Sessions & Schedule

Preliminary Agenda

 

SUNDAY, December 5, 2021

6:00pm - 8:00pm - Registration Opens for Early Arrivals

 

MONDAY, December 6, 2021

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Exhibits Open

9:00am - 10:00am - Morning Keynote Session

10:00am - 10:30am - BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

10:30am - 12:00pm - Session A Workshops

A1 Leveraging the Lived Experience Using Experience Based Co-Design

Experience Based Co-Design (EBCD) is an effective method to ensure that the lived experience of patients, staff and clinicians are included in improving care delivery.  However, individuals with a substance use disorder, are rarely invited to be part of improvement efforts.  This interactive session explores the results of an EBCD project that took an innovative approach to recruit and include individuals who use or have a history of using substances in the EBCD process. The results led to promising changes around reducing stigma and increasing equity of care.  Join us to understand EBCD lessons learned, the results of this project and how this method can be adapted for other populations who have historically been excluded in standard patient and family engagement strategies. Tanya Lord, PhD, MPH & Carrie McFadden, MPH

 

A2 Transformations in NH’s Children’s System of Care for Behavioral Health

This presentation will serve as an overview of the NH DHHS, Bureau for Children’s Behavioral Health (BCBH), the Children’s System of Care (CSOC), the current and future projects of BCBH as well as their role within NH’s behavioral health system. The presentation will dive deeper into the projects which are interconnected with the implementation of the Families First Federal Care Act and RSA 135-F System of Care Law for Children and a Trauma-Informed Care in Children’s Behavioral Health. The presentation will focus on: Residential Treatment System Transformation; the Comprehensive Assessment for Treatment (CAT); Families and Systems Together (FAST) Forward Program; the Transitional Residential (and Psychiatric) Enhanced Care Coordination of the Care Management Entity (TR-ECC); Mobile Crisis Response Teams, Substance Use Disorder with co-occurring mental health for children & youth 12-25; and, innovations in infant mental health programming. Adele Bauman, MS, Daryll Tenney, MS, MEd. & Kathleen Talbot, MSW

 

A3 Older Adults and Substance Use Disorder

This session will include topics of epidemiology on substance use in older adults, risk factors and specific vulnerabilities for substance misuse in older adults, and screening tools used to identify substance misuse in older adults. Panelists, including a peer support specialist, an MLADC clinician, and MAT provider, will describe evidenced based interventions and treatment recommendations. This presentation includes didactic instruction, case study presentation, and a period for questions and discussion.  Marcy Ainslie, EdD, APRN, FNP, Bret Smith, CRSW, CPS, NCPRSS & Charlotte Johnson, LCMHC

 

A4 Mental Health Challenges faced by LGBTQ Individuals and their Families

Within this session will be discussions about family, medical and social challenges LGBTQ people face from their childhood and into their adult years. Participants will learn ways to help someone face negative challenges, envision futures for themselves and their families, and greater understand the medical path of transgender individuals to become pleased with their physical being.  A lesbian, gay or bisexual child may not experience differences between themselves and others during their pre-teen years. Only during puberty will they feel attraction to others of their own gender. This is unlike a transgender child, who may demonstrate gender conflicts as early as the age of two. The parents of these young children will need to revise their view of the world around them and adjust their parenting skills to care for their children.  Gerri Cannon, BS

 

A5 New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Community Listening Project: Personal Experiences, Findings, and Recommendations

This session discusses and examines the results of a mixed methods participatory action research project commissioned by the NH Charitable Foundation.  The project sought to identify barriers to opportunity that exist in New Hampshire for people with dimensions of diversity, with a focus on ethnic/racial diversity and socioeconomic status. Significant findings related to access to mental health/substance use services, with an emphasis on qualitative data, will be shared along with other interconnecting factors. Joede Brown, B.A., Traci Fowler, MSW & Fay Pierce

 

A6 COVID 19 Impacts on Trauma Informed Care

By means of didactic lecture and interactive discussion, participants will review the latest research on COVID 19 and its impacts on mental health and trauma.  General principles of the Trauma Informed Care model will be discussed and awareness given to how this model can be therapeutic with working with others impacted by the pandemic.  Participants will gain awareness of how COVID 19 trauma can affect them in practice, lead to burn out and/or compassion fatigue and explore different techniques to increase self-care. Rebecca Poladian, MS, LPC & Danielle Heist, MS, LPC, CAADC, SAP

