Now in our seventh year, the Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference helps foster a dialog about the opportunities and challenges facing our health care system on the
Now in our seventh year, the Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference helps foster a dialog about the opportunities and challenges facing our health care system on the east side of Washington. This conference brings together industry experts and state policy makers from across the state. Join us on September 10th to connect, network, and discuss the most important health care activity taking place today.
In-person or Online
Helping Our Children Develop Meaningful Relationships with Lance Morehouse Description: How can we encourage meaningful relationships for our
Men, Women and All Couples are Welcome. Monthly webinar series from the Washington State Fathers Network and Kindering:
More information about the series: https://kindering.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/2021-WSFN-virtual-webinars.pdf
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom video conference
12augAll Day13Making History 2021: The Idaho Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services Event Organized By: Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services Event Type:ConferenceIn-person or Online:Online
The Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services provides quality disability and mental health training to human service professionals, teachers, counselors, parents, self advocates and community members who serve and
The Western Partnerships Conference on Human Services provides quality disability and mental health training to human service professionals, teachers, counselors, parents, self advocates and community members who serve and support individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness. The conference attracts over 700 participants from Idaho and surrounding communities.
Training sessions provide the most innovative, cutting edge techniques and information in the disability services field to our attendees. Speaker presentations will offer new ideas, insights and strategies to inspire and challenge our audience. Our sessions are designed to empower attendees to put into practice what they learn, interact with each other and find inspiration. The conference provides an exciting forum for the exchange of practical knowledge and new strategies.
Key Note Speaker: Chris Ulmer
Chris Ulmer is the founder of the leading neurodiversity movement, SBSK (Special Books by Special Kids). Chris travels the globe meeting friends with a diagnosis and sharing their stories on social media. He believes that when we take the time to hear someone’s story and view life from their perspective, we learn and grow as humans making the world a better place. Together Chris and the SBSK community are promoting conversations on acceptance and inclusion around the world.
Key Note Speaker: Haley Moss
Haley Moss was diagnosed with autism at age 3 and made international headlines for becoming as the first documented openly autistic attorney admitted to The Florida Bar. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2018, and graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Criminology.
Haley is a renowned visual pop artist and the author of “Middle School: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About” and “A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Stuff Nobody Tells You About.” She also illustrated and contributed to the anthology “What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew.” Her writing about autism, neurodiversity, and disability has appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, FastCompany, Mic, Bustle, and others. Haley also co-hosts the Spectrumly Speaking podcast, which is dedicated to women on the autism spectrum.
Haley has been featured in major media such as the TODAY Show, Forbes, CNN, USA Today, Yahoo!, People, to name a few.
She currently serves on the constituency board for the University of Miami – Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the Board of Directors for Different Brains.
august 12 (Thursday) - 13 (Friday)
24augAll DayWashington Statewide Leadership Initiative (WSLI) Annual Conference - Hand in Hand: Coming Together to Support Diverse Families Event Organized By: Washington Statewide Leadership Initiative Event Type:ConferenceIn-person or Online:Online
A free online event open to organizations who are interested in providing connections, support and tools to elevate the voice of families who have children and youth with disabilities or
A free online event open to organizations who are interested in providing connections, support and tools to elevate the voice of families who have children and youth with disabilities or special health care needs.
WSLI: Training Family Leaders. Elevating Family Voice. Changing Systems.
All Day (Tuesday)
Washington Statewide Leadership InitiativeOur Mission: To elevate family voice: provide connections so that family voice is respected, amplified, and heard in order to support Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and their families at all levels in Washington. Our Vision: Children, individuals, and families in Washington State, including those with special health care needs, will be healthy, safe, resilient, and included. Our Values: We value meaningful partnerships with communities and families so that we can: work towards collective impact, engage in cross systems partnerships statewide, utilize public health frameworks, and promote equity and inclusion. Our goal as an initiative is supporting a coalition infrastructure that allows organizations providing family support and leadership development to work together to leverage resources, create statewide connections, and increase organizational capacity to serve families. We want to: Inform, support, and empower Washington families to be partners and leaders in their child’s care. Develop and implement a system to track and match trained families and consumers to relevant and meaningful leadership opportunities. Create a means to measure our success through continuous quality improvement. Use the evidence of our success to justify our work to funding entities.
“Help Me Grow,” “Learn the Signs. Act Early,” and “Vroom” all promote healthy child development and help lay the foundation for lifelong health and well-being.
“Help Me Grow,” “Learn the Signs. Act Early,” and “Vroom” all promote healthy child development and help lay the foundation for lifelong health and well-being. “Help Me Grow Washington” is a movement to offer families seamless access to community services and supports. “Learn the Signs. Act Early” provides an easy to use checklist of milestones for parents and caregivers to track and support their child’s early development through age 5. “Vroom” translates brain science into fun tips and activities for parents and caregivers of children age 0 to 5.
