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Be Healthy Program

Through the SKY Program, members are eligible for Aetna’s Be Healthy Child and Family Nutrition Classes. Classes are offered on a regular basis. Members can register for any of the classes on the ABHKY Events Page and can decide to cancel their registration at any time.  

Currently, the Be Healthy Program is offering the two classes below: 

 

Health Runs DEEP!

Health Runs Deep is a series of classes that will help you learn ways to improve and manage your family’s health.  This program has been developed for foster, adoptive, and fictive kin families and focuses on the specific nutritional, physical activity, and wellness needs of system involved youth.

Trauma informed tips, improving power struggles, goal setting, healthy meal planning, and physical activity plans are a few of the great things we will learn about.  You will also be eligible for some great rewards. 

This program meets 4 times. Your family will receive a check-in call to help and cheer for you along the way. 

  • Session 0– What to expect during meetings and calls, ground rules, parenting tips on power struggles, trauma informed care tips, and questions.
  • Session 1- What is Diabetes and Prediabetes, Know Your Why, Toolbox, Goal Setting, Action Planning.
  • Session 2 – How to eat a healthy meal, reading food labels, making healthy plates, food tracking
  • Session 3- How to get more physically active, biometrics, “Let’s Move” activity, Aetna Better Health of KY Benefits Overview.
  • Session 4- Slow Cooker Nutrition Class, review of nutrition, benefits of a slow cooker, fact and tips on how to use slow cooker. Wrap-Up  

SKY Child and Adolescent Nutrition and Wellness Training

  • 1 Hour
  • Offered monthly or upon request
  • DCBS Foster Parent Credits available upon completion.
  • This training has been developed for foster, adoptive, and fictive kin families and focuses on the specific nutritional, physical activity, and wellness needs of system involved youth.

Topics include parenting tips, understanding BMI, risks associated with overweight and obesity diagnoses, food issues common in foster care, healthy meal planning, low cost healthy meal ideas, food tracking, exercise ideas, and “Five-Two-One-Almost None” model.

Local events and trainings

Learn more about our events and trainings coming soon to your area:

 

February 29, 2024

Virtual Office Hours for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of these sessions is to update participants on program related matters and give our partners an opportunity to raise questions or issues they may have regarding network participation. We intend to have a featured topic that will be addressed each session. Depending on the content to be addressed, i.e., medical management, billing, claims adjudication, etc., there will be other Aetna subject matter experts joining the call.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

March 12, 2024

Child and Family Advisory Partnership Forum

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Child and Family Advisory Partnership (CFAP) Forums are hosted monthly with the purpose of providing foster, adoptive, kinship, bio and agency caregivers an opportunity to hear about what is happening in the healthcare system, have access to training opportunities, and enjoy a space where they can provide feedback about the current system of care. During this forum, caregivers will also have the opportunity to learn more about navigating behavioral health services and supports that are available throughout the Commonwealth.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

March 14, 2024

Welcome to SKY for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of this training is to educate participants in system transformation and design as well as the new foster program, Supporting Kentucky Youth. The participants will receive an overview of the program, including how the state/Cabinet sister agencies define roles and responsibilities and collaborate to meet the needs of the KY SKY population. Participants will gain a high-level understanding of the FFPSA, what this means at the state and policy level, including fiscal implications. Participants will learn about the Care management tiers, the risk stratification process, and how to connect the SKY enrollees to Care Management services.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

March 21, 2024

New Provider Orientation

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This training provides a high-level overview of subjects such as: member eligibility; covered services; prior authorization; the provider manual (which is a direct extension of the provider agreement); Availity; quality; fraud, waste and abuse; claims; and grievances and appeals. The SKY program will also be covered, including roles and responsibilities of the of the Department, DCBS, DJJ, and Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) and SKY contractor and needs of the SKY population.

  • Continuity of care training will emphasize HIPAA requirements supporting compliant sharing of enrollee health information.
  • Covered Services and the Provider’s responsibilities for providing and/or coordinating such services. Special emphasis must be placed on areas that vary from Medicaid coverage and processes, such as coordinating with Foster Parents, Caregivers, Fictive Kin, DCBS and DJJ professional personnel, Adoptive Parents, CASAs, judges, law enforcement officials, and other Cabinet sister agencies.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

March 21, 2024

SKY Be Healthy Program:  Introductory Session

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Participants in SKY Be Healthy: Health Runs Deep Introductory Session will gain an understanding of issues children in out of home care may face regarding food and healthy choices (power struggles).  Participants will also learn what to expect during following sessions and ground rules for participation.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Candace Gurley at GurleyC@aetna.com.

 

March 28, 2024

Virtual Office Hours for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of these sessions is to update participants on program related matters and give our partners an opportunity to raise questions or issues they may have regarding network participation. We intend to have a featured topic that will be addressed each session. Depending on the content to be addressed, i.e., medical management, billing, claims adjudication, etc., there will be other Aetna subject matter experts joining the call.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

March 28, 2024

Kentucky Center for Grieving Center and Families Training Series

Topic: Supporting Grieving Children: Identification and Best Practices 

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Aimed at identifying and implementing best practices for supporting grieving children.
  • Focus on practical strategies for clinicians and caregivers  to effectively address the needs of grieving children.
  • Following this session, participants will be able to: 
    • Participants will learn to recognize behavioral and emotional indicators of grief in children.
    • Gain insights into how grief manifests at different developmental stages in children.
    • Learn and apply evidence-based best practices for supporting grieving children in a clinical setting.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Andrea Polk at PolkA@aetna.com

 

 

March 29, 2024

UK CTAC 3 Hr Basic TIC Training

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free Trauma Informed Care Training. This training will provide a brief overview of the types of trauma children/adults may be exposed to and symptoms of traumatic stress. Participants will learn about the elements of a trauma-informed system and will increase their knowledge and practice of emotional regulation strategies that can reduce traumatic stress symptoms in clients. CEs are available for Social Work and  Psychology.

 

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Dawn Burke at BurkeD3@aetna.com.  

 

 

April 4, 2024

SKY Be Healthy Program:  Goal Setting

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Participants in SKY Be Healthy: Health Runs Deep Session 1 Goal Setting will gain an understanding of issues children in out of home care may face regarding food and healthy choices and how to set SMART goals for healthier outcomes.  

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Candace Gurley at GurleyC@aetna.com.

