Annual Conference 2018:
Honoring the Past,
Envisioning the Future


April 20-21, 2018

The Osthoff Resort

101 Osthoff ave

elkhart lake, wi




Conference Agenda


Friday, april 20th Schedule:

7:30                     Opening of Exhibitor tables/Resource Room
7:30 – 8:30          Registration and Continental Breakfast              
8:30 – 8:45          Welcome and Announcements
8:45 – 9:00          Special Address: Nancy Abraham, NAMI Founder
9:00 – 10:00        Keynote Address: Dr. Jasmine Zapata
10:15 – 11:30      Workshop Sessions

  •  Ask the Expert: Eating Disorders
  • Pins & Needles: Caregivers of Adults with Mental Illness
  • Law Enforcement and the Mental Health Awareness Flag
  • NAMI Programming in the Community
  • Where it All Began: Q&A Session with Nancy and Dylan Abraham
  • Playing Well Together: The Power of Collaboration in School-Based Mental Health Programs

11:30 – 12:45      Lunch & Awards & Performance from Triology
1:00 – 2:15          Workshop Sessions    

  • Ask the Expert: Schizophrenia
  • Emotional Dysregulation and You
  • Question. Persuade. Refer: QPR Training
  • Trauma-Informed Care: Putting Humanity Back into Human Services
  • Financial Wellness: What Are Your Goals and How Do Finances Play A Role? 
  • Battle of the Badge: Mental Illness Within Law Enforcement

2:15 – 3:00          Break    
3:00 – 4:15          Workshop Sessions

  • Ask the Expert: Mood Disorders
  • Yoga for Anxiety
  • Early Intervention: Changing the Approach to Help Wisconsin Youth with Mental Illness
  • Utilizing the Wisconsin Recovery Thermometer: A Tool To Take Charge of Your Recovery
  • Building our Personal and Professional Compassion Resilience
  • Mental Health Conditions, Diabetes, & Heart Conditions: What You Can Do About It


Saturday, april 21st Schedule:

7:30                     Opening of Exhibitor tables/Resource Room
7:30 – 8:30          Registration and Continental Breakfast                    
8:30 – 8:45          Welcome and Announcements
8:45 – 9:00          Special Address: Joanne Juhnke, Wisconsin Family Ties
9:00 – 10:00        Keynote Address: Melanie Schmidt
10:15 – 11:30      Workshop Sessions

  • Ask the Expert: Psychiatric Medications
  • Now Is The Time for Youth Empowered Practices
  • Police Department & Adult Protective Services Collaboration
  • The Important Role of the Faith Community in Mental Illness
  • Synchronicity: Growth Through and With NAMI
  • Understanding the Wisconsin HOPELINE

11:30 – 12:45      Lunch & Awards
1:00 – 2:15          Workshop Sessions

  • Ask the Expert: Borderline Personality Disorder
  • About Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Shedding Light on Mental Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People
  • Bring NAMI to a Campus Setting
  • Hearing from Consumers: My Tobacco Recovery Story
  • Telling Your Story Through Theater

2:15 – 2:45          Break  
2:45 – 4:00          Workshop Sessions

  • Ask the Expert: Child and Adolescent Psychaitry
  • Navigating Support Calls
  • NAMI Smarts for Advocacy
  • People with Disabilities and Fair Housing: Know Your Rights
  • Reiki Spiritual Energy Healing for the Mind, Body, & Spirit
  • Beyond Ending the Silence: Options for Reaching Elementary Levels Students and Other High School Audiences

End of Conference Activities


Please note: The agenda for the NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference is subject to change. Please check back periodically for updated information. 

All the workshops at the Annual Conference 2018 will qualify for Social Work CEUs. If you are interested in Social Work CEU's following the conference, please be sure to pick up a form while at the conference. Because we are working with the University of Wisconsin, there will be a $20 charge per workshop for processing fees. All workshops earn 1.5 CEH/.15 CEU. 


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