2021 ODMHSAS Children's Conference: Education Film Summit

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Receive access to a FREE online screening and panel of the acclaimed film, Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope.

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This year's second virtual Children's Behavioral Health Conference sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services will feature an Education Institute. This Education Film Summit is being sponsored by Oklahoma Systems of Care in partnership with the Potts Family Foundation .

You are invited to a special virtual screening of this documentary film coupled with an expert panel leading a discussion celebrating the resilience of children in overcoming adversity. This extremely powerful documentary has been shown across the state of Oklahoma by the Potts Family Foundation to nearly 13,000 over the last four years.

Film | Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope


Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

For more information on the film, visit:

Registration Details

• The movie content is suited for ages 15 years plus.

• Registration is required for this event.

• In addition to the live screening access, registrants will receive a special link to have exclusive individual access to view the film between Thursday, May 13-Tuesday, May 18th.

• If you miss the first screening option, you can attend the second screening using the same provided Zoom link.

• Since this event is free, we ask for registrants to not share their individual access link but rather send the link for interested people to register.

Live Screening Options

Monday, May 17, 2021 | 7:30-8:30pm CST

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 6:00-7:00PM CST

Film Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 1:00-2:30PM CST

Education Film Summit Panel

Dr. Laura Boyd has experience from student to professor, from consultant to small business owner, and from political national leadership mentor to elected office holder. She is a nationally recognized leader on matters of child welfare and foster care, particularly in the areas of policy development and public-private system implementation of service delivery systems. She is President and CEO of Policy & Performance Consultants, Inc. and currently serves as Policy Director for the Family Centered Treatment Foundation.

District Judge Kenneth Stoner oversees Oklahoma County’s Treatment (Drug/DUI) Courts. He was appointed to the position of District Judge by the Governor in January of 2018. Judge Stoner is a six-I generation Oklahoman and a member of the Cherokee Nation. He and his wife Barbara have three sons, Max, Will and Sam who are not particularly impressed with any of his accomplishments. His wife is also an attorney, serving as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Bernard Jones.

Leondra Moore currently serves as the Clinical Director of Behavioral Health & SBIRT Project Director at Community Health Centers of Oklahoma. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 20 years’ experience specializing in child youth and family issues. She has professional experience as a School Counselor, School Social Worker, Clinician and Administrator.

Sgt. Corey Nooner has been with the Oklahoma City Police Department (OKCPD) for 24 years. Sgt. Nooner was part of the first group of officers to be trained by the OKCPD in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). Since attending the training, he has been a part of the statewide officer training team that teaches CIT in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Over the years he has worked to advocate for those suffering from mental illness. Recently, Corey was involved in personally supporting a family member who needed mental health assistance. This gave him a whole new perspective on the difficulties in getting the assistance people need in a timely manner. Sgt. Nooner's motivation is, "I use this experience to help others understand the frustration of family members and patients, as they navigate the mental health care system."

For more about the full conference events visit the 2021 Conference website:

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