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NOHS 2022 Virtual Symposium:
Schedule Details

October 19 - 21, 2022
10 AM to 5PM (EST)
hosted on Zoom platform

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**Schedule is Subject to Change**

October 19th | Day 1


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Opening Remarks with Steve Kashdan

10:45 AM

Session A: "Human Trafficking" | Presented by Catie Hart

Our presentation will be unique because we are both survivors of trafficking with quite a few years working in the survivor community once we found freedom. We like to focus on the entire picture as anti-trafficking tends to only focus on people who may be or have been trafficked, but usually forgets to ask “Why do people grow up to be traffickers?”.

We support our audience in seeing this is a human issue, not just an issue for little girls who are vulnerable to bad things. And, we are proof that healing is possible. That leading fulfilling successful lives after trafficking is possible.

Session B: "Increasing Inclusivity in the Human Service [email protected]" | Presented by Jo Anne Durovich

Human Service education opens pathways for professional growth within the helping professions not previously available to many students. Human Service educators must respond to this need by developing innovative strategies to meet the needs of students with diverse learning needs and by seeking student feedback regarding how best to create inclusive environments in our classes. This research examines data collected through course evaluations and focus groups with recent alumni. The presentation focuses on student self-reports of their experiences with inclusivity in both land-based and online courses, and will discuss experiences since the onset of COVID-19. The presenter will discuss opportunities for growth based on student suggestions for future academic programming and suggest best practices for creating a welcoming classroom environment.

12:45 PM

Session A: "Mental health in College Populations and the Role of Faculty| Presented by Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, EdM

In this one-hour session, Professor Sarah Ketchen Lipson (she/her) will share lessons learned from more than 10 years of data collected through the Healthy Minds Study, the most comprehensive annual survey of mental health in higher education. She will discuss prevalence, help-seeking, and trends in mental health outcomes over time, including inequalities revealed in the data. The breadth of data examined will include student-reported survey data as well as data from college and university faculty members across the country on their role supporting students and their own wellbeing. Dr. Lipson will share what her team has learned about best practices in prevention and early intervention for mental health on campus, and future directions for both research and practice.

Session B: "Guidelines for Developing Competence with Mindfulness-Based Skills for Human Services Practitioners" | Presented by John Paulson, LCSW, LCAC, HS-BCP & Dr. Reginald W. Holt

Mindfulness skills have become an established component of many behavioral health and social service interventions, and their inclusion in Human Services education and training continues to expand. It is essential that Human Services Practitioners utilizing these strategies can do so effectively. This presentation will review guidelines, recommendations, and resources for Human Services Practitioners to develop competence with utilizing and facilitating mindfulness skills as part of the generalist services they provide.

2:00 PM

Session A: "Focus on Journal of HUS" | Presented by Brett Gleason & Kristy Calisle, PhD

The leading source for the latest research in the profession, Journal of Human Services, is published once each year and distributed each spring to current members as part of NOHS's membership benefits. The principal audiences of the Journal of Human Services are human service faculty members, administrators, practitioners, and undergraduate and graduate students in human services. The Journal publishes articles, brief notes, and critical reviews of instructional materials and scholarly books pertaining to topics including teaching methods, models of internships, faculty development, career paths of graduates, credentialing, accreditation, models of undergraduate and graduate study, clinical issues in human service treatment, and supervision of human service practitioners.

Session B: "Advocacy" | Presented by Lauren Wright

Human Service Professionals play an important role in advocating for systemic change across our sector.  Advocating for fair policies at the local, state, and federal level are ways to advance our collective power and create lasting change.  In this session, you will hear from Lauren Wright, Executive Director of Illinois Partners for Human Service, who will share her experience leading a coalition of 850 health and human service organizations in advocating for state funding and equitable policies for the Illinois Human Service Sector.

