CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH
Thank you to all those who joined us for the 1st Southern Nevada Summit on Children's Mental Health & Injury Prevention!
Check out our list of presentations from this event below. Slides from the Thursday morning presentations can be viewed by clicking on the presentation title.
THURSDAY MORNING - INJURY PREVENTION
Judy DuMonte & Hayley Jarolimek
This session will present the coordinated approach being developed in Nevada to identify pregnant women using substances and infants born affected by substances, notification by health care providers responsible for the care and delivery of pregnant women and newborn infants, and the development of a plan to ensure the infant and parent(s) receive needed services.
Dina Bailey, Dr. Amanda Haboush-Deloye, & Vickie Ives
Abusive Head Trauma is a preventable injury and requires community collaboration to spread education about risk factors that lead to this violent act and to implement prevention strategies. During this discussion, two examples of local prevention efforts will be shared, along with a discussion on how to expand efforts in our community.
Moderator: Dr. Amanda Haboush-Deloye; Panelists: Kim Amato, Brady Dehn, & Travis Smaka
This session will discuss the risks of child drowning, review infant safe sleep practices, and review situations that surround motor vehicle related incidents. There will be a brief discussion of the current issues in the community around each topic, as well as a presentation of strategies that will reduce the risk of injury.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON- CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH
IMPACT OF TRAUMA ON VIOLENCE: THE CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF BULLYING & SUICIDE PREVENTION STATE OF THE STATE
Richard Egan featuring Dr. Halleh Seddigizedeh
During this session, The Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention will discuss their initiatives and activities aimed at building community education and awareness for suicide prevention. In addition, this session will include a description of a community resiliency effort aimed at identifying youth at risk of violence and working with families to provide services to help the family and the young person move to a more positive path.
PANEL: BARRIERS TO ACCESSING CARE & HOW TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER NETWORK ADEQUACY
Moderator: Dr. Sara Hunty; Panelists: Darlene Dufault, Sandy Lowry, John Nixon, Michelle Paul, & Marta Wilson
This panel will provide an update on how boards are helping to improve access to mental health services in our community, discuss remaining barriers to improving access to care, and facilitate discussion about what next steps are needed to ensure that access to quality services in our community improves.
THURSDAY EVENING- COMMUNITY RECEPTION
YOUTH POSTER CONTEST AWARDS
Awards were presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the CCCMHC STOP the Poster Contest. See the winning designs here.
PARENT, YOUTH, & PROVIDER PANEL: COMMUNITY CONCERNS IN SOUTHERN NEVADA
Parents, youth, and providers are invited to join discussions about mental health needs and current services in Southern Nevada and brainstorm ideas for how to improve the quality and access to mental health services for youth.
FRIDAY MORNING - NEVADA SYSTEM OF CARE
SYSTEM OF CARE UPDATE
Linda Guastella featuring Char Frost
The purpose of this 2 hour Nevada System of Care Overview training is to educate the trainee on what systems of care are and how the Nevada System of Care seeks to orchestrate the provision of comprehensive behavioral health services to every child, youth, and young adult in Nevada.
CULTURALLY & LINGUISTICALLY APPROPRIATE SERVICES IN HEALTH & HEALTHCARE
Linda Guastella featuring Char Frost
The purpose of this 2-hour training is to familiarize each trainee with the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Healthcare. These standards are intending to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate healthcare disparities by establishing organizational frameworks.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON- SAFETALK TRAINING
SAFETALK: SUICIDE ALERTNESS FOR EVERYONE
SafeTALK prepares you to be a suicide alert helper. You are aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed, and avoided. You want people with thoughts to invite your help. You know the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe) and can activate a suicide alert. As part of the Keep Safe step, you connect people with thoughts of suicide to persons trained in suicide intervention. Helpers trained in suicide intervention complete the helping process or connect the person with more specialized help.