REDgen Presents the Documentary REJECT
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

REDgen Presents the Documentary REJECT

Join us for the Screening of Reject

7pm Dominican High School Auditorium.

REJECT takes a science-based and solution-oriented look at the roots of bullying behavior and violent behavior against the self or others.  The film aims to raise public consciousness about the serious and potentially lethal consequences of interpersonal rejection in its many forms—peer bullying, parental neglect (or abuse), race discrimination, and other forms of social rejection across all age groups.  It speaks to parents, teachers, administrators, organizations that train teachers, coaches, mental health professionals, clergy, counselors, juvenile judges, office managers—that is, anyone entrusted with influence over others and in a position to foster acceptance, inclusion and social connection.

To view the trailer: http://rejectfilm.com/

To register visit Eventbrite: redgenreject.eventbrite.com

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Stairway to Heroin
Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

Stairway to Heroin

Join REDgen for a Community Event:

Stairway to Heroin by Your Choice

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stairway-to-heroin-tickets-38502389684

Shorewood High School Auditorium

Resource Fair 5:30-6:30

Presentation 6:30-8:30

 Speakers:

Dr. Tim Westlake, MD

Dr. Tim Westlake has been a full-time Emergency Physician for over 17 years. He is the Medical Director of the Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, and has 2 daughters who attend Arrowhead High School. Tim is the Vice Chairman of the Wisconsin State Medical Examining Board, where he serves as Chairman of the Licensing and Controlled Substance Committees, and has guided the State’s prescription opioid reform strategy. He serves on the State Controlled Substances Board and is a member of the Governor’s Taskforce on Opioid Abuse. He is a member of the Wisconsin ePDMP Executive Design Team. He formed and is Chairman of the Wisconsin State Coalition for Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction. 

Detective Chris Kohl

Chris Kohl is a detective with the Waukesha County’s Sheriff Department. He has served on the Waukesha County Metro Drug Unit in which he experienced firsthand the damage caused by the proliferation of opioids and heroin. Chris is passionate about providing parents and the community with the information they need to help prevent our youth from going down this road. 

Chris Gleason

Chris Gleason has worked in the Addiction field since 1995. He is a Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor, he holds a BA from Judson University in Human Services and a Master’s from Argosy University in Community Counseling. Chris has also presented on many different topics, both locally and nationally, including Co-Occurring Treatment for Adolescents and Opiate/Heroin Addiction in the Adult and Adolescent population. Chris’ work on home-based strategies with co-occurring adolescents won the SAMHSA Science to Service award in 2011 and a NIATx innovation award in 2010. Currently, Chris is the Administrator of Regional Behavioral Health Services for Rosecrance, overseeing outpatient counseling services for substance abuse and mental health located in McHenry County, IL, Wisconsin and Iowa. Chris is also an adjunct professor at Aurora University in the Department of Social Work with a focus on addiction studies. He is also the Chairperson for the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition. 

Lybert Family

The Lybert family – Sandi, Rick, Ashleigh and Tyler – founded Your Choice to Live, Inc. after dealing with addiction in their family. Tyler started using drugs in sixth grade as a way to make friends and fit in. Tyler’s drug use escalated from alcohol and marijuana to pills and heroin. He was in and out of jail. His family life deteriorated from the stress of his drugs use. During the Lybert’s presentation, Ashleigh speaks about the pressure to be the perfect sister in light of her brother’s addiction and feeling neglected by her parents. Rick talks about being angry that his son couldn’t conquer his addiction and Sandi explains how she enabled her son to the point that her marriage nearly crumbled. Tyler entered treatment at age 21 and has been sober since 2008. The Lyberts are passionate about communicating their story and removing the stigma of teen substance abuse in hopes of helping other families. 

Melanie

Melanie shares her personal story about her daughter Alexis with strength, passion and the conviction to help others. 

