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2017 South Alabama REAL TALK Mental Wellness Conference Series & Expo

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Goodwill Easter Seals Center

2440 Gordon Smith Drive

Mobile, AL 36617

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2017 South Alabama Mental Wellness Conference Series

These four 1/2-day plenary conferences focus on the mental health and mental wellness issues—REAL TALK, REAL ISSUES, REAL PEOPLE of Mobile and Baldwin Counties! Topics include mental health, mental illness, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gun violence, child abuse, elder abuse, homelessness, suicide, crime, violence, ethnic relations, and the relationships of law enforcement, fire-rescue, education, healthcare, nonprofit agencies, faith-based, and government—and the economic impact within and on our communities. (Conferece 2 is June 29 - see below for conference description - Family, Kids and Resources

Visit us at Twitter: @ALMentalWellness Facebook: www.facebook.com/South-Alabama-Mental-Wellness-Conference

Registration: 8:00 a.m. Conference starts promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Fee: $25 per person per conference TICKETS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE TO ANOTHER PERSON.

Continental Breakfast will be served.


CE CREDITS:$25 per conference (4 hrs.). Pay on Eventbrite; all CE credits must be paid prior to the conference date.

CE CREDITS: Available for Attorneys, Social Workers, Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses and Law Enforcement (must be approved by local dept.)Our co-partners for training are the Institute for Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) and the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute (FVSAI). www.ivatcenters.org All other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.

EVALUATIONS: An online eveluation will be emailed to all attendees. Upon completioin of event evaluation, attendee will receive an online CE credit and/or certification of participation.

Conference #4 - November 7, 2017 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

NEW LOCATION: Goodwill Easter Seals, 2440 Gordon Smith Drive, Mobile, AL 36617

Theme: Policy Strategies for Action-Oriented Legislation

Description: Action-oriented legisiation that provides for an integrative mental health concept in services between all the entities is the fourth identified challenge that South Alabama faces. The goal of the South Alabama Mental Wellness Conference is to generate one action item that is presented to our local and state legislatiors with a proposed plan of action to gain their support in the 2018 legislative session. It is imperative that each consumer in South Alabama change their paridigm perspective of mental wellness that will allow for families and kids to receive consistent, on-going treatment and support from the community. It takes the entire street, neighborhood, school, church, business, and government entity to work together to provide a healtier and safer community on both sides of the bridge.

.Guest Speaker and Plenary Speakers Announced October 1.

Conference #1 - April 26, 2017 8:00 am - 12:30 pm CLOSED

Theme: Time for Truth: Real Stories Shar

Conference #2 - June 29, 2017 9:00 am - 1:30 pm CLOSED

Theme: Family, Kids and Community Resources


Conference #3 - August 10, 2017 8:00 am - 1:00 pm CLOSED

Theme: Best Practices, Training, Planning and Commitment



What's the refund policy?

There is no refund for any of rhte conferences. The low investment fee covers conference and marketing expenses.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Your registratioin fee is not transferrable.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

The name of the person on the ticket needs to match the person who attends.

Who do I contact for information or questions? Call the Committee Chair from the list below.

General Information/Speakers: Sher Graham, 251.404.3924

Education/Speakers: Ana Maria Sawyer, 251.533.2770

Strategic Partnerships: Mike Young, 251.623.2030

Exhibitor Space: Meosha Rayford, 251.208.6061

Volunteers: Kathy Lazzari, 251.979.9697

Registration: Connie Ewing, 251.709.3044

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Mobile, AL 36617

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