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STATEWIDE, REGIONAL EVENTS, TRAINING and WEBINAR TRAINING
ERIE COUNTY CABINET IN YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT NEXT ONE!!
Hundreds Join Wolf Administration in Gettysburg for Cabinet in Your Community Event
Town-hall style event is the fifth in statewide series of regional initiative updates
Gettysburg, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 200 people for a Cabinet in Your Community event at the Gettysburg campus of Harrisburg Area Community College. This was the fifth in a series of town-hall style events held across the state in which members of the community can talk with cabinet secretaries and discuss issues important to the region.
“This is a great opportunity for communities to engage with their state government and learn about the commonwealth’s investments in their region,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “From events in Nanticoke and Lock Haven to Chester, Hawley and now Gettysburg, we are hearing from residents, college students, local elected officials, and more through a positive two-way dialogue between the community and Harrisburg.
Featuring Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller, Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards, the department secretaries provided updates on regional projects and accomplishments and answered questions from the audience.
The next Cabinet in Your Community event is currently scheduled for February 16 in Erie at 3207 State Street with cabinet secretaries from the departments of Community and Economic Development, Environmental Protection, Health, Revenue, and Transportation.
MEDIA CONTACT: J.J. Abbott, 717.783.1116
DEAF or HARD OF HEARING SUMMER ACADEMY FOR PENNSYLVANIA STUDENTS
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (BVRS) in partnership with the Bureau of Special Education's Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), the PA Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH), and The Pennsylvania State University are pleased to offer:
Summer Academy for Pennsylvania Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Enhancing Independence Skills for Students Transitioning to Post-Secondary Education.
Dates: July 8 through July 27, 2018 Location: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
- -A three-week experience available at no cost to parents and students building on current student skills and enhancing independence and self-advocacy skills for students transitioning to post-secondary education
- Available at no cost to eligible students currently enrolled in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the 2017-2018 school year who anticipate attending a two/four-year college or technical/trade school after graduation from high school *charges may apply to out-of-state students
- Focus areas include self-advocacy and networking skills, career awareness, social skills, communication access options awareness, and enhancing access technology skills
Students reside at Penn State in a dormitory, sharing a room with another student
For more details and online application, please go to http://sites.psu.edu/summeracademydhohstudent.
Attendee slots are filling quickly. Please have your students apply as soon as possible. Deadline to apply has been extended to February 28, 2018.
Questions should be directed to: Russ Goddard (Program Director)
Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (BVRS)
100 Margaret St
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone and videophone: 717-831-0336
SAVE THE DATE: REHABILITATION AND COMMUNITY PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
October 2-4, 2018 Hershey Lodge, Hershey PA
SAVE THE DATE: THE 7TH ANNUAL ADHD AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTION CONFERENCE
at the Hilton Garden Inn off of I-79 in Canonsburg/Southpointe, Pittsburgh Area – Friday, September 14, 2018 (easy access and free parking).
TRAIN THE TRAINER SESSIONS FOR PREPARING TRANSITION AGE YOUTH WITH AUTISM FOR EMPLOYMENT
The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education (BSE)/PaTTAN in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, The Arc of Philadelphia, and the SAP Corporation have developed a training program to better prepare students with autism for employment.
February 15 & 16, 2018 - PaTTAN Harrisburg (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) March 1 & 2, 2018 - PaTTAN Pittsburgh (9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
A series of instructional modules, based on a specific pedagogical framework that utilizes the principles of Universal Design for Learning that evolved from the ongoing work of the project, have been developed. In an effort to assist educators in understanding and utilizing these instructional modules and curriculum, a train the trainer, two-day event has been designed to enable trainers to draw from and use over 40 hours of curriculum materials within their own school districts and communities. Content modules focus on Social Skills in the Workplace and Self-Advocacy & Disclosure. Credits Offered: Act 48
Agency Administrators; Career & Technology Educators; Direct Support Providers; Education Administrators; Guidance Counselors; Speech/Language Therapists; Office of Developmental Programs Staff; Special Educators; Transition Coordinators; Vocational Rehabilitation Staff
Please register for this event by visiting our homepage at www.pattan.net. Participants must attend both training days. This session is limited to 25 registered individuals at each site.
For questions regarding content, contact:
PaTTAN Pittsburgh: Hillary Mangis, 800-446-5607 x6878, firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding registration, contact:
PaTTAN Pittsburgh: Pam Ranieri, 800-446-5607 x6847, email@example.com
To learn the status of this event due to weather-related conditions,
call your local PaTTAN office after 6:30 am on the morning of the event. A recorded message will follow the greeting.
Harrisburg - 800-360-7282 (PA only) or 717-541-4960
Pittsburgh - 800-446-5607 (PA only) or 412-826-2336
East - 800-441-3215 (PA only) or 610-265-7321
EATING DISORDERS SEMINAR
February 26 – March 4, 2018 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.
