As part of Care Compass Network’s (CCN) commitment to promote a culturally compassionate workforce, transformation, improved health and wellbeing for our community, the Regional Trauma-Informed Care Network Team (RTIC) strongly feels a duty to advance the adoption and operationalization of Trauma-Informed Care practices and principles across settings. At its core, we believe TIC should be the minimal standard of care to afford the children, families, communities, educators, clinicians, professionals, caregivers, and the most vulnerable in our community to achieve and maintain a higher quality of care and of life, as well as the opportunity to thrive.
There is a deep need for all of us to strengthen our understanding of trauma, toxic stress, and the surviving and thriving behaviors that we see in ourselves and each other. Participants will be asked to explore and contemplate trauma responsive supervision, professional development, and what it means for the “how” of the conversation that they have with their supervisees. Self-care will be considered throughout the training, as we seek to deepen our understanding of how the supervisor’s/leader’s wellness impacts the supervisory process and benefits the supervisees. The focus of the training is to guide leadership so they can create a safe, collaborative space where personal and professional growth of the supervisee is a primary focus.
Trainer: Cheryl Martin, MA, R.N., Master CASAC
Cheryl is currently working as an Integrated Health Trainer and Clinical Consultant for Coordinated Care Services, Inc. where she has developed curriculum and provided training and/or coaching for health care providers, schools, human services and criminal justice on a variety of topics including: motivational interviewing (MI), SBIRT, trauma and trauma responsive services, person-centered planning, parenting, co-occurring disorders, and substance use disorders. Cheryl is a NYS OASAS Motivational Interviewing (MI), Clinical Supervision Foundations II and SBIRT trainer. She has been a member of Motivational Interviewing Network Trainers (MINT) since 2004 and a Motivational Interviewing Assessment Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency (MIA: STEP) trainer for the NIDA Blending Initiative.
*This program is open to Care Compass Network partners located in our 9-county region (Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins).
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based early intervention public education program. It teaches adults how to recognize the signs and symptoms that suggest a potential mental health challenge, how to listen non-judgmentally and give reassurance to a person who may be experiencing a mental health challenge, and how to refer a person to appropriate professional support and services. When you use the skills you learn in MHFA, you are are the first line of support for a person in need. You are there to help them feel less distressed, and you can be a vital source in helping them to seek further assistance. Your body language, what you say, and how well you listen can have a powerful impact. The quality and type of support you offer through listening can enhance coping and self esteem. With an accurate view of mental health challenges and using a strengths-based holistic perspective, you can help others to help themselves. You can also be an advocate, empower your community, and improve self-care. As a Mental Health First Aider, you can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health challenge. Your actions can be a first step in someone’s recovery journey.
The Virtual Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course focuses on recognizing the patterns of thoughts, feelings, behaviors and appearance that show there might be a mental health challenge. Participants are taught an Action Plan that they apply to non-crisis and crisis situations. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the purpose of Mental Health First Aid and the role of the Mental Health First Aider.
- Identify the impact of mental health challenges on the well-being of adults in the U.S.
- Explain that recovery from a mental health challenge is possible.
- Describe the principles of safety and privacy for both the Mental Health First Aider and the person receiving first aid.
- Explain the 5 steps of the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE).
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges that may impact adults.
- Evaluate the impact of early intervention on mental health challenges.
- Apply the appropriate steps of the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan (ALGEE) when a person shows early signs of a mental health challenge; worsening signs of a mental health challenge; and to crisis situations.
- Chose appropriate methods for self-care following the application of Mental Health First Aid in a crisis or non-crisis situation.
What to Expect:
The virtual Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Adults takes approximately 8.5 hours to complete, including 2 hours of self-paced pre-work and a 6.5 hour instructor-led virtual class via zoom. Once registered, participants will receive a customized link to the Mental Health First Aid Learning Management System (LMS), which will enable access to all required pre-work, the Mental Health First Aid manual, and the Participant Processing Guide needed for the instructor-led portion.
Please note: Attendees are required to complete 2 hours of self-paced pre-work at least 48 hours in advance of the class date, or they will not be eligible to take the instructor-led portion of the course. Please note that while this course is currently being offered without cost, class capacity is limited to 10. All registered attendees are expected to complete pre-work on time and attend the instructor-led portion for the entire duration in order to receive MHFA certification.
Don’t miss out on our next virtual Lunch & Learn Program on Friday, October 8th, from 12 to 1pm. Patricia Fogelman, Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), will be sharing information about the transformational Palliative Care initiatives she has been involved with at Guthrie Clinics. Dr. Fogelman is the System Medical Director of Palliative Medicine for Guthrie Clinics, a rural health system in northern Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of NYS. She will highlight what Palliative Care is, the four organizing principles of whole person care, and the science behind Palliative Care and its focus on the quality of life. She will share Guthrie’s experience with transformative activities in Palliative Care such as the Children’s Resource Library, as well as anecdotes that provide a glimpse into the world of Palliative Care.
Under Dr. Fogelman’s leadership, the Palliative Care Program at Guthrie Clinics has tripled consult volume, reduced length of stay, and demonstrated high rates of advanced directive completion. Her successes at Guthrie include creating an enduring high visibility for Palliative Care with:
- formalized palliative care education for providers, nursing and ancillary staff
- community outreach
- development of a resource library for children and caregivers
- engaged partnerships with the hospitalist, critical care, emergency medicine and oncology service lines
All of these practices are aimed at improving the care of the most vulnerable population.
About the Speaker:
Patricia Fogelman DNP is the System Medical Director of Palliative Medicine for Guthrie Clinics, a rural health system in northern Pennsylvania and the southern tier of NYS. Under Dr. Fogelman’s leadership, the Palliative Care program has tripled consult volume, reduced length of stay and demonstrated high rates of advanced directive completion. Dr. Fogelman was recruited to Guthrie after 12 years at Geisinger Health System, a not-for-profit rural health system in north central Pennsylvania, where she worked in the division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine along with Palliative Medicine. At Geisinger, she launched the nation’s first Pulmonary-Palliative Clinic for advanced lung disease management and established a system wide Task Force for advanced illness planning. Dr. Fogelman is the author of numerous articles and multiple chapters in the Oxford University Press’ Palliative Care Nursing textbooks and a member of the national faculty for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project, a national and international education initiative to improve palliative care, where she teaches the Critical Care, APRN and Oncology APRN tracks. She received her BA at SUNY Geneseo, her BSN and MSN at Pace University/Pleasantville NY campus and her Doctorate at Columbia University. She values working in collaborative systems, incorporating clinical innovation with advanced medical techniques, and is a passionate educator to advance the care and support of patients of chronic and advanced clinical needs due to illness. Her successes at Guthrie include creating an enduring high visibility for Palliative Care with formalized palliative care education for providers, nursing and ancillary staff, community outreach and most importantly, an engaged partnerships with the hospitalist, critical care, emergency medicine and oncology service lines to improve the care of the most vulnerable population of patients. Her clinical interests include EMR integration, Palliative interventions for advanced lung disease and Bridging Gaps in Complex Communications. Her personal Interests include holistic healing, baking, Boxer dogs and amateur photography.