DMH's 16th Annual Provider Forum on Restraint/Seclusion Prevention

  • DoubleTree Westborough Hotel 5400 Computer Drive Westborough, MA 01581

Keynote:  Janina Fisher, PhD - Instructor, The Trauma Center; Assistant Educational Director, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute; Former Instructor, Harvard Medical School

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Program Description: DMH's 16th Annual Provider Forum on Restraint/Seclusion Prevention will focus on the topic of trauma-informed care. Dr. Fisher will present on the contributions trauma-informed care made towards enhancing services and culture change, as well as next steps for trauma-informed care.

Target audience: Leadership, administration and direct care staff from providers and DMH staff, as well as interagency state staff who work in child, adolescent & adult mental health settings.  These settings include acute inpatient psychiatric facilities, child & adolescent state-wide intensive residential treatment programs, residential programs, & schools.  Staff disciplines vary from program administrators, program directors, program managers, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, educators, social workers, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health workers & occupational therapists.  Interagency staff are also invited and includes administrators or policy planners from the Department of Children & Families, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Youth Services, Department of Public Health, and the Department of Early Education and Care.

For questions or more information about this event contact:  Annabelle Lim at annabelle.lim@massmail.state.ma.us