Chippewa Valley Youth
Mental Health Summit
Cardinal Community Learning Center
HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's Hospital
Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
ARTFUL INQUIRY; WHEN WORDS ARE INSUFFICIENT
Artful Inquiry... come learn about a new way of gathering information! Artful inquiry combines curious questions with artful images to surface thoughts and feelings that lie below our level of consciousness. If we limit ourselves to the same old questions and the same old discussions, we will get the same old answers. This interactive session will help you learn how to make the invisible visible - for yourself and others!
Dr. Jean Davidson - Founder, Davidson Consulting and Coaching
I am a coach and consultant who has spent the last 22 years working with change and transition on both an organizational and personal level. My resume is filled with transitions from music teacher to athletic trainer to change management consultant to professor to coach. I founded Davidson Consulting and Coaching in 2004, after spending 10 years in corporate training and consulting roles.
My focus is on helping individuals, teams and organizations find their way through messy, ambiguous, challenging times. I love to work with anyone choosing to make a change in their life, their team, or their organization.
I hold an Ed. D. in Organization Development from the University of St. Thomas, where I am an Executive Fellow in the Organization Learning & Development Program. I am an accredited Insights Practitioner, as well as a CPCC, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and CNTC, Certified NeuroTransformational Coach. In my spare time, I might be found teaching Jazzercise (35 years as an instructor), writing my Random Wisdom blog, golfing, or spending time with my family (husband, three children, eight grandchildren, and two Siberian Huskies) where I live in Woodbury, Minnesota
Understanding the Culture of Poverty
Hiding in Plain Sight
Bridging the Gap Strategies for Successful Health care Transitions
Registration - 7:30am
Keynote Speaker - 8:00-9:15am
A light breakfast of muffins, fruit and beverages will be available.
Talk About It: Healthy Relationships
Before Youth, YOU!
An Italian style lunch buffet catered by Currant Catering will be provided. Along with a sundae bar for dessert.
Teen Technology Use and Misuse
Anxiety in our Youth
"Before Youth, YOU! "
The old adage you can't pour from an empty pitcher is true. Supporting youth is an emotionally draining task and keeping your pitcher full takes intentional action. Learn self-care strategies and resources that can help you be your BEST as a youth advocate.
Holly Hakes - Executive Director, REALiving
This seminar discusses the relationship between genetics and environment, the impact of active addiction on the brain, and why it’s now considered "a brain disease". We will also touch on the abstract concept of "recovery tools" offering concrete examples and how they work to “rewire” the brain.
Jennifer Coyne- Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor, Arbor Place, Inc.
"Anxiety In Our Youth "
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Anxiety is the most common of all mental illnesses, and affects 25 percent of all teens, 30 percent of which are teen girls, and the number is rising. Come and find out why this number is rising, and some new approaches to treating anxiety disorders.
Andrea Hess - MS, LPC, Prevea Behavioral Health/Prevea Health
"Drug Use Behaviors "
We will discuss possible physical and behavioral signs and symptoms that may indicate that an individual is using substances.
Corina Fisher - Behavioral Health Counselor, LE Phillips Libertas Treatment Center
Emily Cranston - Intern, LE Phillips Libertas Treatment Center
"Bridging the Gap: Strategies for Successful Health Care Transition"
This presentation will:
-Define mental health care transition, highlight what it is and why it is important.
-Participants will gain familiarity with the readiness assessment and eight tools on mental health
-Associate concepts of mental health and health care planning into parent/student
conversations around college and career readiness.
-Apply tools to enable students to incorporate health goals into their post-secondary transition
Dawn Stark- Director, Western Regional Center for CYSHCN
"Foster Care "
The presentation will focus on the current state of the foster homes in Chippewa County, (ie; number of foster homes, number of openings, etc.) In addition we will discuss the current need for foster homes, what prospective parents need to do to become licensed, and what to expect when a child is placed with them. The presentation will allow for considerable time of Q&A to best capture the needs of the those in attendance.
Nicholas Stabenow -Schneider - Social Worker-Case Management , Chippewa County Human Services
Serena Schultz - Social Worker, Chippewa County Human Services
"Hiding In Plain Sight"
The Hiding in Plain Sight Mock Room is to educate parents/guardians on what can be hiding in plain sight, in their children's room. Unfortunately, technology makes it easier to access products that help disguise where drugs are hidden. This room gives just a small sample of what is out there , and what kids ARE using.
Sergeant John Beyer- Police Sergent, City Of Bloomer Police Department
Especially after a suicide, communities feel compelled to do something to show their support and raise awareness. When best-practices are followed after a suicide, postvention become prevention. A team of community stakeholders representing the mental health community, medical community, first-responders, faith leaders, funeral home directors, and educators gathered together for training on suicide postvention best practices in February 2017 and then wrote a community handbook for suicide postvention. Come learn from one of the coordinators of this project. You will get a copy of the handbook, understand it's contents, and learn how to use it.
Dr. Heidi Eliopoulos - Superintendent, Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District
Ever wish you had the time to slow down and enjoy life more? Living Mindfully, a 60 minute session on meditation and mindfulness practices, will help you to relax and “fall awake” to your life in the present moment.
Amy Segerstrom- Coordinator, Healing Place: Center for Life's Journey's
"Understanding the Culture of Poverty"
Poverty is resolvable, however, making a difference for people who live in the crisis of poverty requires a paradigm shift; A shift that moves us beyond stereotypes and judgment to a deeper understanding of the causes of poverty and its impact on human beings. This session will provide a better understanding of poverty and provide tools for making a difference.
Laura Baalrud- Community Educator, HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph's Hospital
"Teen Technology Use and Misuse "
This presentation will cover a broad overview of cyberbullying, including issues parents, educators, and teens need to know about how youth use and misuse technology to cause harm to their peers. The presentation will define and provide examples of cyberbullying and discuss the role of parents in preventing and responding to inappropriate online behaviors. It will also describe many of the online environments popular among adolescents today and strategies to use to make sure they are used safely and responsibly.
Justin Patchin PH.D. - Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Co-Director , Cyber bullying Research Center
"Talk About It: What's My Role in Healthy Teen Relationships"
One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. How can we prevent this from happening? In a program from Family Support Center called “Talk About It”, local teens have spent several months exploring Teen Dating Violence, what it looks like, how to intervene and ultimately, how to prevent dating violence from happening in our community. Now it’s your turn! You are invited to gather and learn about the issue of Teen Dating Violence with the ultimate goal of preventing dating and domestic violence from happening in the future.
Grace Glor - Prevention Project Coordinator, Family Support Center
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