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Behavioral Health Conference to be held in Red Lake

Will begin on 4/28/14 at the Seven Clans Event Center in Red Lake


Red Lake Vocational Rehabilitation Services – aka Giniw Waakaa'igan (Golden Eagle House) has been working on a Behavioral Health Conference for the Red Lake Nation. Our Conference will begin on 4/28/14 at the Seven Clans Event Center in Red Lake and will continue through 5/1/14. The following information details the workshops that will be available for the four days.

A complete Agenda will be available at the sign-in Table with Presenter's Biographies.

April 28, 2014

8-9 am: Registration – coffee served

9:00 Welcome/Introduction- RLVR

Prayer AND Drum Group Manomin Creek

10:00 – 11 Healthy Living – Grief Issues – Murphy Thomas, Jr.

Community Resources and Update - Cheryl Schoenborn

11:00 – 12 QPR

12-1PM Lunch - Soup and Sandwiches

1:00–3:00 Early Warning Signs

3:00–4:30 Healthy Living – Coping Mechanisms


5 – 6 PM Round Table Discussions

6-6:30 Murphy's Discussion on Traditional Healing and Ceremonies

7:00 Prayer AND Dinner

April 29, 2014

All Day Session beginning at 8:00 – 4:30 Mental Health First Aid – first 30 persons admitted (LOYO) Presenters have requested the limit of 30 due to the nature of exercises being done during this presentation.

For anybody not in the Mental Health First Aid – conference begins at 1:00 PM

1:00 – 2:00 Healthy Living – Positive Attitudes – eliminating bad habits

2:00 – 3:30 Mental Health Crisis Planning

(LOYO= Lunch on your own)

April 30, 2014

8:00 – 12:00 Childrens Challenging Behaviors

Lunch on your Own

1:00 PM QPR at the School for General Assembly & Youth Council – (Studentevent/School Administration and Staff)

1:00-2:30 Mental Health Crisis Planning

2:30 – 3:30 Healthy Living – Nutrition, and Exercise

May 1, 2014

8:00 – 10:00 Early Warning Signs

10:15 to 11:30 Mental Health Crisis Planning

11:30 to Noon Closing – Thank You

Noon Lunch/Future Activity Discussion with Volunteers

Schedule Follow-up Meeting to review Post Conference Comments

Youth Mental Health First Aid (audience limited to the first 30) 8 hour course

Youth Mental Health First Aid introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Participants learn a core five-step action plan to support an adolescent developing signs and symptoms of mental illness or in an emotional crisis: Assess for risk of harm; Listen non-judgmentally; Give reassurance and information; Encourage appropriate professional help; Encourage self-help and other support strategies.

Children's Challenging Behaviors "0shki Bi'maa-diziwin-Anishinabe" for American Indian Families.

This workshop provides education and support to families who have a child diagnosed with a mental illness and/or who has challenging behaviors. The workshop is designed to teach parents and caregivers how to advocate for their child in school, and to help parents and caregivers develop a plan of action for their child that includes partnerships between home, school and community. Parents/families will learn how challenging behaviors and mental illnesses may affect a child's behavior and school performance as well as their overall mental wellness, and explore ways to successfully support a child with challenging behaviors or a mental illness.

Mental Health Crisis Planning

Learn the role of county crisis teams, de-escalation techniques, and how to create effective crisis plans. This 1.5 hour workshop also provides information on community resources.

Recognizing Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents

Early intervention and treatment is essential for a child's success. This two hour workshop provides information on the biological nature of mental illness and how parents and teachers can work together as allies to support these students. This workshop meets the continuing education requirement for teachers.

The Behavioral Health Conference has been planned and organized by the Red Lake Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program with many volunteers helping in the planning process. We will prepare a post-conference report and acknowledge all those who have helped us. If anybody should have any questions, please call RLVR at 218-679-2152.


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