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - 2:30pm - Session B Workshops
 

B1 Preventing Substance Use Disorders by Mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences

This session will provide an overview of the neuroscience of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the impact of high ACE scores on the individual and society, and how education, community resilience and Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) can prevent substance use disorders. It will also illustrate these principles as they apply to the Portsmouth Coordinated Response to SUD.  Dr. Larry McCullough, Ed.D. & Mark Lefebvre

 

B2 Implementing The Seven Challenges®: New Hampshire's Continuum of Support for Youth and Young Adults with Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occurring Disorders

Youth and young adults are high-risk populations for the development of chronic substance misuse and yet there are few treatment interventions designed to meet their unique developmental needs. This workshop will focus on 3 years of implementation of The Seven Challenges, ® a research-based intervention model for youth (ages 12-25) with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. This workshop includes several case examples and a description of the implementation context. Adele Bauman, MS, Janette Trudo, MEd. & JoAnne M. Malloy, PhD

 

B3 NH’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Behavioral Health and Wellness: An Integrated Approach to Supporting Student Mental Health and Social-Emotional Wellbeing in NH Schools

This workshop will describe the evolution and current state of NH’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Behavioral Health and Wellness (MTSS-B) in NH public schools, a comprehensive, integrated system of social, emotional, and behavioral supports to promote student wellness and improve engagement in learning.  Presenters will provide an overview of the MTSS-B framework, which emphasizes the concept of mental health for all students, supported through an integrated school-community behavioral health effort, use of evidence-based tiered prevention framework and practices, and ongoing data-informed practice improvement.  Presenters will also discuss the vision and current state of the MTSS-B Technical Assistance Center –a partnership between the Office of Social and Emotional Wellness at the NH Department of Education and the Center for Behavioral Health Innovation at Keene State College –which provides support to NH districts and schools implementing MTSS-B.   The discussion will highlight the newly developed and comprehensive MTSS-B Toolkit, available for public use, which includes an emphasis on implementation science and the integration and use of evaluation and data. Megan Phillips, PsyD, Katherine Leswing, MA & Molly White, MEd

 

B4 Zero Suicide: How This Important Program Saves Lives

The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths for individuals under the care of health and behavioral health systems are preventable. For systems dedicated to improving patient safety, Zero Suicide presents an aspirational challenge and practical framework for system-wide transformation toward safer suicide care.  Within this session providers will learn the fundamentals of Zero Suicide and how to implement in their own practice. Rebecca Poladian, MS, LPC & Danielle Heist

B5 New Hampshire's State Opioid Response Grant (SOR) Update and Impact on Treatment and Recovery Supports: NH Doorways, Recovery Housing and More

This panel presentation will inform participants of the status of New Hampshire’s State Opioid Response Grant, which seeks to help fill the gaps in our state’s continuum of care through prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts, focusing on the substance use disorder treatment Doorway program and related services. Speakers from the Department of Health and Human Services SOR team as well as SOR funded providers will discuss data, outcomes, what’s worked and the sustainability of the programs. Participants will learn and discuss topics related to integration, best practices in evidence-based substance use disorder treatment, and recovery, and the statewide effort currently underway to support the adoption of those practices across the continuum of care.  Panelists share lessons learned and future integration efforts to support special populations with substance abuse disorders. Jenny O’Higgins, MA, Donald Hunter, MPA, Nelson Hayden, MA, MBA, MLADC, Shawn LaFrance, MPH, Kim Bock, JD & Kate Crary, BS

 

B6 Workforce Resilience and Sustainability:  Organizational Leadership Promoting Clinician Well-Being

The global pandemic has added a new perspective on the topic of burnout and work-related compassion fatigue. The challenges we face in today's "new normal" ask healthcare providers to dig deeper for strategies to navigate increased ethical risks while maintaining productive and healthy work environments.  This workshop will review the science and data behind a national movement to increase patient care and safety by focusing on provider and clinician well-being. This workshop includes three parts: lecture, case presentations, small and whole group discussion.   Angela Thomas Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, Diane Fontneau, MS, LADC, NCC, NCTTP & Christine McKenna, LICSW, MLADC

