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Cancelled - CAFAS Booster

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Start Date Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Event Times 8:30am – 5:00pm (registration at 8:00am)
Location
Community Mental Health Association of Michigan Training Center
426 S. Walnut, Lansing, MI 48933
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Training Fees: This is a free training. Space is limited. While there is no fee for this event, we request written cancellation notice if you find that you are unable to attend once you have registered. This assists us with meal counts and allows others to attend who may have been turned away because of limited space. Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 5.0 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; 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. Arrive at 8:00am for registration. Training starts promptly at 8:30am. Participants arriving late or departing early will NOT receive any CE credit. There are absolutely no exceptions. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, has provided funding for this initiative through a Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant. One-Day CAFAS Booster Training for Agency Trainers: March 25, 2020 ~ Community Mental Health Association of Michigan 426 S. Walnut Street, Lansing, MI 48933 Note: This is a brief, concentrated review which is only appropriate for those people who regularly use the CAFAS and can document the date of their last training (within the past 2 years). Training Description: This training includes a comprehensive review of the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS). The training is centered the scoring guidelines for each of the eight subscales. Selected Reliability Vignette Testing will be scored and discussed on-site. Training tips and strategies will be presented. Participants will be involved with exercises and role-play to practice and improve their Training skills. Participants can anticipate becoming a more experienced and expert trainer. This is a brief, concentrated review which is only appropriate for those people who regularly use the CAFAS and can document the date of their last training (within the past 2 years).

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Agenda Agenda:
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Light Refreshments
8:30 am – 10:15 am Training Raters at Your Agency, Training Tips and Strategies and School and Home Subscales
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am Community and Behavior Toward Others: Scoring Review
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Mood and Self-Harm Subscales: Scoring Review
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (on-site)
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Review of Trainer Responsibilities: Scoring, Mentoring, Record-Keeping, On-going QA
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Substance Use and Thinking Subscales: Scoring Review
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Reliability testing (select Vignettes) (break as needed by each participant)
Note: Participants are required to stay for the 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm review even if they finish their testing early.
Objective • Participants will be able to increase their skill in mentoring and training others in the CAFAS as well as understand and explain the subscales for school and home.
• Participants will be able to understand and explain the CAFAS rating protocol for Community and Behavior Toward Others, including differentiating the levels of severity of behaviors and how to score on the CAFAS.
• Participants will be able to understand and explain the CAFAS rating protocol for the Mood and Emotions and Self-Harm Subscales, including the levels of severity of behaviors and how to score on the CAFAS.
• Participants will increase methods to strengthen their skills to mentor staff competence in rating the CAFAS and learn best practices for record keeping.
• Participants will be able to understand and explain the CAFAS rating protocol for the Substance Use and Thinking Subscales, including the levels of severity of behaviors and how to score on the CAFAS.
Who Should Attend Who Should Attend: Mental Health Professionals who are already trained as CAFAS Trainers. Bring documentation and/or date of last successfully completed CAFAS Reliability Testing (within the past 2 years). Social Workers (Intermediate and Advanced).
Presenter(s) ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Ann Heerde, LMSW, serves as the Program Supervisor for Family Services at CMH of Ottawa County. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. Ann has been CAFAS/PECFAS trainer for 9 years and serves a Coach for PMTO (Parent Management Training - Oregon model). Her previous employment experience includes working as a Team Leader at Family Outreach Center, Surveillance Officer for Kent County Juvenile Court, Mentoring & Aftercare Coordinator at Serve Our Youth of Iowa and the Children’s Ministry Director at The Other Way Ministries.
Rebecca L Clore, LMSW
Rebecca Clore, Quality Services and Compliance Manager, joined Family & Children Services in July 2015. Rebecca is responsible for the organization’s quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives, supporting outcome and evaluation efforts for behavioral health and child welfare programs, and leading the organization’s accreditation efforts. Rebecca is also the Statewide Fidelity Leader for Parent Management Training in Michigan, an evidence-based parenting program for families who have children experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Prior to joining Family & Children Services, Rebecca worked for over 9 years at Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as the Children’s Evidence Based and Community Trainer, including serving as the agency’s CAFAS Trainer.
CEUs Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 5.0 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; 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.
Cancellation Policy While there is no fee for this event, we request written cancellation notice (awilson@cmham.org) if you find that you are unable to attend once you have registered. This assists us with meal counts and allows others to attend who may have been turned away because of limited space
Weather Policy Severe 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 www.macmhb.org website for scheduling delays and event updates.
Grant Funding/Sponsors Mental Health Block Grant Language:
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

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