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The 17th Annual Family Cafe Videos

Friday Keynote: A Screening of Lives Worth Living

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Opening Keynote at The 17th Annual Family Cafe featured a screeing of the film Lives Worth Living hosted by producer Alison Gilkey  and director Eric Neudel. This film tells the story of the disability rights movement through first-hand accounts from courageous activists that fought to bring the ADA into being.

Friday Keynote: A Screening of Lives Worth Living

The 17th Annual Governor's Summit on Disabilities

The Family Café is committed to creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities to connect with policy makers and elected leaders. We believe that engagement between people with disabilities and those that set the policies that profoundly impact their lives is essential.

At The 17th Annual Governor's Summit on Disabilities, attendees had a chance to hear directly from representatives of the State Agencies that serve them.

The 17th Annual Governor's Summit on Disabilities

Delegate Roundtable: Mental Health

One of the best ways for people that are new to a situation to become educated about their options is to speak with someone that has “been there” and “done that.” This year at The 17th Annual Family Cafe, The Delegates hosted roundtable conversations where attendees could network with other attendees to share experiences and strategies that have worked for them. If you are a person with a mental health need or a family member, or if you have a particular challenge your family is facing, this session may provide the support and guidance you need.

Delegate Roundtable: Mental Health

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woTHQEpqWfc

Developing a Trauma Informed System of Care using System of Care Values

In this presentation we will discuss why the development of a trauma-informed system of care is important to a community, and how to develop it around the system of care values of being family driven, youth-guided, community-based and culturally and linguistically competent. A discussion of the development of the Whole Child Leon-PACT Partnership will provide a real life experience of developing a strengths-based system of service provision and family empowerment, that by its very nature is a trauma-informed system of care.

Developing a Trauma Informed System of Care using System of Care Values

Mental Illness: It Can Happen to Anyone

The speaker presents her personal journey through childhood trauma, psychiatric hospitalizations, and incarceration, to their current stable and productive life. While many mental illnesses show symptoms early in one’s life, this story demonstrates what can happen when symptoms and crises happen to someone in their 40’s. Most importantly, it highlights the power of hope, recovery, and resiliency.

Mental Illness: It Can Happen to Anyone

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