 

April 9, 2024

Child and Family Advisory Partnership Forum

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Child and Family Advisory Partnership (CFAP) Forums are hosted monthly with the purpose of providing foster, adoptive, kinship, bio and agency caregivers an opportunity to hear about what is happening in the healthcare system, have access to training opportunities, and enjoy a space where they can provide feedback about the current system of care. During this forum, caregivers will also have the opportunity to learn more about navigating behavioral health services and supports that are available throughout the Commonwealth.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

April 11, 2024

Welcome to SKY for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of this training is to educate participants in system transformation and design as well as the new foster program, Supporting Kentucky Youth. The participants will receive an overview of the program, including how the state/Cabinet sister agencies define roles and responsibilities and collaborate to meet the needs of the KY SKY population. Participants will gain a high-level understanding of the FFPSA, what this means at the state and policy level, including fiscal implications. Participants will learn about the Care management tiers, the risk stratification process, and how to connect the SKY enrollees to Care Management services.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

April 16, 2024

Human Trafficking 101

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Understand human trafficking, what resources are available, learn how to meet the complex behavioral health and support needs of this population, and reporting requirements.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Allison Galvagni at GalvagniA@aetna.com

 

April 17, 2024

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Substance Exposed Infants

Time: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Participants will gain a basic understanding of NAS, symptoms, EBP, and accessing NAS care coordinator services through Aetna and other resources.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

April 17, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series 

Introduction and Understanding the impact of trauma on youth in foster care 

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CORE Teen Curriculum provides parents with information they need to develop safe relationships with youth, while also focusing on how they can adapt their parenting styles to support the youth's needs, rather rather than just focusing on behaviors.  In Session 1, caregivers will define trauma, describer ways that traumatic stress and adversity impact a youth's development and describer the importance of responding to the underlying cause of a youth's behaviors. 

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Andrea Polk at PolkA@aetna.com

 

 

April 18, 2024

SKY Overview Community Presentation

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Overview of our SKY (Supporting Kentucky's Youth) program. Includes how to get started and what services you may be eligible for, as well as how to contact us and access the benefits associated with our program.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

April 18, 2024

New Provider Orientation

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This training provides a high-level overview of subjects such as: member eligibility; covered services; prior authorization; the provider manual (which is a direct extension of the provider agreement); Availity; quality; fraud, waste and abuse; claims; and grievances and appeals. The SKY program will also be covered, including roles and responsibilities of the of the Department, DCBS, DJJ, and Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) and SKY contractor and needs of the SKY population.

  • Continuity of care training will emphasize HIPAA requirements supporting compliant sharing of enrollee health information.
  • Covered Services and the Provider’s responsibilities for providing and/or coordinating such services. Special emphasis must be placed on areas that vary from Medicaid coverage and processes, such as coordinating with Foster Parents, Caregivers, Fictive Kin, DCBS and DJJ professional personnel, Adoptive Parents, CASAs, judges, law enforcement officials, and other Cabinet sister agencies.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

April 18, 2024

SKY Be Healthy Program:  Nutrition

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Participants in SKY Be Healthy: Health Runs Deep Session 2 Nutrition will gain knowledge regarding specific issues children in out of home care may experience regarding food and healthy choices.  Participants will also learn about nutritional choices, options, and tips to include the entire family in the process of becoming healthier.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Candace Gurley at GurleyC@aetna.com.

 

April 18, 2024

Training Collaborative

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

This group will convene bimonthly to discuss commonly held knowledge for innovative and advanced child protection practice and concepts in the state of Kentucky as well as gaps in knowledge that need support. Our meetings will be held bimonthly on the 3rd Thursday from 12 – 1:15pm. 

 

This group will have the honor of planning around the collective sharing, distribution, and advancement of commonly held training knowledge in a variety of subject areas regarding children and families. This group will also have the opportunity to identify key partnerships, resources, and leverage points to build training knowledge and continue to share across the state and its systems and families, paving the way for Kentucky to be best in class in its collective child and family training knowledge. 

 

Please consider joining us on one of the working subgroups:

 

Education Workgroup:  If interested please contact Joy Varney at VarneyJ@aetna.com

Family/Advocacy/Member Workgroup:  If interested please contact Jesse Cain at cainj1@aetna.com

Systems Workgroup:  If interested please contact Courtney Ham at MaryM@aetna.com

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Julie Horen-Easley at Horen-EasleyJ@aetna.com

 

 

April 23, 2024

Supporting LGBTQ+ Population

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Understanding of the cultural values and practices within the community and be able to identify resources including behavioral health needs for LGBTQ+ enrollees; understanding that language is essential, such as using correct identifying pronouns, and that forms and resources account for diverse perceptions of sexuality, sex, and gender.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

April 24, 2024

Supporting Transition Age Youth

Time: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Participants will learn how to best meet the specialized needs of youth who are struggling with placement stability; will be able to identify and locate behavioral health support (through Aetna and other resources) and how to reach out to obtain services and supports through the Care Coordination teams. In addition, participants will learn how Aetna Care Managers support transition age foster kids and will learn about the Value-Added Benefits provided to transition age foster youth.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Rachelle Mann at MannR@aetna.com.

 

 

April 24, 2024

Caring for a Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Caring for a Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) provides an overview of RAD, including differing types, treatments, support for caregivers, including discussions to have with your doctor and what to expect.

 

To join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com.

 

April 24, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series 

Parenting Youth who have experienced Trauma 

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CORE Teen Curriculum provides parents with information they need to develop safe relationships with youth, while also focusing on how they can adapt their parenting styles to support the youth's needs, rather rather than just focusing on behaviors.  Session 2 will help caregivers describe the two major adaptive responses to threats, describe how fear changes the way you think, feel and action, and describer three trauma-informed techniques to effectively parent youth, based on their emotional age and developmental state. 

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Andrea Polk at PolkA@aetna.com

 

 

April 25, 2024

Virtual Office Hours for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of these sessions is to update participants on program related matters and give our partners an opportunity to raise questions or issues they may have regarding network participation. We intend to have a featured topic that will be addressed each session. Depending on the content to be addressed, i.e., medical management, billing, claims adjudication, etc., there will be other Aetna subject matter experts joining the call.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

May 1, 2024

Power Struggles

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This presentation for parents is designed to provide evidence-based, practical information in dealing with Power Struggles.  A trauma-informed approach is discussed to help parents understand why a reaction might occur and presents proven strategies for improvement.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

May 1, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series 

Developing and Sustaining Healthy and Supportive Relationships with your youth 

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CORE Teen Curriculum provides parents with information they need to develop safe relationships with youth, while also focusing on how they can adapt their parenting styles to support the youth's needs, rather rather than just focusing on behaviors.  Session 3 will describe the impact of loss and grief on teens, describe two actions that parents can take to enhance attachment and strengthen their relationship with youth, and describe two ways that parents can deepen attunement with their youth. 