2:30pm - 3:00pm - BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

3:00pm - 4:30pm - Session C Workshops

C1 What NH Providers Need To Know About Gambling And Gambling Disorders
The workshop includes narrative of a gambling disorder followed by academic presentations on gambling and gambling disorder.  Discussion will focus on comorbidity and comorbidities with substance use disorders. This interactive and participatory session concludes with offering a revised Gambling Treatment Disorder guide and other resources for providers and individuals affected by gambling-related problems.  Debi A. LaPlante, PhD, Heather M. Gray, PhD & Ed Talbot

 

C2 Pediatric Trauma-Informed Care at Various Levels of Integration: Implementation Strategies for Success
The intent of this session is to provide tools and strategies for implementing trauma-informed care (TIC) efforts in practices across various levels of integration or capacity, from small independent rural office to hospital-based clinic with mental health integration.  Discussion will focus on assessing clinic readiness for TIC, building clinician/staff skills in TIC, and brokering relationships with key community partners to align services and facilitate care coordination. Participants will engage in hands-on activities to assess core components of trauma-informed care in a clinic setting and discuss strategies to engage partners in building a community-wide trauma support based on their practices’ needs and strengths. Felicity Bernard, LCMHC & Delitha Watts, AS

C3 Using S*BI*RT in the NH Juvenile Court Diversion Network
The NH Juvenile Court Diversion Network will inform participants how member programs utilize the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment practice for all juvenile offenders referred to an accredited diversion program, in an effort to provide and/or refer first-time offenders to appropriate support for mental health and substance use issues. Screening results are also used by the Network for continuous quality improvement of diversion services statewide. Presenters will also discuss how the Network is moving the NH Diversion Model through the NH Service to Science process as a promising practice towards designation as an evidence-based model. Alissa Cannon, BS, Nicole Rodler, BA & Rachel Kohn, MSW, MPH

C4 Magnifying the Voice of NH's Youth through Expressive Art
The Magnify Voices Express Arts Contest for NH students in grades 5-12 held its 3rd competition in 2021. Perhaps in part due to the pandemic, Granite State students shared deeply personal stories and insight into youth mental health challenges at a whole new level. This workshop will provide an overview of the NH Children’s System of Care Magnify Voices Expressive Arts Contest and showcase how the contest is working to achieve its goals of raising awareness, erasing stigma, and effectuating change in New Hampshire. The presentation will demonstrate the positive impact the contest has had on New Hampshire’s students and on their ability to influence systemic change in the Granite State. Michele Watson, MBA, Adele Bauman, MS & Bobbie Burgess, MPP

C5 The 4 Pillars of Creating and Sustaining a Mentally Healthy Workplace Culture for Our Current and Future Workforce
Mental illness and substance misuse do not discriminate.  Unaddressed mental illness in the workplace costs employers billions of dollars each year.  Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will understand what it is like to live with mental illness, how to identify/support an employee in distress, how to decrease stigma in the workplace, the power of peer support in the workplace, how to shift to using person-centered language, and the role of the leader when creating a mentally healthy workplace culture.  A leading-edge organization has a workplace culture that empowers employees to step forward and say, “I’m not ok and I need help.” Kim LaMontagne, MBA & John T. Broderick, Jr

C6 Using ASAM Assessment to Create Patient Centered Care Plans
This session will provide an overview of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) assessment process and teach participants how to use this assessment to create patient centered care plans based on information collected during the assessment process. As a result of this workshop participants will be able to: collect assessment information using the 6 dimensions of ASAM; understand how an ASAM assessment can be used throughout treatment; and create patient centered care plans using the ASAM assessment.  Paul Kiernan, LADC

 

4:30pm - 5:30pm - Networking Reception

 

TUESDAY, December 7, 2021

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Exhibits Open

9:00am - 10:00am - Morning Keynote

10:00am - 10:30am - BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

10:30am - 12:00pm - Session D Workshops

D1 Cultural Change in SUD Treatment: An Organization Wide Approach

Within this session, a moderated panel will describe a year long effort at Wentworth Douglass Hospital to improve care for patients with substance use disorder through a cultural change effort.  The hospital used NH funding from the Foundation for Healthy Communities to create a Substance Use Resource Team (SURT) and institute widespread provider and staff education on the biological nature of SUD and its treatment.  The goal was to eradicate the stigma that often prevents people from seeking treatment.  The leaders of the effort will discuss the successes and challenges of the effort and make recommendations for other institutions interested in cultural change. Kellie Mueller, MEd, Peter Fifield, Ed.D, Jen Stout, MSW, Christine Morris, MSN & Dan Andrus (moderator)

