2012 Building Bridges Conference
- September 5, 2012 - September 6, 2012
- 6:45AM - 2:00PM
The Joint Committee on Aging/Intellectual Disability Invites
You to Participate in the . . .
2012 AGING/INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
September 5—6, 2012
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
Camp Hill, PA
Designed for people who are part of the
Aging Network and the
Intellectual Disability System
Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Long Term Living Training Institute
The 2012 Building Bridges Conference is designed for people who are part of the Aging Network and the Intellectual Disability System. The goal of the Building Bridges Conference is to help participants:
- Identify programs and models of care which are intended to improve the quality of life for older persons with intellectual disability;
- Identify the challenges faced by older persons with intellectual disability;
- Recognize alternative programs and models of care;
- Utilize resources and ideas presented to enhance their work with older persons with intellectual disability;
- Cite aspects of physical change with aging.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- People who are part of the Aging Network
- People who are part of the Intellectual Disability System
- ICF/ID Facility Staff
- County ID Program Staff
- Case/Care Managers/Supports Coordinators
- Protective Service Staff
- PrimeTime Health Coordinators
- Advocates and Family Members
- Members of Self-Advocacy Groups
- Medical Professionals
- Staff from Personal Care Homes
- Senior Community Center Staff
- Nursing Home Staff
- Staff from Acute Care Facilities
- Anyone interested in Supporting Older People with Intellectual Disability
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Licensed social workers, registered nurses and personal care home administrators can earn up to 9.75 credit hours of continuing education.
To receive verification of successful completion of the credit hours, participants are expected to sign-in, attend the entire workshop and complete evaluations. CEU fee is included in the $100 registration fee.
TO RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
Following the training event, a Certificate of Attendance will be available for you to print from the Learning Management System. From the dashboard or homepage of the LMS, go to the Certificates area to print the certificate. If you have any questions about printing this certificate, please contact us at 717 541-4214.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
9:00—10:15 am Opening Keynote, “Maintaining Brain Health”,
~ Kenneth Brubaker, M.D., CMD, Chief Medical Officer,
Department of Aging and Office of Long-Term Living
A frequently asked question is “What can I do to prevent memory loss and maintain an active lifestyle into my 80s or 90s?” During the past decade there has been a significant accumulation of evidence that suggests memory loss can be prevented or slowed down. This involves life style changes that are achievable. Consequently, more and more people are living long enough to become octogenarians, nonagenarian, and even centenarians. This lecture will review the evidence that demonstrates how a number of population groups have learned to successfully emotionally age (SEA) with minimal decline in memory loss and physical abilities.
10:30 am—Noon Session I
W-01 SEXUALITY ~ Barbara Jones, RN, PhD, Gwynedd-Mercy College
The need for sexual intimacy and the capacity for sexual response are life- long. Numerous well-designed research studies confirm the fact that a high percentage of elders are very interested in sex and remain capable of sexual expression despite the interaction of aging changes and health problems. Results of a national study of 3,005 adults between the ages of 57 and 85 indicate that 50% of respondents reported one or more sexual challenges or problems. Changes in sexual response associated with aging, illness or disability are discussed and strategies for management of sexual concerns are described. Emphasis will be placed on the recognition that sexual problems are frequently regarded as a warning sign or consequence of an underlying illness which is undiagnosed or poorly controlled. Psychosocial issues impacting sexual expression in late adulthood are also explored.
10:30 am—Noon Session I
W-02 HEALTH PROMOTION THROUGH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: HOW TO DO IT ~ Jesse Swoyer, CIL of Central PA-Living Well Fitness Center/G.H.O.S.T., LLC
This session will discuss the elements of physical activity including interactive exercises for the audience and the effects of exercise for all injuries/disabilities as we age. Included in the discussion will be benefits of starting an exercise program, requirements of personal trainers, neurological injuries, ADA equirements/components of accessible fitness, while encouraging all participates to activate their true potential in life.
