2018 Children’s Mental Health Summit

The Fifth Annual Children’s Mental Health Summit, hosted by Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy), will take place Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, at the Jackson Hilton Hotel in Jackson, Miss.

The theme for this year’s event is Every Child Can Be a Success: Creating Positive Outcomes. This two-day event will feature a half-day pre-conference on Thursday, May 10, with breakout sessions on varied topics that affect Mississippi families and children. The main conference will follow on Friday beginning at 8:00 a.m. featuring Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., of the International Center for Clinic Excellence as keynote speaker. In addition to the keynote, Canopy is pleased to welcome speakers Teresa R. Mosely, M.Ed, and Nick Hughes, M. Div., who will share their personal testaments of triumph over tragedy. A complete list of speakers and topics can be found on the event website.

“It is important that we provide tools to those who work with children so they can better support the intricate needs of the children they serve,” said Canopy CEO John Damon, Ph.D. “We have been very successful in bringing in speakers for the Children’s Mental Health Summit who challenge conventional thinking and broaden our skills as clinicians, teachers, social workers, child advocates and parents. I’m very excited about the opportunities that we will have again this year.”

Registration for the pre-conference is $50 per participant and $100 per participant for the main conference on Friday. Participants may choose to attend one or both days. These fees include the cost of materials, breaks, lunch (Friday only) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Licensed counselors and social workers can receive up to 9.5 CEUs for attending both days of the summit. Licensed educators may also receive up to 1 CEU credit for participation.

For complete information on the Children’s Mental Health Summit, including registration and information on overnight accommodations, please visit www.helpkidsthrive.org or contact Kym Williams at 601.352.7784.

Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) Being Offered by Canopy

Mississippi is in dire need of mental health professionals who are competent in adoption-related issues. Canopy Children’s Solutions is offering the only Training for Adoption Competency (TAC) program in or around the state in partnership with the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.).

TAC is a nationally recognized evidence-informed, Post-Master’s training program for professionals in social work, mental health, and child welfare. This prestigious training program provides significant benefits for the professionals completing the program and their employers. TAC students will master knowledge, values and skills in 18 domains critical to adoption-competent mental health services and helps to enhance knowledge of assessments, therapeutic practices, and adoption-sensitive workplace practices. Students who complete the training are eligible for up to 66 continuing education hours and access to six months of case consultation and technical assistance from adoption competent mental health experts. Those who complete the course and consultation will be listed on the C.A.S.E. national TAC adoption professional registry.  Click HERE to learn more about this upcoming training.

The TAC program is scheduled to begin in May 2018; however, space is limited so applicants are encouraged to register early. Classroom training sessions will be held at Canopy’s Gertrude C. Ford Training Center at 1465 Lakeland Drive in Jackson, Miss.

Training in Adoption Competency Dates 2018

Interested applicants will need to complete the Student Registration and Application to be accepted into the course. Deadline to register is Monday, April 30, 2018. The cost is $600 and covers all training materials, continuing education hours and meals. For more information, please contact Beth McNamee, Director of Organizational Development and Training.

Canopy Children’s Solutions is an approved Continuing Education Provider for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), ACEP No. 6857. Licensed Professional Counselors may receive up to 66 CE clock hours for completion of the TAC Course.

Canopy Children’s Solutions is an Approved Continuing Education Provider for the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Work & Marriage and Family Therapist: DP#SWB14002 Renewal Date 3-6-2020. Social Workers may receive up to 66 CE clock hours including 6.0 Cultural Diversity and 6.0 Ethics CE clock hours for completion of the entire TAC Course.

For more information about the Center for Adoption Support and Education, please visit their website at adoptionsupport.org.