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Nurturing Our Roots: Growing Our Older Adult Behavioral Health Systems of Care - 5 CEUs
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Join us on May 16, 2018, for "Nurturing Our Roots: Growing Our Older Adult Behavioral Health Systems of Care" featuring keynote speaker Kim Williams, MSW, President of the Mental Health Association of NYC and Director of the Geriatric Alliance of New York. Sponsored by Mass Aging & Mental Health Coalition.

5/16/2018
When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
8:30 am - 3:15 pm
Where: Hogan Campus Center
Holy Cross College
1 College Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 
United States
Contact: Frank Baskin


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Join us on May 16, 2018, for "Nurturing Our Roots: Growing Our Older Adult Behavioral Health Systems of Care" featuring keynote speaker Kim Williams, MSW, President of the Mental Health Association of NYC and Director of the Geriatric Alliance of New York. Sponsored by Mass Aging & Mental Health Coalition. 

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to advocate effectively for elder behavioral health services.
  2. To identify issues which can impact elders and effective intervention techniques.
  3. About issues which impact family members/ care-giving and how personal caregivers can respond appropriately and effectively.

Schedule/Agenda:

 

8:30: Registration

8:45 - 9:00 am: Introductions
9:00 - 9:15 am: Elder Behavioral Health Funding and Services by the Commonwealth of MA
9:15 - 9:30 am: Honoring our Legislative Advocates - Representatives Ruth Balser and Denise Garelick
9:30 - 10:45 am: Keynote: Funding Geriatric Behavioral Health Services in NY and Implications for MA, Kimberly Williams, MSW
10:45 - 11:00 am: Break
11:00 - 12:15 pm: Workshops
12:15 - 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 - 2:00: Facilitated Workshops
2:00 - 3:15 pm: Plenary Session: A Daughter Cares for Her Mother, Melinda Lopez, Actress, Mala
3:15 pm: CEUs

 

Workshops:

 

Workshops (Session I):

  1. Demystifying Gender Identity Among Elders with Candace Waldron, M.Div
  2. Assessment and Management of Violence Risk In Elder Care with April Fletcher, Ph.D
  3. Reiki as a Wellness and Behavioral Health Tool for Elders with Cynthia Piltch, Ph.D

 

Facilitated Workshops (Session II):

  1.  Incorporating Spirituality in Work with Older Adults with Rev. Philomena Hare and Rev. Nancy Willbanks
  2.  Barriers to Mental Health Care Access for Elders: Examining Disparities Across Cultures with Sydney Axelrod, MA
  3.  Community Organizing: Channeling Your Frustration into Advocacy for Elders with Betsey Crimmins, JD and Norah Al-Wetaid, LCSW

Cost of Attendance: $60 for NASW Members | $75 for non-NASW members

 

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Approved for 5 CEUs.

CEU Approval Number: D73466

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