Healthy Minds Fairfax

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F

703-324-7938
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway - Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Janet Bessmer, CSA Program Manager,
Peter Steinberg, Healthy Minds Fairfax Program Manager

2020 CSA Symposium

 

2020 CSA Symposium logo

 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Janet Bessmer, Program Manager, Fairfax-Falls Church Children's Services Act, will welcome symposium participants. Location: Theater, 1st Floor

 

UPDATE ON THE FAMILY FIRST PREVENTION SERVICES ACT AND ITS IMPACT ON THE CHILDREN'S SERVICES ACT

Scott Reiner, Executive Director of the Office for Children's Services, will talk about how Virginia is gearing up for the July 1, 2020 changes brought on by the Family First Prevention Services Act. What does this mean for the Children’s Services Act? How will you be impacted by the changes? Location: Theater, 1st Floor [Presentation]

 

WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Morning

  • Virginia Tech: A Survivor's Perspective - Lisa Hamp, a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting that took place on April 16, 2007, will share her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, an eating disorder, and infertility to help others who may be struggling with mental health issues. She is an advocate for trauma survivors and provides concrete advice on finding your new "normal" after trauma. She will discuss the importance of self-care, the benefits of counseling, and share what you can do to help someone struggling with a mental health disorder. Location: Theater, 1st Floor [Presentation]

 

  • Overview of Multisystemic Therapy - The Family First Prevention Services Act puts an emphasis on the use of evidence-based interventions. This session will provide an overview of Multisystemic Therapy - what makes it an evidence-based intervention and which populations are best served by MST. Speaker: Jamie Bunch-Sanfilippo. Location: Forum, 2nd Floor [Presentation]

 

Afternoon

  • What Trauma Taught Me About Resilience - Charles Hunt is a resilience expert, adjunct professor and motivational speaker. He will share incredible stories of resiliency, determination, and success from his journey. Raised on welfare in a drug house in the projects of Oakland, CA by a drug addicted mother, and having lost his father to murder at the age of 10, Charles seemed destined for a life of trauma and despair. His intense focus and drive has lifted him from poverty and debt to financial freedom, while fueling his life's purpose to use his mess as a message that helps, inspires and motivates others. Location: Theater, 1st Floor

 

  • Overview of PCIT and FFT - This session continues the discussion on evidence-based treatments. In this 90 minute workshop, speakers will share with you the fundamentals of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Functional Family Therapy (FFT). You'll learn what makes each of these treatment an evidence-based intervention and what populations are best served by PCIT and FFT. Speakers: Stephanie Wolf, PCIT; Sarah Hess, FFT. Location: Forum, 2nd Floor [PCIT Presentation, FFT Presentation]

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

8:30 am - 9:30 am          Registration, Breakfast and Provider Expo
9:30 am - 10:15 am        Welcome and Introductory Remarks
10:30 am - 12:00 pm      Morning Sessions
12:00 pm - 1:30pm         Lunch and Provider Expo
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm          Afternoon Sessions
 

 

LOCATION

Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College
8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003.

 

Parking

FREE Parking in ALL B LOTS (does not include garage parking)

 

This event sponsored by the collaboration of CSA Managers for the jurisdictions of Arlington County, City of Alexandria, City of Manassas, Fairfax-Falls Church, Loudoun County and Prince William County, as well as NOVACO, the Northern Virginia region's coalition of private provider associations.

 

Previous Symposium Workshop Details and Presentations

2019 CSA Symposium

2018 CSA Symposium

 

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