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Andrea Polk at PolkA@aetna.com

 

 

May 2, 2024

The Talk; Talking to Your Teen About Sex (Sex Ed for Caregivers)

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This presentation has been developed to provide practical, factual information for caregivers attempting to educate their children about the topics around sexual education and sexual health.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

May 2, 2024

SKY Be Healthy Program:  Physical Activity

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Participants in SKY Be Healthy: Health Runs Deep Physical Activity Session 3 will gain knowledge about specific issues children in out of home care may experience regarding food, physical activity and healthy eating.  Participants will also learn about economical ideas to include the whole family on the journey to becoming healthier.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Candace Gurley at GurleyC@aetna.com.

 

May 7, 2024

Caring for a Child with ADHD

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This presentation gives a general overview of ADHD types and symptoms throughout several developmental stages. A trauma informed approach and co-existing conditions are also discussed. The journey to diagnosis is presented while highlighting various behavior scales frequently used. Finally, treatment options are presented including behavior therapies/parent training, referrals to specialists, floor time and medications. The addendum includes a variety of teaching sheets and resource links for participants’ further research.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

May 7, 2024

Basic Information on Over-The-Counter and Prescription Medications

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This presentation covers the basics of medications such as the difference between OTC and Prescription medications, the information on a prescription, questions to ask the doctor, side effects, and overuse/abuse. Knowledge checks and parenting tips are included to further engage thought and discussion around the safe use and administration of medications.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

May 8, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series 

Nurturing Youth's Cultural/Racial/Ethnic needs and Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and Expression 

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CORE Teen Curriculum provides parents with information they need to develop safe relationships with youth, while also focusing on how they can adapt their parenting styles to support the youth's needs, rather rather than just focusing on behaviors.  Session 4 will identify ways to incorporate the youth's race, culture and ethnicity into family life, and demonstrate two skills in communicating acceptance and support for youth who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity. 

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Andrea Polk at PolkA@aetna.com

 

 

May 9, 2024

SKY Child & Adolescent Nutrition and Wellness

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SKY Child & Adolescent Nutrition and Wellness is a training for foster parent credit highlighting a trauma-informed, holistic approach to overall health and wellness.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

May 9, 2024

Welcome to SKY for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of this training is to educate participants in system transformation and design as well as the new foster program, Supporting Kentucky Youth. The participants will receive an overview of the program, including how the state/Cabinet sister agencies define roles and responsibilities and collaborate to meet the needs of the KY SKY population. Participants will gain a high-level understanding of the FFPSA, what this means at the state and policy level, including fiscal implications. Participants will learn about the Care management tiers, the risk stratification process, and how to connect the SKY enrollees to Care Management services.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

May 14, 2024

Caring for a Child with Food Allergies

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Parenting a Child with Food Allergies is designed to provide evidence-based, practical information for those caring for children with serious food allergies.

 

To join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com.

 

May 14, 2024

Child and Family Advisory Partnership Forum

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Child and Family Advisory Partnership (CFAP) Forums are hosted monthly with the purpose of providing foster, adoptive, kinship, bio and agency caregivers an opportunity to hear about what is happening in the healthcare system, have access to training opportunities, and enjoy a space where they can provide feedback about the current system of care. During this forum, caregivers will also have the opportunity to learn more about navigating behavioral health services and supports that are available throughout the Commonwealth.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

May 15, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series 

Understanding and Managing Youth's Challenging Behaviors Part 1 

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CORE Teen Curriculum provides parents with information they need to develop safe relationships with youth, while also focusing on how they can adapt their parenting styles to support the youth's needs, rather rather than just focusing on behaviors.  Session 5 will demonstrate two skills parents use in coping and managing their own emotions in the face of their youth's challenging behaviors. It will also demonstrate two ways that parents can effectively respond to their youth's rejecting, testing and maladaptive behaviors. Plus, it will describe at least two signs that their relationship with the youth is under stress. 

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Andrea Polk at PolkA@aetna.com

 

 

May 16, 2024

New Provider Orientation

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This training provides a high-level overview of subjects such as: member eligibility; covered services; prior authorization; the provider manual (which is a direct extension of the provider agreement); Availity; quality; fraud, waste and abuse; claims; and grievances and appeals. The SKY program will also be covered, including roles and responsibilities of the of the Department, DCBS, DJJ, and Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) and SKY contractor and needs of the SKY population.

  • Continuity of care training will emphasize HIPAA requirements supporting compliant sharing of enrollee health information.
  • Covered Services and the Provider’s responsibilities for providing and/or coordinating such services. Special emphasis must be placed on areas that vary from Medicaid coverage and processes, such as coordinating with Foster Parents, Caregivers, Fictive Kin, DCBS and DJJ professional personnel, Adoptive Parents, CASAs, judges, law enforcement officials, and other Cabinet sister agencies.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

May 16, 2024

SKY Be Healthy Program:  Slow Cooking Class

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Participants in SKY Be Healthy: Health Runs Deep Slow Cooking class will gain knowledge about slow cooking, crockpot care and use, recipes and shopping for everyone in your family.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Candace Gurley at GurleyC@aetna.com.

 

May 22, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series 

Understanding and Managing Youth's Challenging Behaviors Part 2 

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CORE Teen Curriculum provides parents with information they need to develop safe relationships with youth, while also focusing on how they can adapt their parenting styles to support the youth's needs, rather rather than just focusing on behaviors.  Session 6 will demonstrate at least two skills in addressing crisis/severe behaviors challenges. It will demonstrate two skills in teaching your youth how to remain safe and recognize vulnerabilities of youth with challenging behaviors who have experienced trauma. It will also describe how to access and be actively involved in professional supports that your youth may need to access. 

