Events

safeTALK: Suicide alertness for everyone

Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Crisis Response Network, 1275 W. Washington, Ste. 108, Tempe

safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. It's a great learning tool for formal caregivers, students, teachers, first responders, public and private employees and professional athletes. The program will help you:

  • Identify people who may have thoughts of suicide
  • Ask them directly about the possibility of suicide
  • Connect them to lifesaving resource

There is no cost to attend the workshop. It's valued at $25 per person, but Mercy Maricopa is covering the cost of registration because it's dedicated to supporting suicide-safer communities. You can register for the safeTALK program at  www.mmicsafetalk.eventbrite.com. Providers must register through Relias.

Trauma-informed care - en Español

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

You're invited to attend an important training designed to give Spanish-speaking foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. The training will be conducted in Spanish. When you sign up, let us know if you need American Sign Language interpretation. No child watch will be provided. To sign up for a class near you, go to www.dcstraining.eventbrite.com. If you have any questions, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org.

You can also view the flyer in Spanish and English.

Trauma-informed care - en Español

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Touchstone, 15648 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix

You're invited to attend an important training designed to give Spanish-speaking foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. The training will be conducted in Spanish. When you sign up, let us know if you need American Sign Language interpretation. No child watch will be provided. To sign up for a class near you, go to www.dcstraining.eventbrite.com. If you have any questions, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org.

You can also view the flyer in Spanish and English.

Re-entry expo and job fair

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: GateWay Community College Central City Campus, 1245 E. Buckeye Rd., Phoenix

You can meet with employers, attend workshops and get information on support services and information. You should bring copies of your resume, your I.D. and dress to impress. Click here to view the job fair flyer and get more details.

Beyond Treatment as Usual: Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy

Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Collaboratory on Central at the Westward Ho, 618 N. Central Ave., Ste. 100, Phoenix

Join Marc Community Resources, ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, Jewish Family and Children Services, Partners In Recovery, and Touchstone Health Services for a special presentation, Beyond Treatment as Usual:  Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy, featuring Ray Gonzalez, ACSW, Executive Director of the Center of Cognition and Recovery. 

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) is a SAMHSA recognized evidence-based practice that helps individuals recovering from schizophrenia and other major mental disabilities improve their processing speed, cognition (e.g. attention, memory, and problem solving) and learn how to be socially wise and vocationally effective. 

Registration for Beyond Treatment presentation is only $30 and includes three (3) continuing education hours (CEHs) and a continental breakfast.

You can get more details and register here.

Trauma-informed care - en Español

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: A New Leaf, 2254 W. Main St., Mesa

You're invited to attend an important training designed to give Spanish-speaking foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers the tools they need to support and nurture the children and youth in their care. The training will be conducted in Spanish. When you sign up, let us know if you need American Sign Language interpretation. No child watch will be provided. To sign up for a class near you, go to www.dcstraining.eventbrite.com. If you have any questions, you can email dcs@mercymaricopa.org.

You can also view the flyer in Spanish and English.

Grandparents and Relatives As Caregivers Empowered (GRACE) Support Group

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Are you raising or helping to raise a child who is part of your extended family? Join others just like you. You can share experiences, make lifelong connections, and find the network of support you have been looking for. For more information, call the Parent Assistance Center at 602-288-0155 or email pac@familyinvolvementcenter.org.

CAN DO Support Group

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join the discussion about public education to increase understanding, awareness and acceptance of mental health issues in the community and working to reduce stigma and discrimination. All community members are welcome. Confirm the meeting date/time by emailing info@azmhac.org. 

Mental Health Awareness Coalition Meeting

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Arizona Behavioral Health Corp., 1406 N. 2nd St., Phoenix

Join the discussion about public education to increase understanding, awareness and acceptance of mental health issues in the community and working to reduce stigma and discrimination. All community members are welcome. Confirm the meeting date/time by emailing info@azmhac.org. 

Adult System of Care (ASOC) Community Forum

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: RI International, 2701 N. 16th St., Ste. 119, Phoenix

Get the latest news about Mercy Maricopa programs and services. Learn about integrated care and which programs are right for you and your family. Special guests from the integration team will present. There is no cost to attend. Spanish-language interpretation is available. Light refreshments served. Valley Metro bus route 16. You can download and distribute this flyer.

NAMI Education Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Scottsdale Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale

Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to increase your awareness of programs and supportive services now available. You are welcome to bring finger foods to share (optional). No RSVP required and there's no charge to attend. For more information, visit NAMI Arizona or NAMI Valley of the Sun or NAMI’s national site. For more information, call 480-481-0559.

www.namiaz.com
namivalleyofthesun.org 
www.nami.org

Duet Caregiver Symposium: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief

Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Church of the Beatitudes, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix

Duet invites you to a dynamic caregiver symposium featuring Dr. Pauline Boss, renowned researcher, educator, psychologist and author of Loving Someone Who Has Dementia. Dr. Boss will share proven techniques for coping with the losses of caregiving and reclaiming hope amidst grief.

Schedule

• All family caregivers - 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Includes lunch. (registration opens at 8:15 a.m.)

• Professionals and students - 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

CEU’s pending. (registration opens at 1:00 p.m.)

The cost is $20 per session.

You should register by September 29. You can sign up online at www.duetaz.org or by calling 602-274-5022.

View the event flyer.

The Sixteenth Training Institute on Infant Toddler Mental Health (Two-day event)

Time: 7:00 am – 4:45 pm
Location: Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 East Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix

OCTOBER 6: 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
OCTOBER 7: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A conference for professionals working with young children, birth to 5 years old, and their families. Topics will offer valuable information for those working in clinical practice, early intervention, family support, consultants, early care and education, pediatric medicine, child abuse prevention and intervention, public policy, child welfare and law enforcement. The training institute will combine both locally and nationally recognized talents in the infant mental health field.

