General Sessions

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Plenary 1: The Path to Thriving: Strategic Doing and Rural Mental Health

Liz Nilsen, Lauren Goldstein, Betty Johnson, Geniphyr Ponce Pore

Addressing mental health challenges, especially in rural areas, requires relationships and partnerships across the community. Strategic Doing practitioners will facilitate an interactive session to imagine how those currently involved in rural communities might engage collaborative groups to move communities from surviving to thriving. Practitioners will share an overview, provide examples of how they’ve utilized the process, and will guide an exploration of how community health/behavioral health agencies can benefit from using the Strategic Doing process in agencies, with clients, and across communities.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Plenary 2: From Surviving to Thriving in American Indian Communities: Transcending Historical Trauma

Esther Tenorio, Jimel Sandoval, Ryan Sanchez, Deborah Altschul, Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart


Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM

Lunch and Plenary 3: Panel Introducing the MHTTC- A New Workforce Development Resource

Joe Evans, Dennis Mohatt, Rachelle Espiritu

Federal Updates, Community Assessment Tool
Anne Hazlett, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Panel Session.

Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Plenary 4: The Very Large Array of Youth and Adult Peer Support

Avi Kriechman, Annette Crisanti, Carol Luna-Anderson, Kathy Sunderland-Bruaw, Harmony Johnson, Mohammed Abdullah, Shelby McDaniel, Dahlia Christen, Donald Hume

This panel discussion features representatives from youth advocacy/advisory councils and peer helpers, and adult peer support workers in social service, behavioral health care and medical health care agencies.