Upcoming Community Events

October 2018

9th Annual Drug Abuse Symposium9th Annual Drug Abuse Symposium This program is the largest statewide collaboration of professionals from local, state and federal agencies, law enforcement, business, academia, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors, educators, state and national leaders, advocates impacted by drug abuse. Through this type of collaboration, your work can be impactful in bringing solutions to this issue as we examine critical and emerging topics associated with this public health and safety crisis. Tentative Agenda and Speakers can be found here. SEE FAQs BELOW FOR HOTEL INFO If you or your company is interested in being a sponsor/vendor at the symposium, please visit the sponsorship Eventbrite page. We are looking forward to expanding our vendor area this year. If you have any questions please email Josh Marsh at joshua.marsh@atg.in.gov. FAQs When will the agenda be available? The agenda will be available to view by August 15, 2018 and will be posted on this site and emailed out to those that have already registered. How do I book a hotel room? (Rooms at the Embassy Suite are sold our at the group rate) The room block is at the Embassy Suites in Noblesville for $125 a night. Rooms can be booked online at this link (enter code "OIA" in the "Group Code" section of the room booking window to receive the discounted rate). Or you can book via phone by calling by calling 1-317-674-1900 and use the reference code "OIA" to receive the Drug Symposium's block rate.  The rate is available Sunday 10/28 and Monday 10/29. Upon checkout Tuesday morning your luggage can be stored in your car or at the front desk. Where do I park and what is the cost? There is free self-parking in the hotel parking lot. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes.  What is the refund policy? You may request a full refund until October 1, 2018. Who should I contact with questions regarding the program or sponsorship opportunities? Joshua Marsh at joshua.marsh@atg.in.gov. _________________________________________________________________________________________ PENDING - Hours of Continuing Education Credits are being sought for the following: CLE/NLS Credit - Pending CEUs for Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists & Mental Health Counselors - Pending ACPE Credit - Pending  CME Credit  - Pending  Law Enforcement Training Board (LETB) Credit - Pending

November 2018

Bright Beginnings: Supporting Early Childhood Mental HealthEarly Childhood/Preschool/Child Care directors, teachers, and providers and family members of children ages 3- to 5-years-old are invited to come together for a day focused on mental health and behavior supports for young children. This conference will provide information on: Whole-child development; Adverse childhood experiences and the impact on development; Improving self-regulation skills in children; How to deepen relationships with children; and Preventing and managing difficult behaviors at home and at school.  Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Jessica Beer, Co-Founder and Owner of the Urban Chalkboard, and Connie Sherman and Diane Pike of St. Mary's Child Center. Break-out sessions will be led by: Dr. Terri Miller, Assistant Director of the HBM Cooperative; Christy Gauss, School Mental Health Facilitator, Indiana School Mental Health Initiative; Brooke Lawson, Mental Health Coordinator, HSE Schools; Dr. Mandy Rispoli, Associate Professor at Purdue University;  Leslie Brown, Autism Specialist, HSE Schools; and  Laura Rinderkinecht, Intervention Specialist, HSE Schools.  During breaks, you will be able to visit tables from mental health, community and early childhood organizations in the vendor area. Please enter at Door 19. Doors will open at 8:40 a.m. Please note, this conference is for adults only. Please contact Dr. Kelli Servizzi, HSE Preschool Coordinator, with any questions at kservizzi@hse.k12.in.us.

December 2018

Suicide Prevention Training We are partnering with the QPR Institute to provide a free Gatekeeper training. Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide. QPR's mission is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. They believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. This training will be led by Kristen Ludeker-Seibert, BA. Kristen is the Systems of Care Coordinator for Hamilton County as well as a Certified QPR Instructor and the co-Chairperson of the Indiana LGBTQ+ Council.  She has focused on youth and their families as well as advocacy for this group for 20+ years in their homes, the community, and within residential settings. She has also worked within state government, at the Division of Mental Health and Addiction, and currently leads efforts within Hamilton County Indiana to create a comprehensive, trauma-informed, collaborative System of Care. Please enter through the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library entrrance and you will then be directed to the Education Center.