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  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Breakfast  (DAY 1)
    Included with registration
    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Welcome & Introductions
    9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Vicarious Trauma/Self Care
    Trauma awareness and treatment has been a very popular topic for many years, but these conversations often fail to include a focus on vicarious trauma. Vicarious (secondary) trauma occurs when an individual hears about another individual’s trauma and subsequently experiences a traumatic stress response himself/herself. The potential consequences of not engaging with secondary trauma are significant and include burnout, higher job turnover, lower work satisfaction, strained social relationships, and health problems, and a diminished ability to do the work in a client centered, trauma-informed way. This session will discuss being trauma informed but also techniques to be aware of vicarious trauma and self-care tips to ensure we are taking care of ourselves so that we can provide the needed care to our clients.
    Speakers:
    10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM
    BREAK
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Co-Occuring Disorders  (Track 2)
    This session is designed to provide the most current information on working with clients who have co-occurring mental health issues along with their drug use, abuse, or addiction and trauma. It defines co-occurring disorders, discusses the types of psychiatric and medical co-occurring disorders, discusses relevant treatment models and relapse prevention for the dually diagnosed, and discusses how to integrate the most current research findings into drug treatment for this client population.
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     Optional  Closed 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Core Competencies of a Coordinator/Case Manager  (Track 1)
    The coordinator may be a court administrator, a judicial clerk, a probation or pretrial services office; even a prosecutor may serve in this capacity. Therefore, it is important for the coordinator and his or her immediate supervisor to understand the wide-ranging tasks that a drug court coordinator must per-form. This role is critical to the planning, maintenance, and evaluation of the drug court and may often be a full-time position. This session will focus on 5 core areas everyone coordinator needs to know to ensure a successful program. The 5 core areas addressed are: Case flow management; Resource allocation, acquisition, budget and finance; Visioning and strategic planning; Building relationships; and, Program documentation.
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    LUNCH
    Included with Registration
    1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Effective Drug Testing  (Track 1)
    This session is designed to provide a wealth of information and strategies for building and maintaining a successful drug-testing program. When is the best time to test, what are the most effective screening specimens and selecting the best testing approaches will all be reviewed from the perspective of optimizing the surveillance process. A simplified explanation of drug testing technique will be provided. Collection strategies and result interpretation – two essential components of a credible testing program will also be discussed. Additional focus issues such as debunking drug-testing myths and controlling sample tampering will also be examined.
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Supervising/Treating Persons with Methamphetamine Use Disorders  (Track 2)
    Opiate use is on the rise, but methamphetamines have not disappeared. This session will explore the challenges treatment methamphetamine uses along with different effective treatment modalities. Attendees will learn about intervention and key supervision strategies to help the client other than using jail as a first resort.
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    2:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    BREAK
    2:45 PM  -  4:15 PM
    CARS/Expanding existing drug courts to incorporate OWI offenders  (Plenary Session)
    The body of evidence supporting treatment courts, including OWI courts, is clear; treatment courts work. With research supporting the efficacy of OWI courts, why aren’t more jurisdictions embracing the model and implementing them in their communities? Lack of resources, staff time, and tough financial climates are a few of the reasons jurisdictions are unable to develop a DWI court. In this session, attendees will understand the differences of the OWI offending population and effective interventions used to treat them. Additionally, the session will discuss strategies to overcome these barriers and ways to expand existing treatment courts to serve the impaired-driving population.
    Speakers:
    4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Wrap-Up
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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    DAY 2

    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Breakfast & Opening Remarks
    Included with Registration
     
    8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Psychopharmacology & Recovery  (Plenary Session)
    This session outlines the effects of drug and alcohol on the brain. It discusses the most recent research in the area, and stresses the importance and effectiveness of treatment to combat drug addiction. Attendees will understand the short=term and long-term neurological effects of drug and alcohol use, understand the concepts of addiction and dependence, and learn what a life looks like in recovery.
    Speakers:
    10:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    BREAK
    10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Ethics / Boundaries for Coordinators / Case Managers  (Track 1)
    This presentation will focus on the dynamics of clinician boundaries with their clients, including the overall role of the clinician. Research shows there has been inadequate and inconsistent attention placed on this issue; including much of it being outdated. Focus will be placed on identifying “red flags” regarding potential concerns amongst co-workers and self; including appropriate intervention and coping strategies. A review of the “typical” client will be addressed, including the various components of criminal thinking. Attention will also be directed toward awareness of self and self-care. Too often the “helpers” are the last to receive support or consideration.
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Identifying Ancillary Resources  (Track 2)
    Building collaborations and increasing resources can be difficult for any treatment court program. This session will focus on looking at the whole community and explore ways to expand services to increase recovery. Attendees will be challenged to look outside the box and seek relationships not normally sought by the courts.
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     Optional  Closed 
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    Lunch Day 2
    Included
    12:45 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Group Discussion Q & A
    Group Q&A to address issues facing you and your problem solving court. Submit questions / topics for discussion in advance to: watcp.assistant @gmail.com.
    Speakers:
    2:15 PM  -  2:30 PM
    BREAK
    2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    DEA Update / Drug Task Force Panel w/ Q&A
    Panelists will bring you both a state and local perspective of the current drug trends in Wisconsin followed by a Q&A session.
    4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Closing Remarks
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