training opportunities

 
Utah 2020 Legislative Session

Now-March 12

Utah State Capitol

Listen in on committee meetings and hearings and track bills at le.utah.gov

DHS Provider Monthly Online Meetings

Feb. 26 and March 25, 10-11a 

Listen in as DHS leadership share important information with providers on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Agenda includes updates in policy, practice and procurement and an opportunity for providers to share their feedback. Recordings of past meetings are available here. 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH


QPR Train the Trainer

March 3, 8a-5p

Logan

Cost: $495, scholarships available

Open training with priority for those serving individuals in higher education, LGBTQ+ or workplaces. Curriculum includes: Firearm safety, Naloxone and Opioids, language for suicide prevention best practices, online survey use, and more. More on the training. To participate, contact: Allison Foust. Not eligible for use towards clinical relicensure.

Suicide Prevention 101

March 17, 9am-3pm

Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, 195 North 1950 West, SLC, Room 2026

Cost: Free

This is a pilot test for the newly developed Suicide Prevention 101 training that discusses state infrustructure, shared risk and protective factors, strategic planning, and keys to success for effective suicide prevention strategies. Contact Allison Foust by March 10 to participate.

19th Annual Generations Conference Adult Mental Health Conference

March 23-24 (Optional workshop March 25), 7:30a-5p

Salt Palace Convention Center, SLC

Cost: $295-$365 (day workshop extra)

Sponsors: University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institution and Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Registration and conference brochure

Intellectual/Developmental Disability and Mental Health Best Practices

April 20, 8a-5p

Ramada 838 Westwood Blvd. Price

Cost: $15, lunch included

Sponsors: Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the National Association for Dual Diagnosis (NAAD)

The Department of Human Services and the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council are pleased to announce a free one-day event for professionals and families who work with and support people with intellectual/developmental disability and mental health (IDD/MH) needs. A NADD certified speaker will present multiple important topics:; Introduction to IDD/MH; Bio-Psycho-Social Model of Assessment; Adapting Psychotherapy Practices for People with IDD; Best Practice Competencies; Inter-system Collaboration; How to Advocate and Impact State and National Policy; Considerations in working with Children vs. Adults. Space is limited.

Register

Intellectual/Developmental Disability and Mental Health Train the Trainer

April 21-23, 8a-5p

Ramada 838 Westwood Blvd. Price

Cost: Free

Sponsors: Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the National Association for Dual Diagnosis (NAAD)

The Department of Human Services and the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council are pleased to announce a free three-day train the trainer for professionals working with and supporting people with intellectual/developmental disability and mental health (IDD/MH) needs. Course expertise provided by NADD, thenadd.org. Commitment to provide trainings is expected. Space is limited. Please email Kelly Thomson for more information and to reserve a seat. 

 

CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILY


Certified Family and Youth Peer Support

March 9-13, 9a-5p

Allies with Families, 230 West 200 South, SLC

Cost: Free for hired employees; $250 for private providers

Families and Youth with “lived” experience interested in joining the peer workforce

Five-day Certification training for family and youth who have been hired in the workforce or are interested in working as a peer support worker.

Register

High-Fidelity Wraparound Training

April 6-7 (Day 1-2) and May 11-13 (Day 3-5), 9a-5p

Allies with Families, 230 West 200 South, SLC

Cost: Free

Five total days of skills-based training for High Fidelity Wraparound workforce and Family Resource Facilitators.

Register

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Training and Certification

Early 2020

Free to a limited number of providers

DHS will cover the costs for years one and two of FFT training for a limited group of providers. Providers must first apply to and be accepted by FFT and then DHS in order to be eligible for DHS training funding. DHS will be awarding training slots based on multiple factors including FFT approval, geographic location, experience, and ability to be trained and accept clients in the first quarter of the year.  FFT application materials are available here. Providers must apply to FFT and notify DHS at ncruz@utah.gov once they have initiated the application process. See this email for further details.

