JJAM ANNUAL CONFERENCE

SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2017

SHANTY CREEK RESORTS

 

Printable Conference Agenda

 

Registration for those staying at Shanty Creek

Registration for Commuters

 

Hotel Reservations

(Must be booked by August 19, 2017 for guaranteed rate)

 

Wednesday and Thursday Speaker:

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.  You can help them.

You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18.

This training is offered through the Michigan Department of Education and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan’s Project AWARE grants from SAMHSA.

*There are 8 Social Work CEUs available for participants present for the entire training.

 

 

Friday Speaker:

COMBATING COMPASSION FATIGUE, BOURNOUT AND SECONDARY TRAUMATIC STRESS IN JUVENILE JUSTICE STAFF

Ann Heerde serves as the Program Supervisor for Family Services at Community Mental Health of Ottawa County. She provides oversight of services for children and adolescents with mental health, substance use and/or developmental disability concerns. Ms. Heerde has served in this position since 2008. Prior to working for Ottawa County, Ms. Heerde served as a Team Leader at Family Outreach Center, Home Detention Monitor for Kent County Juvenile Court and has also worked in non-profits. She holds a Masters in Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Central College.

Presentation Description -

Serving in the helping profession can impact one’s physical and mental health. This workshop explores the impact of being in the helping profession by discussing Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress. Participants will have the opportunity to do a self-assessment and identify strategies to address these concerns.