W-03 AFFORDABLE HOUSING RESOURCES ~ Barbara Hodas and Leigh Howard, Diana T. Myers and Associates, Inc.
This workshop will provide an overview of affordable housing resources for people with disabilities beginning with definitions of such resources as public housing, Housing Choice Vouchers and affordable housing developments and how to access these resources in your community. We will then look at ways to collaborate with others to better access existing housing resources and increase resources through participation in partnerships.
W-04 UNDERSTANDING HOARDING BEHAVIORS IN OLDER ADULTS ~ Linda Shumaker, RN—BC, MA, PA Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, and Jennifer Crane, Centre County DeClutter Project
We are hearing about and seeing on television, stories of individuals who display hoarding behaviors. This presentation will discuss hoarding as a mental health and social issue. “Hoarding” behaviors versus “hoarding” as an illness will be differentiated. Understanding the complexity of treatment as well as the need for cross system collaborative approaches when working with individuals with “hoarding” behaviors will be emphasized. In addition, a brief description of the Centre County DeClutter Program— its development, organization and aims will be presented.
Noon—1:15 pm Lunch
1:15—2:45 pm Session II
W-11 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SMART HOMES ~ Jamie
Prioli, Assistive Technology Specialist and Program Coordinator for the Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP), Institute on Disabilities, Temple University, Philadelphia
Hearing about smart homes but don’t know what they are? Come learn about them and the different ways assistive technology can make homes safer and more independent for people with disabilities and older adults. After participation, attendees will be able to define what a smart home is, describe two features/devices that might benefit someone with whom they work or know and be able to identify two resources in PA for more information.
W-12 AGING AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY ~ Linda Weibrecht, RN, CCAP, The Advocacy Alliance
This training provides an overview of normal aging and special considerations and recommendations for caregivers. The training features normal aging as a process, special needs of aging individuals with intellectual disability and special considerations and recommendations for caregivers. This is an interactive session that includes "props" to simulate aging issues such as loss of vision, hearing and balance. Through the use of props while performing daily activities such as walking or conversing, the workshop attendees will gain a better understanding of the aging process and hopefully, a little more empathy for the aging population.
W-13 MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH COUNTY TEAMS ~ Mary
Figlar, Allegheny County Department of Human Services; and Pat McClintock, Bedford/Somerset County MH/MR
Through presentation of examples and participant dialogue this session will help you build your impact as a county team by: developing an increased understanding of county team roles and activities, keeping active without dedicated funding, acquiring knowledge of the local county team grant proposal process including application and creative use of funding, exploring case review processes and learning education and outreach ideas from a panel of active county team members.
W-14 OVERVIEW OF DUAL DIAGNOSIS INITIATIVES ~ Amy Nemirow, Fred Lokuta, Office of Developmental Programs, and Dina McFalls, Philadelphia Mental Health Care Corporation
The session will present the latest update on joint ODP/OMHSAS initiatives to support people with intellectual disability, mental illness, and behavioral health challenges. Work plans include the development and implementation of a new training curriculum, mobile clinical teams, and enhanced networking, supports and resources for all providers.
2:45—3:00 pm Break
3:00—4:30 pm Session III
W-21 BUREAU OF BLINDNESS AND VISUAL SERVICES: PROMOTING INDEPENDENCE FOR PENNSYLVANIANS EXPERIENCING VISION LOSS ~ Marcia Wazeter, MEd, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
The leading causes of vision loss and blindness in the United States are related to the aging process. Pennsylvania has one of the largest aging populations in the United States. The mission of Blindness and Visual Services is to assist Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired to maintain independent lives at home, in the community and at work. This presentation will provide in-depth information on the programs and services BBVS offers to accomplish this mission including the referral process, eligibility criteria, services provided and service delivery. A customer case history will be presented illustrating the case management process. Also, a display of some of the adaptive aids provided by BBVS will be available for examination.
