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Every Moment Counts: Promoting Participation and MH for Children and Youth

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Cleveland State University, Wolstein Center.

2000 Prospect Avenue East

Cleveland, OH 44115

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Two day conference addressing mental health promotion, prevention and intervention in schools, clinics and the community.

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We promise an informative 2-day conference that will provide you with practical strategies for promoting participation and positive mental health in the children and youth that you serve!

Goal: Consider how interdisciplinary team members can work together to promote positive mental health throughout the day in diverse practice settings. Recognize OT/OTAs distinct value in using activity-based interventions to address the mental health needs of all children and youth using a multi-tiered public health framework.

Course Description:

This 2-day conference provides foundation knowledge about Every Moment Counts - a multi-pronged mental health promotion initiative that focuses on helping all children and youth participate in and enjoy activities throughout the day in a variety of school and community-based settings. You will learn about OT's distinct value in applying a multi-tiered public health approach to mental health involving promotion, prevention, and intervention. Learn how to implement occupation-based programs and embedded strategies: Comfortable Cafeteria, Refreshing Recess, Calm Moments Cards, and Making Leisure Matter. Practical examples of how to implement these model programs and embedded strategies will be provided by a variety of experienced OT Change Leaders representing school, clinic, and community-based settings. Innovative strategies for building capacity of OT practitioners and interdisciplinary teams will be shared. You will develop a strategic plan for implementing Every Moment Counts in your practice setting. Please check our website to become familiar with our evidence based programs and strategies -Every Moment Counts

Level: Intermediate

Suggested Audience: Occupational therapy practitioners (OT and OTAs) and related service providers (SLPs, PTs, PTAs, educators, school counselors, school psychologists, etc.)

Learning objectives:

At the end of this conference and with the use of the Every Moment Counts website and conference materials, participants will have the tools to be able to:

1. Apply a multi-tiered, public health approach to mental health with children and youth at Tier 1 (universal mental health promotion), Tier 2 (targeted prevention), and Tier 3 (individualized);

2. Describe the dimensions of positive mental health and apply evidence-based mental health promotion strategies grounded in positive psychology research;

3. Describe how to effectively integrate OT services throughout the day to foster successful participation in the classroom, cafeteria, during recess, and in after school leisure settings based on legislative and research evidence;

4. Implement Every Moment Counts evidence-based model programs reflecting OT's scope of practice in areas of mealtimes, social participation, play, leisure, and education: Comfortable Cafeteria, Refreshing Recess, Calm Moments Cards, and OT Leisure Coaching.

5. Build capacity of interdisciplinary team members to learn about and embed mental health promotion strategies in everyday practice;

6. Use a strategic plan to successfully implement Every Moment Counts model programs or embedded strategies in one's practice setting.

Primary speaker: Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is Professor Emeriti of the Occupational Therapy Program at Cleveland State University where she taught for 34 years. In addition to authoring the book, Mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention with children and youth: A guiding framework (2011), Dr. Bazyk has authored 30 journal articles and several book chapters. She is the project director of Every Moment Counts: Promoting Mental Health Throughout the Day – a multi-pronged mental health promotion initiative originally funded by the Ohio Department of Education (2012-2015). Recent awards include: the 2016 Crain’s Cleveland Business Health Care Hero Award, the 2017 Outstanding Research Award for the College of Sciences and Health Professions at CSU, and the 2018 Award for Innovative and Emerging Practice from the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Additional speakers: Every Moment Counts OT Change Leaders

Carol Conway, MS, OTR/L; Louise Demirjian, MA, OTR/L; Karen Thompson-Repas, MBA, OTR/L; David Weiss, OTR/L; Lezlie Fahl Kinder, OTR/L; Teri LaGuardia, MOT, OTR/L; Jenny Negrey, MOT, OTR/L, BCP; Maria Llerena, OTR/L; Lauri Doxsey, MEd, OTR/L; Frances Horvath, OTR/L; Sarah Kolic, OTR/L; Alisa Deininger, OTR/L; Denise Young, COTA/L; Paula MIchaud, MEd, OTR/L; and panel guests.

Conference Registration Fee:

Early Bird (before 9/16/18) : $325

Early BIrd Group Rate ( Before 9/16/18 -3 or more, same facility/district): $305

Group Rate (from 9/16/18 to 10/20/18- 3 or more from the same facility/district) : $355

Individual registration fee (from 9/2/18 to 10/20/18): $375

Late registration: (10/21/18 to 11/2/18): $395

OT/OTA student fee:(10/15/18 to 11/2/18 only if available): $200

(Note: A $20.00 Eventbrite registration fee will be added to this base amount)

Time/agenda (each day):

Starting time: 7:30-8:00 coffee & sign in. Presentations begin promptly at 8 am! Ending time: 4:15 pm

Breaks: Two 15-minutes breaks

Lunch: One hour. A full, buffet lunch will be provided with vegetarian and gluten-free options

*See a brief topic agenda below.

