TA Coalition: Residential Best Practices: Trauma Responsive Care within Systems of Care

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar presented by the Innovations Institute took place Tuesday, May 28, 2024 from 12:00-1:30pm Eastern Time titled Residential Best Practices: Trauma Responsive Care within Systems of Care”. 

Description: Residential interventions are an essential component of a trauma responsive behavioral health system designed to meet the unique needs of young people and their families.  Care pathways need to be designed to create accessible, comprehensive, coordinated systems that ensure each young person has access to the right service, at the right time, for the right duration.  Understanding and operationalizing residential best practices, a core responsibility of oversight agencies, is integral to the viability and operation of residential services with a continuum of care.  Presenters will share residential treatment best practices for youth and discuss how to operationalize these best practices from design through implementation at both the system and practice levels. 

Presenter: Elizabeth Manley, LSW Faculty and Senior Advisor for Health and Behavioral Health Policy at Innovations Institute and Assistant Extension Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.  Elizabeth Manley is nationally recognized for her expertise in children’s behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disability, and substance use systems design.  Elizabeth has a specific focus on innovation in policy, financing and practice implementation with states and communities. Her over 30 years of executive leadership at the national, state, and provider levels in both the public and private sectors have given her a unique understanding of the complexity of systems and the impact of innovation. Elizabeth is the former Assistant Commissioner for NJ's Children's System of Care.  In this capacity, she led transformation and implementation of system innovations including building a trauma informed, seamless public behavioral health system with expertise in addressing the special needs of youth engaged in other child serving systems such as child welfare and juvenile justice.  She has served as Principal Investigator for Promising Path to Success – NJ’s Children’s System of Care, SOC Expansion Grant focused on the reduction of reliance on restraint, seclusion, and coercion in all treatment programs, utilized the Six Core Strategies, and the Nurtured Heart approach. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kelle Masten via email at kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org or Paige Thomas at paige.thomas@nasmhpd.org.

Thank you!