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Mental Health America of Northern California Sacramento County, Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health Services

Thursday, May 23, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration from 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions Andrea Crook, Consumer Advocate Liaison, Mental Health America of Northern California

Opening Remarks Mary Ann Bennett, Deputy Director, Behavioral Health Services Division Department of Health & Human Services, Sacramento County

Morning Session Poshi Mikalson, MSW LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project Director Mental Health America of Northern California First Do No Harm: Reducing Mental Health Disparities for LGBTQ clients Dawniell A. Zavala, Esq. General Counsel/Wellness Works! Program Coordinator Mental Health America of Northern California A Workplace Mental Health Program

Keynote Address & Afternoon Presenter Trauma Informed Care

Cheryl S. Sharp, MSW, ALWF, CPSST Senior Advisor for Trauma-Informed Services The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Complimentary lunch provided. Entertainment provided by Singer/songwriter, David Kiesz

Location: Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Workshops, Community Information Tables, Awards Ceremony, Lunch, Entertainment, Raffle & Prizes

Lunch and Conference FREE of Charge

No Pre-Registration – Please Come Join Us!

Questions? Contact Andrea Crook at If you need to arrange for an interpreter or a reasonable accommodation, please contact Mary Nakamura one week prior to the event at (916) 876-5821 or Consumer Speaks Conference 05-23-2013

Consumer Speaks Flyer 2013