Webinars & Trainings
Healthy Men Michigan
For Men Who Think of Sirens As Driving Music: Addressing the Emotional Needs of First Responders and Public Safety Officials
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Please join us on Tuesday, April 11th, at 12 noon EST for the free webinar For Men Who Think of Sirens as Driving Music: Addressing the Emotional Needs of First Responders and Public Safety Officials.
First responders and public safety workers experience repeated exposure to trauma through their work. This can have a lasting impact on mental well-being and puts these men and women at increased risk. For example, the National Firefighters Foundation reports that in any year, a department is four times more likely to experience the suicide death of a member than a line-of-duty death.
As a result of career-related stress, first responders and public safety workers often face emotional needs unique to their occupations and require access to resources that are specific to understanding those circumstances. Learn what experts are doing to help men who are first responders with their emotional fitness.
Jeff Dill, Founder of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance (FBHA) and retired Captain of the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District in Inverness, IL
Additional speakers to be announced.
Alcohol Intervention Strategies in Working with College Students
Mon, Apr 3, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Lead presenters, Dr. James G. Murphy, Ph.D. Professor, Director of Clinical Training at University of Memphis and Dr. David J. Hanson, Ph.D, Professor of Sociology at State University of New York at Potsdam discuss brief intervention strategies in treating alcohol use disorders among college students.
Dr. James Murphy has published over 100 papers and chapters related to college student drinking, addiction, brief motivational interventions, and behavioral economics. He completed an NIAAA-sponsored postdoctoral research fellowship at Brown University before joining the faculty at the University of Memphis in 2006. Murphy has served as a grant reviewer for numerous NIH study sections and is a consulting editor for the journals Addiction, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, and the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. He was named a fellow in APA Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) in 2016.
Dr. David J. Hanson has researched the subject of alcohol and drinking for over 40 years. Dr. Hanson has received alcohol research grants from federal and state agencies, published several dozen chapters in books on alcohol, prepared articles for encyclopedias, and published two books on alcohol. His scholarly publications number over 300 and textbooks in 15 fields of study report his research. Hanson has served as alcohol consultant to the Canadian government and testified on Capitol Hill. His research and opinions have repeatedly been reported in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Parade (the Sunday newspaper supplement) and other major newspapers. Hanson has appeared as an alcohol expert in several nationally/internationally syndicated shows including NBC Nightly News, CNN Saturday, National Public Radio's "All Things Considered,” the ABC national radio news, as well as over sixty radio programs across the U.S. and several other countries.
In this presentation, Murphy & Hanson will:
- Provide novel approaches to enhance intervention efficacy
- Share effective Harm Reduction strategies in treating college students
- Help guide college staff on best practices for identifying and treating alcohol use disorders on campus
Treating Students with Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Model for Recovery on Campus
February 23, 2017
Lead presenter, Catherine Dooley, developed, co-directed and supervised McLean Hospital’s first comprehensive Milieu Eating Disorder Treatment Program on the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Unit in 1980. She developed a group method for training clinical staff in the application of Relational Theory in their work with Eating Disorder clients.
During her sixteen years working at Brandeis University, she developed and directed the Campus Program for the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders, ran and supervised a multidisciplinary ED team holding weekly client rounds, and held a weekly clinical seminar for best practice in treatment.
As Co-Director of the Mother/Son Project and a faculty member at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute (a part of the Centers for Research for Women at Wellesley College), she specializes in gender issues, and identifying and overcoming problems created by cultural stereotypes. She lectures and runs workshops for clinicians, parents and teachers who are interested in learning how to identify and prevent problems like Eating Disorders that arise from embedded gender stereotypes.
In this presentation, Dooley :
-Discussed a four-stage model for treating students with Eating Disorders on campus
-Walked participants through the import criteria for establishing a multi-tiered treatment team
-Helped guide college staff on best practices for identifying and preventing eating disorders on campus
Developing a Comprehensive Campus Approach to Suicide Prevention
October 5, 2016
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for college-age students. In recent years, many promising initiatives have been launched to prevent suicide, promote mental health, and eliminate stigma on college and university campuses. When numerous stakeholders, including administrators, staff, faculty, and students, take responsibility for implementing campus suicide prevention, comprehensive solutions are possible.
