Direct Support Summit 2020

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This Event has been postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

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Two sessions available

Arizona’s largest event, dedicated to the direct support workforce. You certainly won’t want to miss this! Hear innovative ideas from local and national thought leaders! Share your insights directly with AHCCCS, DDD and the Health Plans! Your voice matters.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15TH - MORNING SESSION - OPTION 1

8:00 AM Morning Welcome by Tyler Burke - Palo Verde Ballroom
8:15 AM

MORNING KEYNOTE - Palo Verde Ballroom

Shoulder to Shoulder: Valuing and Celebrating the Important Work of Direct Support Professionals

Presenter: Peter Leidy

In a field with low pay, low status, and high turnover, we need to embrace the importance of truly valuing and honoring the people providing day-to-day support. The work is critically important. Direct support professionals have a lot to say about what's necessary to keep them committed to, and engaged in, their work. Are we listening? This session will challenge, inspire, and make you laugh.

9:00 AM

Break

9:10

Breakout Sessions

Palo Verde Ballroom - Breakout Session 1 – Transitions in Care With a Dementia Diagnosis Dementia Care Education Logo

Presenter: Brian Brown - Dementia Care Education

Despite numerous, often predictable, transitions in care among seniors living in communities, little is known about the core elements of successful transitions in care specifically for persons with dementia. The presentation examines evidence-based interventions to improve the care transitions for persons with dementia, their caregivers and medical personnel.  

Conference Theatre - Breakout Session 2 – Be Your Best to Bring out The Best in Others: A Provider - Friendly Summary to Supporting People with Challenging Behavior

Presenter: Dan Davidson

DSPs will gain new perspectives on factors that are often overlooked when supporting people with challenging behavior. Some of these include clarity of goals, elements of healthy relationships, two ways to look at quality of life, the role of engagement, the need for self-advocacy, and when to teach coping skills. Dan weaves the science of effective behavioral interventions with basic human empathy and dignity, to outline a guide for supporting others in a manner that also makes providers proud of the work they do.  

9:55 AM

Break

10:05 AM

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 3 – Introduction to Trauma informed care

Presenter: Robert Rhoton - Arizona Trauma Institute

How understanding the science behind trauma encourages all of us to treat each other with greater compassion at work and at home. 

Breakout Session 4 – Whose Life Is It, Anyway?

Presenter: Peter Leidy

In this session we will look at power and control in support relationships. Many people being supported feel that others are too often telling them what to do. Many supporters feel that guiding and deciding are expectations of their job or supervisor. We talk about choice all the time, but what does choice really mean? And does it differ from person to person?

11:00 AM

YOUR VOICE MATTERS! - Town Hall Session

Presenter:

Bill Kennard, Workforce Development Administrator, AHCCCS

Debra White, Workforce Development Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities

Kate Lemke, Workforce Development Administrator, Banner Health

Sarah Hauck, Workforce Development Administrator, Mercy Care

AHCCCS and the sponsored ALTCS Health Plans will be hosting a townhall to discuss trends, challenges and opportunities in the Home Health industry. We are aware that finding and keeping good caregivers is a challenge across providers. We want to hear your point of view! Through small focus groups, we are asking you to share your ideas for attracting and keeping workers in the field of Long-Term Care.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM DSP and Caregiver Job Fair!

SUMMIT PROGRAM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15TH - AFTERNOON SESSION - OPTION 2

1:00 PM Afternoon Welcome by Tyler Burke
1:15 PM

YOUR VOICE MATTERS! - Town Hall Session

Presenter:

Bill Kennard, Workforce Development Administrator, AHCCCS

Debra White, Workforce Development Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities

Kate Lemke, Workforce Development Administrator, Banner Health

Sarah Hauck, Workforce Development Administrator, Mercy Care

AHCCCS and the sponsored ALTCS Health Plans will be hosting a townhall to discuss trends, challenges and opportunities in the Home Health industry. We are aware that finding and keeping good caregivers is a challenge across providers. We want to hear your point of view! Through small focus groups, we are asking you to share your ideas for attracting and keeping workers in the field of Long-Term Care.

 

2:30 PM

Break

2:40

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1 – Introduction to Trauma informed care

Presenter: Robert Rhoton - Arizona Trauma Institute

How understanding the science behind trauma encourages all of us to treat each other with greater compassion at work and at home.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 2 – Transitions in Care With a Dementia DiagnosisDementia Care Education Logo

Presenter: Brian Brown - Dementia Care Education

Despite numerous, often predictable, transitions in care among seniors living in communities, little is known about the core elements of successful transitions in care specifically for persons with dementia. The presentation examines evidence-based interventions to improve the care transitions for persons with dementia, their caregivers and medical personnel.    

3:25 PM

Break

3:35 PM

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 3 – Whose Life Is It, Anyway?

Presenter: Peter Leidy

In this session we will look at power and control in support relationships. Many people being supported feel that others are too often telling them what to do. Many supporters feel that guiding and deciding are expectations of their job or supervisor. We talk about choice all the time, but what does choice really mean? And does it differ from person to person?

Breakout Session 4 – Be Your Best to Bring out The Best in Others: A Provider - Friendly Summary to Supporting People with Challenging Behavior

Presenter: Dan Davidson

DSPs will gain new perspectives on factors that are often overlooked when supporting people with challenging behavior. Some of these include clarity of goals, elements of healthy relationships, two ways to look at quality of life, the role of engagement, the need for self-advocacy, and when to teach coping skills. Dan weaves the science of effective behavioral interventions with basic human empathy and dignity, to outline a guide for supporting others in a manner that also makes providers proud of the work they do.

 

4:50 PM

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE - Palo Verde Ballroom

Shoulder to Shoulder: Valuing and Celebrating the Important Work of Direct Support Professionals

Presenter: Peter Leidy

In a field with low pay, low status, and high turnover, we need to embrace the importance of truly valuing and honoring the people providing day-to-day support. The work is critically important. Direct support professionals have a lot to say about what's necessary to keep them committed to, and engaged in, their work. Are we listening? This session will challenge, inspire, and make you laugh.

Event Dates

Apr
15
Wednesday
08:00 AM
-
12:15 PM
Mesa Convention Center
Peter Leidy
297 Seats Left
$50.00
Apr
15
Wednesday
01:00 PM
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05:30 PM
Mesa Convention Center
Peter Leidy
300 Seats Left
$50.00

Venue

Mesa Convention Center View Class Calendar
263 N Center St
Bld B
Mesa, AZ 85201

Speakers

Peter Leidy
Brian Brown
Robert Rhoton Psy D., LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S.
Daniel Davidson, BCBA-D, LBA

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