Offenders with a Trauma History
May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Offenders with a Trauma History

David S. Prescott, LCSW, LICSW will be presenting on May 23rd, at UMASS in Shrewsbury 10 - 3PM

He will provide an over view of the Good Lives model and Trauma Informed care. He will also describe the qualities of a Trauma Informed/Good Lives residential setting.

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Problematic Sexuality and Trauma Issues
Jun
5
10:00 AM10:00

Problematic Sexuality and Trauma Issues

Dr Guidry will talk about the development of problem behaviors using a trauma informed lens and vicarious trauma. 

The Center for Integrative Psychological Services is led by Dr. Guidry, a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist with more than a decade of specialized experience in the assessment and treatment of  interpersonal violence.

In her work, Dr. Guidry has honed a comprehensive and integrated approach to clinical and consulting psychology as applied to the cycle and trauma of abuse. 

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ASD in Metro - Overwhelming Moments Presentation
Jun
12
9:30 AM09:30

ASD in Metro - Overwhelming Moments Presentation

Overwhelming Moments with Cynthia A. McKinley, Mental Health Trainer and Consultant Mental Health Challenges and Other Factors Contributing to Behavioral Outbursts in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Episodes of severe emotional distress sometimes referred to as “meltdowns” are some of the tougher moments for persons on the autism spectrum, their families and caregivers. Developing strategies for preventing and resolving these moments often becomes more difficult when a person with ASD has mental health challenges. This workshop will explore the complexity of physical, environmental, skill related and mental health issues that contribute to these outbursts. As part of this exploration, we will look at some behavioral issues and differentiate those that are related to a mental health diagnosis vs those that are more likely part of living life with ASD. 

Metro Boston Office Waltham in the DDS Conference Room

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Northeast Region Interagency Collaboration
Jun
15
8:30 AM08:30

Northeast Region Interagency Collaboration

Join us for a half-day of networking and informative discussion regarding agency processes for individuals across the age continuum.

Presentations include DDS, DMH, MRC and DCF representatives sharing agency updates, initiatives for individuals transitioning to adulthood,and individuals will share their stories and dreams

Date:       Friday, June 15, 2018

Time:      8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

                Presentations and Networking (Lunch will be provided)

 Where:   Angelica’s 

49 S. Main St., Rte. 114

Middleton, MA

Who Should Attend:

DDS, DMH, MRC, and DCF Service Coordinators, Case Managers, Supervisors and local Area/Site Office Staff

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ASD in Northhampton - Overwhelming Moments
Jun
19
9:00 AM09:00

ASD in Northhampton - Overwhelming Moments

Overwhelming Moments with Cynthia A. McKinley, Mental Health Trainer and Consultant Mental Health Challenges and Other Factors Contributing to Behavioral Outbursts in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Episodes of severe emotional distress sometimes referred to as “meltdowns” are some of the tougher moments for persons on the autism spectrum, their families and caregivers. Developing strategies for preventing and resolving these moments often becomes more difficult when a person with ASD has mental health challenges. This workshop will explore the complexity of physical, environmental, skill related and mental health issues that contribute to these outbursts. As part of this exploration, we will look at some behavioral issues and differentiate those that are related to a mental health diagnosis vs those that are more likely part of living life with ASD. 

Haskell Building - 2nd Floor, Large Conference Room -  1 Village Hill Rd. Northampton 01060

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Jun
21
9:30 AM09:30

ASD in SE - Overwhelming Moments

Overwhelming Moments with Cynthia A. McKinley, Mental Health Trainer and Consultant Mental Health Challenges and Other Factors Contributing to Behavioral Outbursts in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Episodes of severe emotional distress sometimes referred to as “meltdowns” are some of the tougher moments for persons on the autism spectrum, their families and caregivers. Developing strategies for preventing and resolving these moments often becomes more difficult when a person with ASD has mental health challenges. This workshop will explore the complexity of physical, environmental, skill related and mental health issues that contribute to these outbursts. As part of this exploration, we will look at some behavioral issues and differentiate those that are related to a mental health diagnosis vs those that are more likely part of living life with ASD. 

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2018  “Employment Matters!” Conference
May
17
9:00 AM09:00

2018 “Employment Matters!” Conference

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Lora Brugnaro and Ashley Wolfe: Lora and Ashley will share their stories of employment success and how attendees can benefit from their "lessons learned" in expanding employment opportunities for all individuals with differing abilities. 

Breakout Sessions: The conference features 12 breakout sessions. Sessions will include an employer panel, as well as sessions on transition, advocacy, and public policy. This year's conference will also feature the popular "Power of 5 Sessions" - a series of five minute presentations  on a wide  array of topics. Details to be announced soon!

