Session 2 Workshops
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Integrating Behavioral Health with Primary Care
Dr. John Molina, Mayra Jirak, LPC and Lynda Vaterlaus
Location: SANDS 101
Primary care health centers are where families to go for their behavioral health and medical needs. Primary care providers are now integrating behavioral health care services into their medical setting. This workshop will describe how Native Health utilizes Behavioral Health Consultants in the integrated model and share best practices to improve the overall health and wellbeing of a diverse population.
Arizona’s Response to the Opioid Crisis
Matthew Fallico and Michael White
Location: SANDS 105
In Arizona, Opioids account for over 1200 deaths, 500 cases of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and 28% of all Emergency Department encounters. Various efforts have consistently implemented innovative ideas for addressing gaps in an individuals’ ability to access care. This workshop will give an overview of the Opioid Epidemic in Arizona, providing data and outcomes of current programs taking place.
Better Health Outcomes for Substance Use Disorder in Diverse Communities
Turiya Coll, Holly Figueroa and Stacy Cope
Location: SANDS 135
With the shifting knowledge of “substance use disorders” (SUDs), this workshop focuses on treating those with SUDs in diverse communities for better health outcomes and quality of life. Focusing on individual needs of each diverse population, this workshop gives examples of evidence-based approaches to health disparities and real Arizona communities applying these approaches in diverse populations.
Evidence-Based Healthy Living Programs and Opioid Use Disorder
Location: SANDS 225
The Arizona Living Well Institute is Arizona’s hub for the evidence-based Healthy Living (CDSME) programs developed by Stanford. These workshops give people knowledge, confidence, and motivation needed to manage the challenges of living a healthier life. We will discuss the English and Spanish programs available and how the Healthy Living with Chronic Pain Program can be used to address OUD.
Examining Suicide Trends in Diverse Populations
Amy D'Arpino and Julie Mack
Location: SANDS 232
Suicide rates among populations with higher disparities need specific prevention and intervention strategies. This session will examine the suicide rates for racial/ethnic groups, persons who identify as LGBTQ, Veterans, and older individuals. Evidence-based research will be provided to assist participants with key insight for prevention strategies.
The Healing Power of Organizing
Nicole Hale, Gina Miriam Mendez and Abril Gallardo Cervera
Location: SANDS 234
This workshop covers how organizing for social change compliments behavioral health practices to help heal trauma. Organizing gives space to people with shared struggle to come together, build community, and process pain, as a collective. Organizing also provides people tools they need to identify the root cause of pain, and take collective action to create concrete change in their lives.
Community Advocacy and Mobilization
John Mireles and Petra Falcon
Location: SANDS 235
This workshop will provide an overview to organizing for social change with defined guiding values and principles of community organizing. While empowering citizens to promote community self-determination by engaging in citizen action and advocacy, this workshop will analyze community power structure, leadership development and relationship building, strategy development, issue development, and action development.
Language Makes a Difference – Adapting Programs/Curriculum for Target Populations
Amy Fernandez, Sonia Ruiz and Brennan Clary, LMSW
Location: SANDS 201
The workshop is intended to define the importance of making adaptations in evidence-based interventions and best practices curriculum. By identifying the need to emphasize cultural appropriateness, LGBTQ inclusivity, and cultural and trauma informed care, participants will learn to adapt to meet the needs of their target population while still adhering to program fidelity.
Domestic Violence Knows No Culture
Denise Krupp, MA, LCP, LISAC and Natalie Carlat
Location: SANDS 202
This workshop will examine and define abuse in relationships that progress to domestic violence. Exploring the connection between domestic violence, substance abuse, and culture, participants will walk in the offender of domestic violence's shoes in an experiential activity and identify how substances and culture can play a role. This workshop will define intimate partner violence and progression, along with presenting treatment options for offenders.
A Look at Jacob’s Law
Location: UCB 241
Jacob’s Law, found under the AHCCCS Contractor’s Operating Manual (ACOM) 449, provides required timelines to access behavioral and urgent health services, requires a placement packet, provides protections for caregivers, and provides Out-of-Home request timelines. Participants will learn how to get involved to effectively advocate for vulnerable children and families, how to influence positive change and ensure their voice is heard.
Communication Access for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind Citizen
Aimee Mousavi and Michele Michaels, CPM
Location: UCB 261
This workshop will increase one’s awareness when interacting with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind citizens. Service providers will become familiar with identifying the unique communication needs of various individuals with hearing loss, understanding the laws governing communication access and providing culturally and linguistically appropriate access and accommodations.
Strengthening Relationships through Cultural Identity
Amy Fa'atoafe and Neil Tift
Location: UCB 265
This workshop focuses on building relationships within families, communities, school and work by building self-worth through individual cultural identities. This presentation works to build understanding between individuals and build healthy characteristics that help to create strong relationships that go beyond cultural barriers. Participants will gain a deeper understanding on how to interact with individuals from different backgrounds and cultures.
Addressing Substance Use at the Root: Jail based Mosaic
Dawn Noggle, Phd, CCHP, Bobie Stallcup, PsyD, CCHP and Mary Page, M.Ed., M.A., LPC
Location: UCB 266
Mosaic is a jail evidence-based substance use treatment program for individuals with serious substance use and behavioral health needs and at higher return to jail risk. Participants often have not received sufficient help in the community or appear “to have failed” treatment. This trauma informed care approach goes to root causes. Participants have embraced it as life changing.