Resources


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2012 • Alternatives to Medication

A Patient Bill of Rights for Psychotropic Prescriptions: A Call for a Higher Standard of Care

With the unprecedented rise in the rate of prescriptions for psychotropic medication, this session defined a Patient Bill of Rights that is consistent with evidence...

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2013 • Rx Generation

A Simple Overview of the Nurturing Parenting Programs Research, Philosophy and Constructs

This session focused on the philosophy of the Nurturing Parenting Programs. The five basic Nurturing Parenting Program Constructs were explored through interactive demonstrations. Participants had...

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2011 • Complexities of Trauma

Addiction and Trauma

From the A3 breakout session led by John O’Brien, PhD.

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2013 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Adolescents at Risk for Suicide: Early Recognition and Intervention

Dr. King’s remarks provided an up-to-date overview of suicide risk factors among adolescents, highlighting several excellent targets for prevention and early intervention.

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2015 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Assessing and Treating Self-Injury

Non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents is a serious behavior in its own right but its relationship to suicide makes it crucial that clinicians understand the function...

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2016 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Beyond School Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training: Trained Staff…Now What?

Maine law (passed April 2013) requires all schools to have Gatekeeper trained staff and to provide all school personnel with suicide awareness and prevention training....

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2011 • Complexities of Trauma

Brain Injury and Substance Abuse

From the A1 breakout session led by Marcia Cooper, Network Coordinator, BIIN.

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2013 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Bringing Suicide Prevention into Primary Care

Primary care is well-positioned to screen for suicide risk, provide brief interventions, and triage to specialty mental health services. The focus of this session was...

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2015 • Annual Membership Meeting

Building Capacity to Embrace Co-Occurring Practice in the MaineCare Behavioral Health Home


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2013 • Rx Generation

Children and Psychotropic Drugs: How Good is the Evidence?

Research on psychotropic medications is essential for prescribers to use drugs properly and safely — and for regulatory authorities to approve these drugs for public...

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2011 • Complexities of Trauma

Children, Trauma, and the Impact of Substance Abuse

From the C2 breakout session led by Don Burke, MS Ed, and Amy Stevenson, MS Ed.

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2012 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

College Mental Health/USM Cares Suicide Prevention Program: Understanding, Responding, Connecting

This workshop will review the current status of college mental health and discuss the USM Cares Suicide Prevention program at the University of Southern Maine....

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2012 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Community Connections: Suicide Prevention in Rural Primary Care

This breakout session will provide an overview of the WICHE Suicide Prevention in Rural Primary Care Toolkit and how elements of this toolkit have been...

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2013 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Community Crisis Intervention — Evaluating and Maintaining Safety — Accessing Crisis Supports

Maine provides direct access to crisis intervention for anyone requesting those services via a statewide network of crisis intervention teams. In this panel discussion, the...

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2015 • Annual Membership Meeting

Complex Needs, Tough Cases: Essential Elements for Responding to People with Mental Illnesses at the Pretrial Stage


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2012 • Alternatives to Medication

Conflict of Interest in Health Care

Frank Chessa discussed the recent media, regulatory and political attention to conflicts of interest among clinicians and the allegation that these influence treatment choices. He...

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2016 • HOPE Conference

Connecting through Compassionate Conversations

Learning how to speak and listen with compassion and empathy has the potential to make a dramatic difference in relationships and interactions. The basis of...

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2011 • Complexities of Trauma

Coping, Cutting and Control: Listening to Voices of Youth and Their Advice to Professionals

From the C4 breakout session led by Pat McKenzie, LCSW.

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2016 • HOPE Conference

Creating and Promoting Crisis Alternatives

In this interactive workshop, participants will examine the leading crisis alternatives in the world and how we can better promote these existing alternatives. We will...

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2015 • Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention

Creative Pathways to Resilience: Restorative Interventions for Children, Adults, and Families Coping with Suicide Bereavement

A death by suicide is often traumatic and complicated for those left behind. Suicide loss puts the bereaved at a higher risk for developing a...
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