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ASD in NE - Overwhelming Moments Presentation
May
15
9:00 AM09:00

ASD in NE - Overwhelming Moments Presentation

Overwhelming Moments with Cynthia A. McKinley, Mental Health Trainer and Consultant Mental Health Challenges and Other Factors Contributing to Behavioral Outbursts in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Episodes of severe emotional distress sometimes referred to as “meltdowns” are some of the tougher moments for persons on the autism spectrum, their families and caregivers. Developing strategies for preventing and resolving these moments often becomes more difficult when a person with ASD has mental health challenges. This workshop will explore the complexity of physical, environmental, skill related and mental health issues that contribute to these outbursts. As part of this exploration, we will look at some behavioral issues and differentiate those that are related to a mental health diagnosis vs those that are more likely part of living life with ASD. 

Where:   Northeast Region Administrative Office Building, Hogan Regional Center  *With GPS: 30 Middleton Road, Danvers *  Administrative Office Building, 2nd Floor Large Conference Room

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ASD in Westborough - Overwhelming Moments
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

ASD in Westborough - Overwhelming Moments

Overwhelming Moments with Cynthia A. McKinley, Mental Health Trainer and Consultant Mental Health Challenges and Other Factors Contributing to Behavioral Outbursts in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Episodes of severe emotional distress sometimes referred to as “meltdowns” are some of the tougher moments for persons on the autism spectrum, their families and caregivers. Developing strategies for preventing and resolving these moments often becomes more difficult when a person with ASD has mental health challenges. This workshop will explore the complexity of physical, environmental, skill related and mental health issues that contribute to these outbursts. As part of this exploration, we will look at some behavioral issues and differentiate those that are related to a mental health diagnosis vs those that are more likely part of living life with ASD. 

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ASD Preparing for Life Strategies with author Jed Baker
May
9
10:00 AM10:00

ASD Preparing for Life Strategies with author Jed Baker

Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations. 

This training is full but we are taking names for the waitlist.  Please do that below

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Human Rights Forum
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Human Rights Forum

The Metro Regional Office for Human Rights, Central West Regional Office for Human Rights and the Metro Regional Diversity Committee are collaborating to offer a day of presentations, information and networking.

This year’s theme is SELF featuring:

Sheila Radziewicz

  Author of

The Impossible Only Takes a Little Longer: One Woman’s Story of Determination

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Mar
6
10:00 AM10:00

"SHUT UP ABOUT YOUR PERFECT KID" author Patty Terrasi

Patty is the co-authored Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children. (Random House 2010), a book that explores the humorous, heartwarming side of raising children with disabilities. 

Patty is an energetic family advocate, best-selling author, trainer, and motivational speaker with a proven track record of deepening understanding and communication between care staff and family members/caregivers of adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She develops and provides support to families and support professionals. Her abkjility to deliver motivational parenting, educational, and transition speeches to parents, students, teachers, and providers about the joys and challenges of raising children and adults with physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities are a fun break from the daily stresses of living and working for anyone!

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Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Fragile X with Denise Devine

Did you know that...Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is one of the most common causes of inherited intellectual disability. CDC is working to learn more about fragile X syndrome and fragile X-associated disorders to improve the health and well-being of people with these conditions?   Denise is a parent of an adult with Fragile X and leader of the Western Mass Fragile X support group.  Her son is 26 so we have much experience with Fragile X and met many parents of children/adults who have various issues/severity of Fragile X.  

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"The Body Keeps Score" author Dr Bessel van der Kolk
Feb
13
10:00 AM10:00

"The Body Keeps Score" author Dr Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. is a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress. His work integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.   

His most recent 2014 New York Times Science best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.  

THIS EVENT IS 'SOLD' OUT - THERE IS A STRICT REGISTRATION POLICY

PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED AS WE MUST ABIDE BY THE UMASS FIRE CODES.  ANYONE WHO IS NOT ENROLLED WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE TURNED AWAY. 

SORRY!

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Feb
1
to Feb 22

BeneCare - 2 day training in your region

The Nuts & Bolts of SSI & SSDI, Public Health Insurance & Other Public Benefits

Training Description:

This training focuses on how earnings from work affects SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare and other public benefits such as subsidized housing and food stamps. This training also includes an extensive review of the work incentives associated with each benefit and how they can be leveraged to assist individuals with disabilities to transition into employment or increase earnings without jeopardizing benefits.

STAY TUNED FOR ENROLLMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

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