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CMH Waiver-Specific Training

From time-to-time training beneficial to providers of the Children's Mental Health (CMH) Waiver will be posted here.  If you are a provider wishing to advertise an upcoming training you are hosting, please feel free to contact us.

  • May 2007 Regional CMH Forums
    he purpose of these meetings is to bring together those from various regional areas to foster discussion, collaboration, and education regarding CMH Waiver service delivery.  Agendas will consist of topics of regional interest as well as standing agenda items.
    +  Forum Schedule (May 4 - 18)
    Note:  If you are not already on the CMH ListServe, please contact us.


Related Forums, Trainings, Webinars, and Tele-Conferences

  • Child Traumatic Stress & Mental Health Webcasts
    January - May, 2007)
    + Sponsored by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Rural Consortium
    + Details
    + Live and Archived Presentations

  • Autism, Asperger's and Related Disorders
    (April 19, 2007 ~ Cherokee, Iowa (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
    +  The purpose of this educational program is to provider consumers, families, educators and health care professionals with information to assist with learning to recognize the symptoms of Autism, Asperger's and Related Disorders. Speakers: Chris Okiishi, M.D. is a psychiatrist affiliated with the Iowa Child Health Specialty Clinics and provides childhood psychiatric consultations across the state. He is a staff physician with Community Mental Health Centers in Iowa City, Ottumwa, and Washington, Iowa and lectures for the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry. Edward Malewski, M.D., a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, serves as the Director of the Children's and Adolescent Unit at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute. Dr. Malewski recently relocated to Iowa from the Rainbow Mental Health Facility in Kansas City and brings over 30 years of experience working with children and adolescents.
    +  To register, contact : Rhonda Saxen, 712-225-6918; Jane Campbell, 712-225-1696, or Dennis Baugh, 712-225-1564.
    Additional Details:  Registration Fee includes CEU, or Contact hour certificates, lunch and break refreshments. Registration Fee: $50.00; Consumers/Families $7.00. Send registration and check payable to: Cherokee Mental Health Institute


  • Training in Family Team (decision-making) Meetings
    (on-going state-wide trainings throughout 2007)
      +  Learning Opportunities


  • Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Teleconferences
    (Designed to share info about becoming accredited)
    Register (free) - calls begin at 12:00 pm CST
    +  Targeted at providers not accredited with the Joint Commission
    +  Free 1-hour calls will include:
         - February 13 - An Intro to Basics
         - May 8 - How to Prepare for your First Survey
         - August 7 - the On-Site Survey Process
         - November 13 - Standards Applicability - Know What Applies to You
    Contact for Questions


  • Teleconferences with the National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health
    (These 2007 teleconferences feature expert resource persons, and will cover important and emerging trends in the mental health field)
    Teleconference Schedule
    +  There is no registration fee for participation
    +  Resources will be posted to their website and made available during the teleconferences
    +  Sponsored by Georgetown University


  • Many Faces of Mental Illness and Intellectual Disabilities
    (June 14, 2007 ~ Sioux City, Iowa (7:30am to 5:00 pm)
    +  Sponsored by Siouxland Mental Health Center, 
        Woodbury County and NIACC
    + Cost: $75 (includes lunch and CEU/CEH)
    + Register
    Scholarships are available to families (712) 202-0173 (apply by June 5th)
    +  Contact agency for more information: (712)252-3871


  • The Explosive Child ~ Dr. Ross Greene
    (June 15, 2007)
     +  Conference Brochure and Registration Tools 
         (early bird and team rates are available)


  • Suicide and Self Mutilation
    Sponsored by PESI, Continuing Education Seminars
    • 7/13/07 ~ Des Moines
    • 7/16/07 ~ Cedar Rapids
    • 7/17/07 ~ Davenport


  • Behavioral Interventions for Childhood Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
    Sponsored by PESI, Continuing Education Seminars
    • 7/16/07 ~ Des Moines
    • 7/17/07 ~ Cedar Rapids
    • 7/18/07 ~ Davenport



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