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CE Type: 
SW
PCB
IACET
# of CE's: 
5.5
0.55 IACET CEU's

The focus of the 2018 Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference is “Thriving Together: Children, Family and Community”. The conference will provide workshops and poster presentations from some of the foremost authorities. Topics will include evidence based treatments, inclusion of spirituality as part of treatment, med management and family empowerment

 

The mission of the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services is to educate, strengthen, and serve individuals and communities so that all Philadelphians can thrive.

The purpose of the 2018 conference is to increase awareness of programs and services for children, families and communities of Philadelphia to support their fundamental right to Thrive in the areas of behavioral health, Trauma based services, respite care, health care, education, access to healthy food and community programs. Workshops will be offered by local and national presenters who are experts in traditional and non-traditional programs and services for children, youth and adolescents. The conference will demonstrate how community sectors, can work together effectively to achieve better outcomes for families and communities while cultivating faith or a spiritual life which is an important part of wellness.

The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) is a Recovery Oriented System of care which promotes spiritual Care, health and wellness for families and communities of Philadelphia. DBHIDS promotes Population-based approaches to the primary prevention of stress and risk reduction.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • List at least 3 programs and services for children, families and communities of Philadelphia to support their fundamental right to Thrive in the areas of behavioral health, trauma based services, respite care, health care,
  • List at least 3 traditional and non-traditional programs and services for children, youth, adolescents, families and communities of Philadelphia in the areas of education, access to healthy food and community programs (including recreational opportunities). 
  • Explain how local and national experts meet behavioral health and trauma needs through respite care, health care and many other novel primary prevention activities.
  • Explain how DBHIDS, faith communities and public sector agencies can work together effectively to achieve better outcomes for families and communities through prevention and early intervention.
  •  Outline how cultivating a faith or spiritual life can be an important part of wellness.
  • Outline at least two concrete strategies for collaboration between faith/spiritual communities and behavioral health care in our City to reduce stigma and promote resource sharing.
  • Describe at least two ways to integrate – when indicated - faith/spirituality and behavioral health care to promote the ability of children in our communities to THRIVE.
  • Describe how a broad range of Faith-based and Population Health approaches to the primary prevention of stress and risk reduction can make early intervention and access to services more routine and acceptable.
Intended Audience: 

Faith Community & Provider Agency.  Then those with lived experience.

Instructional Level: 

Intermediate

Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend workshops, obtain room monitors signature on the verification form and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits