Pre-Conference (May 10)

2018 Children’s Mental Health Summit
Every Child Can Be a Success: Creating Positive Outcomes

Pre-conference May 10, 2018
Hilton Jackson

Each attendee of the pre-conference will have the opportunity to attend 2 breakout sessions on topics relating to children mental health.  To register for the pre-conference, please use the online registration form.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Check-In

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  – Session 1

  • 101 – Ethical Issues in this Age of Technology: 2018 Changes to the Social Work Code of Ethics
    On August 4, 2017, the NASW Delegate Assembly approved a significant revision to the NASW Code of Ethics that became effective on January 1, 2018.  This workshop will highlight the revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics and discuss how ethical obligations apply when using technology. Participants will compare the new Code to the previous Code and explore the underlying principles behind the changes as well as how these revisions keep the profession current and relevant. Presenter: Arin Adkins, LCSW, Director of Corporate Compliance, Canopy Children’s Solutions (1.5 Ethics CE hours)
  • 102 – Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the Treatment of Autism
    Despite decades of documented success of ABA within the realm of autism treatment, many parents and non-behavioral professionals still face questions about what is effective ABA, and what they should expect from this approach to therapy. In this workshop, the process of bringing a new client into an ABA clinic will be discussed, from initial intake, through assessment, and ongoing treatment. Examples of best-practice in ABA will be presented, as well as questions parents and other professionals should ask to determine if the ABA treatment they have encountered meets accepted standards. Presenter: James W. Moore, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, Director of Autism Solutions, Canopy Children’s Solutions (1.5 CE hours)
  • 103 – Substance Use 101
    This interactive presentation will address the effects of alcohol and drugs on the development of the adolescent brain. Participants will also learn about common drug trends for the adolescent age group in Mississippi and the consequences associated with these trends. Presenters: Misty Bell, CMHT, CRC, Program Administrator, MS Department of Mental Health; and Frankie Johnson, Director of Public Relations, MS Department of Mental Health (1.5 CE hours)

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Session 2

  • 201 – Ethical Issues in this Age of Technology: 2018 Changes to the Social Work Code of Ethics (REPEAT)
    On August 4, 2017, the NASW Delegate Assembly approved a significant revision to the NASW Code of Ethics that became effective on January 1, 2018.  This workshop will highlight the revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics and discuss how ethical obligations apply when using technology. Participants will compare the new Code to the previous Code and explore the underlying principles behind the changes as well as how these revisions keep the profession current and relevant. Presenter: Arin Adkins, LCSW, Director of Corporate Compliance, Canopy Children’s Solutions (1.5 CE Ethics hours)
  • 202 – Human Learning and Trauma: Why does the Bad Stuff Stick with Us, and How Do We Break Free?
    Trauma in childhood has been linked to several negative outcomes in adulthood, including risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential, and early death. In this workshop, distinctions will be made between animal learning and the dynamic capacity of human learning, but how these amazingly efficient learning processes also form the foundation of trauma’s grip on individuals throughout the life span. Strategies from Applied Behavior Analysis, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy will be discussed as potential solutions to help people break free from the bondage of their past trauma. Presenter: James W. Moore, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, Director of Autism Solutions, Canopy Children’s Solutions (1.5 CE hours)
  • 203 – Shattering the Silence: A Look at Suicide Prevention Efforts in Mississippi
    This presentation will discuss the prevalence of suicide in Mississippi. Participants will gain knowledge of risk and protective factors, as well as warning signs associated with suicide prevention. Also efforts in education and awareness activities, partnerships with the MS Department of Education, and implementation of the Zero-Suicide initiative in MS to reduce the state’s suicide rate will be highlighted. Presenter: Wendy Bailey, DMH Licensed Administrator, Director of Bureau of Outreach, Planning and Development, MS Department of Mental Health (1.5 CE hours)