 

D2 Improving Pediatric Mental Health in NH Through Collaboration and Community

In this workshop, participants will learn about the knowledge and skill-building activities and resources offered by the NH Mental HealthCare Access in Pediatrics Program (NH MCAP), a NH DHHS/UNH Institute for Health Policy & Practice effort focused on building the capacity of local pediatric primary care clinicians in addressing and supporting NH children and teens with a mental health condition and their families. This program provides a range of clinical skill building opportunities and practical tools to support the assessment, treatment, and linkage of children/families to community-based resources.  Participants of this session will view a pre-recorded mock ECHO demonstrating program supports.  Presenters will also demonstrate the use of the NH MCAP Referral Directory and briefly cover the claims data analysis on 2019 data for pediatric mental health utilization in NH. Corina Chao, BSPH, Felicity Bernard, MA & Holly Tutko, MS

 

D3 NH's Crisis System Transformation & 9-8-8

This panel presentation will inform participants of the federal changes to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number and the status of NH’s Rapid Response Crisis System Transformation. Speakers from the Department of Health and Human Services, NAMI-NH, Community Mental Health Center and Department of Safety will discuss progress on a behavioral health crisis system that serve residents across the lifespan and is inclusive of mental health, substance use, and suicidality. Julianne Carbin, MSW, Jennifer Sabin, MSW, Jennifer O’Higgins, M.A., Kenneth Norton, LICSW, Mark Doyle, MBA, ENP & Roger Osmun, PhD

 

D4 Integrated Mental Health, Primary Care & Substance Use Recovery Services at a Community Mental Health Center - Three CMHC's tell their story from start-up challenges to outcomes

Within this session, Community Mental Health Center leadership will reveal integrated care clinic start up trials and tribulations, leveraged community partnerships, present outcomes, and lessons learned in three New Hampshire communities. The audience will be able to identify needed resources, identify challenges and solutions to providing community integrated care; and describe three reasons why integrated care is beneficial to clients with mental illness and substance use disorders.  Margaret Almeida, PhD, MBA, RN-BC & Sheila Considine Sweeney, MSHS

 

D5 Looking Back and Planning Ahead: The Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs Action Plan

The Center for Excellence on Addiction will review the purpose and mission of the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs, provide an update of the progress made on the Governor’s Commission 3-Year Action Plan (2019-2021) as well as an overview of the key themes identified through data gathered from New Hampshire residents affected by alcohol and other drugs, Commission members, and other stakeholders that will be used to inform the Commission’s next three year action plan (2022-2024). Participants will also have the opportunity to provide input on what should be prioritized among the key areas of the new action plan.  Amy Daniels, MSW, LICSW, CPS, Rekha Sreedhara, MPH, Melissa Schoemmell, MPH & Adriana Lopera, MPH

D6 Addressing Stigma within the Treatment Profession; Bridging the Gap Between Non-recovery and In-recovery Providers

Disparities within the mental health and addiction field go far beyond inequality of services and resources; we must now consider the impact these disparities have in our organizational culture.  Although the mantra "mental health & addiction does not discriminate" is accurate, there is however, discrimination within the treatment field. Over the years disparities among in-recovery and non-­recovery staff have been researched and documented. With all the attention on eradicating mental health and addiction stigma, how much attention do we really pay to how those disparities trickle into our organizational culture and impact staff? This interactive workshop will explore the historical evolution of mental health and substance use treatment in the US. We will go behind the scenes to explore and discuss the historical and current overt and covert discrimination in-recovery and non-recovery staff experience entering the treatment field. We will learn to identify the symptoms organizations and teams experience and identify strategies to help bridge the gap and eliminate internal stigma. James Gamache, MSW, LICSW, MLADC

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - 2:30pm - Session E Workshops

E1 Treating Dual Diagnosis in the Emergency Department:  A Case Study in Innovation