This webinar introduces “Help Me Grow,” “Learn the Signs. Act Early,” and “Vroom” and shows how they fit together and can reinforce each other. We will hear how they are being implemented in Washington communities and let you know how you can get started with all three, if they are new to you, or deepen your impact with them if you are already using them.
Who Should attend? Providers, partners and others who work in family support, including those who work directly with families of young children, administer programs, or work on systems improvement.
This webinar is hosted by the Washington State Department of Health and Help Me Grow Washington in partnership with Best Starts for Kids – King County and Help Me Grow – Pierce County.
For more information contract Marilyn Gisser.
(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Financial Strategies with Sheldon Sweeney Description: There are three Phases of Family Life, based on age, for a
Part of a series of webinars from the Washington State Fathers Network:
More info and to register: https://kindering.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/2021-WSFN-virtual-webinars.pdf
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
We’re back and better than ever! The 2021 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference will once again take place in person at the Spokane Convention Center. The Inland Northwest
We’re back and better than ever! The 2021 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference will once again take place in person at the Spokane Convention Center.
The Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference helps foster a dialog about the unique opportunities and challenges facing health care on the east side of Washington.
State of Reform brings together practitioners, thought leaders, and policy makers from across the state into a single place. During these unprecedented times we will continue to offer a virtual conference option for folks who aren’t quite ready to make the leap back to Spokane.
Join us on September 9th, 2021 to discuss the most important health care activity taking place today.
Refunds will be given up to 2 weeks before the conference. Refunds will not be given after that time.
Attendees may change their conference experience preference (in-person vs. virtual) up to 2 weeks before the event. For example, if you select and pay for an in-person ticket but decide 2 weeks out from the event you would rather attend virtually, we would be happy to refund you. If you are within that two-week time frame we will not be able to refund you for the difference in the ticket price.
If you have any questions about this policy, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
13sep8:30 am12:00 pmPromoting First Relationships Learner Workshop SEP 13, 14, 20, 21, 2021 Event Organized By: Parent-Child Programs at the Barnard Center Event Type:TrainingIn-person or Online:Online
4 half-days Learner Workshop on September 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2021 8:30am – 12:00pm each day Pacific Daylight Time via Zoom This workshop is approved for 15 Professional CEU’s and STARS
4 half-days Learner Workshop on September 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2021
8:30am – 12:00pm each day Pacific Daylight Time via Zoom
This workshop is approved for 15 Professional CEU’s and STARS credit
Professionals who work with caregivers and young children (0-5) often see the need to support and guide caregivers in building nurturing relationships with children. The Promoting First Relationships workshop gives professionals the knowledge, tools, and strategies to do so. This evidence-based program integrates theory, practice and intervention.
In this 4 half-day learner’s workshop, participants learn a unique consultation and intervention strategy that they can integrate into their work whether in high-risk, special needs, child-care, or other early childhood fields.
In this workshop, you will learn . . .
Promoting First Relationships can improve…
Because Promoting First Relationships is a positive, strengths-based model, caregivers are typically open to intervention and gain competence, and thus investment, in their caregiving.
Your fee covers tuition, all curriculum materials including the Promoting First Relationships manual, and a USB flash drive of reproducible parent handouts.
(Monday) 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Seattle Children’s Autism Center and University of Washington experts provide the Autism Center of Excellence (COE) trainings through a contract with the Health Care Authority (HCA). Purpose of the COE Training To
Seattle Children’s Autism Center and University of Washington experts provide the Autism Center of Excellence (COE) trainings through a contract with the Health Care Authority (HCA).
Purpose of the COE Training
Who is Eligible to Become a COE
What the Online Training Covers
Who is the Training for?
The target audience for the COE certification training are those primary care clinicians eligible to become COEs. Additionally, clinical and community partners partnering with COES in the evaluation and connection of children and youth and their families to service are welcome to attend. More information about the COE training.
