Alverno College Mental Health Summit
February 24, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Alverno College and the Graduate Community Psychology department are pleased to present this year’s Mental Health Summit, titled Community Transformation through Harm Reduction: Innovation in Care. Research has shown that harm reduction strategies can positively impact one’s mental health and wellbeing, overall benefiting communities ecologically, from the individual to the greater culture. The Summit focus includes exploration of innovative harm reduction approaches for prevention and treatment, community resources, emerging initiatives in Milwaukee and Wisconsin and collaboration with various entities to create a public health impact that improves accessibility to care.
The Alverno College Mental Health Summit is an annual event that brings together mental health practitioners, community leaders, and students to explore a relevant topic in the field of mental health. The Summit will be offered in person at Alverno College. A limited virtual track will be offered as well.
- Recognize and celebrate ways that community organizations and structures support and promote mental health
- Foster cross-cultural connections among mental health practitioners, students and community leaders
- Provide opportunities for mental health providers and school personnel to interact around important topics
Cost and CE Hours
Attendance at the Summit is free and open to mental health practitioners, community leaders and students. An optional lunch can be purchased for $15 to enjoy during networking time.
Qualified participants can earn up to 3.0 hours of CE credit with attendance verification. The cost to receive the CE credit hours is $39. Graduate students are ineligible for CE hours.
Alverno College has been approved by NBCC as an approved continuing education provider, ACEP No. 7133. Alverno College is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Cancellations received in writing before February 16 will be eligible for full refund.
Maggie Sutton, CSW
It’s Not Always Lights and Sirens: An Innovative Approach in Community Risk Reduction
Since the late 1960’s, the 911 system has been used to call for help in a true emergency. Today, not so much. The majority of 911 utilization is now used for low acuity, non-emergency situations. In this session, we will explore a different approach Greenfield Fire-Rescue uses to leverage community paramedics and case management to reduce 911 utilizations and risk throughout the community.
Contact Julie Borgealt at email@example.com for 2024 sponsorship details.
Click here to view information about 2022's Mental Health Summit: Meeting People Where They Are