Mental Health & Addiction: Breaking the Stigma 2019

Walsh University will host a day-long symposium on the current state of psychiatric/mental health issues within our community and region. The symposium will bring together thought leaders from across the area and the country to discuss our response to the current crisis facing our communities including the addiction, mental health, and psychiatric needs of our community. The focus of this year’s conference is the impact of mental health and addiction on children and families, innovations in the treatment of mental health and addiction, and the impact of policy and government on mental health and addiction. Proposed Schedule of the Day: 8:00 a.m.             Continental Breakfast and Registration 8:30 a.m.             Welcome by Dr. Leigh Murray, Director for the Gary and Linda Byers Institute for Community Health 8:35 a.m.             Remarks by Dr. Tim Collins, President of Walsh University 8:45 a.m.             Introduction of Lois Hochstetler, Assistant Director for Community Treatment Services, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and John Aller, CEO of Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery  8:50 a.m.             Panel dicussion with Lois Hochstetler and John Aller: The Impact of Policy and Government on Mental Health & Addiction: A Local and State Perspective  9:30 a.m.             Opportunity for Q&A with Lois Hochstetler 9:45 a.m.             Introduction of Dr. Wendy Ellis, Director of the Building Community Resilience Collaborative and Networks at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University 9:48 a.m. Remarks by Dr. Wendy Ellis Building Community Resilience: A Call to ActionSince 2015, local coalitions made up of grassroots organizations, public health, health care, social work, education and other sectors have used the Building Community Resilience (BCR) process to address inequities that result in adverse childhood experiences and adverse community environments (the Pair of ACEs). Using the BCR Process community and organizational leaders, leverage data and resources to address the economic, social and environmental factors that contribute to a community’s resilience, health and wellbeing. Project Director, Dr. Wendy Ellis will discuss the science, historical and political context that informs these multi-sector initiatives and share practical information from this ground-breaking work. Join us for this important call to action to build a Resilient Akron-Canton. 10:48 a.m.           Opportunity for Q&A with Dr. Wendy Ellis 11:00 a.m.           15-Minute Break 11:15 a.m.           Local Perspective, School-Based Panel: Building Community Resiliency Remarks by local representatives on Building Resiliency and ACES in K-12 and the College Setting. Panelists include: Dr. Margaret DeLillo-Storey, Perry Local Schools Christine Haymond, Resiliency Consultant with Stark County CARE Teams and co-chair of the Stark County Family Council Trauma and Resiliency Committee Jessica Zavala, Manager of the Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health, NEOMED Moderated by Dr. Frances Morrow, Executive Director of Counseling and Health Services, Walsh University 12:15 p.m.          Opportunity for Q & A with the School-Based Panel 12:30 p.m.          Lunch is served 1:00 p.m.             Presentation by Dan Rhoton, Executive Director of Hopeworks Our Body’s Superpower Response All too often, descriptions of ACES and trauma neglect the fact that the human bodies response to trauma is highly adaptive.  This presentation will help participants understand the ways that the human trauma response is in fact adaptive, and how this understanding can help reduce the negative impacts of chronic stress and trauma and even help build skills and resiliency. 1:30 p.m.             Presentation by Hopeworks Youth Healing Team 2:40 p.m.             Now What? What’s Next? How do we as a community work together to move forward? Remarks by Derrick Wyman, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives 3:00 p.m.             Event Concludes For more information, please contact Andrea Singarella at or 330.490.7567. Registration Deadline: November 1 Continuing education is anticipated. If you are interested in CMEs, CEUs or CLEs, please complete the following information during registration. Exact number of continuing education hours is pending.  CMEs are for physicians and nurses. Statements of Accreditation/Designation of CME Credit: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the requirements and policies of the Ohio State Medical Association. Mercy Medical Center is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Mercy Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (equal to 5.5 nursing contact hours per OAC 4723-14-05) If you are in need of special accommodations due to a disability, please notify Medical Education at 330-489-1409 prior to this activity. CEUs are specifically for Social Workers, Counselors, and Chemical Dependency Counselors. They must be licensed through either the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board or the Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage, and Family Therapist Board. CLEs are for attorneys. This event is brought to you by: Continuing Education Partners: Stark MHAR, Mercy Medical Center, and the Stark County Bar Association.