Mental Health First Aid

Instructor Summit 2018 Agenda
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Agenda

Time and Location

Event

8:00 – 9:00 am

Woodrow A

Networking Breakfast
9:00 – 9:55 am

Woodrow Wilson A, Ballroom Level

Change the Headlines

Opening Plenary: One Year of Making a Difference

Speaker: Betsy Schwartz, Vice President, Public Education, National Council for Behavioral Health

The Importance of Cultural Awareness

Speaker: Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Diversity and Leadership Consultant

9:55 – 10:05 am

Woodrow Wilson A, Ballroom Level

GirlTrek: Walking 100 Miles for Change

Dedicated to reducing the leading cause of death among Black women, GirlTrek encourages women and girls to walk 30 minutes a day, empowering them to live their healthiest lives. GirlTrek teaches Mental Health First Aid to along their journey to reduce stigma and raise awareness around mental health and substance use problems.

10:05 – 10:55 am

Woodrow Wilson A, Ballroom Level

Making Room for Diversity: Celebrating Differences and Incorporating Cultural Awareness in Mental Health First Aid

In this session, learn strategies for promoting cultural understanding in your courses. This panel of experts will help you make room for diversity by cultivating class environments that incorporate and respect cultural differences. We’ll also reveal some helpful population-specific resources so you have all the tools you need to succeed!

Moderator: Tramaine El-Amin, Assistant Vice President, Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Behavioral Health

Panelists: Soumya Palreddy, Ph.D. National Trainer, Mental Health First Aid

Kameelah Rashad, Founder & President, Muslim Wellness Foundation

Suganya Sockalingam, Ph.D. Senior Consultant, Change Matrix

Cynthia Rice, Project AWARE Coordinator, Hawaii Department of Education

10:55 – 11:10 am

Woodrow Wilson A, Ballroom Level

NETWORKING BREAK

An opportunity to get to know the other Instructors with you at the Summit!

11:10 – 12:00 pm
Breakout A - Becoming the Best: How to Take Your Instructor Teaching Skills to the Next Level

Enhance the delivery of your course material by connecting, inspiring, and motivating your classroom. Learn the key tricks of the trade from this panel of experienced trainers.

Room: Woodrow Wilson B, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Bryan Gibb, Director of Public Education, Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Behavioral Health

Guest Speaker: Carl Baldwin, IMPACT Performance Partners

Panelists: Jill Kluesner, National Trainer, Mental Health First Aid

Michael Cox, National Trainer, Mental Health First Aid

Grazia Cervone, Director of Instructor Support and Engagement, Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Behavioral Health

Breakout B - Let’s Expand - Bring Mental Health First Aid to a Health System Near You

Partnering with your local health system can exponentially increase Mental Health First Aid’s reach and impact! Learn helpful techniques to initiate a partnership with your local health system.
Room: Woodrow Wilson C-D, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Betsy Schwartz, Vice President, Public Education and Strategic Initiatives, National Council for Behavioral Health

Panelists: Ann Marie Knight, Administrator, Community Relations, Mayo Clinic

Ruth Kaluski, Director, Mental Health Association of New Jersey

Lynn Hennighausen, Community Engagement Specialist, Atrium Health

Bayley Raiz, Senior Director, Providence St. Joseph Health

12:00 – 12:10 pm
Woodrow Wilson A, Ballroom Level
WELLNESS BREAK
12:10 – 12:15 pm
Woodrow Wilson A, Ballroom Level
Awkward Conversation
12:15 – 1:10 pm

Woodrow Wilson A, Ballroom Level

NETWORKING LUNCH
Hear from the Mental Health First Aid headquarters as we celebrate the accomplishments of 2017 and fill you in on what’s on the horizon for next year.

Speakers: Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Betsy Schwartz, Vice President, Public Education, National Council for Behavioral Health

1:10 – 1:15 pm
WELLNESS BREAK
1:15 – 2:05 pm
BREAKOUT C- Mental Health First Aid in Schools: Let’s talk Best Sustainability and Best Practices

All about the best techniques and strategies to achieve funding, build sustainability, and ensure you’re delivering high quality Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings in your schools.
Room: Woodrow Wilson C-D, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Tramaine El-Amin, Assistant Vice President, Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Behavioral Health

Panelists: Margi Taber, Assistant Program Director, California Department of Education

Michi Marshall, Executive Vice President, Project 375

Ingrid Donato, Chief, Mental Health Promotion, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

BREAKOUT D- Making Colleges and Universities Your Partners in Mental Health First Aid

What is the value of bringing Mental Health First Aid to your local college? What are the must-know strategies you need to engage them in a partnership? Answers to these questions and more in this panel.
Room: Woodrow Wilson B, Ballroom Level

