Issued:  August 31, 2018

Delivery of Therapeutic Foster Care (Mandatory training for providers delivering Therapeutic Foster Care services)

In an effort to improve the network and referral system of Therapeutic Foster Care services within our community, Partners Behavioral Health Management is requiring all contracted providers to complete a mandatory training that will teach attendees how to use the Rapid Resource for Families database. The purpose of this database is to improve referral responses, and provide outcomes, that will enhance the delivery of therapeutic foster care services.

Partners is offering two training dates for Therapeutic Foster Care providers– September 18, 2018 and September 24, 2018. Both trainings will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. and will be held in Partners’ Hickory office.

Please note: This is a mandatory training. Providers are not required to attend both training sessions, however, a representative from your agency must attend on either September 18 or September 24.

Please use the links below to register:

Delivery of TFC Training (for providers and MCO staff)
Date and Time:  September 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Partners’ Hickory Office, 1985 Tate Blvd. SE, Basement Multipurpose Room, Hickory, NC 28602
RegistrationClick here to register

Delivery of TFC Training (for providers and MCO staff)
Date and Time:  September 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Partners’ Hickory Office, 1985 Tate Blvd. SE, Basement Multipurpose Room, Hickory, NC 28602
Registration: Click here to register

Lunch and Learn Webinar: Supporting People with Informed Decision Making

Vaya Health, in conjunction with NCCDD and the North Carolina Money Follows the Person Project (NC MFP), is hosting a lunch and Learn webinar, Supporting People with Informed Decision Making. This webinar reviews how direct support professionals (DSPs) and others can best assist people they support in making informed choices and decisions. John Raffaele from the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) will share insights and information about the importance of always presuming that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve the most possible level of control over their destiny and self-determination.

The webinar will be held Friday, September 21, 2018 from 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. To register, click here. Please send questions, comments, and feedback to

Regional Trainings: Exploring the Mental Health Needs of Children and Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The NC Division of Mental Health Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services is hosting a series of regional trainings to support workforce development for systems that interact with, support, and  provide treatment for persons dually diagnosed with IDD and MI. Created by NADD, an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, the trainings are intended to provide information about best practice in serving individuals who have mental illness co-occurring with an intellectual/developmental disability. Presented by Dr. Lauren Charlot and Dr. Robert Fletcher, the trainings will cover clinical practices and illustrate an inter-systems model of care. State and local child services agencies, medical professionals, LME-MCO staff, providers, and other stakeholders (such as Social Services, Juvenile Justice, and Education professionals) in each region will benefit from NADD’s expertise on the following topics: Assessment Approaches & Differential Diagnosis; Research; Adapting Therapy Practices for People with IDD/MI; Community-Based Program Models; and Inter-Systems Collaboration.

Pre-registration is required, but there is no registration fee for this event. Registration and conference fees are being funded by the NC Division of Mental Health Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services.  To register and learn more, please visit

Dates and Locations

October 1-2, 2018
Hotel Ballast
301 N. Water St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

October 4-5, 2018
Extraordinary Ventures
200 S. Elliot Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

November 7-8, 2018
Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville
1 Resort Drive
Asheville, NC 28806