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Sep. 19 2017

Supporting your Loved One who has an Eating Disorder

Presented by: Laura Oyer, PhD, HSPP, Psychologist, Crosswinds Clinical Specialist

This seminar is for friends and family members of individuals struggling with an eating disorder. Watching someone you deeply care about battle this deadly disease is confusing, frustrating, scary, and overwhelming. Often loved ones are unsure what to do and say, and often don’t do or say anything out of fear of hurting or triggering their loved one. If you resonate with this, this would be a great seminar for you!

This seminar will provide information about:

  • Types of eating disorders
  • Causal and maintaining factors
  • Understanding how they ‘work’ for your loved one,
  • Treatment options
  • Recovery concepts
  • Tips and suggestions on how you can help.
  • The seminar will also help you understand your natural style of helping and explore ways to improve it.

Class will begin promptly at 6 pm and end by 8 pm. This seminar is held at the Crosswinds Corporate office (4150 Illinois Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46804). Cost is $10 per person – meal included.  Make your reservation today!

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Sep. 20 2017

Bringing Help to You: Innovative Models in Mobile Crisis Response. – WEBINAR

Is your organization looking to initiate or improve your mobile crisis response or just want to learn more? Join us on Wednesday, September 20th from 2 to 3:30pm for Bringing Help to You: Innovative Models in Mobile Crisis Response.

Mobile crisis services provide a rapid, on-site response to resolve crisis situations involving those with mental health or addiction concerns. These specially-trained teams are a critical link between the community and emergency departments and have reduced psychiatric hospitalizations. They also play a role in police interactions, reducing the number of arrests in moments of crisis.

During this webinar, hear from three innovators in the field of mobile crisis response as they highlight different mobile response models and community partnerships. They will also provide guidance on how to establish, support and expand a mobile response unit.

Do not miss this opportunity to understand how your organization can utilize mobile crisis response to increase access to and the quality of crisis care.

Register here.

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Sep. 23 2017

Suicide Prevention Trainings

Various Counties – FREE QPR at the locations listed below.  Registration is not required, but encouraged.  If you are interested, please email Connie Kerrigan @

Question. Persuade. Refer.

Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide.

10am-Noon QPR Class

Noble County Public Library – Albion

Garrett Public Library – Garrett

New Life Tabernacle Church – Kendallville

IPFW, Kettler Hall, room 146 – Fort Wayne

YSB – Huntington

Parkview LaGrange Hospital – EMS Building – LaGrange

1pm-3pm QPR Class

Cahoots Coffee Café – Angola

Children’s First Center – Auburn

Parkview Regional Hospital, Conference room A – Fort Wayne

Parkview Whitley – Classrooms A & B

Parkview Warsaw – Forum Classroom

12:00 am - 12:00 am
Sep. 26 2017

9th Annual Guardianship Forum

Parents, caregivers and professionals are invited to the annual Guardianship Forum to learn more about legal guardianship and supported decision making.

The panel will include:

  • Magistrate Phillip Houk, Allen County Superior Court
  • Damian Gosheff, attorney, Faegre Baker Daniels
  • Erica Costello, attorney, Indiana Supreme Court
  • Parents who have gone through the guardianship process
  • Parents who use supported decision making as an alternative to guardianship

The Guardianship Forum is free, and no RSVP is needed.

When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Where: Allen County Public Library – Room A
900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Time: 6-8 pm

For more information, please contact:
Lynn Walker, Easterseals Arc
456-4534 ext. 204

Presented by Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana, and the Northeast Indiana Allen County Guardianship Council

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Sep. 27 2017

Attach, Attempt, Achieve Seminar

Join Sharon Kuhn, founder of Attach, Attempt, Achieve as she trains educators and guidance counselors  in the fundamentals of the program at this 2:day workshop.

‘Attach,’Attempt,’Achieve’offers attachment  interventions and emotionally focused strategies that strengthen the coping skills of stressed and traumatized students.

Participants will understand how and why simple emotional connections impact  cognitive aptitude in the developing brain.

Sharon will also model tools and exercises used for creating optimal connections with students.

Target audience: classroom teachers, school counselors, interventionists and social workers.

Download flyer here.

Register here.

