Horizon Health Services Presents: A Speakers Bureau

Education and awareness play a vital role in what Horizon does and we are looking forward to working with you and providing the necessary presentations and resources to those in our community. Across every industry, field and background, employers, schools and our community as a whole have an incredible opportunity to enhance the quality of life of employees, community members and their families and loved ones by educating around mental health and addiction.

FREE Upcoming Community Wide Trainings with Horizon

Cannabis 101 – September 20th, 2022

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Speaker: Erin Parr-Horlings, Clinical Supervisor
September 20th 2022
6:30PM – 8:00PMThis presentation aims to cover ALL the basics of cannabis as a plant, product, medicine, and potential drug of abuse. Accurate and factual drug information will be shared including basic botany, cannabinoids, and mixed effects based on both plant and consumer variables. The overall risk / benefit profile of this substance will be reviewed including the effect of THC vs. CBD, signs of intoxication / overdose / dependence / withdrawal, and medicinal vs. recreational cannabis. Lastly a preliminary introduction of the endocannabinoid system will assist with understanding the widespread effects cannabis has on the brain and body, particularly during adolescence.

Know the Facts – September 29th, 2022

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Speaker: Colleen Babcock, Parent & Family Support Coordinator
September 29th 2022
9:00AM – 10:00AMIn this hour long training, Colleen will discuss key facts pertaining to substance use that you should know, including:

  • What are treatment providers seeing
  • Street names/terms used to describe substances
  • The increase in treatment needs for adolescents
  • Early intervention resources
  • Other areas to educate parents and family members of loved ones who may be struggling with mental health or substance use disorders

We can customize any of these discussions to fit the time provided to us.

Mental Health Awareness Topics

  • Mental Health First Aid
    • Explanation of depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma informed care, and substance use disorders. Presentation also covers how to have conversations with loved ones or colleagues, appropriate help/resources for treatment, and more.
  • Stress Management, Wellness, and Mindfulness Practices
    • Brief overview, wellness activities and suggestions on what staff, students and adults can do to work through their stressors, understanding self-care, and how mindfulness can increase organizational productivity and employee wellness. Resources and information on levels of treatment are provided.
  • Well-Being in the “New-Normal”
    • Normalizing what everyone is feeling and experiencing after the COVID-19 pandemic, including signs, symptoms and treatment of anxiety and depression, how to have conversations with teams or loved ones, ways to provide support, and identifying stressors and how to navigate them.
  • Compassion and Connection
    • Strategies and approach for increasing compassion towards each other.
  • Suicide Prevention
    • Discussion of signs and symptoms to look for in addition to assisting employees or loved ones in conversations following those who may have been impacted by suicide.
    • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma-Informed Care
    • Gain an understanding of trauma-informed care and the role trauma plays in an individual’s life. Attendees will learn how to take a trauma-informed approach to interacting with coworkers and loved ones, and how to provide support to those experiencing trauma.

Addiction Awareness Topics

  • Understanding Substance Use
    • Alcohol & Opiates: learn about the signs & symptoms
  • Family Education and Involvement
    • How to support your loved one, connecting with resources and continued education.
  • Treatment
    • What does that look like? How do I go about receiving treatment, and what options are available to me?
  • Cannabis 101
    • Learn all the basics of cannabis as a plant, product, medicine, and potential drug of abuse.
  • Opiate Overdose Prevention
    • We believe that being prepared is an important step in preventing death from an overdose. Training attendees will receive an Opiate Overdose Prevention Kit to help opiate users, friends, and family be prepared in the case of an overdose.

Other Topics:

  • Learn About Horizon
    • Presentation provides an overview of Horizon Health Services, what services we offer, how to refer a colleague, same day access programming, introduction to our admissions team, what does confidentiality look like if an employee reaches out, insurance barriers and questions on how to find resource advocates to assist with insurance and more.
  • Understanding DEIB & Cultural Humility
    • Our Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging will present on the basic understandings of DEIB, how to have critical conversations among teams and families, and the importance of having cultural humility with coworkers, family members, friends, and the community.

 

Topics would be a presentation on the understanding and explanation of each, in addition to the available resources and take-a-ways.

Contact us Today

Interested in setting up a Virtual or In Person Speakers Bureau?
Contact Claire Rosenecker at 716-831-2700 or CRosenecker@horizon-health.org