Dr. Kristin Bernard is the opening keynote speaker. Dr. Bernard is assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Stony Brook University. As the director of the Developmental Stress and Prevention Lab, she conducts translational research, integrating ideas and methods across fields of developmental psychology, neurobiology, and prevention science. Dr. Keith Crnic is also a keynote speaker. He is the Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. Trained as a child clinical psychologist from a strong developmental perspective, his work has addressed parent-infant and toddler relationships and their influence on child and family wellbeing. 

To register or get more details, visit the Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition's website.

Arizona Peer and Family Coalition

Time: 12:00 pm – :
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., Ste. A-100, Phoenix

Join the coalition, dedicated to extending peer and family leadership into all aspects of Arizona’s behavioral health care. You can participate by phone. Just call 1 (626) 425-3121 and use access code 402-067-421. Note that long distance charges may apply.

You can participate in AZPFC meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. You can visit the Arizona Peer and Family Member Coalition's website.

For more information, contact Vicky Johnson, President, at 480-236-2552 or president@azpeerandfamily.org.

The Mercy Maricopa Integrated Training Academy and Mercy Care Integrated Learning Academy

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:30
Location: Foundation for Senior Living Caregiver House, 1201 E. Thomas Rd.

Providers can join Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care and Mercy Care Plan for a training session on "Psychological Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Considerations for Primary Care" and "Care Coordination." Participants can earn 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ at no cost to them. Register by Friday, September 30, 2016. To register, visit www.mercymaricopa.org/providers/training and click on the ‘register here’ link.

Participants will learn to: 

  • Define "trauma"
  • Identify at least one finding of the "Adverse Childhood Experiences" studies
  • Identify at least one relational feature of trauma-informed care

Schedule of events:

5 p.m.: Check in and welcome
5:30 p.m.: Buffet dinner
6 – 8 p.m.: Psychological trauma
8 – 8:30 p.m.: Care coordination

 

 

safeTALK: Suicide alertness for everyone

Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Aetna Building, 1st floor, Gila and Javelina Training Rooms, 4750 S. 44th Pl., Phoenix

safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. It's a great learning tool for formal caregivers, students, teachers, first responders, public and private employees and professional athletes. The program will help you:

  • Identify people who may have thoughts of suicide
  • Ask them directly about the possibility of suicide
  • Connect them to lifesaving resource

There is no cost to attend the workshop. It's valued at $25 per person, but Mercy Maricopa is covering the cost of registration because it's dedicated to supporting suicide-safer communities. You can register for the safeTALK program at www.mmicsafetalk.eventbrite.com. Providers must register through Relias.

Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition's HOPE Pre-Conference Training

Time: 8:00 am – :
Location: Black Canyon Conference Center, 9440 N. 25th Ave., Phoenix

As part of the Arizona Suicide Prevention 9th Annual HOPE Conference, organizers are offering three additional training opportunities as part of the pre-conference.  

  • LivingWorks Regional Trainer Conference 
  • Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training Program
  • The Ever Changing Challenge of Understanding and Treating Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

You can get details or sign up for these training sessions on the Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition's website.

HOPE Conference: A statewide conference on suicide prevention (Two-day event)

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Black Canyon Conference Center, 9440 N. 25th Ave., Phoenix

OCTOBER 18
OCTOBER 19

The 9th Annual Hope conference is an opportunity to inspire new dialogues, create new partnerships and mobilize resources in our fight to reduce suicides in Arizona. Be a part of building hope for those at risk in our schools, workplaces, and communities. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included. The conference will feature various speakers and topics, including:

  • New Developments in Understanding, Managing, and Treating suicidal Behavior, Barry Walsh, Ph.D.
  • A Trauma-Informed Approach to Suicide Prevention and Intervention, William Beverly, Ph.D.
  • Understanding Suicide-Related Grief, Stuart D. Smith, MA, LPC
  • Be a Shining Light of Hope: Everyone Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention, Sally Spencer-Thomas, PSY.D.

Arizona Health Equity Conference

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Ste. 100, Phoenix

Sign up for this conference -- 2016 Arizona Health Equity Conference - Building Bridges: Connecting Communities in Research, Practice, & Policy -- to better understand current health equity research, outreach and policies taking place in Arizona. You can also connect with partners who are working in the field of health equity or interested in reducing health disparities. There will be local and nationally recognized speakers and breakout sessions on research, prevention, clinical and policy tracks. To register for the conference or get information about sponsorship opportunities, click on the Arizona Department of Health Services website.
 

You can also register through the Arizona Health Equity Conference's Eventbrite site.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2-day workshop*)

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: JFCS Michael Zent Health Care Center, 3001 N. 33rd Ave., Phoenix

OCTOBER 27
OCTOBER 28
The Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident, and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive, and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers (any person over 15 in a position of trust) learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide and provide safety-for-now. Additional information, including CEU resources, is available http://www.livingworks.net. Registration is required. Community members can register at www.mmicasist.eventbrite.org. Mercy Maricopa providers can register through Relias. 

*NOTE

  • Participation in the full two days is required; any partial absences will result in participant having to retake course from the beginning.
  • Persons who have experienced recent suicide behavior or loss may find it helpful to wait until healing has occurred before taking this course. Sometimes personal experience gets in the way of learning to help others.
  • We aim to create a safe learning environment for all. Help is available 24/7 by calling 602-222-9444.


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