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Conferences and Events

Crisis Prevention and Stabilization in Place Training – Kickoff Event

Wednesday, January 22, 2020: 9:00 – 3:30 (Check in/Registration at 8:30 AM)
Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall
Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713

FREE, Lunch and Refreshments Included

Who Should Attend: Supported living and residential middle managers, ICs, and care managers serving individuals with dementia and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities.

What You Will Learn: Practical skills and best practices for supporting persons with dementia and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities to prevent crisis, hospitalization, or institutionalization so that they can live safely at home.

Keynote by Peter Leidy

Peter Leidy has been learning from people with disabilities since 1983. Peter is a consultant, facilitator, listener, learner, improviser, and speaker who focuses on personalized supports and community membership for people with disabilities. He also writes and sings songs about human serviceland and those who find themselves connected to it.



Presented by Sergeant Sarah Shimko, MPD

The mission of the Madison Police Department Mental Health Unit is to provide a coordinated, professional and compassionate police response to individuals affected by mental illness and their families. The Mental Health Unit will work collaboratively with partner agencies to achieve improved outcomes for individuals affected by mental illnesses or suffering a crisis by connecting them to needed services and diverting them away from the criminal justice system whenever possible. The work of the Mental Health Unit will reduce calls for police service related to mental illness issues and will improve safety for officers and all members of the community.


Presented by Hannah Flanagan, Director of Emergency Services for Journey Mental Health Center


Intellectual and Developmental Disability Track

Restrictive Measures and the Restrictive Measures Process

Presented by Axel Junker, Community TIES

Individuals with significant behavioral health needs at times present with challenging behaviors that jeopardize their own health and safety and that of care givers or others. More intensive supports allowing for continued support in the community might include restrictive interventions.  This presentation is designed to guide professionals how to assure the appropriate use of Restrictive Measures. Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • what constitutes a restrictive measures
  • how to assess if a restrictive intervention should be considered at all
  • how to thoughtfully incorporate a restrictive measure into a  behavioral support plan
  • how to monitor the use and effectiveness of restrictive measures
  • how to meet documentation requirements.

How to Write a Support Plan

Presented by Josh Lapin, Community TIES

This workshop will help you identify the different components of a support plan.  We will identify behaviors that may be included in various stages and the matching support that accompany them.  We will also discuss potential triggers to escalation and some pro-active supports that may help.

Dementia Track

This is Your Life! – The Importance of a Life Story in Dementia Care—Don’t keep it a Secret

Presented by Joy Schmidt, Dane County Dementia Care Specialist-ADRC

In this session, we will talk about the bricks and mortar of dementia care, the Life Story.  Learn ways to build the individuals story and get it off the chart and into the day-to-day care. We will discuss a variety of strategies in developing the life story and ways you can share it with your teams in a way that is fun and meaningful.

Building Approaches for De-escalation

Presented by Marion Chapin, Outreach and Training Coordinator for Senior Helpers

This session is very interactive with demonstrating how to use “hand under hand” and “Positive Physical Approach” to care. Recognizing unmet needs that cause escalating behaviors and how the amygdala responds to threats.

This training meets continuing education requirements as prescribed by the WI Department of Regulation and Licensing Chapter MPSW 19. Certificates of Participation will be distributed at the end of the event.

This event is presented by the Dane County Collaborative Stabilization Coalition. Direct questions to Rachel Weingarten: