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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.

 

Family Planning Training Series for Pregnant, Parenting and Transition Age Youth

Newly pregnant or caring for a pregnant teen in your home? Becoming a first-time father? Transitioning into adulthood?

 

Aetna Better Health of Kentucky offers training and education that can help.

 

Our offering of training and education programs include:

  • Caring for a Pregnant Teen
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Catch My Breath
  • Sexual Health & Body Safety
  • One Love: Healthy Relationships
  • Parenting Education

Local events and trainings

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

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 6, 2024

Preventative Strategies for Behavioral Escalation

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This workshop will describe the impact of trauma that results in crisis behaviors.  Participants will learn practical and preventable strategies to help children learn to self-regulate and avoid dangerous behaviors. 

 

Objectives:

  • Identify how trauma and brain development impact crisis de-escalation
  • Identify preventative strategies for crisis escalation
  • Apply trauma informed strategies to assist children in high stress scenarios 

 

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 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 7, 2024

Getting on TRACK:  Daily Living Skills

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 

Topics include: 

  • Self-Care importance 
  • Personal Healthcare
  • Laundry/Housekeeping 
  • Time Management 
  • Social Skills/Self-Advocating

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link prior to the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Kristi Brewer at BrewerK3@aetna.com.

 

August 8, 2024

National Center for Innovation and Excellence Presents High Fidelity WrapAround Overview

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

National Center for Innovation and Excellence Wraparound is an intensive, team-based, person-centered care planning and management process. It is not a treatment or service per se. Wraparound is not a process for all; it is applicable and most effective for those with complex needs and histories of extensive and costly service utilization.  The wraparound process aims to achieve positive outcomes by providing a structured, creative and individualized team planning process with four specific phases (engagement, plan development, implementation, and transition) that, compared to traditional treatment planning, results in plans that are more effective and more relevant to the child and family

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Julie Horen-Easley at Horen-EasleyJ@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 8, 2024

Caring For a Pregnant Teen

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Caring for a Pregnant Teen provides information and education to teens and their parents about the stages of pregnancy, care during pregnancy, birth control, and support systems.  An important part of this training also includes the topic of relationships with the father and potential resources that may be available.

 

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 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 15, 2024

SKY Child & Adolescent Nutrition and Wellness

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 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 prior to the event using this link.

 

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

 

 

August 20, 2024

Mental Health Crisis Intervention

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Participants will learn about the mental health crisis intervention services available in their regions and how to access them.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Courtney Ham at MaryM@aetna.com

 

 

August 22, 2024

Kentucky Center for Grieving Children 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 22, 2024

The Trevor Project Ally & CARE Training

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Trevor Project will be presenting their Ally and CARE Training.

 

Ally Training brings to the forefront the importance of diverse and inclusive workplaces while empowering attendees to ask questions without fear of judgment. Attendees will participate in a facilitated discussion about what it means to be an authentic ally of LGBTQ+ people, learn the latest terminology used to describe LGBTQ+ communities, explore the ins and outs of “coming out”, learn about the importance of pronouns, and discuss the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ youth and adults in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities.

 

CARE (Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower) Training is an interactive and intensive training that provides adults with an overview of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) youth, and the different environmental stressors that contribute to their heightened risk for suicide.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Courtney Ham at MaryM@aetna.com

 

 

August 22, 2024

Catch my Breath: Teen Vaping Prevention

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A part of the Family Planning: Training Series for Pregnant, Parenting, and Transition Age Youth

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Brittany Bickett at BickettB@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.

 

August 29, 2024

Sexual Health and Body Safety for Transition Age Youth

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This session includes information on how to recognize, respond to, and report inappropriate sexual behavior. Teaches youth that they are the boss of their own body and the importance of using the proper terminology for their anatomy.

 

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

 

 

September 4, 2024

Kentucky Center for Autism Training Series Fall of 2024

Session 1: Embracing Sensory Diversity: The Importance of Sensory Spaces and How to Create Them

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This presentation aims to increase understanding of sensory processing differences, particularly concerning autism. It highlights the importance of sensory spaces/rooms in providing a calming, automated environment for individuals with sensory needs. Practical strategies and cost-effective solutions are shared for creating sensory-friendly spaces within limited areas like classrooms, offices, and homes. Real-life examples demonstrate the benefits of sensory rooms in promoting inclusion, focus, and well-being for neurodivergent individuals.

Objectives:

  1. Educate the audience about sensory diversity,
  2. Highlight the necessity of sensory spaces/rooms, 
  3. Equip them with the knowledge and tools to create inclusive, sensory-friendly spaces within their respective environments.

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Andrea Polk at PolkA@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 5, 2024

One Love: Boundary Setting Workshop

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Healthy relationships training. A part of the Family Planning: Training Series for Pregnant, Parenting, and Transition Age Youth

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Brittany Bickett at BickettB@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 9, 2024

Getting on Track: Higher Education

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In This 1 hour class we will cover topics including:

  • What is higher education?
  • Options
  • Why further education?
  • Cost/Financial Aid
  • What is FAFSA?

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Brittany Bickett at BickettB@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 11, 2024

Kentucky Center for Autism Training Series Fall of 2024

Session 2: Accommodation and Allyship: Supporting Autistic Employees and Colleagues 

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Autism is not a collection of behaviors but a brain-based set of differences which drive observable traits. This presentation will describe autistic differences as they relate to neurological variations. With this knowledge, we will explore some of the accommodations frequently requested by autistic employees, how to implement them, and how to advocate with employers. The principles of allyship will be used to illustrate ways coworkers can support their autistic colleagues while respecting the dignity and autonomy of the person. 

Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand autism as a brain-based disability and be able to explain how brain differences translate to observable autistic traits. 
  2. Participants will be able to describe at least five accommodations frequently requested by autistic employees and how to implement them. 
  3. Participants will know the principles of allyship and how to apply them on the job.

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Andrea Polk at PolkA@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 12, 2024

Parenting Education

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Family Enrichment Center in partnership with Aetna Better Health of Kentucky will be providing a Parenting 101 Overview as apart of the Family Planning Training Series for Pregnant, Parenting and Transition Age Youth

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Brittany Bickett at BickettB@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 25, 2024

Getting on Track: New Driver Prep 

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Topics include: 

  • Types of Drivers Licenses in KY 
  • Requirements to obtain permits/licenses 
  • What do I need to apply? 
  • Tests and Driver Manual Review 
  • Car ownership

 

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 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 2, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series

Module 1: Intro to 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 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. 

 

Foster parent training credit will be provided upon completion of the course.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Dawn Burke at BurkeD3@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 3, 2024

Getting on TRACK - Resume Building

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Resume building training

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Joy Varney at VarneyJ@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 9, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series

Module 2: 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. 

 

Foster parent training credit will be provided upon completion of the course.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Dawn Burke at BurkeD3@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 10, 2024

Caring For a Pregnant Teen

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Caring for a Pregnant Teen provides information and education to teens and their parents about the stages of pregnancy, care during pregnancy, birth control, and support systems.  An important part of this training also includes the topic of relationships with the father and potential resources that may be available.

 

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 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 16, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series

Module 3: 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. 

 

Foster parent training credit will be provided upon completion of the course.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Joy Varney at VarneyJ@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 17, 2024

SKY Child & Adolescent Nutrition and Wellness

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 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 prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Erica Jones at JonesE8@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 22 2024

Getting on TRACK - Public Assistance

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Public assistance training

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Brittany Bickett at BickettB@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 23, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series

Module 4: 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.

 

Foster parent training credit will be provided upon completion of the course.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

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

 

October 24, 2024

Kentucky Center for Grieving Children 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 24, 2024

Catch my Breath: Teen Vaping Prevention

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A part of the Family Planning Training Series for Pregnant, Parenting, and Transition Age Youth

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Brittany Bickett at BickettB@aetna.com

 

October 24, 2024

Getting on Track:  Banking and Finance

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join us to learn more about the basics of Banking and Finance.

Topics include:

  • Making a budget
  • Opening an account
  • Your paycheck
  • Ways to save
  • Credit
  • Managing debt
  • Identity theft

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

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

 

 

October 30, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series

Module 5: 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 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. 

 

Foster parent training credit will be provided upon completion of the course.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

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

 

October 31, 2024

Sexual Health and Body Safety for Transition Age Youth

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This session includes information on how to recognize, respond to, and report inappropriate sexual behavior. Teaches youth that they are the boss of their own body and the importance of using the proper terminology for their anatomy.

 

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 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 5, 2024

Preventative Strategies for Behavioral Escalation

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This workshop will describe the impact of trauma that results in crisis behaviors.  Participants will learn practical and preventable strategies to help children learn to self-regulate and avoid dangerous behaviors. 

 

Objectives:

  • Identify how trauma and brain development impact crisis de-escalation
  • Identify preventative strategies for crisis escalation
  • Apply trauma informed strategies to assist children in high stress scenarios 

 

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

 

 

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 6, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series

Module 6: Understanding 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. 

 

Foster parent training credit will be provided upon completion of the course.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

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

 

November 7, 2024

National Center for Innovation and Excellence Presents High Fidelity WrapAround Overview

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

National Center for Innovation and Excellence Wraparound is an intensive, team-based, person-centered care planning and management process. It is not a treatment or service per se. Wraparound is not a process for all; it is applicable and most effective for those with complex needs and histories of extensive and costly service utilization.  The wraparound process aims to achieve positive outcomes by providing a structured, creative and individualized team planning process with four specific phases (engagement, plan development, implementation, and transition) that, compared to traditional treatment planning, results in plans that are more effective and more relevant to the child and family

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Julie Horen-Easley at Horen-EasleyJ@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 7, 2024

One Love: Boundary Setting Workshop

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Healthy relationships training. A part of the Family Planning: Training Series for Pregnant, Parenting, and Transition Age Youth

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Brittany Bickett at BickettB@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 13, 2024

CORE Teen Training Series

Module 7: 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. 

 

Foster parent training credit will be provided upon completion of the course.

 

How to join this event:

Register using this link.

 

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

 

November 13, 2024

Getting on Track: Couponing

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Topics include: 

  • Benefits of couponing 
  • Types of coupons 
  • How to read coupons
  • How to use coupons 
  • How to organize coupons 
  • Tips on when to coupon 
  • Expired coupons 
  • Other money saving tricks

 

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 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 14, 2024

Parenting Education

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Family Enrichment Center in partnership with Aetna Better Health of Kentucky will be providing a Parenting 101 Overview as apart of the Family Planning Training Series for Pregnant, Parenting and Transition Age Youth

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Brittany Bickett at BickettB@aetna.com

 

November 19, 2024

Mental Health Crisis Intervention

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Participants will learn about the mental health crisis intervention services available in their regions and how to access them.

 

How to join this event:

Visit this link at the time of the event.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Courtney Ham at MaryM@aetna.com

 

 

November 22, 2024

Getting on TRACK:  Problem Solving

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Getting on TRACK: Problem Solving is a training for our youth in transition that will teach them about the practical ways to work through life's road blocks.   You can think of them as challenges – like a puzzle to be solved – or you can think of them as burdens that you are powerless to resolve. The choice is yours.  Come learn steps to problem-solving.

 

How to join this event:

Register prior to the event using this link.

 

If you have questions, you can reach out to Kristi Brewer at BrewerK3@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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