Gulf Coast of Texas African American Family Support Conference
The 2014 Gulf Coast of Texas African American Family Support Conference will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Houston - Greenway Plaza, 6 East Greenway Plaza, Houston, Texas 77046. The conference theme is Overcoming Stigma Together: Changing Lives, Families and Communities. Conference registration will open September 2014.
Featured keynote speakers include Ms. Bern Nadette Stanis, from the 70′s television series Good Times star “Thelma Evans,” and an author, motivational speaker and the national African American Spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Association; and
Dr. Rahn K. Bailey, Executive Director of the Lloyd C. Elam Mental Health Center, and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee and author.
Pre-Conference Mental Health First Aid for Faith-Based Leaders
The GCTAAFSC is offering a Pre-Conference Mental Health First Aid Training for Faith-Based Leaders on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at the DePelchin Children's Center, 4950 Memorial Drive Houston, TX 77007.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour public education program that introduces non-healthcare professionals to information that will help identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and associated disorders. Training is offered on the following:
- Risk factors and warning signs related to mental health,
- The impact of mental illnesses to families and communities,
- An overview of common treatment approaches,
- ALGEE, the 5-step action plan
For more information or to register for the pre-conference Mental Health First Aid Training, click here.
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