Keeping Joy Alive: Today, Tomorrow & Forever

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1 30th Annual Training Conference Keeping Joy Alive: Today, Tomorrow & Forever September 29, Kauffman Foundation Conference REGISTRATION DETAILS Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. A vegetarian option will be available. Please notify us in advance of any dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate. Kauffman Conference Center has a capacity of 200, therefore early registration is encouraged. Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. We are unable to refund registration fees. Registration may be completed online at or mail this completed form and payment to: MAAC Annual Training Conference Attn: Shelly Stroessner 1 W Armour Blvd; Ste 301 Kansas City, MO Please contact Shelly at or with any questions. PAYMENT INFORMATION Register early to take advantage of our Early Bird rate. To receive the early bird rate, we must have your registration AND payment by August 14. The last day to register is Friday, September 18. No registrations will be accepted after this date. SOCIAL WORK CEUS Social work CEUs will be available the day of the training at a cost of $10. Please bring cash or check with you. You will receive your certificate approx. 4 6 weeks after the conference. EARLY BIRD Pay by August 14 $40 MAACLink member $60 non-maaclink STANDARD RATE August 15 September 18 $55 MAACLink member $75 non-maaclink $ TOTAL PARTICIPANT INFORMATION Name: Agency: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone: (Please complete workshop selection on reverse)

2 WORKSHOP SELECTION Please select one workshop per time slot 8:30 9:00 REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST 9:00 9:30 OPENING SESSION Keeler Theatre Troup 9:45 11:15 WORKSHOPS Burnout, Stress Syndrome & Adrenal Fatigue: Unraveling the Causes, Confusions, & Cures Challenging our Preconceptions of The Poor in Order to More Effectively Support Households with Low Incomes Cliffs and Bridges MAACLink Best Practices: Client Profiles and Data Quality Trauma Informed Care 11:30 12:15 LUNCH 12:15 1:00 KEYNOTE Deb Feder, Certified Daring Way TM Facilitator

3 1:00 2:00 WORKSHOPS 100 Jobs for 100 Moms ACA and the Health Insurance Marketplace Case Management Are We Working on the Same Goal? MAACLink Query Builder/Reporting Session Mudras, Pranayama, and How Yoga Works Your Money, Your Goals Are you having the money conversation? Assessment and Starting the Money Coversation (Part 1) 2:15 3:15 WORKSHOPS Health Insurance Literacy Helping Your Clients Help Themselves in a Criminal Prosecution HMIS Data Element Changes & HUD Report Updates Humor as Stress Management Mudras, Pranayama, and How Yoga Works Your Money, Your Goals Are you having the money conversation? Managing Cash Flow and Saving for Emergencies (Part 2) 3:30 4:00 CLOSING FASHION SHOW & GIVEAWAYS

