Presenter: Andrea Turtenwald, M.A., Family Relations Coordinator, Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health
Nekita (Nick) Krisko, Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health
Shimika Harris, Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health Lived Experience Partner
Kate Goedtel-Bennett, DSW, LCSW
The Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health has published a variety of resources for children, young adults, and parents to support their emotional well-being. In this session, learn about the Mental Health Crisis Card and the Handling a Mental Health Crisis handout, two resources created by people with lived experience and mental health clinicians. After an overview of the tools, engage in a flexible group conversation with some of the resource creators to identify how to implement and share the information with families across Wisconsin.
Understand the purpose of the Mental Health Crisis Card and consider it's application in their daily life.
Understand the purpose of the Handling a Mental Health Crisis handout and consider it's application in their daily life.
Reflect on what additional resources or information could be useful in their community.
This session will be offered virtually and in-person.
Presenter: Cassandra (Cassie) Walker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Working in Crisis and Trauma care is emotionally and physically taxing. Many times, we are not aware of how disconnected we are from ourselves after work. This session is experiential and will provide information about stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout while guiding participants through somatic mindfulness techniques and meditations, including modifications for different abilities and comfort levels.
Participants will learn at least 3 ways they can quickly check in with themselves
Participants will be able to define ‘compassion fatigue’, ‘burn out’ and ‘vicarious trauma’
Participants will be more able to identify their somatic reactions.
Presenter: Vic Welle, Peer Support Trainer
Experiences labeled as crisis can happen due to many factors. Often crisis is only seen as a â€œbehavioral healthâ€ issue needing a medicalized or psychiatric intervention. But what else might need to be addressed? What other frameworks might help a person understand and make meaning of their crisis? This workshop will introduce concepts and techniques from spirituality, trauma-informed approaches, and peer support models such as the Hearing Voices Network and Intentional Peer Support.
Identify the medical model (disease model) of distress and how it impacts crisis response.
Explore other frameworks outside of the medical model for understanding and making meaning from crisis.
Learn how peer support approaches can be utilized in developing more culturally responsive, trauma informed approach to crisis.
Presenter: Lesley Chapin - Psy.D., Board Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy by the Linehan Board of Certification, Vice President and Executive Director of the Pauquette Center for Psychological Services
Ongoing experience of crisis can be one of the most demoralizing aspects of life for clients. Similarly, responding to perpetual crisis and little or not tangible progress to reduce it is one of the leading contributors to clinician burnout and frustration. Understanding and framing client crisis in terms of behavioral principles of reinforcement, shaping, punishment and extinction can be a helpful way to approach crisis situations in order to coach and shape more effective behavior and reduce likelihood of ongoing or future crisis. Within this session, clinicians will learn basics of behavioral principles as well as a consideration for formulating robust behavioral management plans.
Be able to define reinforcement.
Be able to explain shaping.
Explain an extinction or behavioral burst.
Presenters: Michael Berge, BS, ADN, Nurse Clinician 2, Nursing Instructor, Winnebago Mental Health Institute
Mary Beth Hendrickson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Penny L. Boileau, PhD
Promoting the mental well-being of our frontline health workers to foster a strong behavioral health workforce is identified as a top priority for addressing our national mental health crisis. Research has shown that mental health professionals are at an increased risk for caregiver burnout and secondary or vicarious trauma and are furthermore less likely to recognize these symptoms in themselves and/or seek help. This workshop will help participants to learn about ways to identify variables that may be impacting their mental health and focus on ideas to create a safe and inclusive culture to attract and maintain a diverse workforce. This interactive presentation will show participants how the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at Winnebago Mental Health Institute, adapted the Safe Person program, first developed by the WISE Initiative for Stigma Elimination, to use a strengths-based approach to increase accessibility of 24/7 peer-to-peer support and connection for caregivers, to increase the quality of care they are able to provide and decrease the stigma surrounding reaching out for support.
Learn and identify variables that can impact the quality of care provided by mental health professionals, ranging from burnout to vicarious trauma.
Explore the impact of creating a culture that reduces stigma and acknowledges that reaching out for support is a strength.
Be introduced to and practice evidence-based methods to connect with colleagues and clients in a supportive manner using strength-based approaches, by completing the Safe Person Training and learning the Seven Promises as developed by WISE Initiative for Stigma Elimination.
This session will be offered virtually and in-person.
Presenter: William Hutter, PsyD, LMFT
For decades, addiction research only examined drug and alcohol's effect on men as they were the only participants in years of studies. This initial, exclusionary, medical bias reflects some of the particular issues women have faced in addiction. In the 1990s, several U.S. organizations instituted requirements for the inclusion of women as study participants. Since that inclusion, researchers have discovered a number of differences in addiction between various gender identities. This workshop aims to highlight some of those differences.
Better understanding of differences across genders.
How substance usage changes across genders and substances.
Strategies for clinical and non-clinical members.
Presenters: Heidi Pritzl, MSW, LCSW, QPR Master Trainer, Co-lead for the Tri-County COPE Coalition, and Psychotherapist for Aspirus Koller Behavioral Health
Adam Nowak, BA, Lakeland Consortium School District Project AWARE-Mental Health Coordinator
Heidi and Jordyn will share how their Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Subcommittee for COPE coalition establishes goals and initiatives to prevent suicides and break stigma around mental health each year in Forest, Oneida, and Vilas counties. They will share their current and past workplans, discuss companies they have partnered with to make these initiatives possible, along with connections through media, and community to bring awareness to a topic that has so much taboo.
This session will provide the opportunity for others to share initiatives/strategies they have completed in their community to assist in Wisconsin's goal of zero suicide. To mirror the theme of the national guidelines for behavioral health crisis tool kit "anyone, anywhere and anytime," we will show you how our team met the person in need where they live, work, and play. These locations include coffee shops, tavern/restaurants, pizza locations, gun shops, etc.
Be able to identify ways to break mental health stigma in their community through county initiatives.
Learn resources and strategies within their state, county, and nationally that can help to prevent a suicide.
Learn the planning process to rolling out a prevention plan/initative within their community and how to gain buy in from other business's and organizations