(Friday) 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
North Pacific Pediatrics Society (NPPS) 200th Conference on October 2-3 at Sleeping Lady in Leavenworth For those of you who would like to plan a trip to a beautiful destination, get
North Pacific Pediatrics Society (NPPS) 200th Conference on October 2-3 at Sleeping Lady in Leavenworth
For those of you who would like to plan a trip to a beautiful destination, get some quality CME and hang out with pediatric colleagues in person, then I want to encourage you to plan a weekend at Sleeping Lady in Leavenworth for October 2-3 weekend; we have some great speakers already lined up! We are anticipating a return to in-person conferences in a more vaccinated world, and of course, we will be working with the resort to make sure things are aligned with public health guidelines. This will happen to be our 200th Conference and a celebration of NPPS turning 100 years old! Please be aware that Oktoberfest has been officially canceled this year in Leavenworth, however on the bright side things will be a bit less crazy in the area for those looking for a nice retreat and some great food and socializing. Below are links for:
Registration at northpacificpediatricsociety.org
Sleeping Lady – recommend calling to book a room as part of the NPPS room block
For those who are not familiar, the core mission of NPPS has been to provide a CME experience with a focus on outstanding (and often entertaining) speakers with teaching geared toward primary care pediatricians. Presentations often have pearls to be used right away when you return to the clinic as well as themes that transcend clinical pediatrics. We are dedicated to the social experience of in-person learning, providing opportunities for Q&A and engagement with our speakers and fellow attendees. We try to select venues that provide great access to Pacific Northwest destinations while striving to provide great CME value overall. Although nothing beats the cost of free CME or the convenience of not having to leave home, aren’t you looking forward to planning a trip right now? Sleeping Lady is just 2-2.5 hours away by car with great accommodations. For those musically inclined, there are even performance spaces for you to practice on the grounds; for those who just want to relax and have some good food and drink, easy-peasy.
Some additional information:
CME schedule is Saturday morning and early afternoon and Sunday morning. Breakfasts and Saturday lunch are included with registration for attendees.
We are still finalizing the schedule and specific topics; however confirmed speakers include:
Markus Boos (Dermatology)
Monique Burton (Sports Medicine)
Maida Chen (Sleep Medicine)
Jonah Essers (GI)
Laura Kastner (psychologist & author on several books for parents)
Amy Lee (Neurosurgery)
Jack Salerno (Cardiology)
Christopher Zarella (Plastic Surgery)
Pending potential other speakers on topics including Urology, Psychiatry, Eating Disorders
october 2 (Saturday) - 3 (Sunday)
Sleeping Lady Resort
7375 Icicle Road Suite 200 Leavenworth, Washington 98826
04octAll Day05WA State Co-occurring Disorder (COD) and Treatment Conference Event Organized By: Washington State Co-Occurring Disorders and Treatment Conference Event Type:ConferenceIn-person or Online:Online
THE 2021 COD & TREATMENT CONFERENCE IS VIRTUAL! As COVID-19 remains a national health concern, and in an effort to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of all attendees, the Co-Occurring
THE 2021 COD & TREATMENT CONFERENCE IS VIRTUAL!
As COVID-19 remains a national health concern, and in an effort to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of all attendees, the Co-Occurring Disorders and Treatment Conference scheduled for October 4-5, 2021, will not take place in person but will be offered in a virtual format. We will miss seeing you in person this year!
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
With each conference we continue to strive to bring together experts from Washington and across the nation to share information about innovative therapeutic techniques, skills, programs, practices and policies that offer a relevant and enjoyable learning experience.
Our goal is to promote integration of services across the public mental health, substance use disorder, developmental disabilities, and medical systems; promote knowledge about co-occurring disorders and the value of integration, to support the development of a co-occurring capable system of care, and to advocate and partner with others to promote integrated treatment and recovery for all people. Finally, we strive to present each participant with current information that will bring value back to the agency and the patients they serve, and to provide a great opportunity to network with friends and colleagues
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?
Professionals from behavioral health, developmental disabilities, adult and youth corrections, and physical health come together to share current information on COD and treatment. The COD & Treatment Conference is open to everyone interested in behavioral health, developmental disabilities, adult and youth corrections, and physical health.
Early Bird Registration (on or before July 23, 2021): $100
Regular Registration (after July 23, 2021): $125
Registration is now open for the virtual conference on October 4-5, 2021! More information!
october 4 (Monday) - 5 (Tuesday)
Special Education: 10 Tips for Advocating for Your Child with Rachel Nemhauser Description: Join us for a dynamic and easy to understand presentation describing the critical
Men, Women and All Couples are Welcome. Location: Virtual- A confirmation with a Zoom link will be sent to you after registering. Cost: free
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom video conference
Join the AAP in Philadelphia for the 2021 National Conference & Exhibition which will include world-class education, an exhibit hall, special events, and many other unique experiences. Attendees will have
Join the AAP in Philadelphia for the 2021 National Conference & Exhibition which will include world-class education, an exhibit hall, special events, and many other unique experiences. Attendees will have the option of participating in the full conference (live, in-person sessions and activities plus all on-demand content and virtual sessions) or the virtual-only experience.
october 8 (Friday) - 12 (Tuesday)
Philadelphia, PA or online
American Academy of Pediatrics