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7th Annual SCCBI Mental Health Conference

South Central Community Based Initiative (SCCBI) is hosting its 7th annual mental health conference on Tuesday, October 2, at Minnesota State University, Mankato. This year’s theme is “See the Forest for the Trees: Theoretical Framework and Practical Approaches for Suicide, Anxiety, and Character Pathology.” Dr. Michael Farnsworth will be the keynote speaker. For more information, please see the attached brochure below.

2017 South Central Community Based Initiative Psychiatric Conference

Attached below is the brochure and registration for the 2017 South Central Community Based Initiative (SCCBI) Psychiatric Conference, “Current Trends and Topics in Adult Mental Health.” It will be held on Tuesday, October 10, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Mankato. Registration is just $99 and includes materials, light breakfast and lunch on site. The sign-up deadline is September 30.

CEUs have been applied for Boards of Behavioral Health, Psychology, Nursing, and Social Work.

For more information, please contact Jamie Grohman at Jamie.Grohman@blueearthcountymn.gov.

2017 SCCBI Psychiatric Conference brochure (PDF)

Mobile Crisis Team presentation coming up

SCMCT logoOn Tuesday, August 15, from 5:00-7:00 PM, Southern Minnesota Nurses is pleased to welcome Darren Tungsvik, MSW, LGSW, for a presentation at Jake’s Stadium Pizza in Mankato. Darren is currently the Mobile Crisis Treatment Director for the South Central Mobile Crisis Team, which serves a 10-county region in southern Minnesota, providing mental health crisis services to all ages.

SCMCT staff work with individuals and families to de-escalate mental health crisis situations by teaching coping skills and related techniques. They also provide information and assistance in obtaining other resources such as medications, therapy, or case management services.

Darren will be providing information about their mobile crisis services, including the referral process, what a meeting with the team looks like, and what other services or support they can provide. He will also answer any questions you have related to mental health and your experiences within your fields.

1.2 contact hours are available for nursing. Other disciplines may submit to their boards for one (1) contact hour.

Please complete the registration form in the flyer below or email your RSVP to Linda no later than August 14.

More info: 2017 Mobile Crisis Team presentation flyer and registration (PDF)

Mental Health First Aid Class on June 17

Madelia Community Based Collaborative is offering a mental health first aid class for adults assisting young people. The class will be held in the Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic Conference Room on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The class will teach methods of helping a young person who may be developing a mental health problem or is already in a mental health crisis. The target audience includes adults who have frequent contact with young people – parents, school staff, coaches, youth leaders, etc. The training is FREE and includes a workbook to take home. Please bring a sack lunch.

Flyer: Mental Health First Aid Class flyer

Class size is limited to the first 10 people. Call 507-642-5210 to reserve your spot, or email mjhruby.mhfa@gmail.com.

Personality Disorder Conference and Community Resource Fair – May 19

Sharing on behalf of the Mayo Clinic Health System Social Services Education Committee (emphasis added to highlight CEUs available):

The Mayo Clinic Health System Social Services Education Committee invites you to “Personality Disorder Conference and Community Resource Fair” held at the Courtyard by Marriott, Mankato May 19th, 2017! Registration deadline for both the conference and to participate in the vendor fair is April 17th, 2017. Your organization is invited to be a vendor. Nonprofit vendor participation cost is $150. For-profit vendor participation cost is $250.

Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested including your nurses as nursing continuing education credits are available.

For more information or questions, please contact Callie Jones at 507-594-7335.

Brochure: Personality Disorder Conference and Community Resource Fair (PDF)

SMN does not endorse or sponsor this event and is providing this information only as a service for our members who may be interested. Please use the contact information in the attached brochure or above for more information.