W-22 INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ADULTS WITH AUTISM ~ Nina Wall-Côté, LSW, Bureau of Autism Support, DPW
Workshop attendees will learn to recognize the core deficits and co- existing factors that may impact an individual with autism across their lifespan. Also included will be a look at the current mission, services and resources available through the Bureau of Autism Services in its efforts to meet the identified and growing needs of adults with an autism diagnosis.
W-23 EXPLOITATION OF PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY ~ Ronald Costen, PhD, J.D., Temple University Institute on Protective Services
Session description to follow.
W-24 INNOVATIVE HOUSING MODELS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY ~ Barbara Hodas and Leigh Howard, Diana T. Myers and Associates, Inc.
This workshop will begin with a brief exploration of the housing challenges faced by both older adults with intellectual disability and older adults with aging children who have intellectual disability. This will include the need to make housing plans in the context of other needs such as support services, medical care and social/vocational pursuits. Next the presenters, who have facilitated strategic housing planning for the Bureau of Autism Services, the Office of Long Term Living, the Intra-Governmental Council on Long Term Care and Holy Redeemer Medical Center, will present a series of housing models that are potential options for these individuals. For each model, they will include a description of the model, possible funding sources and examples.
SEPTEMBER 6, THURSDAY, 2012
9:00—10:30 am Session IV
TH-01 AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTERS(ADRC)...LINKS TO AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCES ~ Joyce
O’Brien, Director, Community Development/Office of Long-Term Living and Jennifer Crossley-Hale, PA Department of Aging and Office of Long-Term Living
PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources is evolving on a daily basis. This session will address how we have refined our mission, advanced this undertaking and will also share best practices and recent accomplishments including technology interface, options counseling and our vision for the future.
TH-02 LIFESHARING ~ Jim Malesky and Becky Kreischer,
Keystone Human Services
This presentation will consist of an overview of LifeSharing including: a brief history of LifeSharing, how providers are referred/found and trained, the referral process for the individual, the matching process, expectations of all parties, roles of the LifeSharing coordinator and supports coordinator and a question and answers session.
TH-03 COMPASSION FATIGUE ~ Dr. Dara Bergel Bourassa, PhD, LSW, Associate Professor and Director of Gerontology, Department of Social Work and Gerontology, Shippensburg University
This lecture will cover the phenomena of compassion fatigue as related to direct support staff and professionals who work with individuals with intellectual disability and aging issues. Risk factors, effects and prevention techniques will be discussed. At the end of this session, participants will be better able to understand the concept of compassion fatigue, identify risk factors and possible effects of compassion fatigue and learn about the various strategies that can be employed to prevent or help ameliorate compassion fatigue.
9:00—10:30 am Session IV
TH-04 USING TRAUMA INFORMED CARE AS A MODEL FOR BUILDING A NEW SPECIALIZED SERVICE (PART 1) ~ Douglas Pickens, MSW, Arc of Washington County/ARC Advantage
We will share our journey of developing a new model of supports based on the principles found in Trauma Informed Care. This two part session will describe the In The Moment Specialized Supports (ITM Specialized Supports) program that was developed to support persons with IDD and who struggle with significant and complex mental health disorders. Many of these same persons have also experienced substantial trauma or adverse experiences that continue to impact them. These persons are often diagnosed with or present features found in Axis II mental health
disorders. The program offers very detailed, structured supports for persons who have not been successful in traditional IDD programs. The supports are diagnostically driven and grounded in strong therapeutic principles.
10:30 am—10:45 am Break
10:45 am—12:15 pm Session V
TH-11 COMPASSION FATIGUE ~ Dr. Dara Bergel Bourassa, PhD, LSW, Associate Professor and Director of Gerontology, Department of Social Work and Gerontology, Shippensburg University
This is a repeat of session TH-03. Please see TH-03 for workshop description.
