19th Annual Great Plains Disaster Behavioral Health Conference was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 19th Annual Great Plains Disaster Behavioral Health Conference this month. We had over 200 participants this year! We would especially like to thank all our wonderful speakers for their engaging presentations on building resilience. 

Sheri Dawson, Director of the Division of Behavioral Health in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provided our conference welcome. Featured speakers included Dawn Webb, Texas Nurses Association; Dr. Anita Chandra, RAND Corporation; Dr. Stephanie F. Dailey, George Mason University; and Dr. Jean LaFauci Schutt, LaFauci Counselor Consulting. 

Chris Schroeder of Nebraska Emergency Management Agency moderated our community and organizational resilience panel, which included: Mikayla Johnson of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Jessica Davies of Panhandle Public Health District, Eric Evans of Missouri Department of Mental Health, Jim Davidsaver of Lincoln-Lancaster County Emergency Management, and Dr. Tom Cardwell of the American Red Cross. 

We want to thank our partners, who helped make this conference possible: Nebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesNebraska Emergency Management AgencyNebraska ExtensionUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln Counseling and Psychological ServicesNebraska MedicineBryan Health, and Omaha Metropolitan Healthcare Coalition.