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      National Family Week: 10th Annual Educational Conference in Wilkes Barre

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      November 22, 2019

      Friday   8:00 AM

      77 East Market Street
      Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18701

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      National Family Week: 10th Annual Educational Conference

      10th Annual National Family Week Conference: Healthy Communities Through Healthy Families **with a special focus on the social determinants of health** A Conference for Individuals, Families and Service Providers  A David & Lillian Thalenfeld Family Life Program of Family Service Association of NEPA Celebrating National Family Week  Continuing Education Credits Available: LSW-LCSW LMFT-LPC - 6 hours (additional $10) CLE's - 6 hours (additional $10) Act 48 - 6 hours (free) CADC's - 6 hours (free) Nursing CEU's - 6 hours (free) Pharmacy CEU's - 6 hours (free) CME's - 6 hours **Pending Approval** Agenda 8:00am-8:30am: Registration, Continental Breakfast, Resource Tables Open 8:30am-8:45am: Welcome             8:45am-9:45am: Overview of Regional Social Determinants of Health with Teri Ooms, MBA, Executive Director of The Institute, Wilkes-Barre, PA  10:00am - 11:15am Concurrent Sessions (please choose one of the following workshops at check out) A.) The Social Determinants of Health: Housing and Food Insecurity with Gene Brady, Executive Director and Alexei Michaels, RD LDN Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, both from Commission on Economic Opportunity, Wilkes-Barre, PA  B.) Trauma Informed Care: Why it Matters with Janine Fortney, LSW, Director, Children's Center of Susq. and Wyoming Counties, Montrose, PA  C.) Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience and Community Health with Francis Dennis Dawgert, MD, Associate Professor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, PA  D.) Impact of Substance Use on Families with Jessy Miller, MPA, Director of Drug & Alcohol Programs and Cammie Anderson, BA, Prevention Education Coordinator, both from Children's Service Center/Robinson Counseling Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA  11:30am - 1:00pm  Lunch and Keynote Address: A National Imperative for All to Flourish with Susan N. Dreyfus, President & CEO, Alliance for Strong Families & Communities, Washington, DC  1:15pm - 2:30pm Concurrent Sessions (please choose one of the following workshops at check out) E.) P.R.E.S.E.N.C.E. of Trauma with Laura Wereschagin, BSW, OP Clinician, Northeast Counseling Services, Nanticoke, PA F.) The Antidote to Toxicity is...Education with Deirdre M. Matys, RN, Jessica Salas, Infant/Toddler Specialist and Brittany Shoemaker, Infant/Toddler Specialist, all from Early Headstart, Wilkes-Barre, PA  G.) Seniors: Are they Isolated? with Brian Ebersole, BA, Senior Director, Spring Board Health, Geisinger, Taylor, PA H.) Preparing the Workforce of Tomorrow with Christine M. Jensen, SPHR, CWDP:MS, SHRM-SCP, PA CareerLink Administrator, CareerLink, Wilkes-Barre, PA & Teri Ooms, MBA, Executive Director of The Institute, Wilkes-Barre, PA 2:45pm - 4:15pm Panel Discussion  Care Across the Continuum: Programs in Place that Work with: Lisa Berardelli, BS, Education Director, United Way of Lackawanna & Wayne Counties, Scranton, PA  Janet M. Brier, MPH, CPA, Free2BMOM Project Manager & Director of Performance Excellence, Geisinger Health Systems, Scranton, PA Maria Kolcharno, MSW, Director of Addiction of Services, The Wright Center for Community Health, Scranton, PA Leighton Y. Huey, MD, Associate Dean for Behavioral Integration & Community Care Transformation, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Director of Behavioral Health for Geisinger Health System of NEPA, and Co-Director of Primary Care Integration for The Wright Center, Scranton, PA  In Partnership with: CASA of Luzerne County Commission on Economic Opportunity Community Care Behavioral Health Organization Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Lackawanna & Luzerne County Medical Societies  Luzerne & Wyoming Counties Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 Social Fabric Collective  The Wright Center Times Leader Sponsored By: Thalenfeld Family Charitable Trust  Toni Cisowski The Meadows Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine  Community Care Behavioral Health Organization Interested in sponsoring? Please contact Amber Loomis at (570) 823-5144, ext. 309 or

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