4 9:45 11:15 Burnout, Stress Syndrome, & Adrenal Fatigue: Unraveling the Causes, Confusions, & Cures Dr. Heather Clark, PharmD, Vibrant Again In this presentation, you ll learn about burnout and its causes, the extensive impact in every area of your life, and how to identify and eliminate the root cause. Some of the specifics we ll go into include: recognizing the symptoms, distinguishing between burnout and other issues, and understanding the role of the Identity Gap in stress and burnout. Challenging our Preconceptions of The Poor in Order to More Effectively Support Households with Low Incomes Valorie Carson, United Community Services of Johnson County; Mina Foster, Salvation Army Description coming soon. Cliffs and Bridges Julie Carmichael, Amethyst Place; Kathryn Evans Madden, United Community Services of Johnson County Low-income working families rely on a combination of resources to meet basic needs. The private sector provides wages, the government provides public assistance and income supports, and charity organizations are the safety net filling in the gaps. But increasingly, emergency assistance providers are no longer doing true emergency assistance; instead they re being asked to plug a hole in a client s budget, struggling to catch families who are falling off the cliff. How do we start a different conversation about the purpose of the safety net and the levels at which we expect it to perform? With a spreadsheet application we dynamically link the interaction of public benefits and changes in wages to show the unintended consequences of some public policies. MAACLink Best Practices: Client Profiles and Data Quality Jill Gillespie, Stephanie Pruitt & Glory Wheeler, MAAC MAACLink can be used to help qualify clients for assistance and report on the individuals served, but these tools are only as good as your data entry! In this session, we will provide a refresher training for client searches, Add Client, Edit Client, and Household Manager, so that your client profiles are complete and accurate. We will also discuss how improving the accuracy of the client and household information can have a positive affect on your reporting in MAACLink. Feel free to bring along any questions you have about creating and editing your Client Profiles in MAACLink. Trauma Informed Care Judi Rodman, PACES Description coming soon. 1:00 2: Jobs for 100 Moms Julie Carmichael, Amethyst Place Come hear about this lifechanging program that matches moms in generational poverty with a business willing to provide a job and on-the-job mentoring. This session will include a panel of participating moms and employers. ACA and the Health Insurance Marketplace Julie Brookhart, Public Affairs Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services This session will include an overview of the Affordable Care Act consumer protections and provisions regarding health coverage. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of the eligibility, affordability, and quality provisions of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Other topics that will be covered are the Individual Shared Responsibility Payment, Exemptions, and the local resources available to assist consumers with the application and enrollment process. Case Management Are We Working on the Same Goal? Cindy Taylor, LSCSW, Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. Have you ever had a client session go poorly and later realize that maybe you had a pre-conceived idea of what the problem was as well as what the solution should be? This workshop will look at the stages of change and talk about how to really partner with your client, making sure you are both at the same place on the change scale. MAACLink Query Building/Reporting Session Stephanie Pruitt & Howie Howard, MAAC In this session we will demonstrate MAACLink s new reporting feature, Query Builder, which will allow for more dynamic reporting. We will also teach users who have basic familiarity with MAACLink reports how to dig deeper into their data to develop a detailed picture of what their agency is doing, and what impact it is having. Participants should leave with an increased ability to use data to improve their agency s performance and communicate its successes and needs to stakeholders. Mudras, Pranayama, and How Yoga Works - Katie Hurcomb, I Need My Yoga Neuroscience is now discovering what yoga has known all along. The brain is malleable. It is ready and able to restructure itself. It is busy making new connections with each thought or feeling we experience and our brain is at our disposal to function in whatever way we train it. Join yoga instructor, Katie Hurcomb, as she discusses the neuroplasticity of our brains and how yoga works to benefit our mind and body. This class will explore techniques to get you quickly out of chronic stress states, away from a bad mood, able to calm yourself out of anxiety, and generally get control of your mind. Techniques introduced will include 6 different breathing techniques (also called pranayama), 5 Mudras (yoga for your hands), and a few easy-to-do-in-your-chair yoga stretches. Wear clothing that allows you to relax your belly and breathe. Yoga mat is suggested buy not required. (This same workshop is also offered at 2:15) WORKSHOPS Your Money, Your Goals Are you having the money conversation? Assessment and Starting the Money Conversation (Part I) Julie Riddle, MSW, United Way of Greater Kansas City It can be difficult to talk about money, even with people that you know well. It can feel uncomfortable to raise the topic of finances because it is deeply personal and can seem even more difficult to talk about it with clients that you don t know well. This session will provide attendees with tools to assess both their own comfort and knowledge of financial topics, as well as their clients. It will also include strategies for starting the money conversation, depending on the type of client interaction you have. (Please note this is a 2 hour session) 2:15 3:15 Health Insurance Literacy: From Coverage to Care, Making the Most of Your Health Insurance Lorelei A. Schieferdecker, Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act five years ago, about 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health coverage. The goal of Coverage to Care is to help the newly insured utilize their coverage to increase access and availability to healthcare, and to improve their health outcomes. In this session attendees will acquire tools and resources developed for partners to help these individuals, who they may come in contact with, better understand and use their new coverage. Helping Your Clients Help Themselves in a Criminal Prosecution Molly Hastings, Hastings, O Connor LLP Everyone has basic rights, but not everyone knows how to exercise them. Learn what you should know in the event that your client is involved, or has been involved, in a criminal prosecution. This session will provide all sorts of helpful hints and information from a criminal defense lawyer. HMIS Data Element Changes & HUD Report Updates Megan Judd MAAC HUD and their federal partners determined that the only changes that would be made to the 2014 Data Standards were critical changes where program mission or required reporting was affected. We will cover these HMIS data element changes/additions and report updates for all HUD funded projects, including ESG and HUD federal partner programs. Humor as Stress Management - Jean Krieg, MS, RN, Research College of Nursing The mere fact that one feels better after a good laugh is enough for many to conclude that humor must be good for us. But evidence now confirms what we ve known all along. Our sense of humor not only enriches life; it also promotes physical, mental and spiritual health. This session will explore how humor contributes to health and understand how humor mediates stress. Mudras, Pranayama, and How Yoga Works - Katie Hurcomb, I Need My Yoga Neuroscience is now discovering what yoga has known all along. The brain is malleable. It is ready and able to restructure itself. It is busy making new connections with each thought or feeling we experience and our brain is at our disposal to function in whatever way we train it. Join yoga instructor, Katie Hurcomb, as she discusses the neuroplasticity of our brains and how yoga works to benefit our mind and body. This class will explore techniques to get you quickly out of chronic stress states, away from a bad mood, able to calm yourself out of anxiety, and generally get control of your mind. Techniques introduced will include 6 different breathing techniques (also called pranayama), 5 Mudras (yoga for your hands), and a few easy-to-do-in-your-chair yoga stretches. Wear clothing that allows you to relax your belly and breathe. Yoga mat is suggested buy not required. (This is a duplicate of the 1:00 workshop) Your Money, Your Goals Are you having the money conversation? Managing Cash Flow and Saving for Emergencies (Part 2) Julie Riddle, MSW, United Way of Greater Kansas City When clients walk through the door, how often does it seem they are dealing with emergencies that seem preventable? The toolkit modules in this session will focus on helping clients utilize their own limited resources more effectively and establish a plan to save for unexpected expenses something that may feel impossible to them (and you) on most days.

5 30th Annual Training Conference Keeping Joy Alive: Today, Tomorrow & Forever September 29, Kauffman Foundation Conference Come prepared to laugh, learn and network. You ll pick up some new tips and strategies to use in your job, make new connections, and leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to get back to work! More information is available online at: and (including an option to register electronically and pay with credit card) Early Bird Rate: REGISTER by August 14 - $40 per person from a MAACLink agency; $60 per person from a non-maaclink agency Tuesday, September 29, :30am 4:00pm Kauffman Foundation Conference Center; 4801 Rockhill Rd; Kansas City, MO West Armour Blvd; Suite 301 Kansas City, MO 64111