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Super Saturday - Youth Mental Health Workshops

A Scott County event to increase public and professional understanding of mental illnesses, as well as to increase awareness of the area’s resources and support for youth who live with mental illness and their family members. The goal of the workshop sessions below are to help families, caregivers and educators learn about resources and skills they need to support youth struggling with behavioral health concerns as well as ways they can foster resiliency within themselves to help youth achieve physical and mental wellness. Sponsored by NAMI MN, Prior Lake - Savage Area Schools - Community Education, Melrose Center - Park Nicollet, Allina Health and St. Francis Regional Medical Center.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 
Prior Lake High School, 7575 150th Street W, Savage, MN 55378 
For Parents, Caregivers and Educators of Children/Youth! (Free CEU's Available)

Check in: 9:00 - 9:20 am followed by morning and afternoon workshops (see below)

Free Lunch Provided - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
(Learn how to assemble an optional advocacy binder and browse resource tables)

Workshop Session 1

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (choose one)

Recognizing Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Children & Adolescents

Learn about mental illnesses in students, the impact on a student’s success in school and how parents and teachers can work together as allies to support these students.

Register herehttps://ews-priorlake10-13.eventbrite.com. 

Understanding Early Episode Psychosis for Families

Learn about the signs and symptoms of psychosis, causes, treatment options and why early intervention is so important. Participants will learn how to advocate for and help a young person get back to work or school and achieve recovery.

Register here: https://ueep-priorlake10-13.eventbrite.com

 Eating Disorders: How to Identify Them & Support a Loved One

 In the United States alone, up to 30 million people struggle with an eating disorder at any given time, but only one out of ten people receive treatment. This presentation will help parents and other support people develop a better understanding of the symptoms of eating disorders, warning signs, and ways to support their loved ones. Participants will be able to identify signs and symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. Participants will also be able to identify specific ways to support individuals with eating disorders.

Register here: https://eatingdisorders-priorlake10-13.eventbrite.com

The Quest for Resiliency: Moving from Stressed Out to Chill

Feel stressed out? Stress levels are at an all-time high. This session will help you understand what causes you stress and the impact it has on your life whether you’re an adult or a teen. You’ll be introduced to Change to Chill™ - an award-winning, free, online mental well-being resource that has easy, effective strategies to help you build resiliency and increase coping strategies. You’ll have time to practice a few techniques and leave inspired and equipped with tools to help you live a more balanced, resilient life.

Register here: https://resiliency-priorlake10-13.eventbrite.com


Workshop Session 2

12:30-2:30 p.m. (Choose one)

Mental Health Crisis Planning For Families

Learn the symptoms that can lead to a crisis, steps to take, de-escalation techniques and the role of county crisis teams. Develop a crisis plan for your child and family.

Register here: https://crisisplanning-priorlake10-13.eventbrite.com

Special Education: Helping Students Succeed

Learn the basics about the special education process (evaluation, Individualized Education Plans, students’ rights) and how complex it is.You will understand the laws and rules that impact children with a mental illness or in the Emotional or Behavioral Disability (EBD) category such as 504 Plans, the use of seclusion and restraints, and discipline policies. You will leave with a better understanding of how you can help your child succeed in school.

Register here: https://specialeducation-priorlake10-13.eventbrite.com

Mental Health 101 for Cultural Communities

Learn about mental wellness, mental illnesses, diagnostic assessments and treatment plans. This workshop is presented in English and is designed for cultural communities interested in learning more about mental health.

Register here: https://mh101-priorlake10-13.eventbrite.com

Understanding the Children's Mental Health System

Learn about Minnesota’s children’s mental health system. Understand your rights as a family in the clinical treatment setting as well as the school. Gain information about the different types of assessments, services and supports available to families who have a child with a mental illness, and the process of getting your child the services they need.

Register here: https://childrensmhsystem-priorlake10-13.eventbrite.com

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families.

NAMI Minnesota offers education, support and advocacy.

Super Saturday flyer with workshop information