This workshop will consist of a panel presentation on a year long effort at Androscoggin Valley Hospital to treat patients with co-occurring substance use disorder and a behavioral health condition in the Emergency Department.  With the aid of grant funding from the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Androscoggin Valley Hospital focused attention on the needs of patients seeking behavioral health services piloting a project to provide the needed treatment services. Project leaders will present an organizational case study of the experience. Brian O'Hearn, MBA, BSN & Tammy Berthiaume, MSN, BSN

 

E2 Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): A School-Based Approach to Reinforce Healthy Behaviors

This session includes an overview of the benefits of screening youth, and intervening to prevent, delay or reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and other substances. Based on experiences of supporting youth SBIRT implementation across various settings, and specifically experiences with a pilot project implementing SBIRT in the school setting, presenters will share lessons learned related to engaging stakeholders and operationalizing a new process that links educational and health services in the school setting. Topics include important considerations for successful implementation, and essential community and statewide resources to support referrals. Lea Ayers LaFave, PhD, RN, Martha Bradley, MS & Janet Valuk, MS

 

E3 Youth and Family Driven Wraparound: Building the Capacity of Youth and Families to Achieve Their Vision and Move Forward

Wraparound has evolved from a cross-systems administrative decision-making process to an intensive youth- and family-driven enhanced care coordination intervention for children and youth with complex social, emotional, and mental health needs. The NH Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health has successfully implemented and expanded youth- and family-driven wraparound into a statewide resource that now serves over 325 families each year. This presentation focuses on the wraparound practice model, including facilitation of youth- and family-driven engagement, planning, and resource development. The presenters will discuss several case examples, and allow for questions from participants. JoAnne Malloy, Ph.D., Daryll Tenney, MEd., Jacqueline Davis, MS, Laurie Foster, BS, Carolina Enzler, BA, Kaitlyn Gould, BA & Julie A. Perron, MS

 

E4 It Takes the Village: Using Community Care Teams and Community-Based Care Coordination to Improve Access to MH and SUD Services and Supports

This session discusses a regional NH approach to integrating harm reduction concepts into

community based care coordination for complex and costly clients. Participants will learn about key strategies for successful development and operation of 3 Community Care Teams that convene more than 60 partner agencies to collaborate on shared care planning using a shared release of information. Sandra Denoncour, RN, Tamara Whalen, M.Ed., Donna Harbison, MSW & Tory Jennison, PhD, RN     

 

E5 Telehealth! Policy, Practice and Patients

Attendees will explore the current trends in telehealth utilization across a variety of specialties, including behavioral health, and key telehealth policy and practice considerations that are emerging as the potential end of the federal public health emergency approaches. Research gaps about the effectiveness of telemedicine for patients with serious mental illness (SMI), identifying and describing characteristics of community mental health center SMI patients retained in treatment and associated with use of telemedicine will be shared. Panelists will also examine perceived operational barriers to permanent telehealth adoption and corresponding solutions. Participants will explore how addressing training gaps and workflow adaptions through the provision of workforce feedback loops, team supports, and engaging in standardized patient satisfaction measurement and evaluation can support long-term delivery system change. They will also participate in a brief facilitated activity to promote knowledge, understanding and adoption of standardized client/patient satisfaction assessments in order to advance a telehealth person-first culture across the Granite State. Deborah Fournier, JD, Marcy Ainslie, EdD, APRN, FNP & Marcy Doyle, DNP

 

 E6 Enhancing Provider Skills in Serving People who Actively Use Substances:  Facts and Strategies for People who Use Stimulants

In this collaborative presentation, representatives from NH Harm Reduction Coalition and SOS Recovery Organization will discuss evidence-based approaches to interacting with people who use substances and, more specifically, stimulants.  Discussion will include concepts of humility and curiosity to learn about people who use substances as precursors to have supportive and pragmatic conversations with clients; the harmful impacts of stigma on vulnerable and marginalized individuals who may use drugs; opportunities to engage clients who use drugs in setting and achieving goals; and collaborative goal setting for overdose and infection prevention with people who use drugs to augment substance disorder screening, treatment, referral, and recovery. Specific attention to stimulant-related concepts will be covered.  By the end of this session participants will be able to apply harm reduction principles to supporting people who use substances (including stimulants) who experience adverse drug effects.  Jason Lucey, DNP, FNP-BC & John Burns