Adoption Conference 2020 for Professionals: Trust Based Relational intervention (TBRi) 

April 23 (Salt Lake); April 24 (Northern, Western); April 27 (Southwest)

Salt Lake: Viridian Event Center; Northern: DCFS Ogden Office; Western: Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center; Southwest: Festival Hall in Cedar City

Cost: Free

TBRi is an attachment, evidenced-based, and trauma informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRi uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors.  Professional Day Flier TBRi Flier SAVE THE DATE: Registration info coming   

 

DISABILITY SERVICES


Caregiver Talks: Adaptive Equipment

Feb. 26, 1:30p

Utah State Developmental Center, American Fork, Administration Building Conference Room A

Cost: Free

Occupation Therapist Floyd Baldwin will be presenting various adaptive equipment ideas and concepts he has created for residents of Utah State Developmental Center. CEUs offered. 

Opportunities to Seek Employment: The Support Coordinator’s Role

Four-part Webinar Series taught by the Supported Employment Leadership Network (SELN) in partnership with DSPD and Utah State University-Center for Persons with Disabilities

  • Module 2: Having the Employment Conversation, Feb. 27, 10:30-11:30a
  • Module 3: Employment and the Person-Centered Support Plan, March 26, 1-2p
  • Module 4: The Employment Process, April 23, 11a-Noon

To register, email Tricia Jones-Parkin at USU. See module descriptions here

Support Coordinator Quarterly DHS/DSPD Meeting

April 15, 10:30a-Noon

Multiagency State Office Building, 195 N. 1950 West, Salt Lake City, Room 2026 and online

Cost: Free

An opportunity to keep Support Coordinators up to date on what is happening in the Department and Division and collaborate to improve services for people with disabilities in Utah.

Intellectual/Developmental Disability and Mental Health Best Practices

April 20, 8a-5p

Ramada 838 Westwood Blvd. Price

Cost: $15, lunch included

Sponsors: Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the National Association for Dual Diagnosis (NAAD)

The Department of Human Services and the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council are pleased to announce a free one-day event for professionals and families who work with and support people with intellectual/developmental disability and mental health (IDD/MH) needs. A NADD certified speaker will present multiple important topics:; Introduction to IDD/MH; Bio-Psycho-Social Model of Assessment; Adapting Psychotherapy Practices for People with IDD; Best Practice Competencies; Inter-system Collaboration; How to Advocate and Impact State and National Policy; Considerations in working with Children vs. Adults. Space is limited.

Register

Intellectual/Developmental Disability and Mental Health Train the Trainer

April 21-23, 8a-5p

Ramada 838 Westwood Blvd. Price

Cost: Free

Sponsors: Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the National Association for Dual Diagnosis (NAAD)

The Department of Human Services and the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council are pleased to announce a free three-day train the trainer for professionals working with and supporting people with intellectual/developmental disability and mental health (IDD/MH) needs. Course expertise provided by NADD, thenadd.org. Commitment to provide trainings is expected. Space is limited. Please email Kelly Thomson for more information and to reserve a seat. 

 

PARTNER EVENTS / RESOURCES

(not sponsored by DHS)


Utah Developmental Disabilities Council Town Halls

Feb. 20, 6-8p: Roads to Independence, 3355 Washington Blvd., Ogden

March 5, 4-6p: Red Rock Center for Independence, 168 North 100 East Ste. 101, St. George

April 16, 6-8p: USU Eastern Alumni Room, 410 East 400 North, Price

The Utah Developmental Disabilities Council is hosting meetings across the state to hear from constituents and partners in different communities to develop their UDDC State Plan that guides advocacy work for the next five years. More info or contact.

Self-Advocacy Conference

March 6, 9a-3p

St. George Library, St. George

Cost: Free

Sponsored by the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council

“Leadership: Building Strengths as Self-Advocates,” a conference to help self-determined people think about ways in which their voices can be heard. Adults with Intellectual or developmental disabilities who want to increase their leadership and advocacy skills should attend. More info or contact

Self-Advocacy Conference

April 17, 9a-3p

USU Eastern Alumni Room, 410 East 400 North, Price

Cost: Free

Sponsored by the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council

“Leadership: Building Strengths as Self-Advocates,” a conference to help self-determined people think about ways in which their voices can be heard. Adults with Intellectual or developmental disabilities who want to increase their leadership and advocacy skills should attend. More info or contact