2018 NAMI National Convention

The 2018 NAMI National Convention is one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States.

 

Each year, our convention connects and inspires people looking for resources, research, support services and recovery strategies. Join this diverse, action-driven group of individuals experiencing mental health conditions, family members and caregivers, policymakers, educators, researchers, clinicians, providers, exhibitors, sponsors and press this year in New Orleans from June 27–30.

 

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The 2018 Call for Workshops for the 40th Summer Institute on Aging is open!

 

The 2018 Call for Workshops for the 40th Summer Institute on Aging is open!  The 2018 conference sponsored by WVU School of Social Work will be held June 12-14, 2018 at Lakeview Resort & Conference Center in Morgantown, WV.  The theme is “Adventures in Aging: Building Wisdom, Well Being and Wonder”

 

Below is some information about how to submit a proposal.  The website http://sioa.wvu.edu has a lot of information about past conferences (see previous brochures under “conference archive”).  In terms of our audience, we usually have mostly social workers, but also some nurses, licensed professional counselors, activities directors in nursing homes, and family caregivers.  We offer the conference as part of an elective course in the WVU Gerontology Certificate program, so we also have undergraduate and graduate students in attendance at the Institute. 

 

Proposals (90 minutes or 3 hours) will be accepted online at https://sioa.wvu.edu/2018-conference/presenters/  – the deadline is January 15, 2018.

 

Please share with interested persons!  For additional information or questions, contact me at jacki.englehardt@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-3280.

 

 

If you are being harassed over the phone or online. 

If you are being harassed over the phone or online. 

If you are a victim of harassment, you should contact the police. Report the time, date, nature of the call and how often they occur.  If the police can identify the caller and find sufficient evidence, they will forward the case to the local district attorney’s office to prosecute the caller.

Your phone company might be able to assist by tracking down the caller. Phone companies have different policies on the course of action to take when a customer reports receiving harassing phone calls. You should contact the business office of your phone company to find out its policy.
You could also contact a lawyer to help determine whether the caller’s words or actions are obscene or otherwise unlawful. A lawyer can also tell you if you may be entitled to any civil damages for emotional distress.
If you receive a harassing phone call, do not engage in a conversation with the caller or divulge any personal information. Report it to the local police immediately. 

Screening to Survivorship: A New Look at Lung Cancer

Screening to Survivorship:  A New Look at Lung Cancer

Date:  November 10, 2017

Location:  Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place 

Course Description:  This conference is designed for all health care team members and others who have an interest in optimal care for people undergoing the journey of lung cancer. Information will be provided about the scope of lung cancer in West Virginia and efforts to address needs of people diagnosed with this disease locally and throughout the world. Attendees will learn about current medical and surgical treatments for early‐stage lung disease, as well as the potential physical and psychological impacts of treatment. Information will also be provided about screening and risk factor reduction, particularly related to tobacco use. Speakers will describe two different models of care for lung cancer survivors, incorporating skilled service provision by a variety of health professionals. Finally, attendees will have a chance to develop a survivorship care plan that addresses the needs of a representative patient case through interactive problem‐solving and discussion. At the end of this conference, attendees will have a greater appreciation for the unique needs of persons with lung cancer across the continuum of care and how to begin to address these needs within their own work settings and disciplines.

 

Link to Register:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lungcancerregistration

 

Online Brochure:  http://www.ce.wvu.edu/media/13390/111017-survivorship.pdf

 

 

Opioid Epidemic Virtual Field Trip

Subject: On the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic: A Live Virtual Field Trip

Register Today: A Vital Conversation on the Opioid Epidemic for Your Students

Brought to you by Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Operation Prevention aims to combat the opioid epidemic by educating students about the impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use through engaging, standards-aligned digital content.

Register today and tune in LIVE on Wednesday, October 25th at 1pm/10am PT for the second installment of the Operation Prevention virtual field trip series. Students will visit Huntington, West Virginia- a typical American community that has been greatly impacted by the opioid epidemic- to hear the powerful personal stories from the bravest teens and change makers in the city. Students will learn how opioids have affected their lives, how they are using their experiences to improve the city, and ways your students could make a positive impact in their own communities.

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Some of the event’s guests will include:

 

  • Haley, a young teen whose parents struggle with opioid misuse, who now uses her experience to counsel others struggling with addiction.
  • Huntington’s Mayor, Steven Williams, whose record of public service is dedicated to turning the tide on the epidemic.
  • The teen members of the local drug abuse prevention program, who offer stories of what they have seen and how other students can get involved in their communities’ fight against the opioid crisis.

Gain new perspectives on this community in recovery in an experience your students won’t forget.

Explore standards-aligned digital lessons, interactive student module, parent toolkit, and more at OperationPrevention.com