Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

“Youth, Trauma and Spirituality” — luncheon and beyond

Youth, Trauma Spirituality
Wednesday, November 14 12:00-1:30 pm

Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center 1100 W. 42nd St.

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Join us at the last event of our fall series: Part IV: Youth, Trauma, and Spirituality.  The NAMI Ending the Silence Coordinator Joanna Goff and Center for Interfaith Cooperation will facilitate conversation about how congregations can increase understanding and prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The ACEs model is a research-based, usable assessment and public health model for understanding, mitigating, and ultimately preventing the impact of childhood traumas. Preview the ACEs assessment here, and continue learning about the intersections of adverse childhood experiences with spirituality at our final luncheon of 2018. We have only a few spots left. If you wish to come and have not yet RSVP’d, please do so. Walk-ins are welcome, but lunch may be limited.

This event is final part of our 2018 trauma-informed care series “Walking with the Wounded: Supporting Trauma Survivors in Faith Communities.” But don’t worry, we’ll have more Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health events in 2019. In the meantime, here are some more upcoming discussions you may want to attend.

Feb
19
Tue
Change Your Brain: Grow a Better Brain at Any Age @ The Sterrett Center
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Change Your Brain: Grow a Better Brain at Any Age @ The Sterrett Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Your brain can form new cells and neural connections, and improve its capabilities as you age. This free workship will teach you how. You’ll receive information about nutrition, the environment, and the mind-body connection, as well as behaviors to embrace and limit; and you’ll learn specific, doable exercises to improve your memory, reduce stress, strengthen your cognition and enhance your life!

This workshop is hosted by Hope Community Church of Lawrence and co-sponsored by Christian Theological Seminary.

While registration for this free event is encouraged, walk-ins are welcomed!

Workshop Leader Nathan Day Wilson, CTS Director of Communications and IndyStar Faith & Values section coordinator, brings years of study and teaching about the brain and cognitive function.

Feb
20
Wed
How and When to Refer: Mental Health Crises @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Feb 20 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm
How and When to Refer: Mental Health Crises @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

The Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health presents our second event of the Spring 2019 Series: How Faith Communities Become Resources.

How and When to Refer: Mental Health Crises. Dr. Arman Siddiqui (a psychiatrist who works at the Adult and Mental Health Center and Community Hospital North) will be interviewed by Sabrena Suggs (Mental Health Educator and Advocate with Give an Hour Indiana) about mental health crises, avenues of referral, and resources in the Indianapolis area. After their interview, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions of both professionals and ICMH steering committee members.

We now ask for an admission fee of $5. Because we have often reached our RSVP capacity, ICMH makes this change to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. We will accept walk-ins.

Scholarships are available: click here to fill out a scholarship request.

Each Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon concentrates on a specific mental health practice or accessible tool individuals can use in their congregations. Together, the luncheons outline a “core curriculum” of how best to address basic, ubiquitous mental health needs of faith communities. The curriculum is designed so that individuals who attend every luncheon will be generally equipped and knowledgeable about mental health community resources.

Feb
23
Sat
Black History Youth and Family Wellness Festival “Think Well: Be Well” @ Martin University Inc
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Black History Youth and Family Wellness Festival "Think Well: Be Well" @ Martin University Inc | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Think Well… Be Well Healing and recovering the minds of black communities that have endured generations of systemic social injustice.

The Black History Youth & Family Wellness Festival was created to educate and celebrate the culture, history, progress, and resilience of Black and Latino communities. We are celebrating because despite the inequities and injustices endured, there are more degree holders, professionals, business owners, executives, political representatives, and educated citizens within the communities of color than ever before. Our celebration honors progress and calls for the collaboration of our leaders to address current issues that remain.

The festival’s theme “Think Well, Be Well” aims resolve the mental health inequities and injustices against people of color who suffer disproportionately from misdiagnoses, access challenges, overmedication, criminalization, and ineffective treatment modalities. We aim to improve the mental wellness of racial and ethnic minorities in Indianapolis through providing viable access to culturally inclusive practices, service providers, and programs available throughout the city.

Event Agenda

Saturday, February 23, 2018

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM (30 min) Registration| Provider Visit| Welcome

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM (30 min) Introduction| Sponsors Recognition| Provider Visit

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (60 min) History in America for Black People and Historical Trauma

12:30 PM – 12:50 PM (20 min) Provider Visit| Healing Practice

12:50 PM – 02:05 PM (75 min) Clinical Panel Discussion and Community Conversation

02:05 PM – 02:45 PM (40 min) Lunch| Provider Visit| Vendor Highlight

02:45 PM – 03:05 PM (20 min) Provider Visit| Healing Practice

03:05 PM – 03:45 PM (40 min) Youth Led Artful Storytelling|

03:45 PM – 04:00 PM (15 min) Healing Commitment| Closing| Prizes

The Family Wellness Festival is a one of a kind event that brings the brightest Black and Latino therapists, clinical professionals, social workers, peer specialists, and health partners of Indianapolis to engage with families and youth in need.