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Andrea Polk at PolkA@aetna.com

 

 

May 23, 2024

Kentucky Center for Grieving Center and Families Training Series

Topic: Disenfranchised Grief and Non-Death Losses: How These Losses Affect Child Behaviors 

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Explores disenfranchised grief and the impact of non-death losses on child behavior.
  • Addresses how clinicians can understand and respond to grief associated with losses beyond death.
  • Following this session, participants will be able to: 
    • Understand the concept of disenfranchised grief and its implications for children.
    • Identify various non-death losses affecting children and understand their impact on behavior.
    • Gain practical strategies to address and support children dealing with non-death losses.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Andrea Polk at PolkA@aetna.com

 

May 29, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series 

A new suitcase of parenting knowledge and skills 

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CORE Teen Curriculum provides parents with information they need to develop safe relationships with youth, while also focusing on how they can adapt their parenting styles to support the youth's needs, rather rather than just focusing on behaviors.  Session 7 will describe two ways that parents can support youth's important connections and a sense of connectedness. It will demonstrate the impact of secondary trauma on parenting as well as identify the important elements to developing a self care plan. 

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Andrea Polk at PolkA@aetna.com

 

 

May 30, 2024

Virtual Office Hours for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of these sessions is to update participants on program related matters and give our partners an opportunity to raise questions or issues they may have regarding network participation. We intend to have a featured topic that will be addressed each session. Depending on the content to be addressed, i.e., medical management, billing, claims adjudication, etc., there will be other Aetna subject matter experts joining the call.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

June 7, 2024

UK CTAC 3 Hr Basic TIC Training

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free Trauma Informed Care Training by UK's CTAC, sponsored by Aetna :This training will provide a brief overview of the types of trauma children/adults may be exposed to and symptoms of traumatic stress. Participants will learn about the elements of a trauma-informed system and will increase their knowledge and practice of emotional regulation strategies that can reduce traumatic stress symptoms in clients. 

 

CEs are available for Social Work and  Psychology only.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Dawn Burke at BurkeD3@aetna.com.  

 

 

June 11, 2024

Child and Family Advisory Partnership Forum

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Child and Family Advisory Partnership (CFAP) Forums are hosted monthly with the purpose of providing foster, adoptive, kinship, bio and agency caregivers an opportunity to hear about what is happening in the healthcare system, have access to training opportunities, and enjoy a space where they can provide feedback about the current system of care. During this forum, caregivers will also have the opportunity to learn more about navigating behavioral health services and supports that are available throughout the Commonwealth.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

June 13, 2024

Welcome to SKY for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of this training is to educate participants in system transformation and design as well as the new foster program, Supporting Kentucky Youth. The participants will receive an overview of the program, including how the state/Cabinet sister agencies define roles and responsibilities and collaborate to meet the needs of the KY SKY population. Participants will gain a high-level understanding of the FFPSA, what this means at the state and policy level, including fiscal implications. Participants will learn about the Care management tiers, the risk stratification process, and how to connect the SKY enrollees to Care Management services.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

June 20, 2024

New Provider Orientation

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This training provides a high-level overview of subjects such as: member eligibility; covered services; prior authorization; the provider manual (which is a direct extension of the provider agreement); Availity; quality; fraud, waste and abuse; claims; and grievances and appeals. The SKY program will also be covered, including roles and responsibilities of the of the Department, DCBS, DJJ, and Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) and SKY contractor and needs of the SKY population.

  • Continuity of care training will emphasize HIPAA requirements supporting compliant sharing of enrollee health information.
  • Covered Services and the Provider’s responsibilities for providing and/or coordinating such services. Special emphasis must be placed on areas that vary from Medicaid coverage and processes, such as coordinating with Foster Parents, Caregivers, Fictive Kin, DCBS and DJJ professional personnel, Adoptive Parents, CASAs, judges, law enforcement officials, and other Cabinet sister agencies.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

June 20, 2024

Training Collaborative

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

This group will convene bimonthly to discuss commonly held knowledge for innovative and advanced child protection practice and concepts in the state of Kentucky as well as gaps in knowledge that need support. Our meetings will be held bimonthly on the 3rd Thursday from 12 – 1:15pm. 

 

This group will have the honor of planning around the collective sharing, distribution, and advancement of commonly held training knowledge in a variety of subject areas regarding children and families. This group will also have the opportunity to identify key partnerships, resources, and leverage points to build training knowledge and continue to share across the state and its systems and families, paving the way for Kentucky to be best in class in its collective child and family training knowledge. 

 

Please consider joining us on one of the working subgroups:

 

Education Workgroup:  If interested please contact Joy Varney at VarneyJ@aetna.com

Family/Advocacy/Member Workgroup:  If interested please contact Jesse Cain at cainj1@aetna.com

Systems Workgroup:  If interested please contact Courtney Ham at MaryM@aetna.com

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Julie Horen-Easley at Horen-EasleyJ@aetna.com

 

 

June 27, 2024

Virtual Office Hours for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of these sessions is to update participants on program related matters and give our partners an opportunity to raise questions or issues they may have regarding network participation. We intend to have a featured topic that will be addressed each session. Depending on the content to be addressed, i.e., medical management, billing, claims adjudication, etc., there will be other Aetna subject matter experts joining the call.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

July 9, 2024

Child and Family Advisory Partnership Forum

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CFAP is a monthly forum that connects foster, adoptive, kinship, bio and group home/residential caregivers to what is happening in the healthcare system.

 

It also provides:

  • education and training opportunities
  • a forum to give input and feedback into what is going well
  • chance to suggest how to improve the current child serving systems

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

July 10, 2024

Bounce Free 3-Part Trauma-Informed Care Training  Series for Parents, Providers and Partners:  ACEs and Building Resilience

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Aetna SKY is excited to announce this FREE 3-part Trauma Informed Care training series for parents, providers and partners on Adverse Childhood Experiences and Building Resilience in Children and Families – created by Bounce and presented by Dawn Burke, MS.Ed. with Aetna Better Health of KY.

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and providers to become fully informed about trauma and the effects on children, adults and families.

 

During this 3-part series, participants will learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); the causes and impact of childhood trauma; how to identify signs and symptoms of traumatic stress; what are Positive Childhood Experiences and steps to build resilience in children and families.

 

This training is not eligible for foster parent credits.

 

How to join this event:

To register or if you have any questions, contact Dawn Burke at BurkeD3@aetna.com.  

