Join important community conversations about mental health trends, challenges and resources for our youth and their caregivers.
The conference will include a panel discussion from local youth discussing their own experiences, a community café style discussion, a Keynote talk from Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health: Harmoney Ayers- Friedlander and a book talk by TCPL staff.
This event is free, open to the public, and participants are welcome to come and go throughout the day as they wish.
Learn more about clinical best practices for screening and working with those affected by Domestic Violence from Maia Campbell, LMSW, Clinical Trauma Therapist, and Domestic Violence Educator Naomi Barry of the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County. Ask tough questions and challenge your own assumptions and practices when counseling domestic violence survivors, and navigating family dynamics when abuse is present. Learn more about local resources at the Advocacy Center, and how to make an appropriate referral when needed.
This workshop will be structured for one hour, but participants are welcome to stay after for some continued Q&A. 1 CEU credit is available for LCSWs, LMSWs, LMFTs and LMHCs.
The holidays can be a stressful time of year, but for some, this year feels even more daunting. While holidays are supposed to be joyful and celebratory occasions, holiday stress can sometimes prevent us from being able to fully enjoy them. Common struggles include difficult family dynamics, stress from traveling, cooking or cleaning for the holidays, or grief from experiencing the holidays after the loss of a loved one. This workshop will help you to build a realistic self-care plan filled with health coping skills to help you better navigate these stressors.