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October 2021

2021 Adult Protective Services (APS) Conference

October 18 - October 21
Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759 United States
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The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services brings together over 500 attendees eager to learn from top professionals from all over the world. The conference attracts bankers, lawyers, social workers, guardianship specialists, case workers, nurses, doctors, law enforcement, insurance investigators, counselors, home health agencies, and of course, Adult Protective Services staff. With a history of attendance from almost every state in the U.S., this is no local conference. Here at APS, our mantra is “Protecting the Unprotected”. This is…

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46th Annual National Association for Rural Mental Health Conference

October 20
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

As we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, NARMH looks forward to engaging the rural mental health community in its 2021 conference: Emerging from COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for Rural Mental Health. The conference will be held in a virtual format and features a participant-friendly schedule that includes sessions running over a four-week period. This year’s conference registration fee will include a one-year individual level membership for new and returning individual level members – a terrific deal…

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Taking the Call: A National Conference Exploring Innovative Community Responder Models

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 21, 2021 at 11:00 am

Join the CSG Justice Center, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the University of Cincinnati for Taking The Call, a two-day national conference exploring innovative community responder models. Communities across the U.S. are launching new responses to emergency calls that help reduce law enforcement contact and connect people in need to appropriate health services. These responses are redefining who answers calls for service involving mental health or substance use crises, homelessness, “quality-of-life” issues, and other low-level…

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On-the-Spot: Videoconferencing to Deliver Treatment and Recovery Services

October 20 @ 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2021

A one-hour session with knowledgeable providers and subject matter expert(s) who will answer questions and lead discussions around a variety of topics related to successes and challenges of using videoconferencing to offer clinical/peer recovery services via digital technologies. Please join anytime during the session to ask your questions and share your thoughts and experiences regarding the transition of services to the use of videoconferencing methods. Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/99479731969

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Intimate Partner Violence: What It Is, What It Can Look Like, How We Can Help

October 21 @ 9:00 am

Nearly a third of all Americans have been affected by intimate partner violence (IPV) at some point in their lives. Health and behavioral health care professionals are well positioned to respond to cases of domestic violence or intimate partner violence. The trust within the provider and client/patient relationship, offers opportunity to identify and support persons who may be victimized by IPV. This interactive webinar will review risk factors of IPV, screening tools for considerations, support strategies and resources. RSVP

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Young Minds Matter: Healing, Justice, and Connection for Mental Wellbeing

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on October 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

Virtually connect with others through art, community-building, and healing activities to strengthen and improve the mental health and well-being of youth and their families in the greater Houston area and across Texas. Learning objectives – by attending, participants will be able to: Describe ​”upstream” community approaches that can strengthen community healing, connection, and justice. Engage in candid and productive discussions about how structural inequities and racism impact the mental well-being of children and youth of color. Demonstrate the power of engaging historically…

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Taking the Call: A National Conference Exploring Innovative Community Responder Models

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 21, 2021 at 11:00 am

Join the CSG Justice Center, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the University of Cincinnati for Taking The Call, a two-day national conference exploring innovative community responder models. Communities across the U.S. are launching new responses to emergency calls that help reduce law enforcement contact and connect people in need to appropriate health services. These responses are redefining who answers calls for service involving mental health or substance use crises, homelessness, “quality-of-life” issues, and other low-level…

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Treating Grief and Loss in Black Children and Youth

October 21 @ 11:00 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in over 675,000 deaths in the U.S. among which people of color, including Black people, have been overrepresented. This has caused grief and loss among children who have lost their parents and caregivers. Children in this situation are at increased risk of depression especially given additional adversities related to the pandemic including the economic crisis, racial injustice, social isolation, and educational disruption. The presenter will examine the differences between low mood, clinical depression, and bereavement…

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Behavioral Health in the 21st Century: Fast Forward after the Pandemic

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 4, 2021

1 Session each Thursday from September 30th – November 4th at 2PM-4:30PM EST Session 1 (September 30): Building on Past Successes and Lessons from the Pandemic This session will provide an overview of behavioral health system trajectories prior to the pandemic and how these will be melded with recent lessons learned to chart the future direction of behavioral health systems. Prior to the pandemic, several innovations were occurring in behavioral health – crisis services, integration with physical health, telehealth, peer…

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Cyberbullying and Mental Health

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come join us for Mental Munchies a free lunch n’ learn hosted by Texas Tech Physicians of the Permian Basin- Department of Psychiatry. Mental Munchies is opened to anyone interested in learning more about mental health topics. The goal of Mental Munchies is to educate the community about mental health and provide some skills to learn how to cope with some common mental health issues many people face. All lectures are FREE of charge. Doors open at 11:30am. Register here.

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Young Minds Matter: Healing, Justice, and Connection for Mental Wellbeing

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

Virtually connect with others through art, community-building, and healing activities to strengthen and improve the mental health and well-being of youth and their families in the greater Houston area and across Texas. Learning objectives – by attending, participants will be able to: Describe ​”upstream” community approaches that can strengthen community healing, connection, and justice. Engage in candid and productive discussions about how structural inequities and racism impact the mental well-being of children and youth of color. Demonstrate the power of engaging historically…

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2021 Virtual Healthier Texas Summit

October 27 - October 29

The 2021 Healthier Texas Summit is a three-day virtual event for health champions to learn alongside thought leaders at a national, state, and local level about emerging insights to transform health and health equity in Texas. A premier population health conference, the Healthier Texas Summit offers informative sessions and interactive workshops, with education credits available for numerous professions. Register Here.

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