09:00 am - 03:30 pm
Sep. 27 2017

Suicide: Enhanced Understanding, Improved Approach, Increased Hope

Suicide: Enhanced Understanding, Improved Approach, Increased Hope
Presented by Shannon Brady, M.S. – Therapist
September 27th
Participants will have a greater understanding of how to approach those that are dealing with thoughts of suicide, how to manage
the risk of suicide and how to help care for and support someone who has lost someone to suicide.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $10

RSVP online:


06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Oct. 01 2017

Out of the Darkness Walk – Suicide Prevention

Out of the Darkness Fort Wayne Walk


Event Details

Walk Date: 10/01/2017
Walk Location: Headwaters Park EAST, 330 S Clinton St – Fort Wayne, IN
Check-in/Registration Time: 10/01/2017 at 12:00 pm
Walk Begins: 2:00 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: DeAnna Vorndran
Contact Phone: 260-312-1446
Contact Email:

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Oct. 05 2017

28th Annual Conference on Youth

28th Annual Conference on Youth

Thursday, October 5th   8 am – 4 pm


Dr. Robert Anda, MD, MS

Co-founder and Co-Principal Investigator
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
Dr. Anda played the principal role in the design of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and serves as its Co-Principal Investigator.  Findings from the ACE Study have been presented at Congressional Briefings and numerous conferences around the world.  The ACE Study is being replicated in numerous countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is now being used to assess the childhood origins of health and social problems in more than 30 U.S. states.

Adverse Childhood Experiences are identified and discussed within Lincoln High School, as portrayed in the documentary film “Paper Tigers”.

Over one million children are exposed to a toxicity that increases their risk of disrupted neurodevelopment, social and emotional impairment, health risks/disease and social problems. This toxin which negatively effects the physical and emotional well-being of our youth is childhood trauma and stress. The ACE Study examines the understanding of how our adverse experiences impact and change us. More importantly, this same study informs us of what we can do to offset and overcome these adverse experiences. (Paper Tigers)

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Registration Fee:  $40 (no extra fee for credit card payment)
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch,
all sessions, and conference materials

For more information, visit Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES
28th Annual Conference on Youth

08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Oct. 09 2017

Medical Management of Addiction: The Role of Pharmacology in Effective Treatment

Mirro Center for Research & Innovation, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46845


Register today before seating is gone!  Credits available! 

To register, please click here.

Download flyer here.

11 – 11:30 am Registration/ Lunch/ Vendors
11:30 – 11:35 am Welcome/ Introduction Marcia Haaff
11:35 – 12:05 pm The Unintentional Path to Addiction Deb McMahan M.D.
12:05 – 12:35 pm The Scope of the Opioid Crisis Captain Kevin Hunter
12:35 – 1:10 pm Current Prescribing Rules for Acute and Chronic Pain Nathan Stuckey, PharmD
1:10 – 1:20 pm Break/Vendors
1:20 – 1:50 pm Substance Use Disorder: What Makes this a Medical Issue? TBD
1:50 – 2:10 pm Narcan 101 Connie Kerrigan, RN
2:10 – 2:25 pm Break/Vendors/Snack
2:25 – 2:55 pm Treatment of Substance Use Disorder (MAT) Megan Fisher
2:55 – 3:25 pm The Drug Enforcement Agency’s Position on MAT TBD
3:25 – 3:55 pm Panel Discussion: Pharmacists on the Front Lines Tracy Brooks
3:55 – 4:00 pm Closing Remarks


At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
• Describe the path by which patients can become addicted to opioids when prescribed these medications for legitimate reasons.
• Discuss the scope of the addiction problem in Indiana and our community.
• Discuss the current prescribing rules for opioids.
• Discuss the role of the pharmacist in the opioid crisis.
• Discuss the role of Narcan in the overdose epidemic.
• Discuss the treatment of Substance Use Disorder (MAT) and the medications specifically involved.

11:00 am - 04:00 pm
Oct. 13 2017

Sacred Stress: A Radically Different Approach To Using Life’s Challenges For Positive Change

Overview: Stress takes life and gives life. It is an inescapable part of our existence. Managing stress effectively and efficiently is the key to successful living. Rather than letting stress shut us down and insidiously ravage our bodies, we need to embrace it as an opportunity to deepen self-awareness, form richer relationships, and find spiritual vitality. Learning to befriend stress changes our relationship to it and empowers us to use stress as a catalyst for positive change in all areas of life.


When: Friday, October 13 , 2017 (registration deadline 10/6/17)

                8:30 am – 4:00 pm EDT

                Registration begins @ 8:00 am

Where: Grand Wayne Convention Center 120 W. Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN. 46802

AccommodationsHilton Hotel @ Grand Wayne Convention Center

To Register:


Print and mail the REGISTRATION FORM (address information on form)

Or, call 260-481-2700 ext. 2019

Cost: $110 per registrant or $90 for four or more registrations submitted together from the same organization

Facilities are handicap accessible. If special accommodations are needed please contact Fran Howard, Workshop Registrar at 260-481-2700 ext. 2019

6 CE Hours!

08:30 am - 04:00 pm

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