Disaster Mental Health Conference Being Held in Normal, Illinois November 1-2, 2016

The 2016 Disaster Mental Health Conference will be held on November 1st and 2nd at Heartland Community College (1500 West Raab Rd, Normal). The 2016 Disaster Mental Health Conference is sponsored by the McLean County Health Department, the McLean County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps and The Baby Fold.


Day 1 of the conference (Nov 1st) will be Mental Health First Aid for First Responders (8:00-5:00). Lunch will be provided. CEUs are anticipated for EMT, RN, LCSW, and LCPC. Cost is $10 for registrants who work or live in McLean County and $40 for all other registrants. 

 

Day 2 of the conference (Nov 2nd) will consist of the following agenda:

 

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                          REGISTRATION

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.                          WELCOME AND STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES  

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.                        KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Supporting Children & Families After a Disaster: Robert Lusk, Ph.D. Clinical Director, The Baby Fold

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                      BREAK

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                      BREAKOUT SESSION:

Functional Needs: “I Won’t Leave Without Them; The Impact of the Human/Animal Bond on Disaster Preparedness and Response”: Shay Simmons and Tina Zimmerman

Recovery: “Child and Adolescent Resiliency following a Natural Disaster”: Tegan Camden

Recovery: Psychological Impact of Disasters, Outbreaks and Terrorism Research Project: Dr. David Milen

11:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.                     LUNCH (Provided)

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.                       BREAKOUT SESSION:

Functional Needs: “I Won’t Leave Without Them; The Impact of the Human/Animal Bond on Disaster Preparedness and Response”: Shay Simmons and Tina Zimmerman

Children in Disaster: Emergency Preparedness Kits for Kids – Bob Clark

Recovery: “Child and Adolescent Resiliency following a Natural Disaster”: Tegan Camden

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                          BREAK

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                          BREAKOUT SESSION:

Functional Needs: Montgomery County Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team: Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of Others First: Hugh Satterlee

Children in Disaster: Weathering the Storm: An Exploration of How to Achieve Recovery in the Wake of Disaster: Bryan Hinman

Recovery: Psychological Impact of Disasters, Outbreaks and Terrorism Research Project: Dr. David Milen

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.                          BREAK

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                          CLOSING SPEAKER - "The Man of Steel - Combating the John Wayne Inside": Mike Claver, Deputy Chief and Chaplain, Danvers Fire Department, Pastor First Presbyterian Church, Morton Illinois

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                          CLOSING AND EVALUATIONS

 

Lunch will be provided. CEUs are anticipated for CHES, EMT, RN, LCSW, and LCPC. Cost is $50. MRC volunteers and students will have a reduced registration fee of $25.

                                   

To register online go to www.heartland.edu/communityEd and look for the 2016 Disaster Mental Health Conference logo or call 309-268-8160. 

 

If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact David Hopper (309-888-5987 or david.hopper@mcleancountyil.gov)

 

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