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SCHEDULE (CST):

9 AMVirtual rooms open
9:15 AMOpening and Welcome
9:30 AMKeynote – Jeffrey Zuckerman
10:30 AMTransition/Break
10:45 AMBreakout Session One: #1-5
11:45 AMTransition/Break
12 PMBreakout Session Two: #6-10
1 PMTransition/Break
1:15 PMBreakout Session Three: #11-15
2:20 PMClosing
All times are CST

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Abigail Rose, Deephaven Yoga, focuses on enriching participants lives through mindful practice and tools for physical health and mental well-being.


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BREAKOUT SESSION #1-5

1. Continuing the Conversation with Keynoter Jeffrey Zuckerman: Mental Health is a Family Story

2. Invite Your Body to be Your Ally in Self-care
Patty Hlava, PhD

3. Finding Recovery Resources: Beyond the Diagnosis
Brenda Shores, LICSW, and Vice President at Mental Health Resources (MHR)

4. Post-traumatic Stress and Growth: Moving Beyond Trauma
Allison “Ali” DeCamillis, MS, ATR-BC, LPCC, JFCS Counseling Manager

5. Talking with Children about Difficult Issues
Leah Persky, PhD, CFLE-P, JFCS Family Life Education Manager
Natalie Oleson, LICSW, child psychotherapist at JFCS


TRANSITION/BREAK

BREAKOUT SESSION #6-10

6. Forgiveness: Potent Strategies for Health, Wellness and Healing
Louisa Hext, mediator, consultant coach and North America Coordinator for the
traveling exhibition, “The F Word: Stories of Forgiveness”

7. COVID 19: A Pandemic of Grief and Loss
Barbara Rudnick, MA Counseling and Psychological Services, is the former JFCS
Family Life Education Manager

8. How to Access Mental Health Resources
Julie Ogunleye, MPA, 211 Sr. Program Officer at Greater Twin Cities United Way
Carolina De Los Rios, MA in counseling psychology, oversees The Greater Twin Cities United Way Suicide Prevention Lifeline

CANCELLED 9. Addiction Treatments: What is Possible?
Jeffrey Sawyer, MD, Cofounder and CEO of The Remedy

10. Listening to Youth: A Panel Discussion on Mental Health and Teens
Gabrielle Fitzgerald, panel moderator is a Certified Health Education Specialist and is currently the Community Education Manager at myHealth for Teens & Young Adults


Abigail Rose, Deephaven Yoga, focuses on enriching participants lives through mindful practice and tools for physical health and mental well-being.


BREAKOUT SESSION #11-15

11. Politics and Mental Health
Leah Persky, PhD, CFLE-P, JFCS Family Life Education Manager
Michel Rousseau, LICSW, psychotherapist at JFCS
Rick Hotchner & Barbara Thomas are Braver Angels ambassadors

12. KINDFULNESS: Trauma Responsive Mindfulness for Mental Health
Kathy Flaminio, LGSW, MSW, E-RYT-200, is the founder of Move Mindfully

13. Optimizing Communications between Patients and Doctors
Michael Trangle, MD, Senior Fellow at HealthPartners Institute for Research and Education
Beth Silverwater, Mental Health Education Conference planning committee member

14. Highway to Help: New On-Ramps for Recovery from Addiction
Becky Sulkin, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Program Manager of Jewish Community Addiction Services at JFCS
Lorna Hunt Ellison LPCC, LADC, MPS, MBA, Senior Social Worker/Senior Chemical Health Counselor Clinical Review Team of Hennepin County Health Addiction and Recovery Services Unit

15. Healing the Wounds of Mental Health Disparities
Libby Haight, MPP, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Supervisor in Washburn Center for Children’s Crisis Stabilization Program
Rick Laska, LICSW, Certified Sex Therapist (CST), is Director of Behavioral Health at Rainbow Health


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