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Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

USM/REDgen Speaker Series: Nan Henderson Resiliency In Action

  • University School of Milwaukee Virginia Henes Young Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to hear resiliency expert, Nan Henderson

USM Virginia Henes Young Theatre 7pm

Nan Henderson, M.S.W., …is President of Resiliency In Action. Her publications on resiliency and wellness, positive youth development, and school and organizational change are used in more than 25 countries and have been translated into Spanish, French, and Russian. She has provided hundreds of presentations and trainings in 45 U.S. states and several foreign countries over the past two decades for a wide variety of audiences and organizations. These groups include Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Upward Bound, Americorps, State Departments of Education in CA, VT, CO, PA, ME, TX, and NH, the Ministry of Education in New Zealand, several Canadian school districts and organizations, and the U.S. Military.

The Pennsylvania Dept. of Education is advocating the adoption of Ms. Henderson’s model in every school in that state, and she has been involved in major resiliency initiatives in New York City Schools and Los Angeles Public Schools.

She has served on the faculty of five colleges/universities; worked as a clinical therapist with youth, adults, and families; and directed citywide and statewide prevention and resiliency programs. She is the author/editor of five books on resiliency, numerous articles, and an on-line newsletter distributed worldwide. She has also been featured as a “resiliency expert” on N.P.R’.s Talk of the Nation.

Nan Henderson: Resiliency in Action

Please RSVP at https://redgen-usm-henderson.eventbrite.com/

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Parent Wellness Circles
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Parent Wellness Circles

REDgen and Samaritan Family Wellness are partnering to create parent communities in the Milwaukee area to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting. These 6 week groups will offer a welcoming space for parents of all ages to share experiences and grow together. These free group sessions will be led by Holly and Scott Stoner, therapists and co creators of the Parent Wellness Compass. Email holly@samaritanfamilywellnesss.org to register.

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Parent Wellness Circles
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Parent Wellness Circles

REDgen and Samaritan Family Wellness are partnering to create parent communities in the Milwaukee area to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting. These 6 week groups will offer a welcoming space for parents of all ages to share experiences and grow together. These free group sessions will be led by Holly and Scott Stoner, therapists and co creators of the Parent Wellness Compass. Email holly@samaritanfamilywellnesss.org to register.

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Parent Wellness Circles
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Parent Wellness Circles

REDgen and Samaritan Family Wellness are partnering to create parent communities in the Milwaukee area to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting. These 6 week groups will offer a welcoming space for parents of all ages to share experiences and grow together. These free group sessions will be led by Holly and Scott Stoner, therapists and co creators of the Parent Wellness Compass. Email holly@samaritanfamilywellnesss.org to register.

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Parent Wellness Circles
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Parent Wellness Circles

REDgen and Samaritan Family Wellness are partnering to create parent communities in the Milwaukee area to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting. These 6 week groups will offer a welcoming space for parents of all ages to share experiences and grow together. These free group sessions will be led by Holly and Scott Stoner, therapists and co creators of the Parent Wellness Compass. Email holly@samaritanfamilywellnesss.org to register.

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Building Awareness on Drug Use In Our Community-Organized by Starting Point and Ozaukee Co. Community Partners
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Building Awareness on Drug Use In Our Community-Organized by Starting Point and Ozaukee Co. Community Partners

"Building Awareness: A Symposium on Drug Use in Our Community"

(Parents and Students (grade 7 and up) are both invited and welcome)

Monday October 23, 2017 @ Homestead High School

 

Resource Fair 6pm to 6:30pm

Presentation 6:30pm to 8:30pm      

Moderator: Joyce Garbaciak

6:30pm - 6:40pm       Welcome Principal Bowers and Joyce Garbaciak

6:40pm-7:20pm         Keynote Speaker Dr. Brian Fidlin

7:20pm                       Parents stay and Youth go into the Cafeteria

7:20pm-8:10pm                  

Parents           

Ozaukee Sheriff’s Drug Unit/IT                     10 minutes

A Mother’s Story                                           10 minutes

Q/A from the 3 panel members                      30 minutes

Youth

Two Young Adults in Recovery Stories         35 minutes

Q/A                                                                 20 minutes

Little Kids (story time and activities)

Youth come back and join parents

 8:10pm- 8:25pm        Dr. Brian Fidlin on Resiliency and Grit speaker

8:25pm- 8:30pm        Closing/Evaluations/Resources and Wrap-up

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Parent Wellness Circles
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Parent Wellness Circles

REDgen and Samaritan Family Wellness are partnering to create parent communities in the Milwaukee area to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting. These 6 week groups will offer a welcoming space for parents of all ages to share experiences and grow together. These free group sessions will be led by Holly and Scott Stoner, therapists and co creators of the Parent Wellness Compass. Email holly@samaritanfamilywellnesss.org to register.

