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Homeward Bound: Exploring Issues Faced by Justice-Involved Persons

The 30th Annual Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference, brought to us by Drexel University, will be presented this year with a spectacular online educational program addressing clinical, policy, and environmental issues that impact persons involved with the criminal justice system. RCPA highly recommends this engaging experience, and members can see further details, including registration, in the conference brochure.

The plenary sessions will address implicit bias, false confessions, Megan’s Law, and an overview of the pardons process. The workshops will offer skill-building sessions to use in your own settings. All sessions will be recorded, which will allow you to earn additional continuing education credits by viewing sessions at your convenience. The conference will be available to registrants until December 31, 2022, and you will be able to see all of the workshop offerings.

For more information contact Drexel via email or call 215-831-4055. If you have additional questions, please contact RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp or Carol Ferenz.

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RCPA held a golf fundraiser for the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association Political Action Committee (RCPA PAC) on Monday, October 10, 2022. This event raised much-needed funds for the RCPA PAC. We would like to thank all the generous golfers who participated in this event and contributed. In addition, we would like to thank our sponsors who made this event possible:

Tournament Sponsor:

  • Erie County Care Management, Inc.

Lunch Sponsors:

  • Brier Dlugolecki Strategies
  • Beacon Health Options

Beverage Cart Sponsor:

  • Novak Strategic Advisors

Hole and Prize Sponsors:

  • Ceisler Media & Issue Advocacy
  • Christopher S. Lucas & Associates
  • Firetree, Ltd.
  • Fulton Bank
  • Hearten Workers’ Compensation Program
  • PCPA Workers’ Compensation Group Self-Insurance Trust
  • Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Inc.
  • Qualifacts
  • RHA Health Services (previously Salisbury Behavioral Health)
  • Step By Step, Inc.
  • Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
  • Wojdak Government Relations

Your support of this event is greatly appreciated. Thank you again for your participation and contributions. If you are interested in learning more about RCPA PAC or donating, please visit our website or email Jack Phillips, Director of Government Affairs. We encourage you to make a personal contribution to RCPA PAC. For your convenience, you can now make an online contribution.

Your participation in the RCPA-PAC is completely voluntary, and you may contribute as much or as little as you choose. Donations are not tax-deductible and will be used for political purposes. You may choose not to participate without fear of reprisal. You will not be favored or disadvantaged by reason of the amount of your contribution or decision not to contribute.

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RCPA would like to thank all the Silent Auction donors who participated in donating items for this successful event, which was held at the RCPA Annual Conference last week. This event raised much-needed funds for the RCPA PAC.

Congratulation to the winners, and many thanks to the following donors. Their donations and support have made this event a huge success:

  • CHOR Youth & Family Services
  • Community Services Group
  • Consulting for Human Services, LLC
  • Corporate Benefits Consultants, Inc.
  • Firetree, Ltd.
  • Greenspace Health
  • Hershey Resorts
  • Hope Enterprises, Inc. and Dauphin Highlands Golf Course
  • Horizon House, Inc.
  • Journey Health System and Angela and Richard Chew
  • Mission Driven Data
  • Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County, Inc.
  • Pyramid Healthcare, Inc.
  • Richard and Rita Edley
  • Scranton Counseling Center
  • Success Rehabilitation, Inc.
  • Terrapin Pharmacy
  • Tina Miletic
  • UPMC Western Behavioral Health Community Network
  • Venango Training and Development Center
  • Via of the Lehigh Valley
  • Willetts Tech
  • ZMark Health

Thank you again for your participation and contributions. If you are interested in learning more about RCPA PAC or donating, please visit our website or email Jack Phillips, Director of Government Affairs. We encourage you to make a personal contribution to RCPA PAC. For your convenience, you can now make an online contribution.

Your participation in the RCPA-PAC is completely voluntary, and you may contribute as much or as little as you choose. Donations are not tax-deductible and will be used for political purposes. You may choose not to participate without fear of reprisal. You will not be favored or disadvantaged by reason of the amount of your contribution or decision not to contribute.

Governor Wolf today signed a proclamation citing October 2 through 8 as Juvenile Justice Week. This annual proclamation brings attention and awareness to the mission and vision of juvenile justice in the Commonwealth as well as the programs and initiatives that have made Pennsylvania a national leader in juvenile and child welfare programming.

Each year, counties throughout Pennsylvania sponsor annual Juvenile Justice Week activities to enhance public understanding of the juvenile justice system and to pay tribute to all those who are part of this important effort.

In addition, the James E. Anderson Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice will return to the Hilton Harrisburg on Wednesday, November 2 through Friday, November 4, 2022. This year, the Conference returns to an in-person event, and Resource Day will be held on Friday, November 4 between 8:00 am – 11:00 am.

