• Behavioral Health Summit - A Focus on Childhood Trauma and Resiliance

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    October 29, 2019

    Behavioral Health Summit -- A focus on
    Childhood Trauma and Resilience

    HYANNIS, MA (Oct. 25, 2019) -- The Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands, in partnership with Cape Cod Healthcare, will host its seventh annual Behavioral Health Summit, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Restoring the Shaky Bridge, on Friday, Nov. 1, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis.
    The Summit is designed for those who provide care or support services across the entirety of the behavioral health and primary care spectrum, including physicians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, administrators, peer advocates, first responders, public safety, teachers and other health professionals serving children and adults and their families in the community.
    This year’s keynote speaker is Allison Sampson-Jackson, PhD, LCSW. She is an LCSW-Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator and CEO of Integration Solutions, Inc., who will discuss both the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience in her presentation, “Looking at what strong not what’s wrong … The Resilience Story.” Sampson-Jackson has provided leadership development services via behavioral health, education, child welfare, and criminal justice systems for more than 20 years.
    “The focus of this year’s Summit will be the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) that was published in 1998,” said Diane Ofria, APRN, of Cape Cod Healthcare and Co-Chair of the Behavioral Health Provider Coalition of Cape Cod and the Islands. “This is a remarkable work that helps us understand the implications of not addressing childhood traumas. 
    The panel discussion, “Trauma Informed Community Building – Bridging the Gap,” will feature Cape Cod Healthcare physicians Bart Main, MD, Psychiatrist and Kate Rudman, MD, Pediatrician; Chief Frank Frederickson of the Yarmouth Police Dept.; Christina Caputo of the Cape Cod Collaborative; and Lyn Grace Rohr of Angel House/Housing Assistance Corporation.
    “In addition to the educational content, the Summit offers a platform for networking, learning about Cape Cod behavioral health resources as well as meeting new and old colleagues.  It is always an exciting and inspiring experience,” Ofria said.
    Breakout sessions will follow. Reservations are $65 and include breakfast and lunch. Continuing Education credits are available for MDs, RNs, SWs and LMHCs.
    To register, visit https://conta.cc/31Zw1g6.
    The Behavioral Health Provider Coalition, funded by the Cape Cod Foundation, is comprised of 30 organizations, agencies, primary care providers and others serving the mental health needs of residents of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
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