In recognition of this, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, in coordination with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), is hosting a seminar on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 1-4PM to increase awareness of eating disorders.
The seminar is free and open to anyone looking to increase their knowledge on eating disorders.
Educators, high school counselors, school nurses, health professionals in pediatrics and family medicine, and state agency and legislative employees are encouraged to attend.
Please find registration information below.
Register on TRAIN PA under course name “PA-DOH: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Seminar” with course ID: 1074655
This seminar is approved for Act 48 (school personnel) and Act 58 (RN continuing education) credits. If you have any questions, please contact
PAR Solutions Conference information for 2018 coming soon!
James E. Anderson Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice for 2018 coming soon!
GOVERNOR'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE for PEOPLE with DISABILITIES Meeting Dates for 2018
The 2018 meetings of the Governor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities will be one day, face-to-face meetings, on the following dates.
Friday, February 16, 2018 Friday, May 25, 2018 Friday, September 07, 2018 Thursday, November 29, 2018
All meetings are scheduled from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM, at the following location: PA Department of Education’s Heritage Room, 333 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17126
PENNSYLVANIA COMMUNITY on TRANSITION CONFERENCE - 2018 Pennsylvania Planning Today for a Winning Tomorrow
July 25-27, 2018 Penn Stater Center and Hotel, State College, PA
If you are interested in presenting at the 2018 Pennsylvania COP Transition Conference July 25-27, 2018 at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel in State College, PA. The deadline for conference proposal submissions is – January 22, 2018.
We encourage you to share the Conference Overview & Call for Proposal Guidelines form with all of your network stakeholders.
Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this year’s conference to
PA ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION SERVICES 2018 POSTER CONTEST
2018 PAPRS Conference: Finding the Way to Real Connections in the Community RESPECT Poster Contest
Resolve to Eliminate Stigma: Participate & Enjoy Community Togetherness
This popular poster contest is back by popular demand! Individuals are invited to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to fighting stigma by creating a poster highlighting the fight against stigma and/or the truth about mental illness. BE CREATIVE!
Entries for the poster contest will be accepted from December 1, 2017, to April 10, 2018, at 9:00 am.
All posters will be on display at the PAPRS Conference April 10-12, 2018 at the Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA.
Visit the PAPRS website for more information on drop off sites etc.
Click on the title above to go to the website.
Registration is now open at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaudenzia-25th-annual-women-and-childrens-conference-tickets-38054101843
The Keynote speaker is Elizabeth Vargas, Award-winning ABC News anchor, correspondent and author of
Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction.
You can view her biography here: https://www.greatertalent.com/speaker/elizabethvargas/
The Thursday luncheon speaker is Rabbi Mark Boroviz, author and addiction expert to inspire and bring hope, Los Angeles, CA.
The Keynote speaker on Friday morning is William R. Short, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Philadelphia, PA.
The Friday Luncheon speaker is Dr. Marlene Carson, Founder of Rahab's Hideaway, Sur-thriver of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and CEO of The Switch Anti-Trafficking Network, Westerville, OH.
The goal of this year’s conference is to enable healthcare professionals to promote healthier outcomes for pregnant women and families. Please join us in this important promotion.
PA PEER SUPPORT COALITION'S FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Save the Date – PA Peer Support Coalition’s First Annual Conference: Coming Together: Creating a Culture of CommUNITY
Date: April 6, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Ramada Inn, 1450 South Altherton Street, State College, PA 16801
·Price: $79 for current PaPSC Members $99 for non-members
The agenda on the website below.
Earl Granville (PA National Guard Staff Sergeant)
Dan O'Brien Mazza (Director of Peer Support Services/VA Central Office of Mental Health Services Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Services)
SAVE THE DATE
APRIL 16-17, 2018 Hershey Lodge, Hershey PA
PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY GROUP DECISION MAKING STATEWIDE CONFERENCE
KEYSTONE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM'S COMMUNITY CRISIS CONFERENCE (KCIT)
May 2-4, 2018 State College PA
Keystone Crisis Intervention Team’s (KCIT) Community Crisis Conference is taking place on May 2-4, 2018 in State College, PA. This statewide conference will discuss responding to a crisis in the community, with a focus on trauma-informed interventions. Topics will include grief, vicarious trauma, working with individuals with Autism and other disabilities, LGBTQ, and lessons learned from those who have experienced or responded to a community crisis. The overall goal of the conference is to provide insight into community crisis response. It will also be an opportunity for people to interact with individuals they may not otherwise have contact with unless a community crisis arises.
If you would like to register or have any questions, please follow this link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6nqn8gdab&oeidk=a07ee943wcp1b1cd611
PA CARES SIXTH ANNUAL TRAINING SUMMIT
MAY 24, 2018
Place: Elizabethtown, PA
This summit will expand the knowledge base and skills of behavioral health providers who deliver services to active military members, veterans, and their families.