 

 

July 11, 2024

Welcome to SKY for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of this training is to educate participants in system transformation and design as well as the new foster program, Supporting Kentucky Youth. The participants will receive an overview of the program, including how the state/Cabinet sister agencies define roles and responsibilities and collaborate to meet the needs of the KY SKY population. Participants will gain a high-level understanding of the FFPSA, what this means at the state and policy level, including fiscal implications. Participants will learn about the Care management tiers, the risk stratification process, and how to connect the SKY enrollees to Care Management services.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

July 16, 2024

Human Trafficking 101

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Understand human trafficking, what resources are available, learn how to meet the complex behavioral health and support needs of this population, and reporting requirements.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Allison Galvagni at GalvagniA@aetna.com

 

July 17, 2024

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Substance Exposed Infants

Time: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Participants will gain a basic understanding of NAS, symptoms, EBP, and accessing NAS care coordinator services through Aetna and other resources.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

July 18, 2024

SKY Overview Community Presentation

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Overview of our SKY (Supporting Kentucky's Youth) program. Includes how to get started and what services you may be eligible for, as well as how to contact us and access the benefits associated with our program.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

July 18, 2024

New Provider Orientation

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This training provides a high-level overview of subjects such as: member eligibility; covered services; prior authorization; the provider manual (which is a direct extension of the provider agreement); Availity; quality; fraud, waste and abuse; claims; and grievances and appeals. The SKY program will also be covered, including roles and responsibilities of the of the Department, DCBS, DJJ, and Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) and SKY contractor and needs of the SKY population.

  • Continuity of care training will emphasize HIPAA requirements supporting compliant sharing of enrollee health information.
  • Covered Services and the Provider’s responsibilities for providing and/or coordinating such services. Special emphasis must be placed on areas that vary from Medicaid coverage and processes, such as coordinating with Foster Parents, Caregivers, Fictive Kin, DCBS and DJJ professional personnel, Adoptive Parents, CASAs, judges, law enforcement officials, and other Cabinet sister agencies.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

July 23, 2024

Supporting LGBTQ+ Population

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Understanding of the cultural values and practices within the community and be able to identify resources including behavioral health needs for LGBTQ+ enrollees; understanding that language is essential, such as using correct identifying pronouns, and that forms and resources account for diverse perceptions of sexuality, sex, and gender.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

July 24, 2024

Supporting Transition Age Youth

Time: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Participants will learn how to best meet the specialized needs of youth who are struggling with placement stability; will be able to identify and locate behavioral health support (through Aetna and other resources) and how to reach out to obtain services and supports through the Care Coordination teams. In addition, participants will learn how Aetna Care Managers support transition age foster kids and will learn about the Value-Added Benefits provided to transition age foster youth.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Rachelle Mann at MannR@aetna.com.

 

 

July 24, 2024

Caring for a Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Caring for a Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) provides an overview of RAD, including differing types, treatments, support for caregivers, including discussions to have with your doctor and what to expect.

 

To join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com.

 

July 25, 2024

Virtual Office Hours for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of these sessions is to update participants on program related matters and give our partners an opportunity to raise questions or issues they may have regarding network participation. We intend to have a featured topic that will be addressed each session. Depending on the content to be addressed, i.e., medical management, billing, claims adjudication, etc., there will be other Aetna subject matter experts joining the call.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

August 1, 2024

The Talk; Talking to Your Teen About Sex (Sex Ed for Caregivers)

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This presentation has been developed to provide practical, factual information for caregivers attempting to educate their children about the topics around sexual education and sexual health.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

August 6, 2024

Caring for a Child with ADHD

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This presentation gives a general overview of ADHD types and symptoms throughout several developmental stages. A trauma informed approach and co-existing conditions are also discussed. The journey to diagnosis is presented while highlighting various behavior scales frequently used. Finally, treatment options are presented including behavior therapies/parent training, referrals to specialists, floor time and medications. The addendum includes a variety of teaching sheets and resource links for participants’ further research.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

August 6, 2024

Basic Information on Over-The-Counter and Prescription Medications

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This presentation covers the basics of medications such as the difference between OTC and Prescription medications, the information on a prescription, questions to ask the doctor, side effects, and overuse/abuse. Knowledge checks and parenting tips are included to further engage thought and discussion around the safe use and administration of medications.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

August 7, 2024

Power Struggles

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This presentation for parents is designed to provide evidence-based, practical information in dealing with Power Struggles.  A trauma-informed approach is discussed to help parents understand why a reaction might occur and presents proven strategies for improvement.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

August 8, 2024

SKY Child & Adolescent Nutrition and Wellness

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SKY Child & Adolescent Nutrition and Wellness is a training for foster parent credit highlighting a trauma-informed, holistic approach to overall health and wellness.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

August 8, 2024

Welcome to SKY for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of this training is to educate participants in system transformation and design as well as the new foster program, Supporting Kentucky Youth. The participants will receive an overview of the program, including how the state/Cabinet sister agencies define roles and responsibilities and collaborate to meet the needs of the KY SKY population. Participants will gain a high-level understanding of the FFPSA, what this means at the state and policy level, including fiscal implications. Participants will learn about the Care management tiers, the risk stratification process, and how to connect the SKY enrollees to Care Management services.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

August 8, 2024

What is Insurance?

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

An informative presentation that outlines an overview of the different insurance options, how to use your insurance, how to find out what’s covered, and what’s on your ID cards.  Aimed at youth transitioning to adulthood, this presentation is simple, fun, and provides needed information.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

August 13, 2024

Caring for a Child with Food Allergies

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Parenting a Child with Food Allergies is designed to provide evidence-based, practical information for those caring for children with serious food allergies.

 

To join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com.

 

August 13, 2024

Child and Family Advisory Partnership Forum

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CFAP is a monthly forum that connects foster, adoptive, kinship, bio and group home/residential caregivers to what is happening in the healthcare system.

 

It also provides:

  • education and training opportunities
  • a forum to give input and feedback into what is going well
  • chance to suggest how to improve the current child serving systems

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

August 15, 2024

New Provider Orientation

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This training provides a high-level overview of subjects such as: member eligibility; covered services; prior authorization; the provider manual (which is a direct extension of the provider agreement); Availity; quality; fraud, waste and abuse; claims; and grievances and appeals. The SKY program will also be covered, including roles and responsibilities of the of the Department, DCBS, DJJ, and Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) and SKY contractor and needs of the SKY population.

  • Continuity of care training will emphasize HIPAA requirements supporting compliant sharing of enrollee health information.
  • Covered Services and the Provider’s responsibilities for providing and/or coordinating such services. Special emphasis must be placed on areas that vary from Medicaid coverage and processes, such as coordinating with Foster Parents, Caregivers, Fictive Kin, DCBS and DJJ professional personnel, Adoptive Parents, CASAs, judges, law enforcement officials, and other Cabinet sister agencies.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

August 15, 2024

Training Collaborative

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

This group will convene bimonthly to discuss commonly held knowledge for innovative and advanced child protection practice and concepts in the state of Kentucky as well as gaps in knowledge that need support. Our meetings will be held bimonthly on the 3rd Thursday from 12 – 1:15pm. 

