the youth’s care. The Youth Peer Support Specialist role will be identified and the benefits of adding Youth Peer Support will be shared and discussed. Interactive discussion and hands on exercises will be utilized throughout the presentation. Examples of YPS in communities will be shared.
1 . Identify the Youth Peer Support Medicaid Service
About the Speaker: Kristina Dristy is the Statewide Youth Peer Support Coordinator at the Association for Children's Mental Health (ACMH) Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is a dedicated professional with over 5 years experience in program coordination. Passionate about empowering others and contributing to positive, strengths-based work environments. Experienced in project leadership, mental health advocacy and youth engagement.
Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 Continuing Education Credits are offered for this training. Participants must arrive on time and remain in the training for it's entirety. You must have your license number when you check in.
The Wayne State University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Registration/Walk In Policy: Participants may attempt to attend the training as a walk-in (someone that did not pre-register). However, walk-ins will NOT be guaranteed seats or materials. Walk-ins will be asked to wait until the training begins in order to receive training materials and be seated to ensure there is enough room. Plan to pre-register to ensure your attendance.
You will receive a confirmation of your registration via e-mail. If you do not, please contact DWMHA at 313-451-3792
ADA Accomodations: If you have individual requirements or need special services to participate in this event, please notify Crystal Palmer at 313-344-9099 ext. 0699 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make arrangements at least two weeks before the training.
Questions? If you have technical questions regarding the onine registration process, contact the DWMHA Help Desk at 313-451-3792
If you have questions regarding this training, please contact Crystal Palmer at 313-344-9099 ext. 0699 or email@example.com