Thursday, June 11th 2020

8:15 AM

presented by Medical Advocacy and Outreach & MAO Behavioral Health
PLEASE NOTE: This training has been rescheduled to June 11
and being adapted for virtual participation.

Participation access links will be provided.
MAO Behavioral Health
2900 McGehee Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36111

Thursday, June 11, 2020
(new date)

8:15 – 8:30 AM Sign In/Log In
8:30 – 4:15 PM Training

(6.0 contact hours, revised from 5.5)

$70 per person (includes web access to training materials, and contact hours certificate)

Partial credit will not be offered. Additional instructions associated with confirmation of credit may be provided onsite.

Registration Closed!

Training Topics & Presenters:
(Presenters are subject to change.)
(Updated 06/09/20)

Welcome Slides

8:30-9:30 AM
Tele-behavioral Health: Risk Management Considerations

– Elana Merriweather, BC-TMH Provider, Director of Behavioral Health, Medical Advocacy & Outreach

9:45-10:45 AM
Avoiding Professional & Ethical Dilemmas When Serving LGBTQ Youth

–Scott Holmes, PsyD., LPC, Statewide Treatment Coordinator, Institutional Services- Behavioral Health, Alabama Department of Youth Services (added “Words” Worksheet) (added “Dangerous Teen Aps” Infographic)

11 AM-12 PM
HIPAA Considerations and Care Coordination for Individuals with HIV and STI’s

Sancha Howard, JD, Assistant General Counsel –Alabama Department of Public Health–Office of the General Counsel, & Ashley Tarrant, MPH, COO and Former HIPAA Compliance Officer – Medical Advocacy & Outreach

12:45-1:45 PM Mandatory Reporting Procedures: Child & Adult Protective Services
-Jenny Story, LICSW, Assistant Director, Family & Child Services, Montgomery County Department of Human Resources (supplemental material 1) (alternative version in MSWord) (supplemental material 2) (supplemental material 3)

2 PM – 3 PM Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment with Justice Involved Individuals
-Bruce Kimble, LPC-S, Drug Treatment Program Supervisor, Alabama Department of Corrections

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Practical Applications in Ethical Decision Making
-Jennifer Thompson, LICSW, PIP, PMH-C, Manager of Social Work, Medical Advocacy & Outreach

Bonus Training Highlights:

Social Media Practices: Posting and Tweeting
–Presenters will address social media within the context of their respective topics.


Training Objectives:

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain child and adult reporting procedures for neglect, abuse and exploitation
  • Address common legal issues occurring with adult offenders with substance use disorders in the criminal justice system
  • Avoid unintentional HIPAA violations when working with patients/clients who are impacted by HIV, substance misuse and mental health disorders
  • Identify the do’s and don’t’s of posting and tweeting in the helping profession
  • Self-assess how personal beliefs impact professional services to youth who identify as LGBTQ
  • Describe how the ethical decision making model is used to address trending issues is public health and behavioral health

Crediting Statements:

Medical Advocacy & Outreach has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6882. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAO is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This event has been approved for 6.0 contact hours.

Medical Advocacy & Outreach has been approved by the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners as a provider of Continuing Education for social workers, Provider No. 0134.