• Speakers announced for Trauma Informed System of Care Conference

    April 15, 2019
    Speakers have been announced and registration is now open for the Trauma Informed System of Care Conference, co-hosted by Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care. The conference will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at John A. Logan College’s main conference center.
     
    Register online at www.siumed.edu/cpd (in the dropdown under “Learners,” click on “Conferences.” For more information, contact Nicole Tippy at nicole.tippy@centerstone.org or 1-855-608-3560 ext. 7855 or Ginger Meyer at gingermeyer1@hotmail.com or visit the conference’s Facebook event page at bit.ly/SoC2019.
     
    This conference will deepen the level of understanding about adverse childhood experiences, the prevalence of toxic stress and the lifetime consequences violence, abuse, neglect and other adversities can have across generations.
     
    “The overall goal of the conference is to bring different serving professionals together,” said Niki Grajewski, Clinic Manager at Centerstone. “By design a System of Care Approach asks community agencies to collaborate, communicate, and facilitate together a change in a serving system.  It can connect various participants through programming, financing, and philosophy in how to provide services.”
     
    National/international speakers will discuss trauma informed practices for child welfare, legal and law enforcement, faith communities, schools, foster care, primary care/medical settings, addiction and trauma focused behavioral health treatment. Speakers include:
    • David L. Corwin, MD
      • Corwin is Professor and Director of Pediatrics’ Forensic Services at the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics.
    • Victor Vieth, JD
      • Vieth is the Director of Education and Research for the Zero Abuse Project. He is also the president of the Academy on Violence and Abuse and Founder of the Gundersen Nation Child Protection Training Center.
    • Machelle Madsen Thompson, Ph.D., LCSW
      • Thompson is the director of the Resilience & Protective Factor Initiative at Florida State University Multidisciplinary Center.
    • Susie Wiet, MD
      • Wiet is an integrative developmental psychiatrist with expertise in holistic treatment of trauma-addiction, dual diagnosis, and complex psychiatric disorders.
    • Shannon Robshaw, MSW
      • Robshaw currently serves as the Senior Advisor for System Design and Implementation for the National TA Network for Children’s Behavioral Health and the System Design and Implementation Coach for the National Wraparound Implementation Center.
    Partnering with Centerstone are Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine, Shawnee Health Services, Christopher Rural Health Planning Corporation (CRHPC), Rural Health Inc., Egyptian Public and Mental Health, Poshard Foundation for Abused Children, and Health Resources and Services Administration: Behavioral Workforce Education Grant (Trauma Based Behavioral Health Fellowship).
     
     
    About Centerstone
    Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. We provide mental health and substance abuse treatment, education and support to communities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee and additionally offer individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment and housing services. Nationally, we have specialized programs for service members, veterans and their loved ones, and develop employee assistance programs for businesses of all sizes. Our research institute improves behavioral healthcare through research and technology, and our foundation secures philanthropic resources to support our work. For more information, visit www.centerstone.org.
    Contact:
    Dalus Ben Avi, Director of Marketing & Community Engagement
    618-457-6703 ext. 7830
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