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Southern Wisconsin Conference on Mental Health
September 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Join us for an event focused on mental health
On September 24th, 2018, HealthNet is hosted the 3rd Annual Southern Wisconsin Conference on Mental Health.
HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. is a free medical, dental, and vision clinic providing services to low-income, uninsured Rock County residents since 1994. In response to our region’s mental health crisis, we are hosting our third annual conference that provides education and resources to health care providers, caregivers, and stakeholders.
View the presenters’ slide decksCulture, Corporal Punishment, Criminal Justice - Paula Graves - 2018 SWCMH
Quieting Our Brains Down - Lyle Wildes - 2018 SWCMH
Women and Substance Use - Christine Ullstrup - 2018 SWCMH
Featured Guest Speaker for 2018 Conference: Alisa Roth
Alisa Roth is a print & radio reporter. Her book about mental illness & and the criminal justice system, “Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness,” is out now from Basic Books.
Her work has been broadcast on Marketplace, NPR, and The World; her stories have also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and Gastronomica, among other publications.
As a 2014-2015 Soros Justice Fellow, Alisa spent a year investigating the growing role of jails and prisons as our de facto mental healthcare system. She has visited the country’s three largest psychiatric care providers, Rikers Island in New York City, the Cook County Jail in Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Jail in LA, and her research has included dozens of interviews with prisoners and their families, psychiatrists, lawyers, wardens, corrections officers and others.
8:00 am – 8:05 am – Welcome & Introduction from HealthNet CEO, Ian Hedges
8:05 am – 8:55 am – Breakfast keynote presentation on “Collaboration” from Jessie Benash, MSW, LCSW / author of #LimbLaughLove
9:00 am – 10:30 am – Breakout Session 1 offering 2 options
- Women and Addiction
- Faith Based Panel
10:45 am – 12:15 pm – Breakout Session 2 offering 2 options
- Trauma (Immigration/Deportation)
12:30pm-1:30 pm – Boxed Lunch & Keynote Presentation
Alisa Roth, author of “Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness”
1:45 pm-3:15 pm – Closing Breakout Session 3
Lyle Wildes: Professional Brain Coach and author of “Brain Change” discusses how to change the neuro landscape and change outcomes for the better.
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm – Surveys, CE form submissions, and dismissal
Thank you to this year’s sponsors
|Mercyhealth Behavioral Health Services|
|UW Health, UnityPoint Health – Meriter & Quartz|
|Rogers Memorial Hospital|
|SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Janesville
** This program is pending approval for 4.5 CEH credits by the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter **