Adolescent Behavioral health Summit

Youth in our collective communities are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress resulting in anxiety, depression, and increased substance misuse. Disruption to daily life including grief and loss, anxiety about contracting COVID-19 and social isolation have taken a toll on their mental health. Youth are now in need more than ever before of comprehensible accessible behavioral health services.

The Adolescent Behavioral Health Summit was designed to enhance learner’s pediatric mental health care confidence in managing diagnosable conditions and general concerns and the ability to collaborate effectively across primary care, behavioral health, and public health sectors to coordinate services improve patient outcomes. Sessions addressed gaps in knowledge and practice related to challenges in delivering integrated behavioral health services for youth Southern Arizona. This program offered training on evidence-based practices to treat adolescents struggling with unprecedented levels of stress, including education on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for adolescent with substance use disorders, positive behavior intervention approaches for youth on the Autism Spectrum, concepts on adverse childhood experiences including the evolving role of trauma, and identification of the core principles of behavioral integration in a patient-centered medical home.

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How to Earn CME Credits for this Course:
  1. Register for the course. You will be asked to select which sessions from this course you have/intend to watch on-demand. There is no fee to register.

  2. Scroll to the session list below and click the thumbnail to watch the desired sessions at your leisure, if you haven’t already.

  3. Once you’ve completed watching the sessions, complete the course surveys. You will not be able to access the surveys without first registering.  Complete the survey for each session you viewed before proceeding to the General Course Feedback Survey.

  4. Once you complete the General Course Feedback Survey, you will receive an automated email with a link to download your CME certificate. If you don’t receive the email, or if you request an edit to your certificate, please contact us.

Earn up to:

5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Release/termination dates:

Original activity release date: April 2022

Activity termination date: April 2025

Target audience:

This course is targeted to Behavioral Health Professionals, Primary Care and Specialty Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, and Social Workers. This course is also of interest to physicians who practice in Psychiatry, Psychology, and Mental Health.

ACCREDITATION:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) through the joint providership with Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program (THMEP), The Southern Arizona AHEC, and El Rio Health. THMEP is accredited by ArMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

THMEP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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COURSE SESSIONS

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

From Growing Crisis to Opportunity for Growth: Adolescent Mental Wellbeing

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the scope of current youth mental health and addiction concerns in the US today.
  2. Describe the incidence and prevalence of substance use disorders in the pediatrics population in Southern Arizona.
  3. Understand the stressors and underlying dynamics influencing the growing need for mental health and addiction services.
  4. Describe the most common mental health conditions being diagnosed in youth today.

Speaker:
Christina Arredondo, MD, Psychiatry
El Rio Health
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Duration: 0.5 hr

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Addiction Medicine: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in Pediatrics

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the strengths and barriers to providing youth mental health and addiction services.
  2. Identify barriers to care for treatment of addiction in pediatrics.
  3. Explain the current recommendations for the treatment of addiction in pediatrics.

Speaker:
Jaime Weinand, MD
El Rio Health
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Duration: 0.5 hr

Autism

Autism Spectrum Strategies for Practitioners in Integrated Health Care Settings

Learning Objectives: 

  1.  Identify at least 3 common symptoms of autism spectrum in children and adolescents.
  2. Describe common challenges when providing integrated care services to children and adolescent on the autism spectrum.
  3. Define and describe Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS).
  4. Describe how PBIS can minimize the challenges of providing services for children/adolescents on the autism spectrum in an integrated health care setting.

Speaker:
Christian Ortiz, LAC, LBA
El Rio Health
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Duration: 1.0 hr

Behavioral Health Integrated Services

Primary Care Behavioral Health Integrated Services for Youth

Learning Objectives: 

  1.  Identify the core principles of behavioral integration in a patient-centered medical home.
  2. Describe the similarities and differences between two models of Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration.
  3. Identify 3-5 intervention used in Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration related to youth.
  4. Identify the strengths/needs for developing an integrated care model for youth in their health center.

Speaker:
Sue Dolence, LCSW
El Rio Health
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Duration: 1.0 hr

School-based Services

How Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) is Approaching Mental Health Equity for Youth

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe youth mental health challenges from an educator’s perspective.
  2. Describe findings from TUSD’s recently launched “Tucson Unified Connect” app

Speaker:
Kinasha Brown
Assistant Superintendent, TUSD
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Duration: 0.5 hr

Professional Well-Being

FLOW – Finding Our Rhythm Again

Learning Objectives: 

This course explores how systemic and organizational issues can affect the professional well-being of healthcare providers. After this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify three different ways that stress affects them and common responses to stressful events.
  2. Evaluate their own level of resilience and explore their values and goals.
  3. Identify their own self-care activities by drawing on internal and external resources.