 

This group will have the honor of planning around the collective sharing, distribution, and advancement of commonly held training knowledge in a variety of subject areas regarding children and families. This group will also have the opportunity to identify key partnerships, resources, and leverage points to build training knowledge and continue to share across the state and its systems and families, paving the way for Kentucky to be best in class in its collective child and family training knowledge. 

 

Please consider joining us on one of the working subgroups:

 

Education Workgroup:  If interested please contact Joy Varney at VarneyJ@aetna.com

Family/Advocacy/Member Workgroup:  If interested please contact Jesse Cain at cainj1@aetna.com

Systems Workgroup:  If interested please contact Courtney Ham at MaryM@aetna.com

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Julie Horen-Easley at Horen-EasleyJ@aetna.com

 

 

August 22, 2024

Kentucky Center for Grieving Center and Families Training Series

Topic: Grief in Early Childhood: How to Support Our Youngest Grievers

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Specifically addresses grief in early childhood.
  • Provides strategies for supporting the youngest grievers in a sensitive, age-appropriate, and effective manner.
  • Following this session, participants will be able to: 
    • Gain a deep understanding of how grief manifests in early childhood.
    • Learn communication techniques tailored for supporting the youngest grievers.
    • Develop interventions that are age-appropriate for supporting grieving children in early childhood.

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Andrea Polk at PolkA@aetna.com

 

August 29, 2024

Virtual Office Hours for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of these sessions is to update participants on program related matters and give our partners an opportunity to raise questions or issues they may have regarding network participation. We intend to have a featured topic that will be addressed each session. Depending on the content to be addressed, i.e., medical management, billing, claims adjudication, etc., there will be other Aetna subject matter experts joining the call.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

September 5, 2024

BE Healthy:  Health Runs Deep

Introductory Session

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Health Runs Deep is an evidence-based, community education class for people who want to be healthier.

 

Health Runs Deep is a great program to join if you are looking for support as you take small steps to improve and manage your health.

 

Discussions include: Goal setting, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Healthy cooking.

 

Foster parent credit and incentives are available for attendance.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Candace Gurley at GurleyC@aetna.com.

 

September 6, 2024

UK CTAC 3 Hr Basic TIC Training

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free Trauma Informed Care Training by UK's CTAC, sponsored by Aetna :This training will provide a brief overview of the types of trauma children/adults may be exposed to and symptoms of traumatic stress. Participants will learn about the elements of a trauma-informed system and will increase their knowledge and practice of emotional regulation strategies that can reduce traumatic stress symptoms in clients. 

 

CEs are available for Social Work and  Psychology only.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Dawn Burke at BurkeD3@aetna.com.  

 

 

September 10, 2024

Child and Family Advisory Partnership Forum

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CFAP is a monthly forum that connects foster, adoptive, kinship, bio and group home/residential caregivers to what is happening in the healthcare system.

 

It also provides:

  • education and training opportunities
  • a forum to give input and feedback into what is going well
  • chance to suggest how to improve the current child serving systems

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

September 12, 2024

Welcome to SKY for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of this training is to educate participants in system transformation and design as well as the new foster program, Supporting Kentucky Youth. The participants will receive an overview of the program, including how the state/Cabinet sister agencies define roles and responsibilities and collaborate to meet the needs of the KY SKY population. Participants will gain a high-level understanding of the FFPSA, what this means at the state and policy level, including fiscal implications. Participants will learn about the Care management tiers, the risk stratification process, and how to connect the SKY enrollees to Care Management services.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

September 19, 2024

New Provider Orientation

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This training provides a high-level overview of subjects such as: member eligibility; covered services; prior authorization; the provider manual (which is a direct extension of the provider agreement); Availity; quality; fraud, waste and abuse; claims; and grievances and appeals. The SKY program will also be covered, including roles and responsibilities of the of the Department, DCBS, DJJ, and Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) and SKY contractor and needs of the SKY population.

  • Continuity of care training will emphasize HIPAA requirements supporting compliant sharing of enrollee health information.
  • Covered Services and the Provider’s responsibilities for providing and/or coordinating such services. Special emphasis must be placed on areas that vary from Medicaid coverage and processes, such as coordinating with Foster Parents, Caregivers, Fictive Kin, DCBS and DJJ professional personnel, Adoptive Parents, CASAs, judges, law enforcement officials, and other Cabinet sister agencies.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

September 19, 2024

BE Healthy:  Health Runs Deep

Session I: Goal Setting

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Health Runs Deep is an evidence-based, community education class for people who want to be healthier.

 

Health Runs Deep is a great program to join if you are looking for support as you take small steps to improve and manage your health.

 

Discussions include: Goal setting, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Healthy cooking.

 

Foster parent credit and incentives are available for attendance.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Candace Gurley at GurleyC@aetna.com.

 

September 24, 2024

Caring For Children Who Have Experienced Trauma - 8 Part Training Series for Resource Parents for Credits    

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Many children who enter the foster care system have been exposed to traumatic events. Helping resource parents understand how these events may impact children and how to recognize behaviors as symptoms of those experiences are the goals of Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource parents.

 

Virtual 8-Part Training Series on Wednesdays 11:00-1:00 EST:

9-4-24

9-11-24

9-18-24

9-25-24

10-2-24

10-9-24

10-16-24

10-23-24

 

How to join this event:

Register through the TRIS system.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Dawn Burke at BurkeD3@aetna.com.  

 

 

September 26, 2024

Virtual Office Hours for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of these sessions is to update participants on program related matters and give our partners an opportunity to raise questions or issues they may have regarding network participation. We intend to have a featured topic that will be addressed each session. Depending on the content to be addressed, i.e., medical management, billing, claims adjudication, etc., there will be other Aetna subject matter experts joining the call.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

October 3, 2024

BE Healthy:  Health Runs Deep

Session II: Nutrition

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Health Runs Deep is an evidence-based, community education class for people who want to be healthier.

 

Health Runs Deep is a great program to join if you are looking for support as you take small steps to improve and manage your health.

 

Discussions include: Goal setting, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Healthy cooking.

 

Foster parent credit and incentives are available for attendance.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Candace Gurley at GurleyC@aetna.com.

 

October 8, 2024

Child and Family Advisory Partnership Forum

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CFAP is a monthly forum that connects foster, adoptive, kinship, bio and group home/residential caregivers to what is happening in the healthcare system.

