See below to access the video presentations from our 2020 conference! These workshops will be available year-round.
The Impact of Racism on Mental Health
Over the past several months Americans have found themselves in the midst of a social and cultural war. Racism that is targeted towards specific groups ultimately impacts us all, and more importantly impacts our mental health. Explore the historical and modern-day impacts of racism and how it impacts each of our mental health.
Behavioral Health Resources for Children and Families During Covid-19
Navigating life during Covid-19 is challenging! How do families address their child’s behavioral needs? What options are available for receiving behavioral health support during the pandemic? This presentation will review changes within IBHS/BHRS during Covid-19, operations of behavioral health via telemedicine, family support, building relationships with your providers, and how to handle concerns related to services.
The Impact of Covid-19 on the Senior Population
The elderly population are a unique demographic as their needs are different than most other age groups. Friends, family, and workers are working hard to keep them alive while not allowing them to live.
Sobriety and the Pandemic
Mo will discuss his experience regarding maintaining recovery during unprecedented times. How to navigate life on life’s terms when meetings and other vital, historically reliable resources were temporarily unavailable.
The Expanded ACE Study in the Era of Black Lives Matter
As we strive to educate the public in the role that trauma plays in behavioral health, we must define trauma in ways that are inclusive and not centered on the white, middle-class experience. The Philadelphia experience of expanded ACEs underscores the research biases that have traditionally excluded people of color and people of varying socioeconomic statuses. In an era where people are starting to integrate Black Lives Matter, how can we in behavioral health services challenge our own biases and truly become inclusive?
Local Gangs and the Impact on the Lehigh Valley (Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Health Network)
Michael will discuss local gangs and the Lehigh Valley and how they impact the mental health of those affected by their activity.
The Language of Recovery
The Language of Recovery workshop seeks to enhance an understanding of the impact of language on the process of recovery. A set of principles intended to remove barriers to recovery and communicate hope, possibility, empowerment, choice, and partnership are discussed and explored.
Hope for Today: What You Need to Know About Prescription Substance Use
Prescription substance abuse has impacted many lives. A discussion of what identifies prescription misuse vs prescribed use, how the problem develops and how to explore recovery from and how to effectively manage medications in recovery will be discussed.
Autism: A Mother's Journey
Mimi will be discussing her personal experience with autism and the services offered locally by the Lehigh Valley Autism Society. She will also discuss how the organization has adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ethics and Boundaries (Sponsored by New Vitae Wellness and Recovery)
Alyssa will be discussing the Basics of Boundaries and how to set Boundaries with lived experiences and examples. Alyssa will also touch on Ethics and best practices.