Behavioral Health Training Partnership

Behavioral Health Training Partnership

UW-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr, RH 310
Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 465-2101

2010 Quality of Life Training

We are pleased to announce the fall training series for County Certified Adult Family Home, State Licensed Adult Family Home and CBRF providers and Social Workers serving persons who are elderly or who have a disability. This announcement describes two training events scheduled for September, and October, 2010. If there is a November training event, it will come out as a separate announcement. Participation is open to all providers in the state and attendees will receive three training hours for each event attended.

2010 Quality of Life Training Schedule

Topic and Presenters

"Supporting the WHOLE Person: How a person's entire life story impacts who they are,
what they do and what they need"

Presented by: Kimberly Nelson, Area Quality Specialist, BLTS and
Peter Leidy, Consultant (repeat presenter)
September 14, 2010

"Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Overview, Treatment and Behavioral Interventions"

Presented by: Mary Miceli-Wink, AODA Counselor, Brown County HSD
October 19, 2010

Tuesday September 14, 2010
"Supporting the WHOLE Person"

Many individuals we support come to us as a collection of labels, diagnoses and/or reputations that fail to take into account significant pieces of their life story. In this informative (and at times entertaining) session, Kim and Peter will share what they have been learning regarding how life experiences influence our behavior, relationships, health and safety, and much more. Participants will leave with some new ideas for enhancing people’s quality of life.

Kimberly Nelson, Area Quality Specialist, BLTS,
Kimberly has been assisting people since 1994 with a focus on working collaboratively with adults with Developmental Disabilities to realize their life goals in a positive and supportive manner. Her work has included direct care, case management and she is currently an Area Quality specialist (formerly know as CIS) for the Bureau of Long Term Support. As an area Quality specialist Kim has had a primary focus on relocating individuals from institutions that often times presented challenging behaviors. Kim also spent five years as a consultant with The Management Group (TMG) doing quality assurance work with the Elderly and Physically Disabled adults throughout Wisconsin.

Peter Leidy, Consultant,
Peter presented at the "Quality of Life" training on 9-22-09 "Doing Our Best Work: 10 Ingredients of Quality Support".

Peter has been learning from elders and people with disabilities since 1983. after working for a provider organization for 20 years, Peter now consults with individuals, families, organizations, counties, and states in the areas of personalized supports, organizational development, building community relationships , and supporting and valuing direct care staff. Peter also writes and sings humorous and thought provoking songs about life in the human service system (as well as life in Wisconsin) and is an award-winning singing commentator who appears on Wisconsin Public television.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
"Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Overview, Treatment and Behavior Interventions"

Participants will gain a basic understanding of what Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in adults are, the scope of the problem, how a diagnosis is made and some practical interventions to help deal with difficult behaviors.

Mary Miceli-Wink, AODA Counselor
Mary has worked as an AODA Counselor and Case Manager for Brown County Human Services for the past 22 years. She has been the Brown County Prevention Coordinator since 2004. Mary completed a train the trainer curriculum in March 2010 from UW Madison, Great Lakes FASD Regional Training Center and Center for Disease Control. After completing that training she is charged with providing community education so providers can become more informed about FASD.

The following is the same for all the training events:

Registration – 8:00 to 9:00
Please try to arrive a bit early so we can start on time.
Training – 9:00 to Noon

$5.00 Pay at the door – cash or check
Checks payable to Brown County Human Services Dept.

Three Training Hours

Student Lecture Hall
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC)
2740 W. Mason, Green Bay WI

NWTC Smoking Policy:
Smoking is prohibited outside of any college entrance.
Smoking is permitted in nearby parking lots and huts.

Special Accommodations:
If anyone is in need of special accommodations,
please contact Gary Tilkens (see below) at lease two
weeks prior to the scheduled training event.

Park in lot F – go through the Center for
Business & Industry to the lecture hall.

Special Note:
Bring a sweater, the room tends to be cool.

Planning Committee/Questions - Contact:
Laurie Arkens
Regional Director, Division of Quality Assurance, Northeast Region, (920) 448-5338
Bill Kelsey
Assistant Director, Kewaunee County HSD, (920) 388-7043
Jean O'Leary
DD Coordinator, Brown County HSD, (920) 448-6250
Robin Raj
Bureau of Disabilities & Elderly Services, (920) 448-5335
Gary Tilkens
Brown County HSD, (920) 448-6074

In case an unexpected event requires a training cancellation, it will be posted on the following website a week or more before the event: (click “Providers” on the left)

Short notice changes, such as weather conditions will NOT be posted on this website – just use the usual precautions "if it appears too dangerous to travel, don't attend".