Violence: Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Conference

March 25, 2022

 

UPMC Western Behavioral Health

Violence: Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Conference
(MD93)

March 25, 2022

In-person registration/Sign-in/Light breakfast – 7:45 to 8:15 AM
Virtual sign-in - 8:00 AM

Program – 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM
 

 

Cumberland Woods Village Conference Center
700 Cumberland Woods Dr., Allison Park, PA 15101

Masks are required.
Food and/or beverages are not allowed in the theater.

 

The different forms of violence, including workplace and community, can be interconnected and often share the same root causes. We may better prevent violence by recognizing the common origins and developing strategies that can help protect people and communities.

This conference has been developed in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of an active shooter event at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) on March 8, 2012. The impact that violence can have on all, whether directly or indirectly, can create life-altering physical and emotional trauma. At UPMC Western we strive to learn from our experience and be part of the solution to prevent future violence by promoting the healing and recovery process.


Registration deadline for in-person attendees – March 16, 2022

Registration deadline for virtual attendees – March 24, 2022, at 12:00 pm EST

This is a hybrid conference offering the choice to attend in-person or virtually. Registration costs reflect these two options. When registering, please select the appropriate option. To receive the UPMC/Pitt (and related) discounts, please register with your UPMC and related e-mail address.

                                                  In-Person          Virtual Option

Non-UPMC                                     $70                                     $40

UPMC                                              $60                                     $30

Tuition includes:

*All registration and conference materials
*Continuing education and CME credits
*Light breakfast and boxed lunch (in-person attendees)

Full tuition must accompany registration. A $15 administrative fee will be deducted from all in-person refunds for cancellations. An administrative fee of $10 will be deducted from all virtual cancellations. Refunds cannot be issued once the program has begun.

If attending in person, masks are required in all spaces during the entire event, except when eating. A COVID vaccine is encouraged. Cumberland Woods Village Conference Center is part of an independent living retirement community.

UPMC employees who would like to be sponsored by their department can request this from their manager. Please have your manager complete the form found here. Participants paying through this Departmental Transfer still need to register online. Please use code ViolencePrev2022-DT which will bring your registration fee to $0, and your department will be charged. Your work e-mail address will need to be used when registering. All registrations with this code will be matched against the department transfers that are sent to us.

We encourage participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help us better serve you. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by contacting Nancy Mundy at mundnl@upmc.edu.

 

We reserve the right to move to an all-virtual event if necessary. Those who planned to attend in-person will be notified and refunded the difference.

Location
Passavant Hospital Foundation Conference Center*
Cumberland Woods Village
700 Cumberland Woods Drive
Allison Park, PA 15101
412-635-8080

*Please note that this address does not appear in most GPS maps. From Pittsburgh: Take Interstate 79 North/Fort Duquesne Bridge ramp. Merge onto I-279 N. Take exit 4 to merge onto US-19 Truck N/McKnight Rd. Turn right onto Cumberland Road. Go past UPMC Passavant. Turn left at the entrance to Cumberland Woods Village.

 

Please consider carpooling. There are a limited number of parking spaces available.

Parking is not permitted on the grass.

 

 

 

Target Audience

Who Should Attend:


All individuals who have been impacted by violence and/or share in the goal of violence prevention, intervention, and recovery.   

 

In-person and virtual attendance options are available for this conference. We reserve the right to move to an all-virtual event if necessary. Those who paid to attend in-person will be notified and refunded the fee difference.

 

 

Learning Objectives

Overall Educational Objectives:

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the relationship between violence and trauma
  • Identify techniques to prevent workplace violence
  • Discuss how a workplace setting can promote healing and recovery after critical incidents

 

 

     

     

     
     

     

     

     

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
      The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • 6.00 ANCC
      UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 6.00 APA
    • 6.00 ASWB
    • 6.00 Attendance
    Course opens: 
    12/30/2021
    Course expires: 
    03/25/2022
    Event starts: 
    03/25/2022 - 7:00am EDT
    Event ends: 
    03/25/2022 - 11:59pm EDT
    Cost:
    $1.00

     Agenda 


    7:30 to 8:15 AM              In-person Registration
    8:00 to 8:15 AM              Zoom Sign-In


    8:15 to 8:30 AM              Welcome, Introductions and Background  
    Opening Comments and 10-year UPMC WPH recognition
    Camellia Herisko, DNP, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CRNP; Kenneth Nash, MD

    8:30 to 9:30 AM              Morning Keynote
    De-escalation Techniques (Agitation and De-escalation in the Clinical Setting)
    Margie Balfour, MD, PhD

    9:30 to 9:45 AM              Break

    9:45 to 10:45 AM            Breakout Session I 

    A.   Historical Trauma is Violence: An Introduction to how the Healthcare and
           Human Services Systems Perpetuate Trauma, and Lessons Learned to Prevent This

           Akeya Kester, MS, LPC, CCTP 
    B.    Understanding the Relationship Between Violence and Trauma
           Ross Watson, MS
    C.    Understanding the Law: Violence Against Healthcare Workers
           Megan Duffy, JD; Chatón Turner, Esq. 

