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Disability and Health and the Prevention of Secondary

Conditions: The Importance of Case Management,

Service Provider and Peer Support Partnerships


September 17-18, 2009, UM University Center, Missoula, MT

Meeting Agenda

 Note: Some presentations and handouts are posted on this web site. Please follow the highlighted links.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

7:00-8:00 Registration

  • Register and Materials Pick Up
  • Visit MonTech demonstrations, set up throughout conference

8:00-8:20 Welcome and Introductions:

Meg Traci and James Driggers, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services – Senior and Long-term Care Division
Background: Secondary Conditions in Montana
Meg Traci, Ph.D. and Desirae Ware, MPH
Montana Disability and Health Program Director, UM Rural Institute
Handout: How to Order Right to Know Materials
Powerpoint presentation: Disability and Health and the Prevention of Secondary Conditions: The Importance of Case Management, Service Provider and Peer Support Partnerships

8:20-9:45 Disability and Health Panel

Senior and Long Term Care: James Driggers, Bureau Chief, Community Services, Montana DPHHS Senior and Long-term Care Division

Addictive & Mental Disorders Division: Marcia Armstrong, Medicaid Program Manager, Addictive and Mental Disorders Division

Nursing: Linda Henderson, MN, RN, BC, Montana State University-School of Nursing

Social Work: Cindy Garthwait, MSSW, UM School of Social Work
Handout 1: Excerpts from the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics, 1999
Handout 2: A Social Work Perspective on Case Management
Handout 3: Social Functioning: Focus of Case Management

Independent Living: Tom Osborn (North Central Independent Living Services), Jude Monson (Summit Independent Living Center), Bob Maffit (Ability Montana), Bobbie Becker (Living Independently for Today and Tomorrow, Inc. (LIFFT) )
Powerpoint Presentation: Montana CIL Disability and Health Panel

  • Discussion

9:45-10:15 Wellness Break

Shape Up Montana  (Suzie Eades, Big Sky State Games)
10:15-11:00 PANEL: Identifying Opportunities to Prevent Secondary Conditions and Roles for Case Mangers and Providers, A Case Study Example

  • Introduction: Tracy Boehm, MPH, MTDH
  • Depression: Rosemary Hughes, Ph.D., MTDH
  • Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse: Craig Ravesloot, Ph.D., MTDH
  • Weight Problems: Kathy Humphries, Ph.D., MTDH
  • Physical Conditioning and Fitness Problems: Molly Blair, B.S., New Directions Wellness Center
  • Discussion


Secondary Conditions Prevention Opportunities

  • Depression (Facilitator: Rosemary Hughes/ Joy Gabrielli)
  • Chronic Pain & Substance Abuse (Facilitator: Craig Ravesloot/ Tracy Boehm)
  • Weight Management (Facilitator: Kathy Humphries)
  • Fitness and Physical Conditioning (Facilitator: Molly Blair) New Directions Wellness Center

12:00-1:00 Wellness Break and Lunch

Shape Up Montana (Suzie Eades, Big Sky State Games)

1:00-2:00 PLENARY:

Peer Support & Secondary Condition Management: Research Report (PowerPoint presentation)
Cheryl Gagne, Sc.D., Associate Director, Recovery Center, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University, Boston

2:00-3:00 PANEL:

Programs of Peer Support

  • Introduction: Meg Traci
  • Living Well With a Disability, Craig Ravesloot and Tracy Boehm
  • Working Well With a Disability, Catherine Ipsen
  • Programs to Prevent Abuse and Violence Among People With Disabilities, Rosemary Hughes and Joy Gabrielli
  • Peer Support for TBI, Ian Elliot
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan, Marcia Armstrong
    Handout 1: The 10 Fundamental Components of Recovery
    Handout 2: Recovery
  • Discussion

3:00-3:30 Wellness Break


Programs of Peer Support—Case Manager and Provider Roles

Living Well With a Disability & Working Well With a Disability(Facilitators: Craig Ravesloot, Tracy Boehm, and Catherine Ipsen)
Programs to Prevent Abuse and Violence Among People With Disabilities (Facilitators: Rosemary Hughes and Joy Gabrielli)
WRAP: Mental Health Peer Support (Facilitator: Marcia Armstrong); TBI Peer Support (Facilitator: Ian Elliot)

4:30-5:00 Reports from Break Out Groups (Facilitator: Meg Traci)

Friday, September 18, 2009

8:00-8:30 PANEL:

Brain Injury Associations: Brad Donaldson (Minnesota Brain Injury Association); Kristin Morgan, Brain Injury Association of Montana)

8:30-10:00 PLENARY:

Supporting Persons with TBI through Group Treatment, Lenore A. Hawley, LCSW, CBIST and Jody Newman, Craig Hospital

  • Social Skills and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Workbook for Group Treatment Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System’s Clinical Trial Research
  • A Health and Wellness Intervention for Individuals with TBI

10:00-10:15 Wellness Break
EatRight Missoula ( Rebecca Morley, Missoula City/County Public Health Department)

10:15-11:55 PANEL:

Concrete Tips for Case Managers and Service Providers to Support Health and Wellness With People With Disabilities

11:55-12:00 Evaluation and Wrap Up