December 9–10, 2020
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
FREE with a $25 suggested donation to support BCC Mental Health Certificate program
The “Mental Health: Hope and Resilience in the Berkshires” conference will provide social workers and other human service and health care professionals with enhanced understanding about mental health stressors in different population groups, local resources and key tools to support individuals and families during this challenging time.
Participants will gain valuable knowledge about mental health during the times of pandemic, including:
- Different ways of engagement with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities to advance social work effectiveness in the context of Berkshire County.
- Trauma, violence, self-care, addiction, and other mental health topics that can enhance locally-based social work practice.
- Local resources and support services working with vulnerable popuation groups (children, older adults, people with substance use disorders, veterans, homeless people, immigrants, etc.).
- Possibilities for interprofessional teamwork and interorganizational collaboration.
Local experts include:
- 18 Degrees
- Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention
- Berkshire Immigrant Center
- Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
- Childcare of the Berkshires
- Clinical Stabilization Services
- Community Health Programs
- Elder Services of Berkshire County
- Elizabeth Freeman Center
- Louison House
- MA Department of Mental Health
- McGee Recovery Center
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Pittsfield Public Schools
- Soldier On