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Conferences & Workshops

Johnson County Recovery Conference - 2018

There is hope in recovery.  Join Johnson County Mental Health Center at its 2nd Recovery Conference on August 22, 2018 at Cleveland University (10820 Lowell Ave, Overland Park, KS) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The conference is a Johnson County community event focused on providing education, resources and hope to individuals on their journey to recovery or maintaining recovery, and to those who support them. 

The morning session will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Michelle Robin who is a chiropractor, author, teacher, holistic healer, podcast host, and founder of Your Wellness Connection.

The afternoon session will feature keynote speaker, Stephanie Tillman, a storyteller, graphic designer, creator, and connector.  

Topics of breakout sessions will include:

  • Music and Recovery
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Healing Drums
  • Long Term Planning for Your Loved One
  • Anxiety
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Programs
  • Mindfulness
  • And more! 

Registration opens July 15th- You may pick up a registration form at any of the Johnson County Mental Health Center locations, email jcmhcevents@jocogov.org, or call 913-715-7880 for more information. 

The Educ(ate) Series: Breaking the Stigma around Substance Abuse Treatment and Empowering Recovery

Bring your own lunch and attend the first in our newly developed, Educ(ate) Series:
"Breaking the Stigma Around Substance Abuse Treatment and Empowering Recovery"
Presented by Deb Stidham- Director of Addiction Services, Johnson County Mental Health Center & Kevin Dufeldt, Progam Manager, Adolecent Center for Treatment - Johnson County Mental Health Center

This will be a lunch and learn presentation for the Johnson County Community given from the prespective of working with our youth. Information will be generalized to work with our entire community. 

RSVP: JCMHCEvents@jocogov.org or 913-715-7880

Taking Action to Prevent Suicide in our LGBTQ+ Community

Presented by Jay Pryor

Workshop - Resource Fair - Networking Opportunity

Participants will leave:

· With an improved understanding of the challenges of LGBTQ+ people in the community especially in regard to suicide

· Clear action steps to take to be a powerful ally in preventing suicide

· An introduction to neuroscience of unconscious bias and how it impacts our ability to make a difference

Jay is a speaker, executive coach and facilitator of corporate trainings and workshops around the world. They are a transgender and gender non-conforming advocate and educator for inclusivity and  gender consciousness. They also serve as the co-host of Doing the Work with Jay and Becca, a  weekly podcast devoted to awakening people to their own power to transform their lives. Jay is the author of the acclaimed book, Lean Inside: 7 Steps to Personal Power: A Practical Guide to Transformation for Women. Jay lives with their wife Jessica and their two children in Lawrence, Kansas.

Joe Kordalski, RKordalski@usd232.org, 913-667-6250


Criminal-Epidemiological Investigation Course

The Problem

With rapid scientific advances in capability, knowledge and accessibility, there are also increased opportunities for intentional misuse of biological material for nefarious purposes. An intentional release of a pathogen may initially be difficult to discern from a natural outbreak, resulting in separate law enforcement and public health investigations.

The Solution

By working together, public health and law enforcement can achieve their separate, but often overlapping, objectives of determining if the outbreak is intentional or natural, and protecting public health and safety. This one-day course on October 4, 2018 in Wichita, Kan. brings together the expertise of both of these disciplines to share knowledge and increase interoperability.

Pre-registration in Kansas TRAIN is required by September 28, 2018 (Course #1079086).

Kansas Infectious Disease Symposium 2019

Kansas Infectious Disease Symposium ImageJoin leaders in public health, emergency response, preparedness and healthcare to learn how highly infectious disease outbreaks are contained and managed in the state of Kansas and the Midwest. Network with local, state and federal partners to share information on how to plan for disease outbreaks and maintain readiness in your jurisdiction. This event is for public/environmental health, healthcare leaders and providers, school nurses, emergency management, first responders, law enforcement, healthcare coalitions and elected officials. 

When: May 1-2, 2019 (tentative)

Where: TBD (Johnson County, KS)

Cost: TBD

Register: Registration will open in early 2019.

Agenda: Session schedule and list of speakers from the 2018 event is available here

Would your company or organization like to exhibit or sponsor at this event? Contact Tiffany Wallin at 913-826-1252 or Tiiffany.Wallin@jocogov.org