Speaker:
Jennifer Fout, LPC
El Rio Health
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Duration: 1.0 hr

Adolescent Trauma Aware Care

Best Practices for Adolescent Trauma Aware Care: An Ecological View of Evidence-Based Practices

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify factors impacting the current adolescent mental health crisis and the evolving role of trauma.
  2. Define and describe adverse childhood experiences and the operational definition of trauma.
  3. Identify and describe the components and necessities of an effective therapeutic alliance and additional stakeholders (e.g. community resources, families).
  4. Identify at least 3 integrative treatment modalities for addressing adolescent trauma using both evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence.

Speaker:
J. Noel Trapp, MA, NCC, LAC
El Rio Health
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Duration: 1.0 hr

J. Noel Trapp, MA, NCC, LAC

J. Noel Trapp, MA, NCC, LAC, is a Behavioral Health Professional with El Rio Health. As a Nationally Certified and Licensed Associate Counselor, Trapp works with a diverse population in Pima county, across demographics, specializing in Existential/Narrative and integrative trauma-aware modalities. In the last year alone, in addition to client work, Trapp co-founded new psychoeducational group services focusing on depression and anxiety, as well as assisting clients in inpatient settings coordinate wraparound care with El Rio staff. Trapp’s strong belief in the power of storytelling, collaboration, and nonjudgmental curiosity inform his practice in both professional and personal life. Professionally, Trapp utilizes these beliefs to promote integrative care that de-mystifies the therapeutic process, normalizes and affirms client experiences, and promotes client autonomy, awareness, and insight. In his personal life, Trapp can often be found searching out new stories and meanings in music, books, cinema, and nature with his family.

Jennifer Fout, MS, NCC, LPC

Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Arizona and currently provides individual counseling for adults through Specialty Behavioral Health at El Rio Health, Congress Clinic. Jennifer has worked in a variety of positions in Behavioral Health over her career including counseling, crisis clinician, behavioral therapist, and substance use rehab counselor. Jennifer has a history in providing trainings for staff as well as community members and enjoys working with others to raise awareness and support the behavioral health community. Jennifer enjoys exercising, being in nature, reading, writing, movies, cooking/baking, and spending time with family and friends.

Kinasha Brown

Kinasha Brown is a strategic, results-driven, equity practitioner with expertise in revolutionizing educational environments and academic institutions through building relationships, vision planning, mission setting, program development, operations management, and partnership management. Her dedication to navigating ways Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) could do more to help students and families coping with trauma and stress helped inform the creation of the Tucson Unified Connect app, a digital platform that connects students to mental health, peer support, and employment and academic resources.

Sue Dolence, MSSA, LCSW

Sue Dolence, MSSA, LCSW has worked in the field of social services and behavioral health for over 21 years. She is the Program Manager for Primary Care Behavioral Health at El Rio Health and provides clinical services and administrative oversight to the Buena Vida Integrative Pain Care Program at El Rio. In addition, she is a Field Instructor for social work student interns from Arizona State University and PhD candidates from Walden University. She is a former Faculty Affiliate at Arizona State University where she taught graduate level courses in direct clinical practice. Sue has extensive training and experience providing integrative care to adults and youth who live with chronic medical conditions and believes that there is a strong need for behavioral health integration within the primary care setting to assist patients meet their health goals.

Christian Ortiz, LAC, LBA

Christian Ortiz, LAC, LBA was born and raised in Tucson, AZ and is a college graduate of Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. Christian has over 15 years of experience working with children, adults and families in community, school, non-profit, residential and health center settings. Most of Christian’s experience involves working with youth with emotional/behavioral disorders and/or developmental disabilities. Christian’s diverse work experience spans from being a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, Central America, elementary/middle school teacher, children’s/women’s shelter behavioral health technician, foster parent trainer, program manager for respite and clinical services for youth, BCBA and clinician. Christian currently works with adults at El Rio as a Behavioral Health Professional using evidenced based practices to assist patients with achieving their desired goals considering an integrated care approach.

Jamie Weinand, MD

Jamie is a family medicine physician and Tucson, Arizona native, who is happy to be back home serving patients at El Rio Health. He completed medical school at Boston University, family medicine residency with the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program, and recently completed a fellowship in addiction medicine at the University of Arizona – Tucson program.

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Christina Arredondo, MD, Psych.

Christina Arredondo, MD, is an experienced Psychiatrist with a demonstrated history of working in the psychiatric inpatient facilities, FQHCs, psychiatric emergency rooms, and tribal communities. Dr. Arredondo is skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Addiction Medicine, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research. She is a strong healthcare services professional with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) focused in Medicine from University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her Residency and Community Psychiatry at Yale University Department of Psychiatry.