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Committee Meeting - Cultural Connection
June 1, 2017 9:00am to 10:30am

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

HHS Commission - Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Town Hall
June 1, 2017 2:00pm to 5:00pm

University of North Texas
Health Sciences Center MET 125 S
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Regional Town Halls are being conducted to discuss best practices and solutions to prevent prescription drug misuse. The ultimate goal is to develop a statewide strategic plan and a community-based public education plan.

John R. Parker, US Attorney, Northern District of Texas
Dr. Catherine Colquitt, Medical Director, Tarrant County Public Health
Amanda Robbins, Program Director Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition
Cynthia Velazquez, Program Director, Challenge of Tarrant County
Dr. Carol Nati, Medical Director, MHMR Tarrant

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Membership Meeting
June 12, 2017 8:30am to 10:00am

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

Mental Health America Insight Seminar - "The Art of Doodling"
June 23, 2017 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Mental Health America of Greater Tarrant County
3136 W. 4th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Artwork can be used as a tool to obtain clarity, focus, productivity, recuperation, and more.  Highlighted in this presentation will be learning the experiential art form of "doodling".  Art materials will be provided for participants to create their own "new life chapter".

Presenter(s):  Sue Ireland, LMSW, member of Trinity Arts Guild and Mid-Cities Fine Artists.
3-hour CEU
$50 non-MHA members, $40 MHA members, $20 students

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Lena Pope Professional and Community Workshop - "Human Trafficking; Recognizing Victims and Working Together to Respond"
June 29, 2017 9:00am to 12:00pm

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

This course explores the sex trafficking of minors in our community.  Learn the key vulnerabilities of at-risk groups and how any child can become a victim.  Explore collaboration within the community and ways to respond.  

George Lynch, CEO of Traffick911 and creator of Hooked:  Porn's Hold on the Brain.  He assisted in development of Passport to Freedom, which trains travel industry employees and provides scholarships for trafficking survivors.
Lindsey Speak, Director of Programs for Traffick911 overseeing all prevention, identification, and empowerment initiatives.

$20 general registration, $15 students.  Includes continental breakfast.  Space is limited.

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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