START with Mindfulness: Unlocking Our Potential


Thank you to all who attended the Virtual 2021 START National Training Institute!

Download a Certificate of Attendance with UNH CEUs

If you registered for other professional contact hours, please email your attendance grid to start.iod@unh.edu.


Congratulations to the 2021 START Research Poster Winners!

1st place: CA START Alta- Prevalence of Early Childhood Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Lifelong Trauma and the Impact on Behavioral Health Symptoms and Gaps in Treatment in Individuals with IDD

2nd place: NC West START: The Efficacy of Virtual Crisis Response During the Covid-19 Pandemic

3rd  place: NH START- Pivoting to virtual groups during a year of global pandemic

4th Place: CA START San Diego, Westside & SCLA- Therapeutic Coaching and Covid 19

Congratulations to the 2021 START Award Winners!

  • The William I. Gardner Award is the highest honor given by the Center for START Services. Each year, we recognize national leaders who have promoted social justice and significantly improved the lives of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health.
    • Professor Tawara Goode, MA - Director, National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC); Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Georgetown University; Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
    • Bruce Davis, PhD, BCBA-D, Sr. LPE, LPCDirector of Behavioral And Psychological Services, Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Care Coordination/Case Management/Service Coordination - Teodoro (Ted) Bilbao- South Central, California
  • START Network Partner (Adult Services) - Iowa Mason City Police Dept
  • START Network Partner (Children’s Services) - Dr. Lisa Plotnik- New Hampshire
  • START Team Member (Certified START Coordinator) - Luis Hernandez- NC START East
  • START Team Member (Team Leader) - Oruada Oruada- NY START Region 4 Triborough
  • START Team Leadership (Clinical, Program, & Medical Directors)
    • Demetra Grigley- NC START West
    • Val Tetreault- NH START
    • Symone Pompey- CA START, San Diego
  • Therapeutic Supports: Resource Center Director - Michael Blau- NH START Resource Center Director
  • Therapeutic Supports: Resource Center Counselor - Latoya Ward- NC START East
  • Therapeutic Supports: Therapeutic Coach
    • Alicia Mitchell- NY START Region 4 Triborough
    • Denise Hart- CA START, San Andreas
    • Gladys Ballon- CA START, San Diego
  • Special Recognition Awards
    • Kelly Land- This award recognizes Kelly's demonstrated leadership and significant contributions within TX START and the START Network. Kelly exemplifies the START philosophy of positive engagement with individuals, families, and the service system..
    • Jessica Kramer: This award recognizes Dr. Kramer for her support and partnership with the Center for START Services & the START Network. Dr. Kramer exemplifies the START philosophy of positive engagement and leadership with individuals, families, and service systems

       


Schedule

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Monday May 3, 2021

Start

End

Presentation Information

12:00pm ET

12:30pm ET

Opening Remarks with Dr. Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Director of University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability/UCED

Welcome & Mindfulness Exercise with Dr. Joan B. Beasley, Director of the Center for START Services

12:30pm ET

1:30pm ET

Keynote: Mindfulness for Individuals with IDD and Mental Health Needs with Dr. Nirbhay Singh

1:30pm ET

2:00pm ET

Q&A with Dr. Singh & Dr. Karen Weigle, CSS Associate Director

15 minute break

 

2:15pm ET

3:15pm ET

START Research Projects: Positive Advancements in IDD-MH Research

15 minute break

 

3:30pm ET

4:45pm ET

Research Poster Session #1

 

Tuesday May 4, 2021

Start

End

Presentation Information

12:00pm ET

1:00pm ET

START Talks

1:00pm ET

2:15pm ET

Strengths-Based Approaches & Community Inclusion

Psychiatry & Integrated Health

Practical Applications of Mindfulness Based Programs for Children

Dr. Nirbhay Singh

Positive medicine & its impact on health practices

Dan Tomasulo & Leslie Rubin

15 minute break

 

2:30pm ET

3:45pm ET

Research, Policy & Practices

Cross-Systems Crisis Intervention

It Begins with Listening: Avoiding Assumptions & Finding Opportunities

Michael Smull & Mary Lou Bourne & Russell Lehmann

Partnering with Law Enforcement: Working Our Way Up the Triangle

Tiffany Liska (Iowa) & Dave O’Neal

15 minute break

 

4:00pm ET

5:15pm ET

Research Poster Session #2

 

Wednesday May 5, 2021

Start

End

Presentation Information

12:00pm ET

12:30pm ET

Welcome Address with Dr. Dan Tomasulo

12:30pm ET

1:30pm ET

Keynote: Tawara Goode- Cultural Implications of the START COVID Survey, Panelists Andrea Caoili, Fiorella Guerrero, & Elona Wilson

1:30pm ET

2:00pm ET

Q&A with Tawara Goode moderated by Elizabeth Grosso, MSW, Director of Training & Professional Development, CSS

15 minute break

 

2:15pm ET

3:30pm ET

START Awards Ceremony: Celebrating the START Community

3:30pm ET

4:00pm ET

Closing Remarks with Dr. Jill Hinton

4:00pm ET

5:00pm ET

Virtual Reception Hour