CONFERENCE JUVENILE DETENTION CENTERS and ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS (JDCAP) PA JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICE CONFERENCE
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS September 26-28, 2018 Kalahari Resort and Conventions, 250 Kalahari Blvd., Pocono Manor, PA 18349
Sponsored by: Juvenile Detention Centers and Alternative Programs (JDCAP) The Juvenile Detention Centers and Alternative Programs is pleased to issue a
“Call for Presentations” for our upcoming PA Juvenile Justice Service Conference being held September 26-28, 2018, at the Kalahari Resort and Conventions in Pocono Manor, PA.
To make this Conference successful for juvenile justice professionals, we need subject matter experts who are willing to share their wealth of knowledge. For more information, please visit http://www.jdcap.org/Pages/ConferenceInformation.aspx.
OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND PLANNING
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Office of Educational Resources and Planning (OERP)
3811 O’Hara St., Champion Commons Bldg.-3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412.275.3691 or 412.204.9080
The Office of Educational Resources and Planning (previously Office of Education and Regional Programming) or OERP is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art training and technical assistance to mental health service providers throughout western Pennsylvania and beyond. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of staff and faculty who are leaders in clinical care and research, the OERP strives to assist providers in achieving and maintaining the highest level of quality standards in the services provided to mental health consumers and family members.
TRAINING FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING: WRITING FOR CONTENT AREA LEARNING and WRITING STRATEGIES
The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce the following training opportunities:
The Writing Toolkit for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Writing for Content Area Learning
March 22, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Webinar
April 9, 2018 - 4:00PM - 4:30 PM (Optional Follow Up Webinar)
This session continues the examination of effective macro-level writing practices for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Topics focus on writing for content area learning and include how to explicitly teach students to respond to text by writing by identifying main ideas and details, summarizing, question asking and answering, and notetaking. Specific writing to learn strategies and inquiry-based writing projects will also be discussed.
The Writing Toolkit for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Writing Strategies
April 19, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Webinar
May 17, 2018 - 4:00PM - 4:30 PM (Optional Follow Up Webinar)
This session concludes the training on effective writing practices for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Content emphasizes how to make the writing process work by selecting and explicitly teaching novice writers strategies used by expert writers through self-regulated strategy development. Self-regulated strategy development stages of instruction will be presented, and examples of specific writing strategies and mnemonic prompts will be discussed. Overall, the use of writing strategies pulls content presented in the webinar series together because the purpose of strategic writing is to help students develop self-efficacy, ownership of the writing process, and independent use of writing strategies.
Presenter(s): Dr. Lana Edwards Santoro
You may register online by clicking on the name of the event on the Training Events Calendar at: http://www.pattan.net/category/Training/Calendar/
For content related information and questions, please contact Sue Ann Houser at 800-441-3215 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For general registration information and questions, please contact Kristi Simpson at 800-441-3215 x 7241 or email@example.com.
THE WRITING TOOLKIT FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING: GENRE AND DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC WRITING
presented by The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education.
February 8, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Webinar
March 7, 2018 - 4:00PM - 4:30 PM (Optional Follow Up Webinar)
In this session, participants continue to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to improve writing instruction for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Phases of genre-specific writing instruction, such as learning about the genre, evaluating genre, and writing genre, will be discussed.
Because students who are knowledgeable about text structure recall and write text better than others who aren't this session will highlight the importance of making text structure for the genres of narrative, informational/explanatory, and opinion/argumentative writing visually explicit.
Presenter(s): Dr. Lana Edwards Santoro
You may register online by clicking on the name of the event on the Training Events Calendar at http://www.pattan.net/category/Training/Calendar/
WEBINARS from the NATIONAL CONSUMER TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER Doors to Wellbeing
Free but must pre-register. Held every last Tuesday. Many webinars available to listen to as well.
Webinar - Self-Care for the Peer Specialist January 30th at 2:00 p.m.
Workshop participants will learn to define mental health and wellness for themselves, understand how their mental health and wellness affects their work as a peer specialist and develop personal tools for improving and maintaining mental health and wellness.
Click for Details and Registration
PA EMPLOYMENT FIRST STATE LEADERSHIP MENTORING PROGRAM
2018 Community of Practice Webinar Series
The Basics of Workforce Development: Best Practices in Recruiting, Hiring, Training and Retaining Staff February 27, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Overview: In this second installment of the EFSLMP Workforce Webinar Series, Gail, Genni and Karen will continue to discuss strategies and tips to help you reach your goal of a high performing workforce. This session focuses on activities and strategies after the initial orientation process. The discussion will include tips for how to create an ongoing workforce development and training strategies, conduct meaningful evaluations and create teams that support continued development of highly performing staff.