TH-12 USING TRAUMA INFORMED CARE AS A MODEL FOR BUILDING A NEW SPECIALIZED SERVICE (PART 2) ~ Douglas Pickens, MSW, Aadvantage Inc/ARC Human Services
This is a continuation of the TH-04 session. Please see TH-04 for a description of the session.
TH-13 HOW TO ACCESS ID AND AGING SERVICES ~ Steve Evrard, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Intellectual Disability
The presentation will provide an explanation of how to access Intellectual Disability/Mental Retardation services provided through the Office of Developmental Programs. Subjects will include an overview of the system, how to access services, a description of the Mental Retardation Waivers, how to organize supports and assuring quality in services provided. This presentation will be paired with a presentation that will describe how to access Aging services.
TH-14 ETHICS WHEN ADDRESSING CASES OF HOARDING ~ Christopher Dubble, MSW, Faculty Member Temple University School of Social Administration and Program Manager for the Institute on Protective Services
This session will provide participants with an overview of the issue of hoarding. Through a framework of practical ethics, participants will discuss strategies and solutions to some of the many ethical dilemmas that arise in these cases.
12:15—1:30 pm Lunch
1:30—2:30 pm Closing Keynote, “It’s Both a Blessing and a Curse: The Emerging Trends in Health Care and Social Services and How We Can Plan for Change” ~ Doug Pickens, MSW,
AAdvantage Inc/ARC Human Services
We will look at emerging trends, some of which we know all too well, like resources and funding challenges. We know how cuts to what we view as necessary services make our work a coordination nightmare. Strategic planning can address many of our critical needs, but we are often not addressing all of the issues and trends. Many of the emerging trends need our attention and planning as well. We will dig much deeper into a number of significant areas that are impacting our systems. These are as diverse as adapting to an older and less healthy workforce to how Social Media impacts our efforts. We recognize that we are working on a drastically changing landscape and we can use this as our breakthrough to build a healthcare system for the future.
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Phone 717-763-7117 or 800-333-3333 to make your reservations. Conference rate is $104 for single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes. To receive this special rate, you must request rooms reserved for the Building Bridges Conference. Hotel reservation deadline is Aug. 5, 2012. Reservations received after Aug. 5, 2012, are subject to availability and higher, prevailing room rates. Cancellations received after 4:00 pm the day before arrival will be subject to a cancellation
fee equal to one night’s room rate, plus taxes.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE
The $100 registration fee includes sessions, CEUs, handouts, continental breakfasts, breaks and lunches. Registration deadline is Aug. 24, 2012. NOTE: Due to space limitations, walk-in registrations WILL NOT be accepted.
It is difficult to maintain room temperatures that are comfortable for all participants. Conference attendees should be aware that room temperatures will vary throughout the conference center. A light sweater or jacket is helpful when room temperatures become too cool. Participants are asked to turn off cell phones and beepers when attending a workshop or change them to a silent signal if necessary. Please step outside the room when responding to a page or a call.
Because we have a 72 business hour cancellation policy, refunds will be made until Aug. 29, 2012.
Substitute attendees are permissible with approval from the registrar prior to the conference. To cancel, call 717-541-4214. NOTE: Registered no shows will be billed.
Please fax your registration to 717 541-4217 or register online within our Learning Management System at www.ltltrainingpa.org. To register online, you need to have a valid LMS account. Once you are in the LMS, go to the Event Calendar area to find this event and click the ‘Register For This Event’ button. To confirm that you are registered, check the My Content area of the LMS dashboard (on the right-hand side of the homepage). Please contact 717 541-4214 if you have any questions about registration.
Please make checks payable to:
PA Association of Area Agencies on Aging (P4A)
Mail Payment (and Registration Form) to P4A:
525 S. 29th Street ♦ Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone: 717-541-4214 ♦ Fax: 717-541-4217
Register online at www.ltltrainingpa.org
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