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The 2016 NAMI National Convention offered outstanding workshops, sessions and presentations. Many presenters and speakers have shared their presentations and additional resources on new research, services, policy initiatives, recovery strategies and much more.
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Advancing Recovery: Transformation: Broad Spectrum Approaches to Promote Recovery and Resilience in Schizophrenia
Advancing Recovery: The Use of Technology as a Tool to Assist People Living with Mental Illness
Convention First-Timers Orientation
Workshop A.2 - Core Peer Competencies Take Center Stage of Integrating Peers in the Mental Health Workforce
Workshop A.3 - Improving Care in Crisis: Should I Go to the ER?
Workshop A.5 - The Power of Partnership: How Collaboration between NAMI and the VA Strengthens Families and Saves Lives
Workshop A.6 - Professionals with Lived Experience of Mental Illness
Workshop A.7 - Restoring Individuals Safely and Effectively (RISE), Colorado's Jail-Based Competency Restoration Program
Workshop A.9 - Show Me the Money! Grant Writing in One Day – No Magic Wand Needed
Workshop A.10 - Strategies for Ending Chronic Homelessness Experienced by People Living with Mental Illness
Workshop A.11 - Weighty Issues with Psychotropic Use in Adolescents and Young Adults
Major Topic Symposia: Cutting Through the Election Noise to #Act4MentalHealth
Major Topic Symposia: Psychological, Social and Spiritual Faith Journeys for Veterans and Military Personnel
Major Topic Symposia: We Can't Wait! The Public Health Imperative for First-Episode Psychosis Programs
Friday, July 8
Research Update - Schizophrenia
Research Update - Bipolar Longitudinal Studies: Impact and Future State
Research Update - Borderline Personality Disorder
Research Update - PTSD
Workshop B.1 - Battle Buddies after Service: The Significance of Peer Support
Workshop B.2 - Crisis as Opportunity: Integrating Peers into Crisis Alternatives in Parachute NYC
Workshop B.3 - Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Adolescents
Workshop B.4 - Family Is Forever: One Family’s Story of Hope through Mental Illness
Workshop B.5 - Findings from a National Survey of Family Caregivers of Adults with Mental Illness
Workshop B.6 - The Mental Health Impact of Violent Tragedies
Workshop B.7 - A NAMI CIT Toolkit: Building a Program and Training Volunteers
Workshop B.8 - A New Generation's Perspective: Generational Shifts and Transformative Change in Mental Health
Workshop B.9 - Stamping out Structural Stigma in the Delivery of Behavioral Health Care Services
Workshop B.10 - When Old Business Becomes New Business!
Workshop B.11 - Working to End Executions of Individuals Living with Mental Illness
How-to Session: H.1 - How to Bring NAMI on Campus to Your Community
How-to Session: H.2 - How to Build Criminal Justice Partnerships with Confidence
How-to Session: H.3 - How to Complete the Re-Affiliation Process
How-to Session: H.5 - How to Develop Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS): the Ins and Outs of “Plan B”
How-to Session: H.7 - How to Help Your Child Handle Stress and Anxiety
How-to Session: H.8 - How to Respond to Survivors of Suicide: Words and Resources
How-to Session: H.9 - How to Tell Your Story and Change the World
How-to Session: H.9 - How to Tell Your Story Worksheet
How-to Session: H.10 - How to Use Service Dogs in Mental Health Recovery
How-to Session: H.11 - How to Use Technology, Social Media and Data Science to Prevent Veteran Suicide
Interfaith Prayer and Share Service
Act. Advocate. Achieve - NAMI Annual Business Meeting
Information, Support and Education Institute
Special Interest and Networking Meeting: Developing Information and Engagement Services for the NAMI Community
Federal Legislative Briefing
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