NAMI Northern Illinois – Understanding Self-Harm

What is self harm and why would someone hurt them self?  Our guest speaker will help inform us about why someone begins to cut them self.  She will also focus on dispelling many of the myths.

When the level of emotional pressure becomes too high it acts as a safety valve – a way of relieving the tension. Cutting makes the blood take away the bad feelings. Pain can make you feel more alive when feeling numb or dead inside. Punishing yourself in response to feelings of shame or guilt.

When: January 9, 2018, 6:30pm
Where: Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc. 706 N Main St., Rockford, IL 61103
Cost: Free

NDCI – Coordinator Training

This five-day comprehensive training is designed for drug court coordinators. The role of the coordinator is extremely important and is critical to the planning and management of the drug court.  Through scenario-based, individual and group activities, participants will learn the skills necessary to track, monitor, and evaluate the delivery of services while maintaining a cohesive treatment court team.

 Topics will include, but are not limited to:
  • Funding strategies
  • Grant writing tips
  • Public speaking skills
  • Strategies for managing partnerships
  • Incentives and sanctions

Who Should Attend?

Coordinators, administrators, directors and/or managers who are working or will soon be working in drug courts that are fully operational or in the planning/start-up phase.

When: March 5-8, 2018
Where: The National Judicial College, Reno, NV
Cost: $825 for non-members, $742.50 for members
To Register: Click Here

NDCI Judicial Training

Developed with the assistance of the National Judicial College and drug court judges from across the country, this training provides new and seasoned judges with the latest techniques and research to produce successful program outcomes.

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Constitutional Issues
  • Ethics and Federal Confidentiality Laws
  • Judicial Styles
  • Incentives and Sanctions
  • Leadership and the Role of the Drug Court Judge

Who Should Attend?

Judges and other judicial officers, who are working or will soon be working in drug courts that are fully operational or in the planning/start-up phase.

When: March 12-15, 2018
Where: The National Judicial College, Reno, NV
Cost: $975 for non-members, $877.50 for members
To Register: Click Here

2018 Mental Health America Annual Conference

MHA is excited to announce our theme for our 2018 Annual Conference

When it comes to mental health, is the United States languishing in the past, or are we fit for the future? MHA’s 2018 Annual Conference, taking place in Washington, DC June 14-16, 2018 will tackle this very question – how can we be fit for the future for mental health?

Our Fit for the Future theme will discuss what we can do as individuals to keep ourselves healthy in the 21st Century – how program evaluations and personal narratives are increasingly connecting exercise and nutrition to overall mental health –and how leaders in the nutrition and personal fitness fields are changing lives for the better and impacting the mental health of millions. We will dive into programs that make use of cutting edge 21st Century technologies, treatments, and research – and how we can use these new tools and techniques to launch innovative and collaborative programs that will bring with them a brighter future for mental health care. And we will talk about what we can do to enact 21st Century policy solutions – to demonstrate how effective earlier interventions and recovery-oriented innovations can make a real difference Before Stage 4 – just as we do with every other chronic disease.

Join MHA and hundreds of others from all over the country as we hear from fitness experts, nutritionists, health and mental health professionals, individuals and families with lived experience, policy makers, media standouts, corporate leaders, researchers, MHA affiliates and more about these important and timely topics. In addition, we will hold a special pre-conference day on June 13, 2018, exclusively for MHA affiliates and invited guests.

MHA will not settle for the answers of the past in mental health care and treatment. We believe in taking charge of a brighter future—where there is always hope. If you do too, then this is a conference you don’t just have to attend, this is a conference you want to attend.

When: June 14-16, 2018
Where: Hyatt Regency Washington, D.C.
For More Information: Click Here

NDCI Community Supervision Training

This four-day comprehensive training is designed for community supervision officers (to include probation, parole, pre-trial services, and law enforcement personnel).  Since community supervision officers are most often in the field monitoring the status of drug offenders, it is vitally important that they create partnerships within the drug court team and the community. NDCI uses an expert panel of probation and law enforcement officers to deliver the best in team approaches and strategies for building community support.

Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Incentives and sanctions
  • Drug testing protocols
  • Intervention and enforcement strategies
  • Case management strategies
  • Role of community supervision in drug court

Who Should Attend?

Police officers, sheriffs’ deputies, probation officers, parole agents and others conducting field service and monitoring the status of drug court clients in the community working or will soon be working in drug courts that are fully operational or in the planning or start-up phase.

When: September 17-20, 2018
Where: The National Judicial College, Reno, NV
Cost: $825 for non-members, $742.50 for members
To Register: Click Here

Open and Ongoing

Travel for FREE to a Mentor Court and Learn From the Best!

NADCP’s National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted to visit one of our nine mentor adult drug courts. NDCI’s mentor courts serve as model programs for individuals and court teams interested in starting an adult drug court or for established courts interested in learning innovative practices. The mentor court program is made possible through collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) within the Office of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice.

Adult Drug Court Sites

  • 4th Judicial Circuit Duval County Adult Drug Court
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Savannah-Chatham County Drug Court
    Savannah, Georgia
  • Nez Perce County Drug Court
    Lewiston, Idaho
  • 20th Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Treatment Court
    Grand Haven, Michigan
  • Stone County Adult Drug Court
    Galena, Missouri
  • St. Charles County Adult Drug Court
    St. Charles, Missouri
  • Pueblo of Laguna Tribal Healing to Wellness Court
    Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico
  • 17th Judicial District Treatment Court
    Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Albany County Court Supervised Treatment
    Laramie, Wyoming

To learn more and apply to visit one of these learning sites visit:  Click Here