Matthew Fullen, M.A., M.Div., LPCC, Program Manager of The Ohio State University Suicide Prevention Program, will discuss the ongoing need for campus suicide prevention, strategies for enlisting administrators, staff, faculty, and students as campus stakeholders, and statewide advocacy efforts that are changing how suicide prevention is approached in Ohio.
Successful Campus Frameworks to Address High Risk Alcohol Use
April 6th, 2016
Alcohol use continues to challenge student success at colleges and universities. Research shows alcohol consumption can reduce motivation and cause grades to suffer. Fortunately, university alcohol prevention activities can have a positive impact on students’ academic success. New scientific findings, as well as policy developments, are changing the way we think about these challenges.
Dr Laurie Betting, Associate Vice President for Health & Wellness at the University of North Dakota, will explore some of these changes, discuss a framework for alcohol harm reduction, and provide a case study for successful harm reduction effort.
Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Diagnoses
March 1st, 2016
Many of those who struggle with eating disorders also struggling with substance abuse. Research is showing there are multiple shared neurotransmitters that are thought to be involved in both disorders. Patients in recovery from an eating disorder sometimes use substances to avoid discomfort in the recovery process, and likewise, patients in recovery from a substance use disorder may use an eating disorder to compensate for the lack of chemical reinforcement. Bouncing back and forth between addictions, these patients can feel defeated and hopeless.
This webinar explores Montecatini’s Integrated Care Model which incorporates evidence-based treatments to address both disorders concurrently.
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Common on Campus: Eating Disorders & College Students
February 3rd, 2016
Emily Slager, the Program Director of Walden Behavioral Care's Hickory Drive Clinic will address the following critical aspects of eating disorders:
How the transition from high school to college can impact youth mental health, especially in relation to the development of eating disorders;
Why the college population is more vulnerable to the onset or reoccurrence of an eating disorder;
Signs and symptoms to look for on college campuses;
What college administrators, counselors and other staff can do to help prevent and treat eating disorders on campus; and
Innovative treatment options for this special population.
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You Can’t Fix Your Mental Health with Duct Tape: Preventing Suicide in the Construction Industry
March 6, 2017
Webinar on preventing suicide in the construction industry. The suicide rate among workers in the construction industry is four times the national average. Experts consider potential causes to be financial stress, “tough guy” culture, being away from family for seasonal work, and a high-pressure work environment.
Cal Beyer, Director of Risk Management at Lakeside Industries, Inc. Cal is a Co-Lead and Executive Committee Member of the Workplace Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
David James, Chief Financial Officer of FNF Construction, Inc., one of the nation’s top heavy-highway contractors. David is an active member of the Workplace Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
Bob VandePol, Executive Director of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services' Employee Assistance Program. Bob previously helped to grow Crisis Care Network from a startup to the world’s largest provider of Critical Incident Response Services to the workplace.
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lt'll Treat You Better Than a MRE: How Screening Can Prevent Veteran Suicide
February 7, 2017
Discussion about preventing suicide among military veterans. Panelists included:
Tom K. Cruz. Cruz is an Active Duty Master Sergeant in the US Army with 21 years of experience.
April C. Foreman, PhD. Foreman is a licensed psychologist serving veterans as the suicide prevention coordinator for the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care system. She also serves as the Suicide Prevention Lead for Veterans Integrated Service Network 16, a region of Veterans Affairs.
Deacon Taylor. Taylor is a veteran of the US Army and the National Chair of the Veterans Party of America.
Understanding Childhood Trauma: The School’s Role
April 25th, 2016
Staff from the Riverside Trauma Center and the Los Angeles Unified School District join Screening for Mental Health's Youth Program Manager, Meghan Diamon to discuss childhood trauma, how it impacts classroom behavior, and how schools can support these youth.
What do YOU Want to Know about Self-Injury?
March 1st, 2016
Self-injury expert Janis Whitlock answers questions from school staff about self-injury while also covering some introductory information about:
- Why some young people engage in self-injurious behavior
- Why self-injury can easily become contagious in a school
- How your school can manage students who self-injure and prevent contagion
- How to advise parents to work with students who self-injure
- New training opportunities available for non suicidal self-injury
Screening for Mental Health's Youth Programs Team offers individuals the opportunity to attend national trainings to become certified to guide school staff and individuals from other youth serving organizations in implementation of the nationally recognized SOS Program. Interested in learning more about becoming a SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program Certified Trainer? Click here.