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WIAAA 2018 Annual Conference on Aging

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5.0 Contact Hours       Approved for Illinois and Iowa Nurses IBON Approved Provider #8
5.0 CEHs                    Approved for other Healthcare Professionals
NASW has approved this conference for 5.0 hours of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Social Work and the Iowa Board of Behavioral Sciences.
PURPOSE: This conference will provide a wide range of information to agencies and businesses seeking to better understand and meet the needs of older individuals.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Senior service providers, social workers, nurses, nursing home administrators, and all others who want to increase their understanding and knowledge of aging issues.
Anne McNelis is an IL Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has specialized in the field of mental health, with adults, children and families for the last 23 years.  She is the Clinical Director of Transitions Mental Health Services, a non-for-profit mental health organization located in the Quad Cities, serving the greater Rock Island County and Mercer Counties for over 35 years.  Anne’s clinical background includes providing diagnostic evaluations and psychotherapy in residential settings, foster care agencies, community mental health and private practice settings.  She currently she teaches part-time as an adjunct professor for St. Ambrose University’s MSW program.  Anne is a certified Mediation Consultant and a Quad City Trauma-Informed Resiliency Consultant.  As a TIC Consultant, Anne has trained over 1,300 area professionals on the ACE’s research and the trauma-informed care.  She has worked with local schools, school districts and areas of the criminal justice field to adopt a trauma-informed framework. 

Presentations:  “Transitions-The ACES Study, Impact on Adversity on an Individual’s Overall Development, Impact of Trauma on the Brain and Body, and Understanding the Correlations between ACES and Poor Health Outcomes.”
The ACE (adverse childhood experiences) study confirms with scientific evidence that adversity during development increases the risk of physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life.  The ACE Study and other research using the study's framework have taught us that ACEs are THE leading cause of health and social problems in our nation - the most powerful determinant of the public's health. Toxic stress during childhood can impact brain development and brain interaction with body systems, leading to problems throughout the life course.  However, childhood times are also windows of opportunity for building resilience - after all, the developing brain is sensitive to all kinds of experience.  Learn about these patterns of brain development, the ACE study, our opportunities for ACE prevention and how protective systems promote resilience in individuals, families and our community. 
At the end of the presentations, participants should be able to:
  1. Understand the Adverse Childhood Experiences as a Public Health Study.
  2. Understand the impact of adversity on individual’s emotional/psychological/behavioral/academic development through understanding the neuro developmental impact of trauma/toxic stress on the brain and body.
  3. Understand the strong public health correlations between adverse childhood experiences and poor health outcomes later in life.
  4. Understand older adult population’s specialized issues within the framework of a trauma-sensitive lens.
Nancee Blum, is a social work specialist, adjunct clinical faculty member, and educator/researcher in the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Ms. Blum was a medical editor and writer for many years prior to receiving her MSW. She is co-author of the Structured Interview for DSM-IV Personality (with Bruce Pfohl and Mark Zimmerman, American Psychiatric Press), and STEPPS Group Treatment Program for Borderline Personality Disorder (with Norm Bartels, Don St. John, and Bruce Pfohl); the third edition of STEPPS will be published by Oxford University Press in 2018. She is co-editor (with Donald Black) of Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving for Borderline Personality Disorder: Implementing STEPPS Around the Globe (Oxford University Press, 2017). Nancee is author or co-author of more than 100 journal articles (including the topics of OCD and Hoarding) and book chapters. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Association for Treatment and Research Advancements for Personality Disorders, a founding member and board member of the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders and the recipient of the Senior Investigator Award for 2017, and is a Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association. She is a past member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation. Ms. Blum presents numerous training workshops on a variety of psychiatric topics both nationally and internationally.

Presentations:  “What Is Hoarding?”  “Risk Factors for Hoarding Disorders in the Elderly.”  “Treatment of Hoarding Disorders; Animal Hoarding.”
Hoarding is surprisingly common and is potentially disabling; it is present in about 4% of the population, but may be as high as 6% in people over 55, and can lead to significant interactions with the legal system. Hoarding is different from cluttering and collecting. Typical situations can include unsafe/unsanitary living conditions that violate a lease, removal of children or disabled/dependent adults when hoarding leads to abuse or neglect, condemnation of property for violation of health and safety codes, the discovery of abused and neglected animals because of animal hoarding, etc.
Hoarding also presents challenges to staff and residents of facilities for seniors, and calls for educating staff to understand these behaviors as part of a mental disorder, rather than deliberate attempts to thwart environmental rules. Although only a small percentage of people with hoarding disorder acquire items by stealing, kleptomania is not uncommon (10% of individuals with the disorder).
This presentation will describe the criteria for the diagnosis of Hoarding Disorder and the special risk factors for hoarding behavior in older persons. Treatment of Hoarding Disorder will be discussed.
At the end of the presentations, participants should be able to:
1)  Understand the DSM-5 classification of Hoarding Disorder
2)  Recognize risk factors for Hoarding Disorder in the elderly
3)  Describe treatment of Hoarding Disorder in the Elderly
4)  Describe criteria and issues related to animal hoarding


Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/13/2018 - 9/13/2018 Weekly - Thu 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Moline, Taxslayer Center  Map, Room: Site Instructor Staff 

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WIAAA 2018 Annual Conference on Aging
ID: 1031

09/13/18 - 09/13/18
Weekly - Thu
1 session

Taxslayer Center

Instructor Staff