HCQU NW Special Speakers & Events

Special Speakers

Spring is in the air, which means it's time once again to start up our popular Speaker of the Month Series at the Warren State Hospital. These trainings take place the third Wednesday of each month, from April through October in the auditorium at the Israel Building, 677 Hospital Drive, North Warren, Pennsylvania.

 

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT)

Short presentation, followed by Q&A Session

Michelle Hetrick, DDTT Director, NHS

Kristin Cline, Clinical Lead Specialist, NHS

 

April 19, 2017

9:30am - 12:00pm

The Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT) is a recovery-oriented, holistic approach to supporting individuals who are diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness and an intellectual disability. This program offers a team approach to service coordination and treatment for individuals who have encountered challenges succeeding in more traditional treatment settings.  Staff, the individuals and other supporters work together using person-centered, recovery services to promote the principles of everyday lives with individuals, family members and the community. Michelle Hetrick and Kristin Cline will be here to give a short presentation about the DDTT, and answer any questions you may have about them.

Michelle Hetrick is the DDTT Director for the Northern 23 West team at NHS since 2012.  Her team supports the following counties: Warren, McKean, Potter, Elk, Cameron, Clarion, Jefferson, Clearfield and Forrest. Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a Board Certified Counselor. Prior to joining NHS Michelle dedicated more than 16 years of combined clinical service to inpatient psychiatric care, mobile crisis, mobile psychiatric rehabilitation, and outpatient psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families.

Kristin Cline is the Clinical Lead Specialist for the four NHS DDTT teams that support 17 counties in Western PA (Northern 23 West, Twin Lakes, Woodland and Allegheny Center).  Kristin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  She joined DDTT in 2014.  Prior to that she worked in inpatient, outpatient and community based settings with children, families and adults who sought treatment for a variety of social, emotional and medical needs. 

To register for this free event, please contact Lisa Brocious at Milestone HCQU Northwest, by phone at (814) 728-9400 or email lbrocious@MilestonePA.org.  You may also fax a registration form to (814) 728-8887. 

Registrations must be received by April 14, 2017.

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Trauma Informed Care

Diane Stanoszek, Milestone Centers, Inc.

 

May 17, 2017

9:30am - 11:30pm

This training will give voice to the trauma that people have survived and witnessed and help us become more comfortable speaking and listening about human experience as we come face to face with human vulnerability, most often our own.

Diane Stanoszek holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology and has more than 25 years’ experience working with children and families. In May 2015, Diane was selected by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services to become a trainer for SOGIE. 

To register for this free event, please contact Lisa Brocious at Milestone HCQU Northwest, by phone at (814) 728-9400 or email lbrocious@MilestonePA.org. You may also fax a registration form to (814) 728-8887.

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Drumming and Disabilities

Jim Donovan, St Francis University

June 21, 2017

9:30am - 11:30pm

Our June Speaker of the Month, Jim Donovan M.Ed., Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, co-founded the 3-time platinum music group Rusted Root and wrote the book “Drum Circle Leadership”. Jim believes in the power of music to bring people together, and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to lead group music-making as a way to support wellness and social connection. These events include evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those who work in recovery. Jim will be presenting his “Drumming and Disabilities” training for us. (https://drumcircleleadership.com/about-jim-donovan/)

To register for this free event, please contact Lisa Brocious at Milestone HCQU Northwest, by phone at (814) 728-9400 or email lbrocious@MilestonePA.org.  You may also fax a registration form to (814) 728-8887. 

Registrations must be received by June 16, 2017.

 

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Special Events

A Day in the Park

Please mark June 16, 2017, on your calendars and plan to join us for our 14th Annual Day in the Park. Many of  you who attended our 2016 event had great suggestions on how we can improve things going forward. We are taking your suggestions to heart, and promise to have our best event ever in 2017.

Many crowd favorites will be joining us again this summer: the Elcam Band will be joining us for some singing and dancing, MLW Stables will be bringing the horses (and possibly some surprises), and the Kane Lions Club will be cooling us off with some yummy sno-cones, and of course, there will be BINGO and games galore! We'll also have flower planting, face painting, fingernail painting, and lots of information to help us stay healthy. We have many more things in the works, so stay tuned for more information.

If you can think of anything we can do to make this event even better, please email Lynn at lcarnahan@MilestonePA.org with your suggestions. We hope to see you there!