Speaker Announcement #4 + 2 reminders!

First the speaker announcements:

Dr. Martin Brokenleg consults worldwide, is co-founder of the Circle of Courage model, Dean of the Circle of Courage Institute, and serves as a Vice President of Reclaiming Youth International, providing training for individuals who work with youth at risk.  He holds a doctorate in psychology and is a graduate of the Episcopal Divinity School.  He is an Emeritus Professor and was most recently Director of Native Ministries and Professor of First Nations Theology and Ministry at the Vancouver School of Theology in Vancouver, British Columbia.  For thirty years, Dr. Brokenleg was Professor of Native American studies at Augustana College of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He has also been a director of The Neighborhood Youth Corps, chaplain in a correctional setting, and has extensive experience as an alcohol counselor.  Dr. Brokenleg has consulted and led training programs throughout North America, New Zealand, and South Africa.  He is the father of three children and an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe practicing the culture of his Lakota people.

Catherine Hume, Vancouver site Coordinator for the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s At Home/ Chez Soi project.   Vancouver is one of five cities selected by the Mental Health Commission ofCanada(MHCC) for implementation of its ground-breaking national research project to find the best way to provide housing and services to people who are living with mental illness and homelessness. Using a ‘Housing First’ approach, the research project focuses on first providing people with a place to live, then offering other assistance and services they require. The goal is to learn if people with mental illness who also have substance abuse problems can benefit from this kind of approach.  The At Home/Chez Soi project is the largest of its kind in Canada. The research project will help make Canada a world leader in providing better services to people living with homelessness and mental illness. Each site focuses on a specific target population within the overall study group.

Plus, 2 reminders:

– only 1 week left to get the early bird rate for the conference.  Register this week and save $100!

– just a few days left for poster submissions. Please send submissions to nationalconference2011@kelowna.cmha.bc.ca.


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