Programs | Projects

Calendar of upcoming trainings

Jun
12
Fri
Organizational Approaches to Effective Trauma-Informed Services
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
According to the largest ever investigation of associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being conducted by the CDC, almost two-thirds of cases examined reported at least one adverse childhood experience of physical or sexual abuse, neglect, or family dysfunction, and more than one of five reported three or more such experiences. The good news is that trauma is treatable — tune into this webinar to learn about the many evidence-based models and promising organizational practices designed for specific populations, types of trauma, caring for children, and how to bring trauma-informed care to scale across service systems.
Jun
13
Sat
TAKING IN THE GOOD: Creating New Pathways to Joy
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
TAKING IN THE GOOD: Creating New Pathways to Joy @ Partners in Resilience | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
“Taking in the Good: Creating New Pathways to Joy” is a one-day, experiential workshop inspired by the writings of Rick Hanson, PhD, the neuropsychologist who has introduced us to the exciting reality of our capacity to sculpt new neural pathways, building positive experiences that translate into well-being.
In a very real sense, we are what we experience.  Our lives, our sense of ourselves, our ideas and expectations are all created as we experience daily life.  Unfortunately, we seem to be wired to tune in to the negative; we’re often hyper-focused on what’s wrong, not what’s right, with our lives.  This “negativity bias” makes our minds “like Velcro for the negative and Teflon for the positive”.
In this day-long workshop we will practice an antidote for this negative bias – the practice of “taking in the good” as developed by Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Hardwiring Happiness.  This practice can form the basis for rewiring our habitual patterns of thought and emotion, building reservoirs of positive experience that can profoundly affect our moods, our resilience, and our capacity for joy.
Jun
18
Thu
Work is Possible: Understanding the Emerging Landscape of Employment
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Work is Possible: Understanding the Emerging Landscape of Employment @ Dakota County Library System: Burnhaven | Burnsville | Minnesota | United States
This innovative workshop helps families learn about emerging employment philosophy and policy changes, such as Employment First and Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan. It will also address myths around disability employment, highlight parent experiences, and offer valuable information on the role of benefits planning. Optional benefits estimator sessions will be offered by the state’s DB101 program between 5:00pm-5:30pm and 7:30pm-8:00pm. Please contact sroy@pacer.org if interested in one of these sessions.
Jun
25
Thu
The Journey to Adulthood: What Parents of Children with Disabilities Need to Know
Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Journey to Adulthood: What Parents of Children with Disabilities Need to Know @ Pacer Center | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

This workshop will provide parents with information about the changes that occur to every child, with or without a disability, during adolescence and puberty. Participants will feel more comfortable and confident as they help their youth navigate this important transition from childhood to adulthood.

Mar
20
Mon
Conference Early Bird Registration Deadline
Mar 20 all-day
Apr
17
Mon
Conference Registration Deadline
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Apr
23
Sun
MACMH 2017 Conference
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day
Oct
17
Tue
2018 Conference Proposals Due
Oct 17 all-day
Apr
15
Sun
MACMH 2018 Conference
Apr 15 – Apr 17 all-day
Apr
28
Sun
2019 MACMH Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day