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Cancelled - ACT 101 - Grand Rapids

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Start Date Monday, April 06, 2020
End Date Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Event Times Registration: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Training: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids - Airport
3063 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
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This training is SOLD OUT! To be added to the waitlist, please email Carly Sanford at or by calling (517) 374-6848

Participants in ACT 101 will be able to describe Michigan’s Assertive Community Treatment’s (ACT) history, development and dissemination, team structure, roles, and community deployment. Participants will review ACT Medicaid requirements and the Field Guide to ACT to enhance understanding of ACT practice and fidelity and will be able to describe ACT’s treatment focus on person-centered, recovery based holistic treatment of people experiencing the most difficult and intractable symptoms of serious mental health illness. Using a therapeutic set of intensive clinical, medical and psychosocial services provided by a mobile multi-disciplinary treatment team, participants will learn about basic ACT supports and services to assist in community tenure. Participants have the opportunity to discuss, describe and ask questions of Presenters and MDHHS staff as they relate to providing services within the managed care Medicaid environment. Successful pre-attendance online work is required as is the generated certificate of completion

Fees Registration Fee: $70 per person includes materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments for 2 days
Agenda Day 1:
8:30 AM – Registration Opens & Breakfast Buffet
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Introductions, Icebreaker and History of ACT
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – ACT dissemination in the United States
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Mid-Morning Break
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM – Future of ACT & Common Recovery Components
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM – Recovery and community living-film screening
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM – Afternoon Break
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Principles of ACT
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – What We Do in ACT
4:00 PM – Conclusion of Day 1

Day 2:
8:30 AM – Breakfast Buffet
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Team Member Roles Basic Requirements for Good Clinical Practice
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Mid-Morning Break
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM – Basic Requirements for Good Clinical Practice
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM – Best Practice for ACT Teams
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM – Afternoon Break
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Medicaid, Field Guide to ACT, MiFAST
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM – Outcome Measures
4:00 PM Conclusion of Training
Objective 1. Describe the development and dissemination of Assertive Community Treatment teams in Michigan
2. Describe ACT implementation and fidelity to model including Medicaid, Michigan Field Guide to ACT, MiFAST process
3. Summarize and explain the importance of treatment within a recovery-based system of care, and how team support and expectations within ACT positively impacts effects of serious mental illness.
4. Describe the four Recovery Dimensions: Health, Home, Purpose and Community. Recount the 10 Common Recovery Components pertinent to consumers served by ACT teams (Hope, Person-Driven, multiple Pathways, Holistic, Peer Supported, Relational, sensitive to Culture, Trauma informed, Strengths/Responsibilities required and Respect)
5. Describe and compare individuals in the movie ‘Inside-Outside-Building a Meaningful Life After the Hospital’, featuring 8 individuals once considered to have the most chronic SMI and related impairments to those receiving treatment through ACT in Michigan’s current community based public behavioral health system.
6. Identify the Ten Principles of ACT
7. Define and describe the activities and expectations of services provided through ACT ‘ We Do In ACT’
8. In the Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual, review specifics to ACT, discuss and summarize ACT
9. Articulate ACT Team Composition, roles and expectations
10. Describe Characteristics of ACT Teams
11. Watch, then discuss John Oliver YouTube clip validating ACT effectiveness
12. Identify and explain outcomes expected through ACT
13. Explain how the Field Guide to ACT supports practice
Who Should Attend This seminar contains content appropriate for clinical staff (social work micro and macro) at entry level of practice. All staff working on ACT teams are required to participate within the first six months of ACT work.
Presenter(s) Anne Agar-Krill, RN, MSN
Kees (Cornelis) Frankfort, MA, LLP
Alyson Rush, LMSW, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
CEUs Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 11.0 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.

Certificate Awarded: At the conclusion of this conference, turn in your Certificate of Attendance form to the CMHAM Staff to be approved. You will turn in the top sheet & retain the bottom sheet which serves as your certificate. No other certificate will be given.

Certificate Issued By: Christina Ward, Director of Education & Training;; 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 for resolution.

Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHAM 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 11.0 related contact hours. Some "Related" workshops may meet MCBAP/IC&RC educational requirements for focused topics in addiction certification domains, such as for Peer Recovery or Supervisor credentials. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the conference program brochure containing the workshop description.
Nursing: A total of 11.0 Nursing contact hours have been awarded for this activity by the Michigan Public Health Institute – Continuing Education Solutions.
Michigan Public Health Institute-Continuing Education Solutions is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91).
Cancellation Policy If you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions are permitted at any time. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $20 administrative fee. If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given. Cancellation and Substitution Process: Simply sign into your account, click "View My Registrations," click the event and click, "Edit" for a substitution, or "Cancel Order" and follow the prompts.
Weather Policy Trainings will take place as scheduled and we will not be able to refund training fees. In the event of severe weather, please check the website for scheduling delays and event updates.
Grant Funding/Sponsors This event is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities Administration (MDHHS), the SAMHSA funded Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) and facilitated by The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHA). This offering reflects a collaboration between MDHHS, CMHA, and MHTTC for the common vision of bettering the behavioral health care workforce in Michigan, regardless of any specific funding source.

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