Programs

The Rural Healthcare Alliance sponsors programs open to the public in response to community need.
2018 Alliance Programming: 
NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME (March 6)

This presentation will provide an overview of NAS, including what causes it, the clinical effects, and long term effects.  In addition, we will cover how NAS is managed in the hospital and at home, the implications around breast feeding and what support services are available for mom and the baby.  Best practices addressing this disorder will also be discussed as well as the prevalence within our state. The final component of this presentation is the growing trends within the opioid epidemic. Two sessions will be offered; one in the morning, and another in the afternoon.

Guest Speaker: Michele Caliva

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SOCIAL MEDIA & YOUTH (March 14)

Isn’t it amazing to think that many of the youth born since 2000 have no idea what life is like without the internet and 24/7 social media access?  The digital age has ushered forms of social interaction and knowledge acquisition unlike anything known in recorded human history.  This workshop will summarize what we know and do not yet know about how social media is impacting youth development and wellbeing. It will focus specifically on mental health and cyberbullying and will include a description of current and evolving efforts to reduce the possible negative impacts of social media on development.

Guest Speaker: Janis Whitlock

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MOBILIZING ACTION FOR RESILIENT COMMUNITIES 
(December 4)

Addressing adverse childhood experiences and trauma using the restorative integral support (RIS) model: This workshop will provide a review of ACE research and present the RIS model for an ACE Response that builds resilience by exploring How the RIS model can help facilitate community capacity building for ACE Response through the power of social networks and peer supports; implications for program partnerships and community leadership; the role all practitioners can take as leaders in policy and system-redesign; implications for practitioner self-care, therapeutic alliance, and treatment planning; and identifying new partnership opportunities, making connections across sectors and through related concerns.

Guest Speaker: Heather Larkin

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flyer for ACEs workshop
Contact
Jeanne Darling 
Coordinator 
[email protected]
(607) 865-6531
Contact
Karen Graves 
Administrative Assistant 
[email protected]
(607) 865-6531