Genni Sasnett, Karen Lee and Gail Fanjoy will co-present three 90 minute webinars sharing best practices and stories from agencies they work with on the journey to a strong workforce. In the second of the three part Employment Workforce series, the discussion will continue on creating high performing work teams and the final webinar will discuss how to mentor, supervise and support a decentralized workforce.
Please submit any questions that you would like answered as to these topics to Devon Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the webinars and we will be sure to cover those questions.
Sara Genevieve “Genni” Sasnett is a consultant with expertise in community employment and other fully integrated community services for people with disabilities, systems change and provider transformation as well as decentralized program management and agency asset reallocation. She has provided consultation to a broad array of entities from state governments and private provider agencies to the U.S. Department of Defense Overseas Schools and the government of Bahrain. She has been project director on a number of grants directed towards systems change, both federally and privately funded. Before her retirement in January 2014, she was the COO for St. John’s Community Services, a not for profit agency headquartered in the District of Columbia serving people with disabilities in 100% community based services in DC, TN, VA, and PA. She is currently a consultant for the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. In her work at ICI she provides technical assistance directly to private providers, assisting them with conversion from sheltered work and segregated services to community integrated work and community based day services that support the acquisition, retention and advancement of employment. Genni holds a Master’s degree in Transitional Vocational Special Education from George Washington University
Karen Lee, with a Master’s Degree in Transition, Special Education and Public Policy, has dedicated her 30-year career to advocate for the active engagement of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life. As the executive director of SEEC for 27 years, a provider of adult services in the Montgomery, Prince Georges Counties in Maryland and the District of Columbia, Karen has staunchly worked to break down barriers to community inclusion and promote Employment First practices for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. From 2006 to 2009, Karen successfully led SEEC through a conversion from a center-based model to delivering day time, community living, and employment supports solely in the community. She has also supported her peers as a consultant providing training and technical assistance to other agencies who want to pursue a similar organizational change. In 2016, Karen received the APSE Public Policy Advocate of the Year Award and was recognized by Maryland’s The Daily Record as a Most Admired CEO. Also in 2016, SEEC received the Moving Mountains Award from the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals for the agency’s work on recruitment, training and retaining highly performing direct support staff.
Gail Fanjoy is the Executive Director of KFI where she has worked in a variety of positions for over 38 years. She is a member of the national board for TASH, New England TASH co-president, President of Maine APSE, and a member of Maine’s Employment First Coalition representing a customized employment service provider. She has provided leadership in Maine, New England, and nationally for many years as KFI has transformed their services one person at a time to provide customized supports that enable people to live lives as included, valued and respected individuals in communities in Maine.
To Join the Webinar: Please register for the PA EFSLMP Community of Practice Webinar Series at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4189428861712912386.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Participants only need to register one time and they will be registered for all of the webinars in the series and will receive reminders regarding upcoming sessions.
Recordings of past webinars and related resources can be found at https://tinyurl.com/Emp1st.
Who Should Participate? Program Managers, Employment Specialists, Job Developers, Job Coaches, Vocational Counselors, Educators, Employment Stakeholders, Supports/Service Coordinators, Self-Advocates and Families.
Questions? Please contact Devon Grant at (717) 783-4287 or email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Future topics in the 2018 PA EFSLMP Community of Practice Webinar Series will be:
- February 27: Middle Management- From Supervisor to Mentor
- March 27: Management in Decentralized Supports
- April 24, May 22, June 26: Best practices in rural areas – 3 webinars
- July 24: Strategies for engaging with employer partners
- August 28: Reasonable accommodations under the ADA, and assistive technology
The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP) is a cross-disability, cross-systems change initiative of the US Dept. of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). The goal of EFSLMP is to align policies, coordinate resources, and update service delivery models, in order to facilitate increased integrated employment options for people with the most significant disabilities. Pennsylvania is one of 19 core states selected to receive intensive technical training and assistance. Pennsylvania has requested training related to increased successes in Provider Transformation.
ODEP’s EFSLMP National Community of Practice Webinar Series is structured to augment the technical assistance areas of primary focus in Employment First systems change (Capacity Building, Provider Transformation, School-to-Work Transition, Employer Engagement, and Policy/Funding Alignment). CoP participants will benefit from national subject matter experts (SMEs) presenting information and resources to support Employment First efforts.
If you are not a current subscriber to ODEP's EFSLMP mailing list, you can register here.
Devon D. Grant | Executive Director Governor’s Cabinet and Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities
Room 333 Health & Welfare Bldg. | Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717.783.4287 | Fax: 717.772.2062 Website
New care coordination payment and service delivery models continue to emerge, such as Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs), which require care coordination with child welfare and therapeutic foster care agencies.