Mental Health Summit

Sep 25, 2015 7:30 pm
90 7th Street

Veterans and their families are invited to attend our third annual Mental Health Summit on September 25 at the new Federal Building in San Francisco. Hosted by San Francisco Veterans Affairs and Swords to Plowshares.

This working meeting brings together organizations that serve veterans, in order to strengthen partnerships between the VA and the community. Our goal is to enhance access to services for veterans and their families in San Francisco and Northern San Mateo counties.

AGENDA


9:00AM
WELCOME AND CHARGE FOR MEETING
VA And Community Mental Healthcare and Support
Family and Caregiver Plenary
Presenters:
Michael Blecker, Executive Director-Swords to Plowshares
Scott L. Maynard, LCSW, BCD, Caregiver Support Coordinator-VA
John McQuaid, PhD, Associate Chief, Mental Health Service-VA
C. Diana Nicoll, MD, PhD, MPA, Chief of Staff-VA
Michelle Venegas, LCSW, Director of Programs and Services-Family Caregiver Alliance


10:30AM to 12:00PM 
COMMUNITY STRATEGY SESSION
Navigating the Systems of Care
Age-Appropriate Care (Pre- And Post-9/11)
Presenters:
Tramecia Garner, NCC, LPCC, Director of Residential Programs-Swords to Plowshares
G. Dawn Lawhon, PhD, Director of Psychology Training for PTSD Clinical Team-VA
Taryn Propersi, LCSW, Clinical Coordinator-Swords to Plowshares
Bobby Singh, MD, Psychiatrist, Geropsychiatry-VA

Complex Care (High Acuity And Dual Diagnosis)
Presenters:
Heather McCormick, RN, Psychiatric Nurse-VA
Jerri Lee Young, LMFT, Program Manager-Swords to Plowshares
Delia Tramontina LCSW, Social Worker, Opioid Treatment Program – VA
Nicole Muller LCSW, Social Worker, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Clinic – VA

LGBTQ and Women-Specialty Care
Presenters:
Michael P. Burnias, PsyD, Director, Interprofessional LGBT Healthcare Fellowship-VA
Caitlin Hasser, MD, Director, Women’s Mental Health Program-VA
Star Lara, Women Veteran Program Manager-Swords to Plowshares
Geoff Millard, Policy Associate-Swords to Plowshares


12:00PM
LUNCH BREAK


1:30 to 2:00PM
CHOICE ACT (VACAA)
How the Choice Card System Works
Presenter:
John McQuaid, PhD, Associate Chief, Mental Health Service-VA


2:15PM to 3:00PM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS REPORTING AND DISCUSSION
Resources For VA-Community Partnerships and Referrals For Age Appropriate Care, Complex Care, Women and LBGTQ Veterans
Moderators:
Amy Fairweather, Institute for Veteran Policy Director-Swords to Plowshares
John McQuaid, PhD, Associate Chief, Mental Health Service-VA


3:30PM
CLOSING STATEMENTS
Networking, Resources


**Please feel welcome to bring resources for display tables. Doors open at 8:30 AM for the general public. Federal employees may enter at any time.**

Event location:
90 7th Street

Event date:
Friday, September 25, 2015
7:30pm to 9:00pm