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NAMI Tri-Valley
Monthly General Meetings: 2017


All meetings in 2017 are held at the Livermore Public Library on the first Monday of each month except for January, July, September and December. The meetings run from 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Guest speakers are invited to present in his/her area of mental health expertise to the general public. There is no cost and is open to the public.

Livermore Public Library, Community Room B
1188 So. Livermore Ave., Livermore

For questions, please email Rosemarie Thorne, Speaker Coordinator.

AGENDA
7:00 - 7:15 = Doors open
7:15 - 7:30 =
Announcements and housekeeping by Speaker Coordinator
7:30 - 8:30 = Guest speaker's presentation
8:30 - 9:00 = Q&A and networking opportunities

Refreshments provided


Presentation Schedule for 2017

January, 2017
NO MEETING HELD THIS MONTH

February 6, 2017
NAMI Tri-Valley and Family Education & Resource Center present:
A PUBLIC FORUM: CHANGES IN CRISIS SERVICES IN EAST ALAMEDA COUNTY
Kate Jones, RN, MS
Division Director, Crisis Services
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services

March 6, 2017
ADVOCACY SERVICES IN ALAMEDA COUNTY
Beverly Bergman

Family Caregiver Advocacy Specialist
Beverly Bergman is a 19-year staff member of the Mental Health Association in Alameda County. Her expertise as benefits advocate for 11 years successfully helped over 500 people receive SSI/SSDI. The past 7 years, Beverly has advocated for family/caregivers by providing support, advice, education, advocacy, information and referrals. Beverly guides families through dispute resolutions and assists with filing complaints. Other services include help with completing forms, explanation how the Alameda County mental health system works and strategies when the system doesn’t work. Beverly has a family member with a mental illness and understands first hand the challenges in obtaining help for a loved one while maintaining the health of the family/caregiver.

Francesca Tannenbaum

Patients' Rights Director for Alameda and San Mateo Counties
Francesca Tenenbaum is Director of Patients' Rights Advocates Programs for Alameda County and San Mateo County. She has
20 years of experience in advocacy and has been a Patients' Rights Advocate for over 13 years. Currently there are 10 advocates in Alameda County and 3 advocates in San Mateo.

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April 3, 2017
“Suicide Prevention and the Role of Social Media and Cyber Bullying on Depression and Suicide”
Lynn Gardner, MBA, MS Counseling
Youth & Family Services, Horizons Family Counseling

Lynn Gardner will present:
• Helping Teens and Parents learn about suicide prevention.
• Understanding the role social media and cyber bullying has on depression and suicide.
• What’s happening in Livermore and in the Tri-Valley
• Suggestions for parents and friends to fight this epidemic

Horizons Family Counseling, a division of the Livermore Police Department, addresses the mental health needs and strengthens the relationships of youth and families in the Livermore and Tri-Valley area by providing effective, strength-based, counseling programs and services.  Horizons partners with the City, community organizations, police, and school districts to provide innovative and exceptional service to help create solutions to the challenging problems facing families today.


Lynn Gardner is the current Program Manager at Horizons Family Counseling. She is also a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. Lynn graduated from California State University, Hayward in 2004 with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She also received a certificate in Child & Adolescent Therapy.

May 1, 2017
Kara Carnahan
Abode Services

Lora Ashworth
Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless

June 5, 2017
SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS
Jennifer Thaete, PC

Jennifer Thaete, a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, is the owner of Law Office of Jennifer Thaete, PC.   She has been practicing in this area of the law for over 1
6 years.

Ms. Thaete will cover the importance of proper estate planning – including the use of Special Needs Trusts to protect your loved ones. She will discuss how to provide for beneficiaries who may be receiving needs based benefits in a way to avoid or minimize the loss of benefits.  She will begin with the importance of estate planning in general and will have a brief over-view of the various types of special needs trusts.

July, 2017
NO MEETING HELD THIS MONTH

August 7, 2017
Bay Area Communty Services (BACS) Wellness Centers

Bay Area Community Services (BACS) Wellness Centers are community-based wellness hubs that integrate learning, skills-building and community integration work for adults who have severe and persistent mental illness. BACS has four Wellness Center locations: Hayward, Fremont, Oakland, and Pleasanton.

BACS regional Wellness Centers offer a wellness oriented, peer-supported/led service model that combines individualized wellness action planning, core and elective classes that are functional and rehab-oriented, psychiatric support when needed, professional employment services for individuals to attain competitive employment, and more.

The overarching goal of the Wellness Centers is to engage participants in recovery and to build an individualized wellness plan so that they can function at their highest potential and live lives that are healthy, fun, and active by creating natural supports around them.

September, 2017
NO MEETING HELD THIS MONTH

October 2, 2017
Daniel Kostalnick, M.D.
Psychiatrist

November 6, 2017
PATHWAYS TO WELLNESS MEDICATION CLINIC
Neisha Becton, MA
CEO, Pathways to Wellness

December, 2017
NO MEETING HELD THIS MONTH



NAMI Tri-Valley, a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit, is an affiliate of NAMI California and NAMI National
Updated 2017