2:30pm - 3:00pm - BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

3:00pm - 4:30pm - Session F Workshops

F1 Alternative Peer Groups Build Recovery Capital for Youth with SUD/COD

Alternative Peer Groups are an essential service along a continuum of substance use treatment and supports for youth and young adults that allow them to grow their own recovery capital in order to sustain their recovery.  This session will explore elements of recovery capital including personal, familial, community and cultural factors, share where Alternative Peer Groups are being provided and resources for organizations interested in starting up their own Alternative Peer Group, or seeking training as an Alternative Peer Group Facilitator. Heidi Cloutier, MSW & Bob Faghan, MLADC

 

F2 Reducing Youth Access to Tobacco and Vaping Products: Strategies for Reducing Retail Sales to Youth While Addressing Emerging Products and Tobacco 21

This workshop will help tobacco prevention and control practitioners and stakeholders reduce youth retail access to tobacco and vaping products by using data to identify and address the factors most associated with tobacco and vaping retail violation rates. Participants will also learn how New Hampshire is working to enhance its efforts to reduce retail access to tobacco and vaping products while incorporating new and emerging products and policies such as Tobacco 21 into state tobacco prevention and control efforts. Jeff Barr, BS & Laurie Barger Sutter, BSAS, BA

 

F3 Discover Your Organization’s Battle Rhythm: Evaluate & Enhance Organizational Practices to Meet the Needs of Service Members, Veterans and Their Families

 “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” This intentionally specific question has been used in New Hampshire to ensure Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF) connect to the appropriate courses of treatment, resources and referrals. It has received national attention for its simplicity and effectiveness. In the past year, the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol & Other Drugs authorized funding a re-launch the campaign with an enhanced focus on helping professionals move beyond the question to the procedural and operational behaviors of Ask, Link, Collaborate. The funding from the Commission is making technical assistance available to SUD providers in the form of free consultation and coaching to help organizations develop customize plans to operationalize how they identify, link and collaborate; free training for staff; financial grants to assist with costs to implementation; and data analysis to inform future work. Workshop participants will learn about the program available to them through the funding of the Governor’s Commission, receive an overview of the importance of engaging in such work and identify specific steps their organization can take to be more effective at serving those in the military & veteran population. Amy Cook, BA

 

F4 Treatment Resistant Depression – Current Understanding, Treatment Approaches and Future Directions

Depression exacts a huge toll on public health.  The workshop is intended to enhance the understanding of challenges associated with treatment of depression that does not improve with treatment as usual.  Current treatments with antidepressants have only provided partial success in treatment, leading to a great need for novel approaches to treat Treatment Resistant Depression.  This workshop is intended to enhance the understanding of the severity of the problem and offer updates on therapeutic approaches.  Participants will identify criteria for the diagnosis of Treatment Resistant Depression; understand basic neurobiology of depression; learn pharmacologic approaches to its treatment; recognize Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as an important tool in its treatment; and understand the evolving surgical brain stimulation treatments including deep brain stimulation and vagus nerve stimulation.  Ashwini Saxena, MD, PhD

 

F5 Guns, Violence, Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders – Is there a Connection?

With the recent increase in mass shootings, media and politicians often point to mental illness as being the cause of firearm violence.  Through lecture, interactive live polling and discussion, this workshop will explore public perception vs what research and science informs us about the connection between violence, gun violence and mental illness and what role substance use disorders also play in firearm violence. Kenneth Norton, LICSW

 

F6 Family Ties Inside Out

The Anne E. Casey Foundation’s 2016 report on the national effects of parental incarceration concluded that “millions of children are suffering the consequences of their parent’s sentences and our nation’s tough on crime practices."  The aim of this workshop will

be to familiarize leadership and behavioral health clinicians with an overview of traumatic impact of parental incarceration, focus on the impact on NH children and families, and present a range of practices to support these vulnerable families. Specifically, we will share the model developed in the Family Ties Inside Out DOJ federal grant (FTIO) grant recently received by NH-DOC in collaboration with Waypoint is forming a statewide collaborative implementing evidence-based and promising practices to support these vulnerable children, caregivers and parents. Dr. Joanne Linden & Kristina Toth, BS

4:30pm - Summit Adjourns