Moderator: Jill Kluesner, National Trainer, Mental Health First Aid

Panelists: Carol Irizarry-Robles, Ph.D. Project Coordinator, University of Puerto Rico

Douglas Medina, Associate Director, City University of New York

Lori Bequette Ph.D., Provost, Carolinas College of Health Sciences

CERTIFICATION
1:15 – 2:05 pm

*Note: Attendants must pre-register for this session (limit 30 participants)

ALGEE@TheNationalCouncil.org

Get Certified. Mental Health First Aid for Fire and EMS Certification

Room: Baltimore 3, Ballroom Level

Trainer: Chief Michael Allora, Ret. Deputy Fire Chief, Clifton NJ

Get Certified. Mental Health First Aid in Spanish Certification

Room: Baltimore 4, Ballroom Level

Trainer: Angela Begres, National Trainer, Mental Health First Aid

2:05 – 2:15 pm
WELLNESS BREAK
2:15 – 3:05 pm

Woodrow Wilson A, Ballroom Level

Sustain, Improve, and Expand Your Mental Health First Aid Initiative - How to Keep Making a Difference.

This session is all about applying marketing and funding best practices to sustain your local Mental Health First Aid initiative –Funding, Continuing Education Credits, and more.

Moderator: Suzanne Pearlman, National Trainer, Mental Health First Aid

Panelists: Taz Hussein, Head of Public Health Practice, The Bridgespan Group

Tramaine El-Amin, Assistant Vice President, Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Behavioral Health

Rachel Taube, Project Director, Mental Health First Aid Missouri

2:15 – 3:05 pm
Get Certified. Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education

*Note: Attendants must pre-register for this session (limit 30 participants)

ALGEE@TheNationalCouncil.org

Room: Baltimore 3, Ballroom Level

Trainer: Soumya Palreddy, Ph.D. National Trainer, Mental Health First Aid

Get Certified. Mental Health First Aid for Veterans and
Military Families

*Note: Attendants must pre-register for this session (limit 30 participants)

ALGEE@TheNationalCouncil.org

Room: Baltimore 4, Ballroom Level

Trainer: Joseph Coffey, National Trainer, Mental Health First Aid

3:05 – 3:15 pm
WELLNESS BREAK
3:15 – 4:15 pm
BREAKOUT E: The Opioid Epidemic Roundtable – Its Impact on Communities and What Mental Health First Aid Can Do to Help.

Take a deep dive into the current opioid epidemic in the United States and reflect on Mental Health First Aid’s role in addressing it. We’ll also talk about specific tools in the curriculum that can help.
Room: Woodrow Wilson A, Ballroom Level

Panelists: Joseph Coffey, National Trainer

Bryan Gibb, Director of Public Education, Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Behavioral Health

Nina Henry, Addiction Specialist, Jewish Center for Action

BREAKOUT F: Getting Started Roundtable – How to Bring Mental Health First Aid to Your Community.

You want to bring Mental Health First Aid to your area – how can you make that a reality? This panel will discuss how to convince local leadership about the value of Mental Health First Aid.
Room: Woodrow Wilson C-D, Ballroom Level

Panelists: Jennifer Cox, Director of Training, ADAHMS Board for Montgomery County

Maria Pos, State Coordinator, Oregon Community Mental Health Programs

Barbara Becker, Ph.D. Director, Mental Health First Aid Colorado

BREAKOUT G: Taking it Back Home Roundtable - Introducing Spanish Speaking Communities to Mental Health First Aid.

What are the best ways to introduce and sustain Mental Health First Aid to Spanish speaking communities? We can learn the best culturally appropriate strategies from these speakers.

Room: Woodrow Wilson B, Ballroom Level

Panelists: Angela Begres, National Trainer

Carol Irizarry-Robles, Ph.D. Project Coordinator, University of Puerto Rico

4:15 – 4:25 pm
WELLNESS BREAK
4:25 – 4:35 pm

Woodrow Wilson A, Ballroom Level

Fire and EMS: A Testimony of Impact
4:35 – 5:30 pm

Woodrow Wilson A, Ballroom Level

Closing Plenary Session

Closing Remarks: Betsy Schwartz, Vice President, Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Behavioral Health

Speaker: Yashi Brown, Mental Health Advocate and Entertainer

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Woodrow Wilson Foyer

Mental Health First Aid and Recovery and Empowerment Reception

If you are interested in attending one of the above sessions, Register for the Summit and email ALGEE@TheNationalCouncil.org with your preferred session. Check in at the registration desk at the Summit to secure your spot. Unclaimed spots will open to the waitlist.