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9:30 AMResource Fair and Hennepin County Library
virtual rooms open (Rooms will be open until 3:30 p.m.)
10 AMOpening and Welcome
10:15 AMKeynote Interview of Bryan Piatt by Jana Shortal
11 AMMove Mindfully® Session 1 (optional transition session)
11:15 AMWorkshops Session One: #1-5
12:15 PMTransition Time
12:35 PMWorkshops Session Two: #6-10
1:35 PMMove Mindfully® Session 2 (optional transition session)
1:50 PMWorkshops Session Three: #11-15
2:50 PMClosing

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1. Continuing the Conversation with Keynoter Bryan Piatt

2. Understanding Trauma in Borderline Personality Disorder
Laurice Reed, Resilience Foundation Founder, President, and CEO

3. Creating Your Own Support Network: Practical Advice for Parents of Adults with Serious Mental Illness
Mindy Greiling, former Minnesota State Legislator and author of Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker’s Fight for Her Son
Barbara Harris, LICSW
Joan McLeod, parent, sibling and partner to individuals living with mental health challenges
Laurie Radovsky, MD and NAMI Ramsey Board Member

Susan L. Segal ,Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, former City Attorney for the City of Minneapolis

4. Adolescent Substance Use: A Framework and Strategies
Michael Durchslag, Director of P.E.A.S.E. Academy

5. Working with Fear and Anxiety in the Body to Release Unconscious

Dorothea Hrossowyc, M.A., RMPA


6. COVID-19: I’m Doing OK, But Why Do I Feel So Sad?
Rabbi Lynn C Liberman, BCC
Tara Burns MA, PEARLS Counselor at JFS

7. Supporting Families Managing Parental Mental Illness and PTSD:
Challenges and Resources

Michelle Sherman, PhD, LP, ABPP, University of MN

8. Addiction as an Individual and Family Disease
Carole Davidson, member JCAS Advisory Committee
Sharon Staton Goldetsky, MSW, Jewish Community Addiction Services
Melissa Zerin-Holt, JCAS Peer Recovery Coach

9. Cultivating Resilience
Debbie Cohen, UM Health Integrative Psychiatry and Wellness Program

10. Cultivating Self-Compassion in Your Daily Life
Beth Johnson, LMFT at JFS


11. Addressing Suicidality: Talking Points, Safety Planning, and Resources
Laine Bermansohn, MA LPCC, Manager for Mental Health Support Services and Senior Services, JFCS 

12. Help! Screens Are Taking Over My Life: Self-Care Tips for Families
Leah Persky PhD, CFLE-P, Family Life Education Manager at JFCS

13. Building Healthy Family Relationships
Debra Orbuch Grayson MS, LMFT, and author of Building Healthy Family
Relationships: A Workbook for Parents and Stepparents

14. How to Talk with Teens about Vaping: Prevention Lessons Learned from Conversations with Teens
Elyse Levine Less, JD, MPH, Executive Director, Tobacco-Free Alliance
Lee Ann Mortensen, Youth Outreach, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

15. Thriving During Pandemics: Transforming Distress, Loneliness, & Panic into Post-Traumatic Growth Opportunities
Jeffry Jeanetta-Wark, LICSW, Clinical Director of the Center for Integrated