Mental Health Speaker Series 2018

The Ford Family Foundation is hosting three exceptional speakers as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. Location for all events: The Ford Family Foundation, 1600 NW Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, Oregon


Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 am

Speaker: Jessica Hitchcock, MD, Psychiatrist at Mind Matters, PC 
Topic: Infant Mental Health - 10 Things You Can Do In Your Practice to Prevent Childhood Depression and Anxiety
Hosted breakfast included.

Dr. Hitchcock will introduce the concept of infant mental health, the importance of secure attachments and the approaches professionals in many settings can take to support infants and their caregivers. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Speaker: Chris Bouneff, Executive Director of the Oregon Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Topic Mental Illness in Our Communities
Hosted lunch included.

Mr. Bouneff will speak on current services addressing mental health, with a particular focus on children and youth. He will cover why individuals find it difficult to reach out for help or find appropriate support. In addition, he will discuss future opportunities and barriers facing Oregon. He will share NAMI program resources. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Sherri L. Alderman, MD, MPH, IMH-E Policy & Clinical, FAAP
Topic: Infant Mental Health from a Developmental Pediatrician’s Perspective
Hosted dinner included.

Dr. Alderman will define and describe the spectrum of mental health needs in infancy. Additionally, she will discuss strategies for ensuring infants receive needed services. She will include clinical examples from the field. 

Attend one, two or all three events, but space is limited. 

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