Network faithful are encouraged to check out this free three-part webinar series discussing behavioral health issues for children and families in rural areas. The Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series 2013 is sponsored by the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch, and the Mental Health Promotion Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in collaboration with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, the National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health at Georgetown University, and the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health.
The first webinar in the series is March 27th. Details below:
- Prepared Communities Can Be Successful in Violence Prevention
Rural schools and communities, along with the nation, are working to come to grips with the recent acts of persistent violence and to identify solutions to this complex problem. Questions regarding how to create safer environments and how to propel the conversation about effective strategies to prevent and address school and community violence will be discussed.
This webinar will provide information about resources and lessons learned from community and school violence, an overview of key programs and efforts at the Federal level, and an example from a Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative in rural Ohio that is making a difference. This webinar will also include interactive discussion with participants to identify effective strategies currently being implemented in their rural schools and communities.
Jennifer Kitson, Technical Assistance Specialist, National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Education Development Center
Joyce Sebian, Public Health Advisor, Mental Health Promotion Branch, SAMHSA/CMHS/Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Gina Lasky Ph.D., Consultant, WICHE Mental Health Program
- Ingrid Donato, Branch Chief, Mental Health Promotion Branch, SAMHSA/CMHS/Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Pat Smith, Project Director, Safe Schools/Healthy Students with Jan Osborne, Superintendent, Putnam County Schools, Putnam, Ohio
To register for this event, please visit http://events.tapartnership.org/register.php?eid=82. You will need to register in order to receive information on how to attend the event.
- Downloading and Installing the Webinar Software:
All participants will need to visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=90703 to ensure that they have the latest version of the seminar software installed. This Web site will check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting. If you haven’t already installed Live Meeting you will be prompted to do so.
The software installation process can take up to 20 minutes to complete, so please download and install the software now to avoid any problems or delays on the day of the event.
- Joining the Webinar on the Day of the Event:
To join a Webinar event, you will need to complete a two-step process:
- Sign into the Live Meeting Web site (link provided the day before the event). Again, if you haven’t already uploaded or tested your Webinar software, please allow at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the Webinar to complete this process.
- Call into our telephone conference line (conference line number also provided on the day of the event).
If you have any questions about the Live Meeting technology or these Webinars, please contact Allyson Pakstis by email at email@example.com or by phone at (202) 403-5678.