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Special Lecture May 24, 2013, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm WPIC Auditorium

Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series
Special Lecture 

Transforming the Pennsylvania Child Mental Health System:
The Story of the PA System of Care Partnership (SOC) and
the Youth and Family Training Institute (YFTI)

Pennsylvania has a long tradition of county-based, categorical human services programs.  However, the systems invariably struggle to meet the needs of youth with complex mental health issues, involvement with Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, Drug and Alcohol and/or Education systems and their families.  Youth and families have long identified the need for these systems to work together, and to accept them as partners in their own care and in transforming the overall system. The PA System of Care Partnership entails substantial, measurable organizational change, going beyond collaboration to true and equal partnership among systems, youth and families. Beginning at the State level with the State Leadership Team and working through County Leadership Teams comprised of an equal partnership of system leaders, youth and families, they assume the responsibility for the policy development, planning, financing and monitoring of this transformation.  The Youth and Family Training Institute provides the training, coaching, credentialing and monitoring of High Fidelity Wraparound, the PA System of Care Partnership practice model that that incorporates youth and families as equal partners in their individual service planning.

On Friday, May 24, 2013, leaders of this statewide transformation will provide an overview of the work of the PA System of Care Partnership and the Youth and Family Training Institute.  In addition, a special panel comprised of the High Fidelity Wraparound workforce will speak about their unique roles, and a youth and family member that has experienced the High Fidelity Wraparound process will share their stories.

Speakers for this special session include:

Kenneth Nash, MD, MMM
Principal Investigator, YFTI, SOC
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chief of Clinical Services and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, WPIC

Laurie Jones
Co-Principal Investigator, YFTI, SOC
Vice President of Business Development, WPIC

Amy D. Herschell, PhD
Evaluation Director, YTFI, SOC
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Continuing Education Credit: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours. In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.