Calendar of Events

Jul
28
Wed
Ask a Medicaid Managed Care Plan: Panel Discussion @ Webinar
Jul 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

*This is panel discussion is hosted by MCTAC. All questions should be directed to them.

The discussion with Medicaid Managed Care Plans will be moderated by MCTAC and will

  •  Allow MMCPs to share best practices and logistics around maintaining open lines of communication between providers and plans.
    ●    Facilitate conversation between providers and MMCPs around key scenarios including waitlists, changes to services,  the role of plan clinical staff, etc.
    ●    Provide an opportunity for providers to ask MMCPs their questions regarding access and coordination.

July 28th 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Plan Panel:  Beacon, BCBS of WNY, Excellus, United Health

Jul
29
Thu
Ask a Medicaid Managed Care Plan: Panel Discussion @ Webinar
Jul 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

*This is panel discussion is hosted by MCTAC. All questions should be directed to them.

The discussion with Medicaid Managed Care Plans will be moderated by MCTAC and will

  •  Allow MMCPs to share best practices and logistics around maintaining open lines of communication between providers and plans.
    ●    Facilitate conversation between providers and MMCPs around key scenarios including waitlists, changes to services,  the role of plan clinical staff, etc.
    ●    Provide an opportunity for providers to ask MMCPs their questions regarding access and coordination.

July 29th 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Plan Panel:  Beacon, Empire BCBS, HealthFirst, United Health

Aug
4
Wed
3-Part DBT Workshop: Session 2 – Managing the Storm: @ Virtual
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This 3-part training series will help you make more sense of the DBT Skills, gain tips for teaching them to your patients, and hear about real-life applications where using the skills can make a meaningful difference.

Session 2 Objectives:
• Improve comfort with teaching skills for identifying and understanding emotions.
• Understand and describe how the flow of skills that is necessary for changing unwanted emotions.
• Improve effectiveness with helping patients improve self-care skills to decrease vulnerability to negative emotions.
• Learn strategies for guiding patients to increase positive emotions by making choices and engaging in behaviors that match with their short and long term goals.
• Teach patients to recognize their own Skills Breakdown Point, as well as how to manage it more effectively.
• Gain Awareness of opportunities for practical application of Emotion Regulation skills.

Aug
25
Wed
3-Part DBT Workshop: Session 3 – Interpersonal Effectiveness and Mindfulness of Others @ Virtual
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This 3-part training series will help you make more sense of the DBT Skills, gain tips for teaching them to your patients, and hear about real-life applications where using the skills can make a meaningful difference.

Session 3 Objectives:
• Increase awareness of the importance of mindfulness to effective communication, and learn strategies for building patient motivation for these skills.
• Help patients objectively assess factors impacting effective communication.
• Learn strategies for helping patients be more away of the balance in priorities necessary for effective communication and sustainable relationships.
• Improve confidence in teaching the DEAR MAN, GIVE, and FAST skills, and understand real-world application of these skills.
• Provide and effective standard for patient to determine what level of intensity if most appropriate and effective when interacting with others.
• Gain confidence in teaching patients about Behavior Change Strategies that they can use to increase effectiveness with others, as well as with their own behaviors.

Aug
27
Fri
CCN’s Lunch & Learn @ Webinar
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sep
13
Mon
Recovery Coach Peer Advocate Training @ Endicott Visitor Center
Sep 13 @ 8:30 am – Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm

*Contact the Addiction Center of Broome County for additional information or to register.

Recovery Coach Peer Advocate Training

Sep
14
Tue
Motivational Interviewing 6-hour Workshop with Truth Pharm @ Truth Pharm
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 4:30 pm
Truth Pharm is hosting a two-day workshop that will provide you with the tools to help your clients or patients.

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based practice enhancer that provides a framework and tool for people in healthcare, mental health or behavioral healthcare settings to explore ambivalence around a behavioral change a person may be considering. Motivational Interviewing (MI) reduces confrontations, improves communication and builds trust in the relationships between providers and clients. MI is an amazing tool for anyone in a healthcare setting who communicates directly with clients. This 6 hour workshop is an instructor led workshop and is highly interactive.

 

Training Dates:

September 14 and 16 from 1:00-4:30pm

 

Note: This training will be in-person. Masks are not required for those who are fully vaccinated, but will be required for those who are not.

Sep
22
Wed
ASIST Training @ Endicott Visitor Center
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – Sep 23 @ 4:30 pm

*Contact the Addiction Center of Broome County (ACBC) for additional information or to register.

September ASIST Training

Sep
28
Tue
Adult Mental Health First Aid (Virtual) @ Virtual
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

*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.

Oct
14
Thu
2nd Annual Partnering for a Resilient Community Virtual Learning Symposium @ Virtual
Oct 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Care Compass Network (CCN) and the CCN Regional Trauma-Informed Care (RTIC) team are proud to host our 2nd Annual Partnering for a Resilient Community Virtual Learning Symposium on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

The past year and a half have been one of the most challenging times for all of our community and families. These adversities (health, isolation, grief, fear, loss, trauma) have shown us that we are more compassionate and resilient than ever before. As we move forward, it is important for us to reflect and recognize that these difficult or stressful experiences faced by our children, families, patients, and staff may have greatly impacted their physical, social, and emotional well-being, as well as the adults caring for them.

It is with great pleasure for us to offer these free workshops this year that will focus on engaging and strengthening our communities’ compassion, resiliency, and self-care strategies. We felt it was more important than ever to ensure we provide you with inspiring and refueling resources, tools, and strategies to support you in these uncertain times. We thank you for all that you do to care for and protect our community.

Workshop Options:

  • Empathic Strain and Vicarious Trauma 101
  • Key Tools to Safeguard Your Well-being
  • CCN Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Pilots
  • Calming the Storm
  • How Challenging Work Changes Us