Agenda - October 15, 2020

Exhibits 7am - 8am CT

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General Session: The Art of Mentoring 8am - 9:45am CT

The Art of Mentoring

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Overview

In his presentation, Tom Pace focuses on several practices that create success, including goal setting, developing routine, law of compounding and helping others. Through interaction with the audience and the use of visual aids, Tom demonstrates the power of goals and routines to achieve personal growth in all areas of life. Mr. Pace has over 30 years of experience mentoring people from all walks of life. This information is applicable to anyone from judges to counselors.

Speakers

Tom Pace, Founder and CEO, World Book Bank

Break and Exhibits 9:45am - 10:15am CT

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Breakout Sessions 10:15am - 12pm CT

Evaluation Boot Camp: Preparing Your Treatment Court for Outside Evaluation

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This session proudly sponsored by TASC*

Overview

Is your court ready to undergo formal evaluation? What will you gain from evaluation? In this session we will describe recommended procedures used to conduct process, outcome, and cost evaluations on treatment courts. Key data and information needed to conduct the different types of evaluation will be outlined. Potential resources to fund evaluation will be presented. Treatment courts considering an evaluation will leave the presentation able to assess the feasibility of having an evaluation conducted on their court and ways to prepare for a future evaluation.

Speakers

Shannon Carey, PhD, National Drug Court Institute Consultant

Understanding Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training

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This session proudly sponsored by Alkermes*

Overview

The broken mental health care system in this country has increasingly led to individuals living with mental illness not getting the care they need and, as a result, becoming unnecessarily involved with the criminal justice system.  In response, there has been a call for more law enforcement officers to receive Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.  Many agencies are left wondering what, exactly, this training is, who can attend and how training classes are coordinated.  No worries. This presentation will explain all of that as well as how to begin a Crisis Intervention Team in your own community. Participants also will receive information on resources that can assist them in both the training and implementation of a Crisis Intervention Team.  At the end of the presentation you will know more about CIT, want more for your community and be able to do more to help make it a reality.

Speakers

Troy Siewert, Orland Park Police Department

Breaking Intergenerational Patterns of Addiction, Trauma, Criminality and Dark Secrets

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Overview

In this presentation you will learn prevention, intervention and treatment strategies to help break intergenerational patterns of addictions, trauma, criminality and dark secrets in families. We will discuss the role of prevention specialists, treatment providers, the criminal justice system, persons in recovery, families and entire communities in breaking these patterns. Other topics include: the unique risk and protective factors for children of parents with addictions and substance use disorders; fetal alcohol syndrome as a risk factor and intervention strategies; the impact of siblings on the intergenerational transmission of addiction; breaking intergenerational patterns of addictions in addressing generational dark secrets and traumatic stress disorders in familiespdiv>

Speakers

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, On the Mark Counseling

The What, The How and the Why: Over 30 Years of Organic Success with Moral Reconation Therapy

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Overview

This workshop is designed to equip attendees with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions when choosing evidence-based treatment options for adult and juvenile clients in specialty courts and corrections. An emphasis is placed on substance abuse and criminal justice statistics, as well as the results of over 30 years of implementing MRT - Moral Reconation Therapy® in a multitude of court and corrections settings.  

Speakers

Kenneth D. Robinson, D. Ed, President, Correctional Counseling

Understanding the Barriers and Challenges Impacting Access to and Provision of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Services in Rural Communities

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This session proudly sponsored by Rosecrance*

Overview

This presentation will be best for attendees working in rural communities. The presentation will focus on the 4 A’s of mental health: accessibility, affordability, availability and acceptability with an introduction addressing stigma and facts regarding mental health in America today. Discussion will highlight the connection between the 4 A’s and problem-solving courts and how providers can best support individual success for those enrolled in problem-solving courts.

Speakers

Mary Garrison, LCSW, ACSW, Millikin University

The Mechanics of Behavior Change; Motivational Interviewing for Problem-Solving Courts

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This session proudly sponsored by SCRAM*

Overview

Coercion and punishment will only take us so far. Compliance is an important first step but our Problem-Solving Courts has a focus on behavior change. Join this breakout session to review Motivational Interviewing (MI) which is an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) designed to help clients build commitment and reach a decision to change.  Motivation is a changeable state (not a fixed trait), and a state that can be influenced. Staff can raise (or lower) a participant’s level of motivation.    Join this breakout for a research-based look at the questions, “Why do people change?” and “How do people change?” Increase your understanding about the conditions that drive positive behavior change and consider what can be done to increase the conditions necessary for change to occur.  Stop the arguing and challenging; review how to improve client engagement and retention in treatment. Examine how to work with program participants who may not want to work with you.

Speakers

Michael D. Clark, MSW, Director, Center for Strength-Based Strategies

Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts Annual Business Meeting 12pm - 12:15pm CT

Illinois Association of Problem-Solving Courts Annual Business Meeting

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Overview

Please join us for our annual ILAPSC membership business meeting. We will update you with information about the association and you will have the opportunity to vote for our new and current board members who are up for election this year.