  • Introduction to advocacy for human services, and the role of human service professionals in advancing policy
  • How Human Service organizations can advance state policies that affect their clients and communities
  • The importance of collaboration and avoiding siloes
  • Using Research and Data to tell your story
  • Examples of successful state-wide advocacy campaigns for human services

3:30 PM

Session A: "Roundtable" with Kasie Gilbert

Session B: "Citizens Campaign" | Presented by Michelle Curry

5:00 PM

Q&A | Hosted by NOHS Leadership

October 20th | Day 2


9 AM - 1 PM | 
Regional Day 

9:00 AM

Regional Agenda's TBD

1:00 PM

Sponsor/Partner Time

2:00 PM

Session A: “Relationships Matter Most” | Presented by Peter Leidy

This session dives into the importance of relationships in our work. It might sound obvious to say relationships are important – yet often in human services they are undervalued. We will examine (including with some humor and music) relationships among co-workers and colleagues, with people being supported/served, families, and community. And in case the concern of employee retention shows up regularly for you, consider this: In over 35 years of asking the question, “What keeps you working in this field, with high turnover and relatively low pay?” one of the top responses is: “Relationships.”

Session B: Open

3:30 PM

Session A: Panel JHS

The 41st edition of the Journal of Human Services was published in the Spring of 2022. Authors wrote on multiple topics focusing on practice with diverse populations and reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel presentation brings authors forward to speak about their work and respond to your questions.

Dr. Brittany Suggs and Dr. Lauren Robins will speak about their phenomenological research on mental health seeking behavior of African American young adults that calls for culturally attuned practice. Dr. Nicole Kras will share her qualitative study with results pertaining to the strengths and challenges of remote internships from the perspectives of students, faculty, fieldwork coordinators, and practitioners. Dr. Heather Dahl will present her qualitative study on the intersection of COVID-19 and students’ professional identity, race/ethnicity, mental health, and science literacy with implications for trauma-attuned practice. And Dr. Brett Gleason recommends current strategies for wellness in pandemic times.

Full access to their articles can be found at https://www.nationalhumanservices.org/journal-of-human-services

 

Session B: Open

5:00 PM

Q&A | Hosted by Regional Leadership

October 21st | Day 3

10:00 AM

NOHS Annual Meeting

11:30 AM

Session A: Open
Session B: Open

12:45 PM

Session A: "Compassionate Connection: Love in Action" | Presented by Linda Chamberlain

This presentation explores how we develop, expand, and express compassion when working with others. It is designed for Human Services students, educators, researchers and practitioners at any point in the training or career. 

Synopsis: Compassion is an attitude toward and approach to others that we can learn and develop. By connecting through compassion, which is love in action, we help both others and ourselves. Being mindful and present, understanding how to confront others with compassion, and learning to look past the chaos to see hope for the person we're working with will be discussed. The presentation is based on chapters from Dr. Chamberlain's book, "Practicing Psychotherapy: Lessons on Helping Patients and Growing as a Professional".

Session B: Open

2:00 PM

Session A: "Neurodiversity" | Presented by Angela Marx
Session B: Open

3:15 PM

Session A: Follow up to Angela with Colleague
Session B: Open

4:30 PM

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The 41st edition of the Journal of Human Services was published in the Spring of 2022. Authors wrote on multiple topics focusing on practice with diverse populations and reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel presentation brings authors forward to speak about their work and respond to your questions. Dr. Brittany Suggs and Dr. Lauren Robins will speak about their phenomenological research on mental health seeking behavior of African American young adults that calls for culturally attuned practice. Dr. Nicole Kras will share her qualitative study with results pertaining to the strengths and challenges of remote internships from the perspectives of students, faculty, fieldwork coordinators, and practitioners. Dr. Heather Dahl will present her qualitative study on the intersection of COVID-19 and students’ professional identity, race/ethnicity, mental health, and science literacy with implications for trauma-attuned practice. And Dr. Brett Gleason recommends current strategies for wellness in pandemic times. Full access to their articles can be found at https://www.nationalhumanservices.org/journal-of-human-services