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Participate in up to 7 Keynotes and 26 Breakout Session that encourage new coping strategies and resiliency for service providers. You'll have an opportunity to continue your professional development and earn up to 15 Continuing Education Hours from multiple continuing education credentialing agencies.

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Keynote & Sessions
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  • Kick off your visit with Opening Session and Keynote: Join us Tuesday at the Opening Session when Mrs. Wendy Bailey (Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health) and Lynda Stewart officially welcome you to the conference. The keynote by Kara Chamberlain is sure to provide an important educational experience for the audience.

  • Conference Advertising: Explore sponsorship and advertising opportunities for your agency.  

  • Finish strong: There are three insightful keynotes on the last day of the Conference. Kelly Wilson will help us with "The Power of Owning and Honoring Your Story." Whitney Trotter will inform us why eating disorders are among one of the deadliest mental illnesses. Lastly, Cole Williams will end the conference by addressing barriers that negatively impact equitable, client centered service delivery and outcomes for black and brown boys and young men.

The 2022 Mississippi Trauma Informed Care Conference is sponsored by

In Partnership with Jackson State University® School of Social Work for Social Work CEs 

2022 Conference Planning Committee

Dr. Mary Ashley Angelo, Mississippi State Hospital

Dr. Fran Baker, Mississippi State Department of Health, OAIV

Misty Bell, Mississippi Department of Mental Health

Willie Mae Berry, Hinds Behavioral Health Services

Kathy Burk, Retired Social Worker

Dr. Gerri Cannon-Smith, Innovative Health Strategies

Jackie Chatmon, Chair, Mississippi Department of Mental Health

Cindy Dittus, The Arc of Mississippi

Dr. Eileen Ewing, Mississippi Department of Mental Health

Dr. Joy Hogge, Families as Allies

Brent Hurley, Mississippi Department of Mental Health

Hollie Jeffery, ACE Institute

Dr. Theresia Johnson-Ratliff, Jackson State University
Carl Jones, Warren County Youth Court
Wendy Mahoney, Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Nicole Miller, Three Rivers Elementary School

Dr. Gwen Prater, Children and Family First, Inc.

Katherine Simmons, Mississippi Department of Mental Health

Stephanie Foster, Mississippi Department of Mental Health
Talya Straughter, DPC, LPC, Inc.

Bettye Tate McAfee, Retired LPC

Thaddeus Williams, Pastor, Tulane Baptist Church 



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