    10:45 to 11:00 AM         Break

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Breakout Session II

    A.    Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Recognition, Prevention, and Response
            Jack Rozel, MD, MSL
    B.     Insider Threat Issues
            Tracy Cassidy 
    C.    Caring for Ourselves and Our Colleagues:
            Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Among Healthcare Workers     
           
            Priyanka Amin, MD; Judy Chang, MD, MPH 

    12:00 to 1:00 PM            Lunch 

    1:00 to 2:00 PM              Afternoon Keynote
    Violence in Marginalized Communities/Community Targeted Violence 
    Scott Charles, MAPP

    2:00 to 2:15 PM              Break

    2:15 to 3:15 PM              Breakout Sessions III

    A.    Examining Violence and Extremism in America
            Mehr Latif, PhD
    B.    Helping Witnesses and Survivors of Community Violence
            Maggie Feinstein, LPC
    C.    The Impact of Traumatic Violence on Youth
           Ed Mulvey, PhD

    3:15 to 3:30 PM              Break 

    3:30 to 4:30 PM              Breakout Sessions IV
    A.   Preventing Peer and Cyber Bullying
           Melissa Nelson, EdD
    B.   Gun Laws and Violence
           Lavonnie Bickerstaff 
    C.   Extremist and Hate Groups
          John Pulcastro 

    4:30 PM                            Adjournment

                                All presentations are introductory to intermediate instructional levels.

     

    Cumberland Woods Village Conference Center
    700 Cumberland Woods Dr.
    Allison Park, PA
    United States
    +1 (412) 635-8080
    • Virtual attendance will be on Zoom
    • In-Person attendance is at Cumberland Woods Village Conference Center, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr., Allison Park, PA 15101*

    *Please note that this address does not appear in most GPS maps. From Pittsburgh: Take Interstate 79 North/Fort Duquesne Bridge ramp. Merge onto I-279 N. Take exit 4 to merge onto US-19 Truck N/McKnight Rd. Turn right onto Cumberland Road. Go past UPMC Passavant. Turn left at the entrance to Cumberland Woods Village.

     

    Please consider carpooling. There are a limited number of parking spaces available.

    Parking is not permitted on the grass.

    Course Directors
    Camellia Herisko, DNP, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CRNP
    Chief Nursing Officer
    Vice President of Operations and Patient Care Services
    UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Jeffrey Magill, MS
    Manager, Clinical Services
    UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Presenters
    Priyanka Amin, MD
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh SOM

    Medical Director of Patient Safety, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Margie Balfour, MD, PhD (Morning Keynote Speaker)
    Chief of Quality & Clinical Innovation
    Connections Health Solutions
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ

    Lavonnie Bickerstaff
    Major Crimes Assistant Chief
    Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Tracy Cassidy, MA
    MITRE, Sr. Behavioral Scientist
    Behavioral Sciences & Cyber Security Capability
    Social and Behavioral Sciences Department (L175)
    McLean, VA

    Judy Chang, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, and Internal Medicine
    Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    Assistant Dean of Medical Student Research
    Director of the Clinical Scientist Training Program
    University of Pittsburgh Institute of Clinical Research Education
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Scott Charles, MAPP (Afternoon Keynote Speaker)
    Trauma Outreach Manager
    Temple University Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA

    Megan Duffy, JD
    Senior Associate Counsel
    UPMC, Employment and Labor Group
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Maggie Feinstein, LPC
    Director, 10.27 Healing Partnership
    Squirrel Hill, PA

    Akeya Kester, MS, LPC, CCTP 
    Sole Proprietor, A Key to Peace, LLC
    Pittsburgh, PA 

    Mehr Latif, PhD
    Post-Doctorate Associate, School of Sociology
    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Edward P. Mulvey, PhD
    Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus
    UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Kenneth C. Nash, MD
    Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
    Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Psychiatry
    UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Melissa Nelson, EdD
    Principal, Washington Elementary School
    Mount Lebanon School District
    Pittsburgh, PA

