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2016 Disaster Mental Health Conference: November 1-2, 2016

September 21, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Mental Health First Aid for First Responders

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Cost: $10 for McLean County Residents  •  $40 for all other registrants

Lunch Included

Check-in begins at 7:45AM

Register Early - Class Size is Limited! 

RN, EMT, LCSW, LCPC CEUs Anticipated

McLean County Resident Registration Out of County Registration

Please complete this survey for additional information needed. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Disaster Mental Health

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Cost: $50 • $25 for Students

Lunch Included

Check-in begins at 8:00AM

RN, EMT, LCSW, LCPC, CHES CEUs Anticipated

Topics Include:

  • Addressing the needs of children during and following disasters
  • Accounting for functional needs of residents during and following disasters
  • Activities to increase community resilience and recovery

Registration Student and Medical Reserve Corps Registration

Please complete this survey for additional information needed. 

Mental Health Conference

Registration Open Until October 28, 2016


Astroth Community Education Center 

Heartland Community College

1500 W. Raab Road, Normal, IL 61761 

For More Information: 

Contact David Hopper 

(309) 888-5987

Contact Heartland Community College Continuing Education 

(309) 268-8160 

Target Audience: 

Registered nurses, social workers, medical professionals, mental health professionals, first-responders, disaster volunteers


To enable participants to assist vulnerable populations before, during and after disasters 


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

7:45AM - 8:00AM..........Check-in

8:00AM - 12:00PM.........Mental Health First Aid for First Responders 

12:00PM - 12:30PM........Lunch (provided) 

12:30PM - 5:00PM.........Mental Health First Aid for First Responders 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 

8:00AM - 8:30AM..........Check-in 

8:30AM - 8:45AM..........Welcome and Statement of Objectives - Faye Freeman-Smith, Director of Student Counseling, Heartland Community College

8:45AM - 10:15AM.........Keynote Address - Supporting Children & Families After a Disaster -  Robert Lusk, Ph.D. Clinical Director, The Baby Fold  

10:15AM - 10:30AM........Break

10:30AM - 11:30AM........Breakout Sessions

11:30AM - 12:45PM........Lunch (provided)

12:45PM - 1:45PM..........Breakout Sessions

     Functional Needs: "I Won't Leave Without Them: The Impact of the Human/Animal Bond on Disaster Preparedness and Response": Shay Simmons and Tina Zimmerman

     Children in Disaster: Emergency Preparedness Kits for Kids - Bob Clark

     Recovery: "Child and Adolescent Resiliency Following a Natural Disaster" - Tegan Camden 

1:45PM - 2:00PM...........Break

2:00PM - 3:00PM...........Breakout Sessions

     Functional Needs: Montgomery Court Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team: "Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of Others First" - Hugh Satterlee

     Children in Disaster: "Weathering the Storm: An Exploration of How to Achieve Recovery in the Wake of DIesaster" - Bryan Hinman

     Recovery: "Psychological Impact of Disasters, Outbreaks and Terrorism Research Project"  - Dr. David Milen 

3:00PM - 3:15PM...........Break 

3:15PM - 4:00PM...........Closing Speaker - "The Man of Steel: Combating the John Wayne Inside" - Rev. Mike Claver, Deputy Chief and Chaplain, Danvers Fire Department, Pastor First Presbyterian Church,                                          Morton, Illinois  

4:00PM - 4:30PM...........Closing and Evaluations