 

It also provides:

  • education and training opportunities
  • a forum to give input and feedback into what is going well
  • chance to suggest how to improve the current child serving systems

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

October 10, 2024

Welcome to SKY for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of this training is to educate participants in system transformation and design as well as the new foster program, Supporting Kentucky Youth. The participants will receive an overview of the program, including how the state/Cabinet sister agencies define roles and responsibilities and collaborate to meet the needs of the KY SKY population. Participants will gain a high-level understanding of the FFPSA, what this means at the state and policy level, including fiscal implications. Participants will learn about the Care management tiers, the risk stratification process, and how to connect the SKY enrollees to Care Management services.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

October 15, 2024

Human Trafficking 101

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Understand human trafficking, what resources are available, learn how to meet the complex behavioral health and support needs of this population, and reporting requirements.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Allison Galvagni at GalvagniA@aetna.com

 

October 16, 2024

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Substance Exposed Infants

Time: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Participants will gain a basic understanding of NAS, symptoms, EBP, and accessing NAS care coordinator services through Aetna and other resources.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

October 17, 2024

SKY Overview Community Presentation

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Overview of our SKY (Supporting Kentucky's Youth) program. Includes how to get started and what services you may be eligible for, as well as how to contact us and access the benefits associated with our program.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

October 17, 2024

New Provider Orientation

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This training provides a high-level overview of subjects such as: member eligibility; covered services; prior authorization; the provider manual (which is a direct extension of the provider agreement); Availity; quality; fraud, waste and abuse; claims; and grievances and appeals. The SKY program will also be covered, including roles and responsibilities of the of the Department, DCBS, DJJ, and Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) and SKY contractor and needs of the SKY population.

  • Continuity of care training will emphasize HIPAA requirements supporting compliant sharing of enrollee health information.
  • Covered Services and the Provider’s responsibilities for providing and/or coordinating such services. Special emphasis must be placed on areas that vary from Medicaid coverage and processes, such as coordinating with Foster Parents, Caregivers, Fictive Kin, DCBS and DJJ professional personnel, Adoptive Parents, CASAs, judges, law enforcement officials, and other Cabinet sister agencies.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

October 17, 2024

BE Healthy:  Health Runs Deep

Session III: Physical Activity

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Health Runs Deep is an evidence-based, community education class for people who want to be healthier.

 

Health Runs Deep is a great program to join if you are looking for support as you take small steps to improve and manage your health.

 

Discussions include: Goal setting, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Healthy cooking.

 

Foster parent credit and incentives are available for attendance.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Candace Gurley at GurleyC@aetna.com.

 

October 17, 2024

Training Collaborative

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

This group will convene bimonthly to discuss commonly held knowledge for innovative and advanced child protection practice and concepts in the state of Kentucky as well as gaps in knowledge that need support. Our meetings will be held bimonthly on the 3rd Thursday from 12 – 1:15pm. 

 

This group will have the honor of planning around the collective sharing, distribution, and advancement of commonly held training knowledge in a variety of subject areas regarding children and families. This group will also have the opportunity to identify key partnerships, resources, and leverage points to build training knowledge and continue to share across the state and its systems and families, paving the way for Kentucky to be best in class in its collective child and family training knowledge. 

 

Please consider joining us on one of the working subgroups:

 

Education Workgroup:  If interested please contact Joy Varney at VarneyJ@aetna.com

Family/Advocacy/Member Workgroup:  If interested please contact Jesse Cain at cainj1@aetna.com

Systems Workgroup:  If interested please contact Courtney Ham at MaryM@aetna.com

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Julie Horen-Easley at Horen-EasleyJ@aetna.com

 

 

October 22, 2024

Supporting LGBTQ+ Population

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Understanding of the cultural values and practices within the community and be able to identify resources including behavioral health needs for LGBTQ+ enrollees; understanding that language is essential, such as using correct identifying pronouns, and that forms and resources account for diverse perceptions of sexuality, sex, and gender.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

October 23, 2024

Supporting Transition Age Youth

Time: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Participants will learn how to best meet the specialized needs of youth who are struggling with placement stability; will be able to identify and locate behavioral health support (through Aetna and other resources) and how to reach out to obtain services and supports through the Care Coordination teams. In addition, participants will learn how Aetna Care Managers support transition age foster kids and will learn about the Value-Added Benefits provided to transition age foster youth.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Rachelle Mann at MannR@aetna.com.

 

 

October 23, 2024

Caring for a Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Caring for a Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) provides an overview of RAD, including differing types, treatments, support for caregivers, including discussions to have with your doctor and what to expect.

 

To join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com.

 

October 24, 2024

Kentucky Center for Grieving Center and Families Training Series

Topic: Understanding Traumatic Grief: Best Practices to Support Children 

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Focuses on traumatic grief and best practices for supporting children through such experiences.
  • Offers practical guidance for clinicians dealing with grief in the context of trauma.
  • Following this session, participants will be able to: 
    • Understand the characteristics and dynamics of traumatic grief in children.
    • Develop assessment skills to identify traumatic grief and associated symptoms.
    • Acquire best practices and interventions for providing trauma-informed support to grieving children.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Andrea Polk at PolkA@aetna.com

 

October 31, 2024

Virtual Office Hours for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of these sessions is to update participants on program related matters and give our partners an opportunity to raise questions or issues they may have regarding network participation. We intend to have a featured topic that will be addressed each session. Depending on the content to be addressed, i.e., medical management, billing, claims adjudication, etc., there will be other Aetna subject matter experts joining the call.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

October 31, 2024

BE Healthy:  Health Runs Deep

Session IV: Slow Cooking

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Health Runs Deep is an evidence-based, community education class for people who want to be healthier.

 

Health Runs Deep is a great program to join if you are looking for support as you take small steps to improve and manage your health.

 

Discussions include: Goal setting, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Healthy cooking.

 

Foster parent credit and incentives are available for attendance.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Candace Gurley at GurleyC@aetna.com.

