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We are happy to announce the 5th annual Embracing Wellness and Recovery Conference, a FREE one-day conference in Monterey County welcoming Service Providers, Mental Health Consumers, and their family members.This conference is designed to introduce, expose and offer useful tools and ideas to implement the innovative concepts of the wellness and recovery movement into the lives of those who are personally and/or professionally impacted by mental health challenges.Registration the day of the event will open at 8:00am. The conference will start promptly at 8:30 am.Schedule of Events:8:00 am: Registration8:30 am: Welcoming by Wayne Clark, Ph. D, Behavioral Health Director
8:45 am: Keynote Speech by Kathryn England-Aytes
9:30 am: Cultural Interpretation Presentation
10:15 am: Peers as Professionals Presentation
12:00: Lunch Break (light lunch provided)12:45 pm- 4:00 pm: Compassion Fatigue Presentation
This year's Keynote Speaker will be Kathryn England-Aytes, adjunct faculty member of the Psychology Department at California State University, Monterey Bay. Her Keynote Speech, "Memories Hold Hands: Understanding the Effects of Historical Trauma and Unresolved Historical Grief," will address Historical Trauma from a Cultural Perspective.Kathryn is an Oklahoma native who currently lives on the Central Coast of California. She is also a curriculum developer and master trainer at the Kinship Center Education Institute, Salinas, California, in the areas of historical trauma, cultural awareness in working with Native children and families, and ICWA (25 U.S.C. § 1902).
Michael Lane will present “Peers as Professionals,” a 90-minute interactive presentation discussing the Challenges and Opportunities of employing Consumers in the Mental Health workforce – especially as Peer Providers. After an initial presentation, a one-hour panel discussion will follow, focusing further attention on the specific challenges faced by Monterey County Peer Professionals, their Colleagues, Supervisors, and administration. This discussion will be moderated by Michael Lane, with panelists provided by the County of Monterey.
Michael Lane serves as a Consultant and/or trainer in Consumer Employment issues, and has assisted 8 California County and statewide Consumer Employment initiatives. He utilizes his personal experience with Mental Illness, Recovery and Employment as a Peer Provider in support of organizations and individuals struggling with these difficult issues.Michael is experienced in program development, program evaluation, curriculum development, and is a skilled trainer.
Beverly Kyer will offer coping strategies for Secondary Traumatic stress and burnout in family members and service providers through her interactive training session, "Compassion Fatigue A.K.A. Secondary or Vicarious Traumatic Stress: The Importance of Self-Care."This highly interactive training is designed to address the self-care needs of those working with children, youth and adults impacted by traumatic life events. Participants are encouraged to verbalize their understanding and connectedness to the multiple aspects of this fatigue. By taking a self-inventory, participants will see first-hand, the levels of stress they experience. The group will review several tools and techniques to circumvent the most challenging aspects of their compassion fatigue and to be able to regain a state of neuro-physiological (mind-body) regulation, recovery and resilience.Beverly Kyer has more than 35 years of experience in direct services, supervisory and senior management roles in physical and mental healthcare. Beverly has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is in the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Beverly has Post Graduate certifications in Integrated Approaches to Readjustment Counseling Therapy, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Social Research. Beverly was a Private Practitioner and an Employee Assistance Program Coordinator. Beverly is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist._____________________________
Attendees are encouraged to carpool. Parking is available in the East Parking Garage on Washington Street. Cost of All Day Parking is $7.00 to be paid in advance with credit card or cash.Light Lunch Provided.Interpreter for Spanish speakers available, please note in registration options/ Tenemos disponible un intérprete que habla espanol, Favor de anotar en las opciones de registracion.
6 hours of CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs
Please be gentle with your fragrance due to the chemical sensitivity of others.
This event is sponsored by Interim, Inc. and Monterey County Health Department, Behavioral Health Bureau.
Conference logo art entitled "Brave Heart in the Wilderness" by artist Bill Donahey.
For conference information, please contact Tiffany Tarasoff of Interim, Inc. at 831-784-0153.
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