Intensive Sessions

Registration for the following intensive sessions is an additional fee of $50 per session:

If you wish to attend any of these intensive sessions, you can select them under "Optional Event Fees" when you register.

C.A.L.M. Training Counseling Access to Lethal Means

Sunday, January 5 | 8:00am-12:00pm

Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies. This course focuses on how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. It covers how to: (1) identify people who could benefit from lethal means counseling, (2) ask about their access to lethal methods, and (3) work with them—and their families—to reduce access. 3 CEUs will be provided for those with a mental health license.

Training Objectives:

  • Identify people who could benefit from lethal means counseling
  • Ask about their access to lethal methods
  • Work with them – and their families – to reduce access
  • Discuss suicide and suicidal ideations with people in a helpful manner

Presenter

Erin McGann
Justice Involved Veterans Coordinator
Texas Veterans Commission

Moderator

Greg Crawford
Manager
NIC

The Evolution of Supervision in LA, From the Most Incarcerated Place in the World to the Most Rehabilitated Place in the World

Sunday, January 5 | 8:00am-12:00pm

This workshop will take attendees through 20 years of supervision changes in Probation and Parole. From the first Reentry grant in 2000 to the Justice Reinvestment package of laws in 2017. Louisiana is transforming into one of the leaders in new practices that will provide better outcomes for justice involved individuals. Come and learn from our failures and help celebrate our victories while you consider new ways of incarceration and supervision.

Training Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how to identify target populations for best Reentry practices
  • Participants will be able to develop new ideas for programming both in and out of prison
  • Participants will identify barriers in their own areas and develop plans to overcome them

Presenters

Steven Lassalle
District Manager
New Orleans District Office of Adult Probation and Parole

Rebecca Ikner
Reentry Program Manager
New Orleans District Office of Probation and Parole

Rhett Covington
Assistant Secretary
Dept of Public Safety and Corrections, LA

Moderator

Corey Acosta
Assistant Secretary
Adult Probation and Parole

Addressing the Needs of CSEC Survivors in Residential Settings (Jail, Juvenile Hall, and Group Care)

Sunday, January 5 | 1:00-5:00pm

Training will help probation and corrections supervise and provide trauma informed care to CSEC survivors while maintaining safety from recruiting, sexualized behaviors and aggression.

Training Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the complex needs of CSEC survivors under Probation and Correctional supervision
  • Participants will understand how trauma reactions and maladaptive coping to triggers may create unsafe environments for other survivors
  • Participants will take away strategies to implement in their settings to provide greater safety for probationers and inmates with significant trauma

Presenter

Rebekah Graham
Program Director
Sierra Sage Academy

Healing Toxic Shame in Yourself and Others

Sunday, January 5 | 1:00-5:00pm

Shame as a healthy human emotion can be transformed into a state of being. As a state of being shame takes over one’s whole identity, which becomes toxic and dehumanizing. Toxic shame essentially the "murdering of the soul."" Recent research has found that pervasive, toxic shame can manifest into personality disorders in adulthood. In this session we will bring shame out of hiding by examining its many faces and exposing its origins and major cover-ups. We will discuss why the healing of toxic shame is critical for therapeutic and restorative interventions with offenders and victims of crime. In addition, participants will learn techniques for reducing toxic shame they can use themselves or with individuals they are working with.

Training Objectives:

  • Define Shame, Toxic Shame and Guilt
  • Describe and Define defenses (body guards) against Toxic Shame
  • Describe how personality disorders are directly related to toxic shame
  • Teach at least five techniques that participants can use to identify and heal toxic shame
  • Determine and gain knowledge of the origins of toxic shame

Presenter

Dr. Jennine Hall
Supervisor
18th Judicial Probation Department