This event will provide ACE assessments( adverse childhood experiences) mental/ behavioral health needs assessment, depression screenings, upcoming trauma and mental health trainings, substance use support, local support groups, LGBTQ+ resources, health education programs, wellness support classes, criminal justice support, naturalization legal support, and opportunities to ask questions on-site local clinical professionals, and service organizations.

Feb
28
Thu
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services
Feb 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

NOTE: Registration closes at midnight on February 7 to allow time to order course materials. This course is free as facilitated by the Madison County Health Department.

Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and how to help a child in crisis or who is experiencing a mental health challenge.

Course Description: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour interactive training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Similar to CPR and First Aid training, Mental Health First Aid training helps an individual who doesn’t have clinical training assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis until appropriate help arrives or the crisis subsides or becomes under control.

****There will be a few short breaks throughout the training. Please bring a sack lunch as lunch will not be provided. DO NOT plan to leave for lunch as we will not be able to wait for you to resume training.****

Why Mental Health First Aid?

  • Be Prepared: Just as you learn CPR, learn how to help in a mental health crisis.
  • Mental Illnesses are Common: One in five adults are affected each year.
  • You Care: Learn how to be there for people you come in contact with.
  • You Can Help: People with mental health issues often suffer alone. A few encouraging words may be all it takes to get them some help.
  • Reduce Stigma: More people will seek help when the stigma of mental illness is eliminated.

Who Should Take This Course?

  • School Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
  • Public Safety Personnel
  • First Responders
  • Medical Professionals
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Business Leaders
  • Faith Communities
  • Military & Veterans
  • Support Service Personnel
  • Care Providers
  • Child Advocates
  • Social Service Personnel
  • Parents & Other Caring Citizens
Mar
20
Wed
Prevention as Intervention: Protective Factors and Sustained Recovery @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Mar 20 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Prevention as Intervention: Protective Factors and Sustained Recovery @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

ICMH presents our third event of the Spring 2019 Series: How Faith Communities Become Resources. The Prevention as Intervention: Protective Factors and Sustained Recovery luncheon will provide different resources about mental illness prevention and creating safe communities.

We now ask for an admission fee of $5. Because we have often reached our RSVP capacity, ICMH makes this change to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. We will accept walk-ins.

Scholarships are available: click here to fill out a scholarship request.

Each Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon concentrates on a specific mental health practice or accessible tool individuals can use in their congregations. Together, the luncheons outline a “core curriculum” of how best to address basic, ubiquitous mental health needs of faith communities. The curriculum is designed so that individuals who attend every luncheon will be generally equipped and knowledgeable about mental health community resources.

Mar
21
Thu
Opioids and Access @ North United Methodist Church
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Opioids and Access @ North United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Dr. Krista BruckerDirector, Project Point, Eskenazi Hospital and Dept. of Emergency Medicine, IU School of Medicine

Project POINT has helped hundreds of Hoosiers with substance use disorder maintain HIP-Plus eligibility and connect to an array of treatment and social services supporting holistic health.

Free and open to the public; registration not required

Since 2015, several hundred thousand Hoosiers have gained health coverage through the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). This six-part series asks: How are HIP’s values of personal responsibility, wellness, and empowerment working for members, providers, and our state? How can congregations, providers, and nonprofits improve HIP’s operations through their values of community responsibility, neighborly outreach, social advocacy, and excellent care?

Mar
22
Fri
2019 Mental Health and Criminal Justice Summit @ Indianapolis Marriott North
Mar 22 @ 8:15 am – 4:00 pm
2019 Mental Health and Criminal Justice Summit @ Indianapolis Marriott North | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Each year, NAMI Indiana pulls together a diverse group of leaders from the criminal justice field to provide education and new tools for professionals. The Mental Health and Criminal Justice Summit creates significant and positive changes in policies within the criminal justice system. Exhibitor and sponsor opportunities are also available.


Topics Include:

  • Evidence Based Decision Making
  • Corrections and Mental Health staff coordination in a jail setting
  • Reach for Youth’s Teen Court program
  • Suicide Prevention for Veterans
  • The One Mind Campaign, improving police response to mental health crises
  • More to come…
Mar
26
Tue
The Addicted Brain: An Evening with David Sheff @ Butler Arts Center
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sponsored by Butler University, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, and Community Health Network. Additional support has been provided by WFYI Indianapolis and Dr. Lynne Zydowsky.

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

Overdose is now the leading cause of death for people under 50 in the United States, and Indiana’s overdose death rate is the 13th highest in the nation. Addiction has long been misunderstood as a moral failing. But scientists have now shown that it is, in fact, a neurological disorder. More than 90% of addictions begin before age 21, when the brain is still developing.

Butler University, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, and Community Health Network have teamed up to bring David Sheff to Clowes Memorial Hall for an evening of discussion about ways to help address this acute health crisis. Additional support has been provided by WFYI Indianapolis and Dr. Lynne Zydowsky. The event will be immediately followed by a book signing.

