Webinar Series: 2019/20

The work you do is important and impactful.  ACRC's Webinar Series was designed to help

as you elevate, heal and educate the youth who's lives you touch every day.  


Webinar registration is open 30 - 60 days in advance.  All webinars will be held the third Friday of each month (2nd Friday in November and December) from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CST.  Both the webinar and CEUs are free to ACRC members.  Non-member costs are:  $50.00 per Webinar and $25.00 per associated CEUs.  2 CEUs will be issued for each webinar taken after the test is submitted and passed.  If you would like a registration reminder once registration has opened for a specific webinar, click the REGISTRATION REMINDER next to webinars listed.  All webinar content and format is created and presented by leading professionals in the field.  For more information or any questions on content, presenters, CEUs or registration, contact Sara O'Neil.


September 20 / Autism and Sexuality. Presented By: Jared Stewart, M.Ed., Program Director, Scenic View Academy. Among all the issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, one subject is consistently overlooked: sexuality. Addressing it may be awkward, but ignoring it is neither helpful nor possible. Attendees will learn critical tips for teaching and intervening with sexual education. MORE INFO OR REGISTER

October 18 / Narrowing The Divide Between Them and Us.  Examining the Role of Race & Privilege in the Care of CSEC.  Presented By:  Dana Wyss, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR, Director of Training, Star View Adolescent Center; Nicole Klasey, Psy.D., Consultant, Trainer.  A thought provoking exploration on the meaning of race and privilege in the care and treatment of commercially sexually exploited youth and their families. Through activities and discussion this webinar aims to raise awareness of personal privilege and the importance to examine it in the support of the families and clients we serve. MORE INFO OR REGISTER


November 8 / Understanding Clinical Staff Turnover and Strategies for Staff Retention.  Presented By: Kristi Edmonds, Ph.D., MA, LPC, ACS, Clinical Director at Third Way Center.  Staff turnover is a problem that negatively impacts youth, staff morale, and agency resources. This presentation will provide information that will help to understand the factors that contribute to clinical staff turnover and potential interventions to maintain this valuable workforce.  

December 13 / CSEC:  Best Practice Treatment Ideas from Leaders in the Field.  Presented By:  Elizabeth Schnur, Ph.D., Franki Reddick-Gibson, Ph.D., Clinical Director, Mingus Mountain Academy, Jessie Boye-Doe, LCSW, Director, JCCA Center for Healing & Dana Dorn, LCSW, Director, Milwaukee Academy.  Leaders from each of these programs will discuss ideas and strategies that they use every day in programs and models designed specifically to address CSEC victims that aid in healing and rebuilding. 

January 17 / Sticks and Stones:  Is Your Language Engaging?  Presented By: Kristi Glenn & Dahyana Schlosser, Co-Founders of Pinnacle Partnerships.  This webinar will demonstrate how the shift to family centered language matters deeply, impacts greatly, and changes the trajectory for families, providers, and overall treatment planning.

February 21 /Primum non nocere: Deprescribing of Psychotropic Medications in Residential Care.  Presented By: Ian McCracken,Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Allambi Care.  Clinical presentations and research data will be presented that shows medication reduction can be safely, effectively and deliberately conducted in the setting of Therapeutic Residential Care. Specific strategies will operationalize ACRC's eleventh position paper, 'Redefining Residential: Towards Rational Use of Psychotropic Medication'.

PREVIOUS WEBINARS IN THIS SERIES:  As a member - you can access both the slide deck and a recording of any previous webinars.  Log in and go to Past Webinars in the Members Only tab. 

Aug 16 / Aces Scores, Trauma and Resilience. Presented By: Courtney Rovere, LCSW, Consultant, The Children's Home of Poughkeepsie & David Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP Clinical Director, Children's Home of Poughkeepsie

July 19 / Gender Diversity: Promoting Inclusion and Best Practices for Transgender Youth in Residential Care. Presented By: Ashley Warhol, Psy.D., Director of Clinical Services, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health - MA & RI.