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Parent Wellness Circles
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Parent Wellness Circles

REDgen and Samaritan Family Wellness are partnering to create parent communities in the Milwaukee area to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting. These 6 week groups will offer a welcoming space for parents of all ages to share experiences and grow together. These free group sessions will be led by Holly and Scott Stoner, therapists and co creators of the Parent Wellness Compass. Email holly@samaritanfamilywellnesss.org to register.

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Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

Medical College of Wisconsin Presents: 6th Annual Depression Recognition Day

  • Medical College of WI Medical Education Building 1st Floor Rm H1210/1230 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Parking: Visitors Parking Lot east of the college on 87th St

12:00PM-Entertainment and information tables open

12:30-1:30PM- lunch provided

Title: 7.44 Billion Reasons Why Not-A psychiatrist's response to Netflix Series

Presenter: Himanshu Agrawal, MD

1:40-2:40PM

Title: TBA

Presentors: Russeth/Lynch/Ledvora

2:50-3:50PM

Title: Depression in an Increasingly Wired World

Presenter: Marika, Wrzosek, MD

4:00-5:00PM

Title: Getting to Know Your Milwaukee County Mental Health Board

Presenter: Jon Lehrmann, MD

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

School District of Elmbrook and NAMI Present: Pieces In My Own Voice

  • Sharon Lynne WIlson Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The School District of Elmbrook in collaboration with Waukesha County Health and Human Services, NAMI Waukesha, and NAMI Greater Milwaukee is excited to host a production of Pieces: in My Own Voice.

Pieces: In My Own Voice is a production designed for youth and their families by NAMI Greater Milwaukee and a troupe of actors that uses a scripted performance to address stigma related to mental illness. Through individual stories, stigmatizing attitudes about mental illness are deconstructed, allowing the audience a look beyond the barriers of preconceived notions. Through the Waukesha County Youth Crisis grant, we are able to offer this half-hour production free of charge for youth and adults alike.

A talkback session will follow the production, allowing the audience to ask questions of individuals living with mental health conditions and mental health professionals. Evidence has shown the production to reduce stigmas among those in attendance, and is made possible in part by the Youth Crisis Grant through Waukesha County Health and Human Services, and hosted by The School District of Elmbrook.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pieces-in-my-own-voice-tickets-34887933749?aff=es2

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NAMI Family to Family Education Program
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

NAMI Family to Family Education Program

What is the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program?

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Thousands of families describe the program as life-changing. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

NAMI Ozaukee will offer the Family-to-Family Education Program for 12 Mondays, 6:00- 8:30 pm beginning on September 11 in Mequon. Class size is limited so registration isrequired.

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13 Reasons Why Town Hall Co -Sponsored by PSGM & REDgen
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

13 Reasons Why Town Hall Co -Sponsored by PSGM & REDgen

Join us for a town hall event to discuss mental health, suicide prevention, resiliency and hope in response to the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

Panelists include: 

Barbara Hale-Richlen, MD Board Certified Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist

Barbara, Moser, MD Director of Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee

Sue McKenzie,  MA Director WISE and Co-Director Rogers In Health

Julie Wells, Guidance Counselor at Shorewood Intermediate School

Tanya Fredrich, PhD Director of Student Services Elmbrook School District

Aimee Schneidewent, Ed.S NCSP, School Psychologist Elmbrook School District

Nycole Fassbender, Marquette University Class of 2018 & Active Minds Student Advisory Committee—National President/Board of Directors

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