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Pre-Conference Workshop: Treatment

Information Details
Start Date Sunday, September 15, 2019
TCF Center, formerly Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd. / Detroit, MI 48226
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Event Details Pre-Conference Registration is now closed. There will be limited spots for walkins onsite.

Connecting with Culturally Diverse Individuals
- Dr. Michael McKee, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Family Medicine
- Leslie Pertz, LMSW, NIC, Clinical Social Worker – Expert Clinician, Michigan Medicine
- Jamie Balavitch, Bachelor of Science (BS); Certified Prevention Consultant (CPC), Prevention Programs Supervisor, Taylor Teen Health Center – Beaumont Health System

When seeking services, those outside of the mainstream culture frequently struggle to make connections to needed services and once connected, sometimes even to their assigned clinical team. This session will provide insight into 3 diverse populations that face significant risk when seeking services. Please join us for tips and strategies for connecting with Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, individuals from the LGBT community, and non-English speaking individuals who are seeking services for a substance use or co-occurring disorder.

Deaf Patients’ Substance Use Disorders: What We Know, What Needs Exist and How We Can Best Address Them?
Communication and language barriers frequently isolate Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) individuals from health care programs and outreaches. As a result, DHH individuals, especially Deaf sign language users, struggle with mental health and substance use disorder inequities. In a study conducted by our team, we found that hearing loss was independently associated with substance use disorders, notably alcohol and prescription opioids, among those aged 49 years and younger. Our team has extensive experience with implementing accessible health clinics and uses an integrated clinical model. These include development of accessible patient instruments, including those that screen for mental health substance use disorders and other clinical redesign to improve access. We will provide an overview of steps that were taken to improve access in general and how these steps could be used to improve access to substance use treatment programs. Given the concern of inappropriate use of prescription opioids, this information may have implications for healthcare providers’ pain management for DHH patients residing in the state of Michigan.

Participants will be able to: 1. Review the factors that lead to higher rates of substance use disorders. 2. Describe the importance of having culturally and linguistically appropriate health care to improve management of substance use disorders. 3. Discuss how an integrated clinic model can be expanded to provide behavioral and substance use disorder health care for Deaf and hard of hearing patients.

You must attend all 3 hours to receive continuing education credits.

Questions? Please contact Alexandra Risher at arisher@cmham.org
CEUs Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 3 Continuing Education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818.

Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHA is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 3 specific contact hours. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the training brochure containing the descriptions along with their attendance record form.

Certificate Awarded: This year a conference app will be utilized to track and receive continuing education credit and certificates at the conference. There will be no printed handouts as everything will be accessible from the app. More information on how to use this new and exciting feature of the conference will be available shortly!

Certificate Issued By: Christina Ward, Administrative Executive; cward@cmham.org; 517-374-6848 Evaluation/Grievance: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor. If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at www.cmham.org for resolution.

*National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5-minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your CEUs for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that CMHAM must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CEUs in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy: Substitutions are permitted at any time. No-shows will be billed at the full conference
rate. Cancellations must be received in writing to arisher@cmham.org at least 10 business
days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $10 administrative fee. If cancellation is received less than 10
business days prior to the conference, no refund will be given.
Grant Funding/Sponsors This event is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities Administration, Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, and facilitated by the Community Mental Health Association.

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