JCJC invites providers to join the conference as an exhibitor at Resource Day, where your organization can inform and educate a wide variety of conference attendees, including but not limited to juvenile court judges, juvenile court hearing officers, juvenile probation staff, attorneys, providers, and other system stakeholders.

As a small sign of JCJC’s appreciation, exhibitor fees for this year’s Resource Day are waived. The announcement provides details regarding this year’s conference.

RCPA supports and celebrates the Pa. Juvenile Justice System and Juvenile Justice Week of 2022. If you have any questions, please contact RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp.

RCPA staff and the Conference Committee are gearing up for our long-awaited in-person conference to be held in Hershey, PA, October 11 – 14, 2022! We would like to highlight our current line-up of exhibitors, who will be showcasing their products in our Beacon Health Options Connections Hall October 12 – 13. Attendees will be able to connect with exhibitors face-to-face as well as through our mobile app and take part in a points-driven game to earn coveted prizes! Be sure to register here to attend the conference and participate in this exciting game! RCPA thanks our exhibitors for their support of our 2022 Conference!

The seats are quickly filling as we get closer to the 2022 RCPA Conference Together! Be sure to register now to see our exciting workshops in person and earn continuing education credits. The final online registration deadline is Friday, September 30. Take a look at our full brochure to view the schedule and find valuable information on our upcoming workshops, which include:

  • Competing for Quality: Strategies for Becoming a Top Talent Manager
    • Presented by Ed Krow of Ed Krow, LLC
  • Creating the Playbook on the Fly: Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic That Will Endure as We Navigate to the “New” Normal
    • Presented by Woody Rosenbach, Trapeta Mayson, Tyrone Howell, and LaMar Brooks of COMHAR
  • Reducing Obstacles to Care: Low-Barrier Access to Buprenorphine and Other Life-Saving Treatments
    • Presented by Mark G. Fuller and Stuart Fisk of Allegheny Health Network
  • Reviewing Data Together: The Impact of the COVID Crises on Children’s Services Outcomes
    • Presented by Dan Warner of Community Data Roundtable
  • Healing-Centered Supervision: Lessons From Peer Support
    • Presented by Emily Ferris and Dana Lombardi of Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania
  • One Hospital Diversion VBP Project: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    • Presented by Lisa M. May and Mandy Fauble of UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor
  • Technologies Needed to Be Successful in Healthcare Reform for Mental Health, Substance Use, Developmental Disabilities, and Human Service Organizations
    • Presented by Michael Lardieri of Core Solutions
  • Supporting Children With Medically Complex Conditions — Overview of Medical Support Needs
    • Presented by Gregory Cherpes and Rhonda Gengler of the Office of Developmental Programs

Note that sessions will be recorded to allow registered participants to view content after the event concludes.

In addition to an amazing roster of speakers, our 2022 Conference will have an exciting array of sponsors and exhibitors. We thank those who have committed to our conference thus far! If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, visit here for more details. For sponsors and exhibitors to be included in signage, RCPA will require contracts no later than Thursday, September 15.

We’d like to give a special shoutout to our Connections Hall sponsor Beacon Health Options as well as our Welcome Reception sponsor UPMC Community Care Behavioral Health Organization. Thank you for your support!

Questions about the conference may be directed to Carol Ferenz or Sarah Eyster, Conference Coordinators.

Early bird registration for the 2022 RCPA Conference Together! ends today! Be sure to register now to see our exciting workshops in person and earn continuing education credits. You won’t want to miss taking advantage of this opportunity!

Gathering in person at the Hershey Lodge October 11 – 14, 2022, attendees will see and learn from presenters from health and human services organizations all across Pennsylvania. Our full brochure is available, and some of our upcoming workshops include:

  • Employment Strategies for Those With Prader Willi Syndrome
    • Presented by Lisa Svidron of Mainstay Life Services
  • TCV Community Services and Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health — A Case Study in Effective Affiliation
    • Presented by Carl E. Clark II, Fran Sheedy Bost, and Robert Dunne of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
  • Implementing Trauma-Informed Care in Children’s Mental Health Residential Treatment in Pennsylvania
    • Presented by Gordon R. Hodas and Caren L. Rosser-Morris of OMHSAS
  • Preparing for a Value-Based Payment (VBP) Future in Substance Use Treatment in PA: Using the Centers of Excellence (COE) as an Example
    • Presented by David Loveland of Community Care Behavioral Health
  • Managing Unique Challenges for Clients in the Workplace
    • Presented by Thomas Tirney of Arlington Heritage Group
  • Do Private Equity-Funded Start-ups and Services Have an Advantage Over Legacy Nonprofit Provider Organizations?
    • Presented by Stacy DiStefano of Consulting for Human Services
  • Ethical Considerations of Guardianship
    • Presented by Lesley Mehalick of McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan, PC

Note that sessions will be recorded to allow registered participants to view content after the event concludes.

