Fourth Annual Behavioral Health Summit - 
Milestones of Behavioral Health 


Friday October 7, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Resort and Conference Center 
35 Scudder Avenue
Hyannis, MA 02601

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Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands 
(508) 827-1027

A look at the science and lived experience of behavioral health across the lifespan

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
35 Scudder Avenue
Hyannis, MA 02601

The Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands (BHPCCCI) continues to focus on education, communication and improving access to services for individuals struggling with mental illness.  On October 7, 2016, at the 4th Annual Behavioral Health Summit- Building Bridges to Recovery, BHPCCCI will present “Milestones of Behavioral Health: A look at the science and lived experience of behavioral health across the lifespan”. This program will target our community’s most vulnerable populations - and promises to inform and inspire health care providers of Cape Cod to participate and support better ways of providing services and caring for our community.

Presenters at this year’s summit include health care leaders, peer advocates, elected individuals and public safety officials. They will present their experience and expertise in addressing behavioral health care and concerns throughout the lifespan.

The Summit is designed for those who provide care or support services across the entirety of the behavioral health spectrum including physicians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, administrators, peer advocates, first responders, public safety, teachers and other health professionals serving children/adults and their families in our community.

Nursing, Physician, LICSW, LMHC, and EMS CEUs will be available.

Summit Schedule:

Registration | 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions | 8:30 - 9:15 AM 

A Rapidly Changing Health Care Environment9:15 – 10:15 AM 
Michael Lauf, MBA, President and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare

Sensory-based Approaches and Trauma Informed Care | 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Tina Champagne, OTR/L, Program Director at Cutchins Program for Children and Families

 Lunch | 12:00 - 12:45 PM 

Breakout Sessions | 1:00 - 2:00 PM  

  • Session 1: “Addressing Substance Use in Pregnancy: Developing a Continuum of Programs for Women and their Newborns on Cape Cod"
    Take a closer look at some of the new and innovative programs serving infants and their mothers on Cape 
    Cod. The session will feature the new Moms Do Care project, which helps pregnant women access Medication Assisted Treatment, like methadone and buprenorphine, and other substance use treatment and health care services.  The Moms Do Care program also supports women in their recovery after they give birth with case management and peer recovery coaching.

  • Session 2: “Engaging Transition Age Youth: Connecting and Supporting the Moments of Young Adults Lives in a Strength-Based and Life Affirming Way”  
    In this session, attendees will be introduced to ‘At the Elbow Coaching’, basic motivational interviewing techniques, and The GIFT.  GIFT Training which stands for Gathering Inspiring Future Talent is a strength- based job training on Peer Mentoring and how to turn young adults core gifts into assets. The GIFT partners with individuals using these two strategies above to recognize their interests, skills and abilities in a very strength based and life-affirming way. Over 75% of their graduates go on to contribute these “gifts” to the community in the form of identifying the right job match and beyond.  
  • Session 3: “Behavioral Health in Older Adults: Unique Needs, Screening Opportunities, and Holistic Approaches”
    Join us for a panel featuring three experts in caring for older adults who will discuss their experiences and concerns for the future as our Cape Cod community continues to age.  Molly Perdue from the Alzheimer's Family Support Group will present data on the increasing number of baby boomer and 80+ individuals caring for older adults living with Alzheimer's.  Dikke Hansen from Outer Cape Health Services will talk about the importance of integrated behavioral health care in a primary care setting for older adults.  Gina Kupski will present on the innovative and science based "My Life My Health" program which addresses mental, social, and physical health and will consider the importance of holistic approaches in behavioral health with older adults.

Excellence in Behavioral Health Service Award | 2:10 - 2:30 PM

Being Well in an Unwell World | 2:45 – 4:00 PM
Mark Vonnegut, MD, Pediatrician
 Author, The Eden Express, Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So

Closing Remarks | 4:00 PM 

Nursing, Physician, LICSW, LMHC, and EMS CEUs will be available. Schedule subject to change