David Sheff is the author of “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy”, the follow-up to his New York Times #1 best seller, “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction”. Clean is the result of the years Sheff spent investigating the disease of addiction and America’s drug problem, which he sees as the greatest public health challenge of our time. He and his son Nic Sheff are the co-authors of “High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction”, published in January 2019.

Apr
17
Wed
How to Support a Support Group: Addictions and Mental Illness @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Apr 17 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
How to Support a Support Group: Addictions and Mental Illness @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

ICMH presents our fourth event of the Spring 2019 Series: How Faith Communities Become Resources. The How to Support a Support Group: Addictions and Mental Illness luncheon will provide different resources about mental illness prevention and creating safe communities.

We now ask for an admission fee of $5. Because we have often reached our RSVP capacity, ICMH makes this change to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. We will accept walk-ins.

Scholarships are available: click here to fill out a scholarship request.

Each Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon concentrates on a specific mental health practice or accessible tool individuals can use in their congregations. Together, the luncheons outline a “core curriculum” of how best to address basic, ubiquitous mental health needs of faith communities. The curriculum is designed so that individuals who attend every luncheon will be generally equipped and knowledgeable about mental health community resources.

May
8
Wed
Health, Wellness, and Engaged Congregations @ Mt Zion Baptist Church
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Health, Wellness, and Engaged Congregations @ Mt Zion Baptist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Rev. Bobby Baker, Director of Faith and Community Partnerships, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Rev. Baker helped create and leads the Congregational Health Network at the center of the “Memphis model” of addressing health disparities and building healthy communities through the collaboration of 500 covenanted congregations with Methodist Le BonHeur Healthcare. He will share how engaged congregations can support health and wellness in their communities.

We thank our host Mount Zion Baptist Church, celebrating 150 years of serving community wellness, educationally, financially, socially, and spiritually.

Free and open to the public; registration not required

Since 2015, several hundred thousand Hoosiers have gained health coverage through the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). This six-part series asks: How are HIP’s values of personal responsibility, wellness, and empowerment working for members, providers, and our state? How can congregations, providers, and nonprofits improve HIP’s operations through their values of community responsibility, neighborly outreach, social advocacy, and excellent care?

May
10
Fri
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid @ Midwest Toxicology Services | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and how to help a child in crisis or who is experiencing a mental health challenge.

Course Description: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour interactive training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Similar to CPR and First Aid training, Mental Health First Aid training helps an individual who doesn’t have clinical training assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis until appropriate help arrives or the crisis subsides or becomes under control.

****There will be a few short breaks throughout the training. Please bring a sack lunch as lunch will not be provided. DO NOT plan to leave for lunch as we will not be able to wait for you to resume training.****

Why Mental Health First Aid?

  • Be Prepared: Just as you learn CPR, learn how to help in a mental health crisis.
  • Mental Illnesses are Common: One in five adults are affected each year.
  • You Care: Learn how to be there for people you come in contact with.
  • You Can Help: People with mental health issues often suffer alone. A few encouraging words may be all it takes to get them some help.
  • Reduce Stigma: More people will seek help when the stigma of mental illness is eliminated.

Who Should Take This Course?

  • School Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
  • Public Safety Personnel
  • First Responders
  • Medical Professionals
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Business Leaders
  • Faith Communities
  • Military & Veterans
  • Support Service Personnel
  • Care Providers
  • Child Advocates
  • Social Service Personnel
  • Parents & Other Caring Citizens
May
15
Wed
Understanding Cultural Differences: the LGBTQ+ Community @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
May 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Understanding Cultural Differences: the LGBTQ+ Community @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

ICMH presents our fifth event of the Spring 2019 Series: Understanding Cultural Differences: LGBTQ+ Community.

We now ask for an admission fee of $5. Because we have often reached our RSVP capacity, ICMH makes this change to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. We will accept walk-ins.

Scholarships are available: click here to fill out a scholarship request.

Each Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon concentrates on a specific mental health practice or accessible tool individuals can use in their congregations. Together, the luncheons outline a “core curriculum” of how best to address basic, ubiquitous mental health needs of faith communities. The curriculum is designed so that individuals who attend every luncheon will be generally equipped and knowledgeable about mental health community resources.

Jun
19
Wed
Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Jun 19 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Each Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon concentrates on a specific mental health practice or accessible tool individuals can use in their congregations. Together, the luncheons outline a “core curriculum” of how best to address basic, ubiquitous mental health needs of faith communities. The curriculum is designed so that individuals who attend every luncheon will be generally equipped and knowledgeable about men

ICMH presents our last event of the Spring 2019 Series: Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors.

We now ask for an admission fee of $5. Because we have often reached our RSVP capacity, ICMH makes this change to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. We will accept walk-ins.

Scholarships are available: click here to fill out a scholarship request.

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