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Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint Forum


register-now2Deadline to Register: June 11, 2015
Date: June 18, 2015, 9:00am – 4:00pm; registration starts at 7:30am
Cost: $50 per person
Location: Crowne Plaza Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, OH 43229
CE: Social Worker, Counselor (pending)


Purpose

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Developmental Disabilities are collaborating on a Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) initiative to address the impact of trauma within the agencies’ individual and shared systems. As part of the TIC initiative, a day long Forum on reducing the use of seclusion and restraint and creating coercion and violence free communities will be held.

The Forum will consist of two parts: a morning session focused on current national and state trends in reducing seclusion and restraint incidents and an afternoon session with breakouts to identify accomplishments made to date, strengths of agencies to build upon and policy challenges that prevent the overall reduction in the use of seclusion and restraint and creation of coercion and violence free settings.
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Overview

Morning session: current national and state trends in reducing seclusion and restraint incidents.

Afternoon session: breakouts to identify accomplishments made to date, strengths of agencies to build upon and policy challenges that prevent the overall reduction in the use of seclusion and restraint and creation of coercion and violence free settings.

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Target Audience

  • Staff of ODJFS Group Home, ODJFS Children’s Residential and/or OhioMHAS Children’s Residential Center, licensed inpatient facility, or a facility providing services to young persons with developmental disabilities

  • County ADAMHS Board staff

 2 representatives from each agency (not individual facility) may attend.

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Keynote Speaker

si10_gilleceJoan Gillece, Project Manager, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, will present on “National and State Strategies to Reduce Use of Seclusion and Restraint”

Joan Gillece, Ph.D., has 30 years of experience working in the behavioral health field, including 15 years dedicated to trauma and 6 years in prevention of seclusion and restraint.  Dr. Gillece has championed the cause of full consumer integration and development of culturally competent programs. Utilizing survivors in all aspects of trauma work, Dr. Gillece has coordinated technical assistance, conference presentations, and consultations with experts in the field. Her commitment to strengths-based support by implementing trauma-informed values, with the overreaching theme of recovery, has been her focus.

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Ohio Case Studies

Dave Paxton, VP of Strategy and Innovation, The Village Network

Bruce Tessena, Director of Ohio Operations, Abraxas