    John Pulcastro
    FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst
    Pittsburgh Federal Bureau of Investigations Office
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Jack Rozel, MD, MSL (Planning Committee member)
    Medical Director, resolve Crisis Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Chatón T. Turner, Esq.
    Senior Associate Counsel
    Vice President Risk Management/Disabilities Services at UPMC
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Ross A. Watson, Jr., MS
    Program Manager, Allegheny County Health Department
    Office of Violence Prevention
    Site Director, CURE Violence Allegheny County
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Planning Committee

    Jennifer Beckjord, PsyD
    Senior Director, Clinical Services
    UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Elizabeth Bettinelli, MAS, NREMR
    Manager, Patient Safety and Quality
    UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA

    David Brent, MD
    Academic Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Nanci Case, MS
    Senior Vice President Business Development
    UPMC Senior Services
    UPMC Western Behavioral Health
    President, Home Nursing Agency Foundation, Part of UPMC
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Jason Komorowski
    Director, Parking & Public Safety
    UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Keirston Parham, CPMC, CPSS, CWF
    Lead Recovery and Peer Services Coordinator
    UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Carol VanZile, LCSW
    Director BH Regulatory/Compliance/Accreditation
    Compliance Officer
    UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Mark Zacharia, Esq.
    Senior Associate Counsel
    UPMC Corporate Legal Department
    Pittsburgh, PA  

     

     

    Acknowledgements

    UPMC Western Behavioral Health thanks the following:

    The members of the UPMC Western Behavioral Health Executive Management Group:

    • Deborah Brodine, President, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) & UPMC Senior Services
    • Camellia Herisko, Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Operations and Patient Care Services
    • Ken Nash, Chief of Clinical Services
    • Noreen Fredrick, Vice President, Ambulatory & Community Behavioral Health Services
    • Margaret Ealy, Executive Administrator III
    • Amy Sens, Human Resources Director
    • Nanci Case, Senior Vice President, Senior and Behavioral Health Services
    • David Bobrzynski, Chief Financial Officer
       

    The members of the Violence Prevention Conference Planning Committee who worked so diligently to provide us with this opportunity to promote recovery associated with violence.

    Continuing Education Credit Information

    Physician (CME)
    In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Physician (CME)
    The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nurses (CNE)
    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.0 contact hours.

    Other Healthcare Professionals 
    Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

    Psychologists
    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Psychologists completing this course receive 6.0 continuing education credits.

    PA Educators (Act 48):
    UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer Continuing Education Credits under the Act 48 guidelines.  UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital adheres to the Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines.  PA educators will receive 6.0 hours of Act 48 credit for completing this program.

    Counselors 
    Education and Consultative Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.  This program is being offered for 6.0 continuing education credits per day of attendance.

    Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT
    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 6.0 continuing education credits.

    Other Healthcare Professionals
    Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded maximum of .60 Continuing Education Units (CEU's). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses:  For attending this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 6.0 hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. 

    1.    Completing the evaluation is not required, however it is encouraged. We do request that everyone complete the questions in the evaluation regarding your continuing education (CE) credit needs so we can identify the correct certificate for you. 

    2.    Please retain your certificates in a safe place. Replacements cost $30. 

    3.    Continuing education credits are awarded when a participant attends for the full day. Partial credits are not available. 

    4. We request that evaluations are completed and/or certificates are requested via https://cce.upmc.com within a month of the conference. Please be aware that we will no longer process certificates if they are requested six-months or longer after the conference, and that the program to evaluate the event might be closed.

    Available Credit

    • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
      The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • 6.00 ANCC
      UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
    • 6.00 APA
    • 6.00 ASWB
    • 6.00 Attendance

    Price

    Cost:
    $1.00
    Please login or register to take this course.

    Required Hardware/software

    For virtual attendance:

    The link will be provided the day prior to the event by 3:00 pm.

    ZOOM Instructions

    In order to gain access to the conference, you must sign in with a Zoom account. Basic Zoom accounts are free; you can sign up for one at http://www.zoom.us. You will not be able to access the conference if you do not sign in with a Zoom account. 

    Attend the Conference Using the Zoom Desktop App 

    1. If you already have a Zoom account and plan on attending the meeting via the Zoom desktop or mobile app, then no further action is needed. You can sign up for a Zoom account and download the desktop app from http://www.zoom.us 

    Attend the Conference Using an Internet Browser 

    1. If you plan on using the Zoom internet browser interface, then you should plan on using either Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge; please note that Internet Explorer does not support Zoom. 

    2. Create or sign in to your Zoom account at http://www.zoom.us

    3. Click on the meeting link in this email. You will be prompted to join via your browser; if you are already logged in to your Zoom account, you will be taken directly to the meeting. If you are not logged in to your account, you will be prompted to do so.