Speakers

Hon. Janet Holmgren, 17th Judicial Circuit, President ILAPSC Board of Directors

Lunch Break and Exhibits 12:15pm - 1pm CT

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General Session: Turning the Tide: Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma 1pm - 2:45pm

Turning the Tide: Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

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1.75 MCLE Professional Responsibility Professionalism Credits Approved

Overview

Having a prevention plan for compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma is the cornerstone of trauma-informed practices. The effects of compassion fatigue often go unrecognized. Compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are predictable and preventable occupational hazards when exposed to the suffering of others.  Unaddressed, these issues affect our work, relationships and health, leading to systemic dysfunction in an organization. Participants will learn to identify the warning signs of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma at both the personal and organizational level.  Best practices to promote well-being and prevent vicarious trauma at the personal and organizational level.  Simple, evidence-based tools to nurture vicarious resilience and well-being will be demonstrated with the audience.

Speakers

Linda Chamberlain, Consultant, University of Alaska

Break and Exhibits 2:45pm - 3:15pm CT

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Breakout Sessions 3:15pm - 4:30pm CT

Do Adult Drug Court Standards Apply to Other Problem-Solving Courts?

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This session proudly sponsored by TASC*

Overview

The adult drug court best practices standards are based on research performed in hundreds of adult drug courts. Do these standards and specific best practices apply to any of the other types of treatment courts? What are the differences between the participants in adult drug courts and the participants in other treatment courts (DWI courts, family treatment courts, juvenile drug courts, mental health courts, etc.)? This session will explore the research based best practices for adult drug courts and how to determine when they apply, might apply or don’t apply to other treatment court populations. This session will also include some of the latest research in other (non-adult) treatment court types and whether it supports the adult drug court best practices.

Speakers

Shannon Carey PhD, National Drug Court Institute Consultant

Rural Drug Courts: The Challenge of Meeting National Standards

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This session proudly sponsored by SMARTSTART*

Overview

The Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards are based on research that demonstrates clear improvement in outcomes by a minimum of 50%. It is in everyone’s best interests to meet those standards!  For smaller and rural areas meeting those aspirational goals can be a real challenge due to a variety of issues.  This session will discuss those standards and discuss ways that some other rural courts are meeting these challenges.  Innovation has been the definition of treatment courts since their inception.  In this difficult era, we can do it again.

Speakers

Helen Harberts, JD, National Drug Court Institute Consultant

Good News and Simple Tools for Resilience, Healing and Well-Being

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1.25 MCLE Professional Responsibility Mental Health and Substance Abuse Credits Approved
This session proudly sponsored by SMARTSTART*

Overview

In this interactive presentation, participants will acquire skills to build resilience, promote self-regulation, and buffer the effects of stress and trauma.  These skills are essential tools for preventing burn-out, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.  Participants will learn about and practice evidence-based strategies that reset the nervous system and calm the brain including conscious breathing, HeartMath, movement, meditation, muscle relaxation, acupressure and Emotional Freedom Technique. These techniques are used in a wide range of settings including schools, clinics and hospitals, juvenile justice and corrections, chemical dependency programs, the military and parenting interventions.

Speakers

Linda Chamberlain, Consultant, University of Alaska

Workforce Shortage in Psychiatry and Possible Solutions

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Overview

Mental illnesses, like all illnesses, cause pain and suffering to those afflicted, and their friends and families.  People need timely care, but psychiatric care is hard to find.

The psychiatry workforce shortage is a multifaceted problem but seems mainly related to stigma and dis-parity, and their impact on healthcare organizations’ financial decisions.  Medical schools graduate more medical students, but not more psychiatry residents.  In mental health, insurers’ lower reimbursements (compared to other medical care) lead to small networks with small numbers of available psychiatrists.  In Illinois, Medicaid and MCOs treat mental health differently compared to other health, so fewer psychiatrists and agencies can help those most in need.  State spending cuts led to cuts at community agencies.  Fortunately, existing options, programs and laws can help to expanding access.  Expanded collaboration with other professional colleagues may reduce the need and improve access.  And expanded use of technology, including reduction of barriers to technological solutions can be very beneficial.   Recognition, appropriations, and vigilance can reduce disparity, and improve Illinois’ psychiatric workforce so people with mental illness can get the care they need and deserve.

Speaker

Joshua Nathan, MD

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Rural America

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Overview

It can be difficult to find the dollars to address the broad factors contributing to the epidemic of opioid misuse and substance use disorders.  Look no further!  The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, by investing in multi-sector coalitions in rural communities that implement and sustain prevention, treatment, and recovery services.  This presentation will introduce the RCORP initiative and future funding opportunities.  We know health care alone will not solve this epidemic.  It’s going to take all of us working together with partners some might call “non-traditional” to implement evidence-based and promising interventions.  We will also cover some lessons learned from current and past RCORP grantees whose interdisciplinary consortia included law enforcement and problem-solving courts

Speakers

Monica Rousseau, Public Health Analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration