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2019 Mental Health Symposium
This course is designed to promote an interprofessional approach to implementing strategies to build resilience through
the development of a trauma-informed community.
At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
• Recognize the impact of fragmented response to adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s)
• Explore strategies and initiatives to build a trauma-informed community.
• Demonstrate how to use solution-focused conversation techniques when doing the Columbia Risk Assessment.
• Describe the importance of using solution-focused conversation techniques in a trauma-informed response.
• Explore various models of shared medical visits.
• Discuss strategies to overcome barriers to implementing shared medical visits.
• Identify challenges to using telemedicine effectively.
• Examine strategies to enhance the effectiveness of telemedicine.
• Role play effective facilitation of telemedicine.
Full Day Symposium - Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors, and all other interested allied health professionals; Morning Symposium - School Teachers and Law Enforcement.
$75 – Morning Symposium (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.) $125 – Full-Day Symposium
How to Register
Register online at www.eeds.com/live/331242.
Registration Deadline: October 28, 2019
$10 late fee applied after October 28, 2019
For further assistance with registration, contact the KU AHEC Statewide Office by calling (620) 235-4040.
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The North Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition presented awards to All Clear Emergency Management Group representatives for their leadership of the North Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition in FY18/19.
The North Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition is pleased to announce Psychological First Aid Training will be offered in the North Central Region in June, 2019.
Register on KansasTRAIN; seating is limited to 60 people. The course is open to coalition members in the North Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition Region.
This is a 6 hour workshop; registration will begin at 8:30, class will start at 9. There will be a break for lunch. Lunch will be provided.
A little bit about our instructors:
Tom Pletcher, M.S., LCP
Tom brings over thirty years of community mental health work and almost thirty years of experience directly related to disaster response and working with emergency responders. He provides training on disaster psychology, Psychological First Aid (NCTSN/ NCPTSD and American Red Cross), and FEMA's Crisis Counseling and Assistance Training Program to responder groups and professionals. He is a Manager in Disaster Mental Health for the American Red Cross and has responded through that organization and for local and regional disasters. He is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is Board Certified in Traumatic Stress.
Steve Christenberry, M.S., LMLP
Steve has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years, first as a mental health technician at Topeka State Hospital and over 23 years at Family Service and Guidance Center. Steve is a Mental Health First Aid trainer, and is a Psychological First Aid trainer through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the American Red Cross. He is also a trainer for the Shawnee County Community Emergency Response Team, as well as serving as the CERT volunteer operations chief, and has been a motorcycle safety instructor for nearly 20 years,. Steve is a lifelong Topekan, a Marine veteran, and lives in southeast Shawnee County with wife Jeanie, two cats, three dogs, and chickens, on a work-in-progress mini farm.
NEW Sponsored Conference
The Coalition has 4 SPACES AVAILABLE to attend the Government Social Media Conference in Nashville, TN on April 2-April 4, 2019. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces will be filled on a first come basis and will need to be approved by the Executive Committee.
Kansas Association PIO Annual Conference
Kansas Association PIO Annual Conference- Emporia - 4 SPACES AVAILABLE - May 2-3, 2019
Upcoming Trainings & Events: Register Now!
Two Week Window for the Coalition Surge Test: 2/4/2019-2/15/2019
Critical Incident Stress Management Training (KansasTRAIN ID: 1082069)
CISM Overview- Mechanisms of Action" is a one day training that provides an understanding of what makes CISM and Peer Support Teams successful.
Psychological First Aid Training (KansasTRAIN ID: 1082086)
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Ancillary Healthcare Preparedness Summit: May 14, 2019 (KansasTRAIN ID:1082090)
This Summit will be an opportunity to provide education, connection to partners, and to evaluate internal plans and procedures through a community functional exercise. The one-day conference will review emergency preparedness basics, Incident Command System principles, share lessons learned during real incidents, and planning best practices. The goal of the summit is to provide education as well as networking opportunities to connect ancillary healthcare facilities with similar and nearby facilities as well as emergency response agencies.
Join us for the next Healthcare Coalition Meeting
Friday, February 15, 2019, 9:30am-2pm (KansasTRAIN ID 1079808) https://www.train.org/ks/welcome
Location: Saline County Health Department
125 West Elm Street, Salina, Kansas 67401
There is an in-person and virtual option available in KansasTRAIN, please register for the option that best fits your needs.
Regional Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
At the February coalition meeting we will be completing our annual regional Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA). Your hazard rankings will be analyzed and we'll walk through a discussion together to finalize our region's HVA.
Please complete this survey by Friday, February 8, 2019
REMINDER! Hospital and Health Department Radio Test: Feb 4
Just a reminder, the monthly hospital/health department MED talkgroup radio test is scheduled for February 4th beginning at 10am in Zone SE1 then continuing through to NW14.
Point of Contact
Adam J. Chriss, KCEM
Interoperability Communications Training and Exercise Specialist
Adjutant General's Department | KDEM - Emergency Communications Section
National Guard Armory
3617 South Seneca Ave
Wichita, KS 67217
Work Mobile: 785-581-2032
Ham ID: KE0RAN
Radio #: K-5656
COOP Email: email@example.com
Mark your calendar and plan to attend the next quarterly Active Assailant in the Health Setting, More than an Active Shooter at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. This session will be at the Pozez Education Center at Stormont Vail Health in Topeka. Topics include: Situational Awareness, Effective Communication Skills to Diffuse Conflict, Surviving an Active Shooter Event and Moral Obligations of Healthcare Workers. The session is open to any health care facilities in Kansas. The $15 registration fee includes lunch.
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