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February

22

Alabama Conference of Social Work
Alabama Conference of Social Work

Feb. 22, 23 and 34
Schedule varies daily
Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, 36561

The Conference exists for the purpose of promoting the Social Welfare of Citizens of the State of Alabama. The Conference is a non-profit, charitable, educational, literary, and scientific social welfare society. The Conference exists for the purpose of affording an opportunity for those engaged in the practice of social work and related professions and for other persons interested in the promotion of social welfare in Alabama to become knowledgeable and skilled through training and educational sessions related to social welfare, principles of social work, and expertise in social work, in order that they may better promote social welfare in Alabama.

Registration
Conference Details

For more information, please contact:
251-223-9104 | ALCSW@earthlink.net

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Strategies for Working with Deaf Consumers with Behavior Disorders and/or Mental Illness
ADMH, Office of Deaf Services, MHIT and ADARA

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Alabama Public Library Service: 6030 Monticello Drive, Montgomery 36117

This session is targeted at service providers who specialize or want to learn about in some aspect of deafness (counselors, therapists, rehabilitation specialists, substance abuse providers, developmental disability providers, direct care staff, teachers, and interpreters, etc.). Dawadi and Schafer will discuss various aspects of strategies working with individuals with behavior disorders and/or mental illness and how it impacts individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, their family, and the deaf community. This course will include a discussion of barriers that deaf/hard of hearing individuals face and unique characteristics of the population, best practice related to clinical approaches, interpreter strategies and techniques, behavior modifications and approaches for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and an exploration of resources available.

Event Flyer
Event Website

For more information, please contact:
334-353-7415 or 334-239-3780 | charlene.crump@mh.alabama.gov

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Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Troy University Nursing: Troy University, Troy 36081

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: book
Find another Course

For more information, please contact Teresa Kidd:
334-372-2350 | tkidd@eastcentralmhc.org

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26

2017 DisABILITY Conference
PMF, Therap, DMS and Children's of Alabama

Feb. 26-28
Schedule varies daily
Renaissance Montgomery: 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery 36104

Self-advocates, family members, caregivers, educators, lawmakers, direct support staff and others are invited to attend the conference to learn more about resources, trends, and future plans for the ID/DD community.

It's Alabama's most comprehensive conference for those affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities, and those who are leaders in the field. New this year, the conference is in Montgomery to make it easier for advocates of all kinds to visit their lawmakers while learning new information and navigating vital resources. Those invited to attend include self-advocates, parents, caregivers, direct care professionals, agency leaders, lawmakers and service providers.

Event website
Registration

SPONSORSHIPS: The Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities (ACDD) is pleased to sponsor the registration of some self-advocates, family and/or caregivers to attend the 2017 Alabama disABILITY Conference!! Funds are limited and applications will be processed until funds are depleted. Application are processed on a first come, first serve basis. The Council encourages all applicants to include an email address when submitting their registration forms to help expedite the transmittal of all information for the conference. You can email your registration application to: sophia.dixon@mh.alabama.gov or mail it to Sophia Wright-Dixon, ACDD, 100 N. Union Street, Ste. 498, Montgomery 36130 or Fax to 334/242-0797. Click HERE for a copy of the application.

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Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
West Alabama Mental Health Center: 1215 S Walnut Ave, Demopolis 36732

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: free
Find another Course

For more information, please contact Carolyn Morrison:
334-289-2410 x20204 | cmorrison@wamhc.org

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Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Center for Lifelong Learning: 75 TechnaCenter Drive, Montgomery 36117

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Cost: $50
Registration
Find another Course

For more information, please contact Alana Barranco:
334-244-3048 | Alana.Barranco@SummaSource.com

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March

Observance:
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

3

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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April

Observance:
Alcohol Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month

7

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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May

Observance:
Mental Health Month
5/7-13: Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

5

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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June

2

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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July

7

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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August

4

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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September

Observance:
National Recovery Month
9/10-16: National Suicide Prevention Week
9/10: World Suicide Prevention Day

2

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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October

Observance:
10/2-8: Mental Illness Awareness Week

6

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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November

3

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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December

1

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 1601 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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January

 

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