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"Breakfast with Margaret Hoelzer" - Three-Time Olympic Medalist, Child Abuse Survivor and Advocate
April 3, 2017 8:30am to 10:00am

Texas Christian University
BLUU Ballroom A&B
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Event sponsored by Alliance for Children and TCU's College of Education, Department of Social Work, the Student Association-Social Work, and the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development in recognition of April being Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Texas Health Steps - Helping Children Get the Most Out of Medicaid
April 4, 2017 8:30am to 12:00pm

Huguley Fitness Center
11801 South Freeway (I35W)
Burleson, TX 76028

Gain a better understanding of the eligibility, application and enrollment process for Children's Medicaid, and greater awareness of the benefits and services available to recipients of Children's Medicaid.

On-line registration deadline April 3, 2017

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3 Hour CEU Hope Series Training - "Self Care: Taking Care of Yourself & Encouraging Your Client"
April 4, 2017 10:00am to 2:00pm

Christ Chapel Bible Church
3701 Birchman Ave.
Fort Worth, TX

Registration begins at 10:00a.m.;  workshop/lunch from 10:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Presenter(s):  Ricky Cotto, MA; Lauren Leising, LPC; Beth Bolton, LPC; Lauren Novak, LPC

Fee is $20 which includes a catered lunch.
Cash or check will be accepted at the door.

Contact to register: erinowens@spsh.com

Committee Meeting - Cultural Connection
April 6, 2017 9:00am to 10:30am

Lena Pope Amon Carter Center, 3200 Sanguinet St, Fort Worth, TX 76107

"How to Beat Fear in Private Practice"
April 7, 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Mellow Mushroom
101 S. Main St.
Mansfield, TX 76063

Learn how to be fearless growing your own practice.

Presenter(s):  Jorge Gama, LPC-S

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Membership Meeting
April 10, 2017 8:30am to 10:00am

Lena Pope Amon Carter Center, 3200 Sanguinet St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

Family Connection Presents: "Positive Behavior Interventions Parent Workshop"
April 12, 2017 11:30am to 1:30pm

Easter Seals North Texas - Fort Worth Center
1424 Hemphill St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Understand the reason for behavioral assessments and positive interventions with a focus on behaviors that serve a specific purpose for a student.  Positive consequences vs punishment to change behavior.

Presenter(s):  Shannon Rossen, PATH Project

Free parent workshop.  Providers are encouraged to bring a parent when possible or meet a parent there they are working with.  Bring own lunch (nut free facility).

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Millwood Hospital Presents - "Ethics: How to Avoid Getting the #?!! Scared Out of You"
April 14, 2017 12:00pm to 3:30pm

Stacy Furniture & Design
3rd Floor (take the elevator)
1900 South Main Street
Grapevine, TX 76051

Unique, interactive, motivating ethics class that covers the real world stuff you may have going on in your office and do not even know it or are unsure as to what to do about it.

Focus on private practice, non-profits, and outpatient clinics.

Presenter(s):  Lori Vann, LPCS

$49 for CEU's, lunch, handouts, and raffle

Sponsored by North Tarrant Mental Health Professionals, Vann Counseling


TCU TBRI Practitioner Training
April 24, 2017 to April 28, 2017 11:59pm

Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX

This training is intended for practitioners who want to learn about TBRI® and use it within their professional capacity (e.g., therapists, caseworkers, foster and adoption care specialists, occupational therapists, medical professionals, counselors, CASA representatives, early childhood & development specialists).

Online pre-training begins January 30, 2017

The Excel Center - 4th Monday CEU's - "A Trauma Informed Approach to Learning"
April 24, 2017 12:00pm to 2:00pm

MHMR Tarrant
4th Floor Board Room
3840 Hulen St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

The training will examine and learn what is trauma, what it looks like in youth, sensory processing limitations, how to respond with concrete techniques for your toolbox.

Presenter(s):  Tamara McQueary, LMSW, serves as the elementary therapist at the Excel Center

All licensed counselors and therapists receive 2 CEU's.  No fee.  Light lunch included.

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START Team Presents - "The Influence of Culture and Society in Mental Health"
April 25, 2017 9:30am to 11:30am

START Conference Area
3124 SE Loop 820, Bldg #14
Fort Worth, TX 76140

Case study and training.  

Boniface Nyangau, START Coordinator
Dr. Lauren Charlot, LICSW, PhD

Refreshments will be provided.  RSVP to Alyssa Palos, START Support Specialist, by April 24, 2017.

UTA School of Social Work - "Field Day and Job Fair" and "Keynote Speaker Luncheon"
April 28, 2017 9:00am to 2:00pm

Field Day and Job Fair:
E.H. Hereford University Center
Rio Grande
300 W. First St.
Arlington, TX

Keynote Speaker Luncheon:
E.H. Hereford University Center
300 W. First St.
Arlington, TX

Field Day and Job Fair:
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Tables will be available for information displays
Breakfast and lunch provided

Keynote Speaker Luncheon:
Presenter:  Dr. Leopoldo J. Cabassa, Columbia University
12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Free CEU's

MHA Insight Seminar - "The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy"
April 28, 2017 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Mental Health America
3136 W. 4th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

The Energy Bus, an international best seller, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment.  

Presenter(s):  Yolanda Harper, Worksite Coordinator for Blue Zones Project

3-Hour CEU seminar; $50 non-MHA members, $40 MHA members, $20 students.  Registration deadline is March 27, 2017.

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Featured Events

2nd Annual Flight2Freedom Paper Butterfly Release
April 28, 2018 10:00am to 1:00pm

1895 Tarrant County Courthouse
Downtown Fort Worth

In recognition of Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, the event will include speakers, a walk around the courthouse, release of paper butterflies, face painting, and more.

This year's theme is, "Help and Hope After Trauma".

Presented by: Family Connection of Tarrant County

There are openings for resource tables if your agency would like to participate 

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Senior Synergy Expo
May 3, 2018 8:30am to 1:30pm

Will Rogers - Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall
3400 Burnet-Tandy Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley and Cigna invite you to a health and lifestyle event for boomers, seniors and caregivers!

Cigna - 2018 Title Sponsor


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Contact Us

3200 Sanguinet Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Patsy Thomas, President

For more information call: 817.927.5200 or email: contact@mentalhealthconnection.org