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Forensic and Civil Liaison Services Training

Alternative Placements Presentation

Dates:

  • September 7, 2023
  • October 5, 2023
  • November 2, 2023
  • January 11, 2024
  • February 15, 2024
  • March 7, 2024
  • April 11, 2024
  • July 11, 2024

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Location: Microsoft Teams meeting

Description: This presentation provides an overview of community services in the state of Florida to be used as alternatives to State Mental Health Treatment Facilities for our forensic patients. It discusses the services the Department offers and is responsible for, as well as Department goals. This presentation reviews why diversion is a necessary and appropriate option for many individuals and how mental health treatment in the community can help individuals learn daily living and coping skills while remaining close to home and continuing with their everyday responsibilities. We discuss in detail the different placement options, typical referral processes, and typical eligibility criteria. Finally, we look at what’s to come and discuss the recent 2023 statutory changes.

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Block Grant Funding Training

Dates:

  • September 5, 2023
  • October 3, 2023
  • October 10, 2023
  • December 5, 2023
  • March 5, 2024
  • June 5, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST

Location: Microsoft Teams meeting

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Community Forensics (Judicial) Presentation

Dates:

  • September 21, 2023
  • October 26, 2023
  • November 16, 2023

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:000 p.m. EST

Location: Microsoft Teams meeting

Description: This presentation provides an in-depth look at Florida’s Forensic System. It reviews the key players of this system in detail from The Department of Children and Families staff, to our Managing Entities, to our community providers. It reviews important job duties of our community provider forensic specialists, when these individuals will encounter the court, and how they can be used as a resource. This presentation also looks at specific forensic related procedures including forensic step-downs and non-restorability. Finally, this presentation covers the Sequential Intercept Model, a framework for thinking about how and when individuals can be diverted from the criminal justice system by looking at what resources are available in each individual community, the cost savings associated with diversion, as well as an overview of diversionary opportunities to consider.

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Competency Restoration Training

Dates:

  • September 13, 2023
  • November 8, 2023
  • February 21, 2024
  • April 17, 2024
  • June 19, 2024
  • August 21, 2024
  • October 16, 2024
  • December 11, 2024

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Location: Microsoft Teams meeting

Description: In this training, participants will learn tools and techniques to successfully provide competency restoration training in the community. Topics will include how to prepare for and begin competency restoration, review of the 6 factors of competency, program design, barriers and learning issues, and completing competency restoration and court reporting.

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Forensic Specialist and Diversion Training

Dates:

  • August 16, 2023
  • October 11, 2023
  • January 17, 2024
  • March 20, 2024
  • May 15, 2024
  • July 17, 2024
  • September 18, 2024
  • November 13, 2024

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Location: Microsoft Teams meeting

Description: In this training, participants will be provided an in-depth examination into Florida’s Forensic System and Diversion strategies. Topics will include Florida Statute Chapter 916, State Mental Health Treatment Facilities, Roles and Responsibilities of a Forensic Specialist, Conditional Release, and Diversion through the Sequential Intercept Model.

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Motivational Interviewing

Dates:

  • September 20, 2023
  • December 6, 2023
  • March 13, 2024
  • June 12, 2024
  • September 11, 2024
  • December 4, 2024

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Location: Microsoft Teams meeting

Description: In this training, participants will get an introduction to Motivational Interviewing. This is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strength motivation for change. Topics will include information regarding the benefits of utilizing the motivational interviewing model and how to use it, theory and stages of change, and skills to evoke change.

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Trauma Informed Training

Dates:

  • October 25, 2023
  • February 7, 2024
  • May 8, 2024
  • August 7, 2024
  • November 6, 2024

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Location: Microsoft Teams meeting

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Self-Paced Training

Community Forensics

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Alternative Placements Training

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You can either register for the scheduled trainings or request a special date and time for a training for your organization.