In addition to an amazing roster of speakers, our 2022 Conference will have an exciting array of sponsors and exhibitors. We thank those who have committed to our conference thus far! If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, visit here for more details.

We’d like to give a special shoutout to our Connections Hall sponsor Beacon Health Options as well as our Welcome Reception sponsor UPMC Community Care Behavioral Health Organization. Thank you for your support!

Questions about the conference may be directed to Carol Ferenz or Sarah Eyster, Conference Coordinators.

Early bird registration for the 2022 RCPA Conference Together! ends this Friday, September 9! Be sure to register now to see our exciting workshops in person and earn continuing education credits. You won’t want to miss taking advantage of this opportunity!

Gathering in person at the Hershey Lodge October 11 – 14, 2022, attendees will see and learn from presenters from health and human services organizations all across Pennsylvania. Our full brochure is available, and some of our upcoming workshops include:

  • Value-Based Care: Provider-Payer Partnership and Prioritization of Member Experience to Get to Value-Based Contracts
    • Presented by Charlotte Chew of Pyramid Healthcare and and Monica Collins of Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Protecting Those in Our Care: Building a Devereux for the Future
    • Presented by Rhea Fernandes and Leah Yaw of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
  • Supporting Challenging Individuals: Bridging the Service Gap in an Outpatient Setting
    • Presented by Ricky Jones and Bonnie Triebig of Berks Counseling Center
  • Trauma-Informed Leadership: Critical in a Post-Pandemic World
    • Presented by Angela Chew of Dickinson Center, Inc.
  • SkillUp PA: A No-Cost Online Learning System for Rehabilitation and Community Providers
    • Presented by Barbara Vierlinck and Stephanie Perry of DOL and Kerry Twomey of Metrix Learning
  • The Five Introductions: Sharing Your Story With Everyone From Family to Lawmakers
    • Presented by Christopher Kush of Soapbox Consulting
  • Developing Recovery Supports for Young Adults With Autism and Serious Mental Illness
    • Presented by Chris Wolf, Patrick Maynard, and Jennifer Riha of I Am Boundless, Inc.

Note that sessions will be recorded to allow registered participants to view content after the event concludes.

In addition to an amazing roster of speakers, our 2022 Conference will have an exciting array of sponsors and exhibitors. We thank those who have committed to our conference thus far! If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, visit here for more details.

We’d like to give a special shoutout to our Connections Hall sponsor Beacon Health Options as well as our Welcome Reception sponsor UPMC Community Care Behavioral Health Organization. Thank you for your support!

Questions about the conference may be directed to Carol Ferenz or Sarah Eyster, Conference Coordinators.

RCPA is excited to have a diverse and well-rounded lineup of speakers at our 2022 Conference Together! Gathering in person at the Hershey Lodge October 11 – 14, 2022, presenters from organizations all across Pennsylvania’s health care systems will gather to discuss up-to-date data, new technologies, and the latest trends. Our full brochure is available, and some of our upcoming workshops include:

  • Introduction to Measurement-Based Care and Addressing Its Most Frequently Asked Questions
    • Presented by Elizabeth Connors of Yale University and Jason Frittaion of Greenspace Health
  • Implementing a County/Agency System to Improve Outcomes for Individuals, Agencies, and Systems of Care by Identifying and Modifying Treatment for Individuals With FASD
    • Presented by Dan Dubovsky, FASD Specialist, Joe Kloss of Luzerne-Wyoming Counties System of Care, and Summer Krochta and Jessica Sachs of Children’s Service Center
  • Providing Trauma-Informed Supports to DSPs During Tragic Events
    • Presented by Robin VanEerden and Michael Benjamin May of Merakey
  • Language Matters
    • Presented by Marian Baldini of KenCrest
  • Risk Management in Telehealth: Guidance to Providers
    • Presented by Cynthia Haines, Esq. of Post & Schell
  • Improving Peer Workforce Recruitment and Retention From Multiple Stakeholder Perspectives
    • Presented by Jamie Edwards and Tracy Carney of Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
  • Before I Put My Hands Behind My Back, Can We Talk About This? — Philadelphia Police Department Co-Responder Program
    • Presented by Megan Johnson and John Muehsam of Elwyn

Be sure to register now to see these workshops in person and earn continuing education credits! Note that sessions will be recorded to allow registered participants to view content after the event concludes.

In addition to an amazing roster of speakers, our 2022 Conference will have an exciting array of sponsors and exhibitors. We thank those who have committed to our conference thus far! If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, visit here for more details.

We’d like to give a special shoutout to our Connections Hall sponsor Beacon Health Options as well as our Welcome Reception sponsor UPMC Community Care Behavioral Health Organization. Thank you for your support!

Questions about the conference may be directed to Carol Ferenz or Sarah Eyster, Conference Coordinators.