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Thank you to all those who joined us virtually  for the 4th Annual Southern Nevada Summit on Children's Mental Health!

Check out our list of presentations from this event below.

Available slides from virtual presentations can be viewed by clicking on the presentation title. 

Monday, May 3, 2021

Jake Wiskerchen

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Preventing access to lethal means in a time of mental crisis is paramount to preventing suicide. Until very recently in the suicide prevention realm we have spent a lot of time discussing almost everything but firearms. Because nearly 50 percent of Americans either own a firearm or live with someone who does, possessing competent language to address gun storage in those times of crisis becomes critical to saving lives. These two hours will cover gun basics including type and function, appropriate intervention strategies, and how to speak with gun owners without creating stigma or judgment.

RESOURCES:   3-Hour Gun Culture Training     WTTA Guns & Mental Health Podcast 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Individual Re-Set Process: Meeting Children/Young People Where They Are

Dyane Lewis Carrere

10:10 am - 11:10 am

When children are dysregulated, disconnection or challenges may follow. The Re-Set Process is a straightforward, relational, neuroscience-based approach to supporting children/young people with regulation issues due to trauma. It is both a proactive, instructional approach, as well as a way to de-escalate or re-engage children with adults when issues occur. This session will provide practitioners with a broad understanding of the overall process as well as each of the 4 core steps, one additional step and one complimentary practice.

HANDOUTS: The Re-Set Process   Step 2 Suggestions

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Healthy Transitions Back to School After COVID-19

Jake Wiskerchen

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

After more than a year of disrupted lives, youth are looking forward to going back to the classroom. But when they do, are educators, schools, and community organizations ready to help support their mental health needs? Learn about best practices for supporting youth during these uncertain and novel transitions in the education space and how they can be set up for success and mental wellness.

RESOURCES: Noggins Notes Podcast     Book: Walking Through Anger    4 C's of Parenting

                       10 Emotions - Explanations & Synonyms

VIDEOS: Zephyr Wellness Emotional Functioning Video Playlist

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Richard Egan

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The program can be used in any training environment. The objectives of this training is to increase one’s knowledge, about the Nevada State Suicide Prevention Plan, understanding suicide, recognize warning signs, identify risk, and protective factors, and increased willingness to get involved with suicide prevention efforts.

HANDOUTS:  AAS 2019 Factsheet   Las Vegas Resource List   Suicide Proofing Your Home

                      Nevada Training Programs   Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention

                      Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention   Nevada Physician Suicide Facts

                      11 Commandments of Gun Safety   Lock It Up

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Panel: Using Youth Lived Experience to "Flip the Script" on Children's Mental Health

Moderated by Allison Stephens

3:45 pm- 5:00 pm

This panel discussion will feature two youth facilitators and a youth mentor from the statewide youth advocacy organization, Youth MOVE Nevada. Panelists will discuss the need to "flip the script" from the current perceptions of children's mental health to reduce stigma and to improve access to services and supports. Finally, panelists will give practical tips on ways to translate their lived experience to their everyday practice. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Summit attendees can add the following approval numbers to the certificate received after the conclusion of the event:

MFT/CPC - 2021-14

Social Work - A-621-02


Nevada System of Care

Allison Stephens

Kendra Gipson

Shannon Hill

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

System of Care is a set of values and principles that guide child, youth, and family-serving systems. In particular, the State Division of Child and Family Services has emphasized the need to implement and expand the System of Care philosophy across children's mental and behavioral health services and supports as well as other systems. Critical components of a System of Care include increasing access to assessment and care coordination services, developing a provider network, and implementing strategies to recruit and train the workforce in the principles and values of a System of Care.

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