Annual Conference Schedule

 

Conference Schedule

 

Friday, October 28th

 

6:00pm: Speaker's Bureau Event

 

Saturday, October 29th

 

7:45-8:25:     Respite Program Breakfast (Providers & Families only)

 

7:45-8:30:     Registration & Networking

8:30-9:00:     Welcome - Agency Update

9:00-10:00:   Keynote Speaker: Pete Earley

10:00-10:15: Break/Transition

10:15-11:45: Session A

11:15-12:00: Exhibitor Fair & Networking

12:00-1:15:   Lunch featuring Speaker's Bureau and Community Awards

1:15-1:25:     Transition

1:25-2:25:     Session B

2:25-2:35:     Break/Transition

2:35-3:35:     Session C

3:35-4:00:     End of day wrap-up

Conference Tracks
Support
Session & Time Title Presenter Title & Organization
Session A: 10:15a Mindfullness

Elaine Ecker        Christine Canty Brooks

Peer Education & Training Manager, NAMI Maine                           Director of Peer & Family Programs, NAMI Maine
Session B: 1:25p Secondary Trauma & Practicing Self-Care Heather Carter, MA Director of Prevention & Youth Services, NAMI Maine
Session B: 1:25p Principles of Intentional Peer Support Elaine Ecker Peer Education & Training Manager, NAMI Maine
Session C: 2:35p Trauma Informed Yoga Beth Jones Beth Jones Yoga
Session C: 2:35p Virtual Support for mental health Sophie Gabrion, MS Public Relations Officer, NAMI Maine
Policy & Advocacy
Session & Time Title Presenter Title & Organization
Session A: 10:15a Maine's System Reform Project Update Aashley Malsbury Policy & QA Associate, NAMI Maine
Session B: 1:25p Influencing Public Policy- Understanding the Process and NAMI Maine's Policy Agenda Aashley Malsbury Jenna Mehnert, MSW Policy & QA Associate, NAMI Maine Executive Director, NAMI Maine
Session C: 2:35p NAMI Smarts: How to testify at a hearing Cheryl Ramsay Community Outreach Specialist, NAMI Maine
Education
Session & Time Title Presenter Title & Organization
Session A: 10:15a Understanding Hoarding Eric Grainger, MSW Hoarding Services, Shalom House
Session B: 1:25p Responding to Self-Harming Behaviors Greg Marley, LCSW Clinical Director, NAMI Maine
Session C: 2:35p PTSD & Veterans Carrie Gossin, MA, LCPC Maine Army National Guard
Children Services
Session & Time Title Presenter Title & Organization
Session A: 10:15a De-escalating the Young Child Dr. Stephen Meister Medical Director, Edmind Ervin Pediatric Center
Session B: 1:25p Understanding Autism Matt Brown Co-Founder, Autisim Safety Education & Training
Session B: 1:25p Floor Time with Special Needs Children Roy Ulrickson, LMSW Project AWARE Coordinator, NAMI Maine
Session C: 2:35p Art Therapy Jennifer Jain, MS, CTRS University of Southern Maine
System Partners
Session & Time Title Presenter Title & Organization
Session A 10:15a Incarceration & Mental Illness in Maine Jenna Mehnert, MSW Executive Director, NAMI Maine
Session B: 1:25p Law Enforcement & Mental Health: An Open Discussion

Joel Merry                       William Baker

Sheriff                                                                                                 Maine State Trooper
Session C: 2:35p Youth Led IEP Planning Olivia McCormack & Jordan Stevens YYAAC Member, NAMI Maine YYAAC Member, NAMI Maine