March 10, 2015 Practice Improvement Collaborative Conference

On March 10, the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services, the Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse, and the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center sponsored an all-day Practice Improvement Collaborative conference to highlight best practices in behavioral health for military families in North Carolina. Speakers included Diane Coffill, State Family Program Director, North Carolina National Guard; Christina Wildy, Director of Psychological Health, 81st Regional Support Command, Office of the Command Surgeon, US Army Reserve; Steven L. Sayers, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia VA MIRECC; Gregory L. Inman Ph.D., Team Leader, Raleigh Vet Center; and Robert M. Bray, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, and Becky Lane, Ph.D., Research Psychologist, RTI International.

One hundred twenty-six individuals, representing family members, state agencies, LME-MCOs, provider agencies, and universities attended the event. Response to the NC PIC conference was excellent. Agenda from the Meeting

NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board Approval Code: 15-204-S
Up to 5.5 hours SS (SAV)

 

Watch the Meeting & Download Presentations
Part 1 Video Link

Welcome from the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services
Courtney Cantrell, Ph.D., Director

Background and Introduction of the Day
Flo Stein, Deputy Director, Community Policy Management, North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services

Needs Assessment Survey of Guard Families in North Carolina and Services of the North Carolina National Guard Family Program
Diane Coffill, State Family Program Director, North Carolina National Guard
Introduction by Wei Li Fang, Ph.D

Presentation Slides – Needs Assessment Survey of Guard Families in North Carolina

Presentation Slides – Children & Families of the NC National Guard

Handouts – Child & Youth Program NCNG, NCNG Family Programs Office Locations, NCNG Family Programs

Part 2 Video Link

Working with Reserve Families in North Carolina
Christina Wildy, Director of Psychological Health, 81st Regional Support Command, Office of the Command Surgeon, US Army Reserve
Introduction by Wei Li Fang, Ph.D.

Presentation Slides – Working With Army Reserve Families

Part 3 Video Link

Challenges Faced by Military Families During and Post Deployment
Steven L. Sayers, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia VA MIRECC
Introduction by Flo Stein

Presentation Slides – Challenges Faced by Military Families During and Post Deployment

Handout – Resource List

Part 4 Video Link

Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy
Gregory L. Inman, Ph.D., Team Leader, Raleigh Vet Center
Introduction by Vince Newton, Transitions to Community Living, North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services

Presentation Slides – Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy with Combat Veterans

Part 5 Video Link

Strengthening Families through Community-based Programs
Robert M. Bray, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, and Marian (Becky) Lane, Ph.D., Research Psychologist, RTI International
Introduction by Kimberly Lesane Ratliff,M.A., Community Wellness, Prevention and Health Integration, North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services

Presentation Slides – Strengthening Families Through Community-based Programs: Background and Plans for a Research Study

Part 6 Video Link

Panel of Speakers and Military Family Members
Alice Dean, NC National Guard Lead Child & Youth Coordinator; Ms. Wildy, Dr. Sayers, Dr. Inman, Dr. Bray, and Dr. Lane
Moderated by Diane Coffill

Download North Carolina Support Networks for Military Families Infographic