On Sunday, June 2nd, members of the iCarol team will conduct our annual User Group Summit, held just before the start of the Alliance of Information and Referral (AIRS) Training and Education Conference in Atlanta, GA.
The User Group Summit provides iCarol customers, and those not yet using iCarol but considering it for their organization, the chance to receive hands on training that will directly benefit service delivery and program administration. Following a number of training sessions held in the morning and early afternoon, the day concludes with a traditional user group session where guests can learn more about our strategy and product plans for the year, provide input on the types of solutions most important and impactful to their agencies, and help prioritize product development with their input on features in stages of consideration, development and implementation.
Our training topics were picked by our customers and will cover a number of in-demand topics including:
- Recording and Reporting on Met and Unmet Needs
- Resource Advanced Search and Bulk Editing Tools
- Statistics and Reporting
**Note** We welcome our guests to attend any part of the day they wish — it is perfectly acceptable to attend only the User Group session, which will get started at approximately 2:30pm.**
We do ask that regardless of what part of our day you plan to attend, you register for the event so that we can plan accordingly. Registration is open now! Click the button below to learn more and register you and your staff. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!
Following the success and positive feedback we received after last year’s iCarol Summit, we’d like to announce that on May 21st, the day before this year’s AIRS Conference officially kicks off in Tampa, Florida, our AIRS certified team members will again hold a User Group Summit at the same venue as the conference. Our Summit is an all-day event that includes training and informational sessions along with our traditional User Group session. While we do ask that you register to attend this even, there is no cost to participate.
This year we’re excited to cover the fundamentals for your I&R service, while also diving into topics we know are of increasing importance in your field. We’ll feature two main sessions to address both of these areas. Our first session of the day will focus on managing your resource database and the important basic tools such as editing, field visibility, filtering, managing regions, custom fields, verifying your records for accuracy, and more.
After a break for lunch (there are plenty of great choices for you to explore close to the conference venue) we’ll continue on learning about the growing need for services to participate in continuums of care within communities. Human service agencies can’t afford to operate in silos — they need to work together, communicate with one another, and share client information to ensure clients are engaging in the full spectrum of available services and that all providers are aware of their status and progress. Community organizations striving for this model often practice a “no wrong door” policy so that regardless of where a help-seeker begins their treatment journey, they’ll be able to smoothly enter the systems of care rather than getting turned around, improving their chances of success and greatly reducing the frustration or discouragement that they may encounter otherwise. In this session we’ll discuss potential ways your agency can become a leader in these care networks within your community using some unique strategies and iCarol tools.
Finally, we’ll end our day with a traditional User Group session to which all are invited, regardless if you registered and attended earlier sessions in the day. This is a chance to learn more about iCarol for those who may be considering use of our solution, and to hear more about our strategy, planned new features and enhancements in our product “roadmap.” Of course we’ll offer time for questions, comments, and discussion of challenges and priorities.
We’re working hard on prepping everything for our Summit as well as other fun and exciting activities at this year’s AIRS Conference. Don’t miss this chance to connect with us — our full agenda and other details are available by following the link below.
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On Thursday December 11, 2014 at 1:00pm EST, the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) will host a Webinar on preventing suicide among college students.
Courtesty of AAS, here is the description of the webinar content:
To prevent suicide on a college campus one needs more than an individual or a team, rather one needs an army (though certainly an individual can be the driving force behind the movement). Suicide prevention can’t merely be the job of the administration, or the the mental health providers, but rather it must be the responsibility of the entire university community. In keeping with this year’s conference theme “Get Connected,” this webinar will discuss the lessons learned from the Mississippi State University Connection Project, a SAMHSA-funded movement designed to connect mental health resources on campus, and students to those resources. In particular, the webinar will cover ways to build alliances across university departments and administration to increase buy-in. It will also cover Read More…
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On Monday September 8, 2014 at 2:00pm EST, Mental Health America and SAMHSA will present a Webinar on overcoming the challenges associated with funding primary prevention initiatives.
Courtesty of Mental Health America, here is the description of the webinar content:
Identifying sustainable financing for primary prevention is a challenge throughout human service sectors. Although many sectors – mental health and substance abuse, general health, education, public health, child welfare, juvenile justice – are concerned with individual and community well-being; financing, policy and programmatic divisions make collaboration between sectors difficult. In an attempt to better understand the financing landscape and promote understanding between human service fields, this webinar will review the challenges of our current system, explore major existing funding mechanisms, and share emerging and innovative public and private financing strategies that can be utilized for primary prevention interventions. Read More…
Intended Audience: This webinar is aimed at federal, state, and county level stakeholders from multiple sectors – behavioral health, general health, public health, education, child welfare, and juvenile justice – who are interested in primary prevention. The information may also be of interest to researchers, community based organizations, and others who are concerned with promoting individual, family, and community wellbeing.
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Can’t make it to this webinar? No problem, Mental Health America will make the recording and slides available on their website once the webinar has ended.
On August 14, 2014 at 12:00pm EST, the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) will present a webinar on non-suicidal self-injury.
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is often equated with suicide or a suicide attempt, when in fact self-injury is its own separate and complex issue. Clinicians, helpline personnel, and other mental health professionals often indicate they’d like more education on this issue, and so this webinar will be extremely helpful.
Courtesty of AAS, here is the description of the webinar content:
“This webinar will address key empirical, theoretical, and practical issues pertinent to non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) among youth and young adults. This includes an overview of: a) the most up-to-date knowledge regarding NSSI, b) a personal account of a lived experience of NSSI, and c) empirically-informed approaches for use when working with clients who struggle with NSSI.
This webinar is being offered Free to AAS members, and at the exceptional value of just $35 for Non-Members. It also offers 1 CE credit available for psychologists and counselors.
AAS is bringing in two great presenters on the subject matter to educate everyone who attends.
Dese’Rae L. Stage is a photographer, writer, and suicide awareness advocate based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder of Live Through This, a suicide awareness initiative that pairs the portraits of attempt survivors with stories and their experiences, in their own words. She also has lived experience of NSSI and a suicide attempt.
Stephen P. Lewis, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph. His research has been featured in various media outlets, including The New York Times, Time, USA Today, and ABC. Dr. Lewis is co-author of the book Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, which is part of the Advances in Psychotherapy series by the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12). He is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Self-Injury Outreach and Support (SiOS), an international outreach initiative providing current information and resources to individuals who self-injure, those who have recovered, as well as their families, friends, teachers and the health professionals who work for them.
Click here to learn more about the webinar and its learning objectives, and to Register.
This webinar will provide useful information for clinicians and other professionals who want to better understand self-injury and how to help those who self-injure. There are lots of great webinars, training opportunities, and other professional development opportunities presented by AAS that are only available to members. To learn more about AAS membership click here.