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2018 Indianapolis

Experiential Workshops

This year at NACM's 24th Annual Case Management Conference, Start Your Engines, Leading the Race Toward Excellence in Case Management, co-sponsored by Indiana Professional Management Group (IPMG), NACM will be offering a variety of experiential workshops where participants have an opportunity to participate in role plays and other hands-on learning experiences.

Each of these sessions have a limited number spots. Attendees should indicate interest in sessions during registration to ensure ability to participate. Please see below for a brief description of each experiential workshop.

Pat Deegan's Hearing Voices Simulation:
Developing Empathy for the Lived Experience of Psychiatric Disability

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - FULL
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 2:45 - 4:45 p.m.

The Hearing Voices Simulation is a tool to help develop empathy for the challenges people with psychiatric disorders face.  During the simulation, participants listen to distressing voices through headphones while completing a series of tasks, such as taking a mental status exam in a mock emergency room.  This workshop is limited to 30 participants, pre-registration required.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Experience types and varieties of voice hearing experiences.
  2. Develop empathy and understanding of the experience of hearing distressing voices.
  3. Identify effective ways of helping people who hear distressing voices. 

Yoga for Beginners
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - FULL
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Yoga and mindfulness lead to a calmer and more alert mind and a healthier and more flexible body.  In this session participants will rewire the brain, balance the nervous system, clear thoughts, and calm emotions through a yoga class.  

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify ways to apply personal tools of mindfulness and yoga to personal regimens.
  2. Practice mindfulness and yoga techniques and postures.
  3. Define the benefits of the practice of mindfulness and yoga.

Case Management Safety and Awareness
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. - FULL
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Friday, October 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Participants will demonstrate proper field assessment skills and safety techniques during three scenarios.  The scenarios address identification of illegal substances and related paraphernalia, opiate or alcohol intoxication, suicidal or agitated persons, child welfare issues, and various other potential risks to staff or persons served in a real-life setting.  As participants progress through the scenarios, role players interact with the participants while they perform the duties/tasks required in the field, including orienting individuals to services and contacting supervisors, crisis/emergency services, or law enforcement.  Upon completion of each scenario, the participants, evaluators, and role players will engage in a de-briefing.  The program will conclude with further debriefing in the form of an open group review.  This workshop is limited to 12 participants, pre-registration required.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe at least one safety risk relative to field or structure awareness. 
  2. Identify at least three potential safety risks to case managers and persons served relative to the scenarios.
  3. Demonstrate at least one appropriate response to each identified safety risk.

Gleaner Food Bank Tour
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to tour Gleaners Food Bank in downtown Indianapolis, IN and learn how they fight against hunger in Indiana. This workshop is limited to the first 15 attendees.

Participants will be able to:
1.    Define hunger in Indiana and how Gleaner is leading the fight against hunger.
2.    Identify and describe programs that address hunger.
3.    Explain how an on-site food pantry is run and the resources needed for a program.

National Case Management Professional Code of Ethics Application and Review Session
Friday, October 5, 2018, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

This workshop is part of an ongoing effort to gain input from members and leaders regarding ethical principles.  This workshop will focus on the application of a Code of Ethics. The National Association of Case Management (NACM) standards committee members will facilitate a discussion of case management focused vignettes as they apply to the ethical standards.  Through these discussions participants will have ample opportunity to comment on all aspects of the Code of Ethics and make suggestions as to how they are operationalized at the case management practice level of service provision.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss practical applications of the Professional Case Management Code of Ethics.
  2. Participate in a professional discussion using vignettes that involve situations related to ethical Case Management. 
  3. Identify potential gaps in the Professional Case Management Code of Ethics.
* Conference and workshop schedule subject to change.

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