 

November 5, 2024

Caring for a Child with ADHD

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This presentation gives a general overview of ADHD types and symptoms throughout several developmental stages. A trauma informed approach and co-existing conditions are also discussed. The journey to diagnosis is presented while highlighting various behavior scales frequently used. Finally, treatment options are presented including behavior therapies/parent training, referrals to specialists, floor time and medications. The addendum includes a variety of teaching sheets and resource links for participants’ further research.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

November 5, 2024

Basic Information on Over-The-Counter and Prescription Medications

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This presentation covers the basics of medications such as the difference between OTC and Prescription medications, the information on a prescription, questions to ask the doctor, side effects, and overuse/abuse. Knowledge checks and parenting tips are included to further engage thought and discussion around the safe use and administration of medications.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

November 6, 2024

Power Struggles

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This presentation for parents is designed to provide evidence-based, practical information in dealing with Power Struggles.  A trauma-informed approach is discussed to help parents understand why a reaction might occur and presents proven strategies for improvement.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

November 7, 2024

The Talk; Talking to Your Teen About Sex (Sex Ed for Caregivers)

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This presentation has been developed to provide practical, factual information for caregivers attempting to educate their children about the topics around sexual education and sexual health.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

November 12, 2024

Caring for a Child with Food Allergies

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Parenting a Child with Food Allergies is designed to provide evidence-based, practical information for those caring for children with serious food allergies.

 

To join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com.

 

November 12, 2024

Child and Family Advisory Partnership Forum

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CFAP is a monthly forum that connects foster, adoptive, kinship, bio and group home/residential caregivers to what is happening in the healthcare system.

 

It also provides:

  • education and training opportunities
  • a forum to give input and feedback into what is going well
  • chance to suggest how to improve the current child serving systems

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Melissa Dean at mgdean@aetna.com

 

 

November 14, 2024

SKY Child & Adolescent Nutrition and Wellness

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SKY Child & Adolescent Nutrition and Wellness is a training for foster parent credit highlighting a trauma-informed, holistic approach to overall health and wellness.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@aetna.com

 

 

November 14, 2024

Welcome to SKY for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of this training is to educate participants in system transformation and design as well as the new foster program, Supporting Kentucky Youth. The participants will receive an overview of the program, including how the state/Cabinet sister agencies define roles and responsibilities and collaborate to meet the needs of the KY SKY population. Participants will gain a high-level understanding of the FFPSA, what this means at the state and policy level, including fiscal implications. Participants will learn about the Care management tiers, the risk stratification process, and how to connect the SKY enrollees to Care Management services.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

November 28, 2024

New Provider Orientation

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This training provides a high-level overview of subjects such as: member eligibility; covered services; prior authorization; the provider manual (which is a direct extension of the provider agreement); Availity; quality; fraud, waste and abuse; claims; and grievances and appeals. The SKY program will also be covered, including roles and responsibilities of the of the Department, DCBS, DJJ, and Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) and SKY contractor and needs of the SKY population.

  • Continuity of care training will emphasize HIPAA requirements supporting compliant sharing of enrollee health information.
  • Covered Services and the Provider’s responsibilities for providing and/or coordinating such services. Special emphasis must be placed on areas that vary from Medicaid coverage and processes, such as coordinating with Foster Parents, Caregivers, Fictive Kin, DCBS and DJJ professional personnel, Adoptive Parents, CASAs, judges, law enforcement officials, and other Cabinet sister agencies.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

November 28, 2024

Virtual Office Hours for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of these sessions is to update participants on program related matters and give our partners an opportunity to raise questions or issues they may have regarding network participation. We intend to have a featured topic that will be addressed each session. Depending on the content to be addressed, i.e., medical management, billing, claims adjudication, etc., there will be other Aetna subject matter experts joining the call.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

December 6, 2024

UK CTAC 3 Hr Basic TIC Training

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free Trauma Informed Care Training by UK's CTAC, sponsored by Aetna :This training will provide a brief overview of the types of trauma children/adults may be exposed to and symptoms of traumatic stress. Participants will learn about the elements of a trauma-informed system and will increase their knowledge and practice of emotional regulation strategies that can reduce traumatic stress symptoms in clients. 

 

CEs are available for Social Work and  Psychology only.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Dawn Burke at BurkeD3@aetna.com.  

 

 

December 12, 2024

Welcome to SKY for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of this training is to educate participants in system transformation and design as well as the new foster program, Supporting Kentucky Youth. The participants will receive an overview of the program, including how the state/Cabinet sister agencies define roles and responsibilities and collaborate to meet the needs of the KY SKY population. Participants will gain a high-level understanding of the FFPSA, what this means at the state and policy level, including fiscal implications. Participants will learn about the Care management tiers, the risk stratification process, and how to connect the SKY enrollees to Care Management services.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

December 19, 2024

New Provider Orientation

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This training provides a high-level overview of subjects such as: member eligibility; covered services; prior authorization; the provider manual (which is a direct extension of the provider agreement); Availity; quality; fraud, waste and abuse; claims; and grievances and appeals. The SKY program will also be covered, including roles and responsibilities of the of the Department, DCBS, DJJ, and Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) and SKY contractor and needs of the SKY population.

  • Continuity of care training will emphasize HIPAA requirements supporting compliant sharing of enrollee health information.
  • Covered Services and the Provider’s responsibilities for providing and/or coordinating such services. Special emphasis must be placed on areas that vary from Medicaid coverage and processes, such as coordinating with Foster Parents, Caregivers, Fictive Kin, DCBS and DJJ professional personnel, Adoptive Parents, CASAs, judges, law enforcement officials, and other Cabinet sister agencies.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

 

December 19, 2024

Training Collaborative

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

This group will convene bimonthly to discuss commonly held knowledge for innovative and advanced child protection practice and concepts in the state of Kentucky as well as gaps in knowledge that need support. Our meetings will be held bimonthly on the 3rd Thursday from 12 – 1:15pm. 

 

This group will have the honor of planning around the collective sharing, distribution, and advancement of commonly held training knowledge in a variety of subject areas regarding children and families. This group will also have the opportunity to identify key partnerships, resources, and leverage points to build training knowledge and continue to share across the state and its systems and families, paving the way for Kentucky to be best in class in its collective child and family training knowledge. 

 

Please consider joining us on one of the working subgroups:

 

Education Workgroup:  If interested please contact Joy Varney at VarneyJ@aetna.com

Family/Advocacy/Member Workgroup:  If interested please contact Jesse Cain at cainj1@aetna.com

Systems Workgroup:  If interested please contact Courtney Ham at MaryM@aetna.com

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Julie Horen-Easley at Horen-EasleyJ@aetna.com

 

 

December 26, 2024

Virtual Office Hours for Providers

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The purpose of these sessions is to update participants on program related matters and give our partners an opportunity to raise questions or issues they may have regarding network participation. We intend to have a featured topic that will be addressed each session. Depending on the content to be addressed, i.e., medical management, billing, claims adjudication, etc., there will be other Aetna subject matter experts joining the call.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Michelle Marrs at MarrsM@aetna.com.

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