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
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.
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.
Healthy Transitions Back to School After COVID-19
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.
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.
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.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
CEU approval numbers coming soon
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Nevada System of Care
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.