Course Credit: All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance with contact hours indicating the number of hours in actual attendance. The maximum number of earned contact hours for this conference is: 13.5 contact hours. OT CEU's are pending approval.

Parking: CSU South Garage, East 21st Avenue right next to the Wolstein Center.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Cleveland at Playhouse Square, 1260 Euclid Avenue, which is a short, 8 minute walk (.4 miles) from the conference site. This hotel is in a great downtown location with easy access to restaurants and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! NOTE: Deadline for hotel registration is October 11, 2018. Only a limited number of rooms will be blocked for this conference, so book your room as early as possible! To obtain the reduced conference room rate ($139/double room), reserve your room using this link: Every Moment Counts or call the hotel directly at 216-615-7500 and ask for the 'Every Moment Counts' discounted rate. We will monitor room reservations and request more 'conference rate rooms' if needed.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be in writing, including reason for cancellation, and must be emailed to Susan Bazyk (s.bazyk@csuohio.edu) by October 10, 2018 to receive a full refund and by November 1, 2018 to receive a partial refund ($250.00). Every Moment Counts, LLC reserves the right to cancel this conference with due cause and refund in full.

Brief Topic Agenda (subject to minor changes)

Day 1:

7:30-8: Sign in and coffee

8-10: Multi-tiered, public health approach to mental health; introduction to Every Moment Counts (Sue Bazyk)

10-10:15: Break

10:15- noon: Integrating services in academic and non-academic contexts throughout the day with a focus on social participation and positive mental health (Carol Conway, Lezlie Fahl Kinder)

12-1 pm: Lunch (provided)

1-2:30 pm: Comfortable Cafeteria and Refreshing Recess programs; creating positive environments for participating in healthy occupations (Louise Demirjian, Fran Horvath, Lauri Doxsey)

2:30-2:45 pm: Break

2:45-3:15 pm: Creating OT Change Leaders (Part 1) - building capacity, knowledge translation, Communities of Practice, and strategic planning (Sue Bazyk)

3:15-4:15 pm: 'Making the case' and overcoming barriers to integrating services, addressing mental health, and offering occupation-based groups in school, clinic, and private practice settings (Sue Bazyk, Karen Thompson-Repas (Cleveland Metropolitan School District), Jenny Negrey (Cleveland Clinic Outpatient Rehabilitation), Becky Mohler (Sendero Therapies, Inc.), Jordy Joyce (Wings of Change Therapy, Inc.)

Day 2:

7:30-8: Sign in and coffee

8-9:30: Calm Moments Cards program for reducing stress and enhancing emotional well-being (Sarah Kolic, Alisa Deininger, and Denise Young)

9:30-9:45: Break

9:45-11:30: Making Leisure Matter - promoting leisure participation in school, clinic, and community settings (David Weiss, Maria Llerena, Jenny Negrey, and Paula Michaud)

11:30-noon: Small group work to identify gaps in service and needed change in individual work settings

12-1 pm: Lunch (provided)

1-1:30 pm: Creating OT Change Leaders (Part 2) - building capacity, knowledge translation, Communities of Practice, and strategic planning (Sue Bazyk)

1:30-2 pm: 'Making it happen' Panel #1 - Innovative strategies for engaging OT/OTA students in the change process (Sue Bazyk, Louise Demirjian, Teri LaGuardia, and guest students)

2-2:15 pm: Break

2:15-3:15 pm: 'Making it happen' Panel #2 - Innovative strategies for building capacity of OT/OTAs and interdisciplinary teams to change practice and integrate Every Moment Counts model programs and embedded strategies (Suzanne Scott (Lakewood City Schools) and New Hampshire OT guests led by Marta Kilrain)

3:15-3:45 pm: 'Making a plan' small group work; completing a strategic plan for implementation specific to participant's setting (OT Change Leaders to work with small groups)

3:45-4:15 pm: Sharing, closure, and next steps (Sue Bazyk)

4:15-4:30 pm: Course evaluation and obtain CEU certificates

Interested in bringing Susan Bazyk PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA or EMC Change leaders to your facility? Please email us at s.bazyk@csuohio.edu

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