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Mental Health Update

October 29, 2019
Mental Health Update

MH Update – 10/29/19 – Webinar Oct 29th 1pm / Trauma Informed Network

Join the NYS Trauma-Informed Network and learn how to get the most out of the NYS Trauma-Informed Network

This past year, MHANYS has been a member of a cross-sector Advisory Council, shaping the site’s look and content to make sure we are setting the stage for high quality connections and access to resources to help Trauma Champions have what they need to support real transformation across New York State.  Participants will receive an introduction to the NYS Trauma-Informed Network and learn how to join, how to share resources through the network, how to provide feedback on the network’s website, and how to use the network to enhance their community and survivor support work.

The discussion will be moderated by Chrys Ballerano (New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault) and Deborah Faust (Mental Health Association in New York State).

The webinar will be held on October 29, 2019, at 1:00 PM ET. This webinar is free to attend. Registration is required.

Presenter: Amy H. Scheel Jones
Amy Scheel-Jones brings depth and breadth of experience to capacity building and change management strategies. As a School Counselor, Amy spent 10 years developing expertise in practical approaches to prevention, resiliency, and fostering well-being. A committed youth and family advocate and systems thinker, Amy applies these core principles to accelerate practice transformation efforts in educational settings, behavioral health system planning, and cross-sector community impact efforts. The core of her work includes sustainable system transformation grounded in trauma-responsive principles, positive youth development, and resilience enhancement. Amy oversees the Consortium on Trauma, Illness & Grief in Schools (TIG), a regional comprehensive training and integrated crisis response network serving participating districts for over 18 years. She received her BS in Human Development and Family Studies at Cornell University followed by her MS in Education in Counseling from SUNY Brockport.