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Work with rural communities to help them address their own unique needs around community wellness and access to care.

Past Activities

2024 Rural Symposium: Supporting Frontier Communities in Mental Health – Hereford

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Related Outcomes, by Allexa Zwinck, MA
Presentation slidesACEs presentation recording

Crisis De-escalation: Responding Effectively and Calmly, by Maude McCullough, EdD, MSN, LPC, CRC; and Chad Beavers, LPC
Presentation slidesCrisis De-escalation presentation recording

Lived Experience Panel Discussion, with Esmeralda Florez, LMSW; Leslie Garcia, Peer Specialist, RSPS; and Salvador Torres, Community Activist
Panel Discussion presentation recording


2023 Rural Symposium: Supporting Frontier Communities in Mental Health – Dumas

Early Intervention, Screenings & Assessments, by Joseph Dad, LPC, NCTTS
Speaker BioPresentation  slides

Crisis 101 Panel Discussion, with Bri Albracht, LPC-A; Sgt. Rudy Montano; and facilitated by Sara Northrup, LCSW 
Speaker Bios 

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Short and Long-Term Recovery Goals and Self-Care for Providers, by Valerie Spanel, LPC; Chellsea Sparks, MA; and Ross Womble, QMHP-CS, RSPS, PSS
Speaker BiosShort-Term Goals for Providers in Crisis Aftercare/RecoveryHealthcare Workers Have Needs, Too

2022 Burnout, Recovery and Resiliency Conference

Self-Care: Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Traumatic Stress, by Pat Gill, M.Ed., LPC
Self-Care Presentation slidesProQOL Scale v5 — Social Work Tech Self-Care Plan

Burnout and Modeling Recovery Panel Discussion and Q&A with Providers, with Nicole Lopez, MD; Tabatha Snow, LCDC; Jeff Barnhart, FACHE; and facilitated by Joseph Dad, LPC

Presentation recording will be added later. Please check back again.

Resources from the follow-up weekly Self-Care Sessions. (Will be added later. Please check back again.)

2021 Addressing Trauma-Informed Care & Compassion Fatigue in the Texas Panhandle

Trauma-Informed Care in the Justice Setting, by Rick Smithson, MA and Chellsea Rea, BA
Speaker BiosPresentation  slidesTrauma Screener — ACEs Questionnaire
Field Version of the ACEsLGBTQIA Community Resources

Compassion Fatigue: When Helping Hurts, by Kristy Bartlett, LMSW and Alyson Morgan, LCSW
Speaker BiosPresentation slidesProQOL Screening — Compassion Fatigue Resources
CE-CERT Model slidesCE-CERT handout

Trauma-Informed Care in the Primary Care Setting, by Colin A. Ross, MD
Speaker BioPresentation slides

Trauma-Informed Care & Compassion Fatigue presentation recording

2020 Trauma Model Therapy, by Colin A. Ross, M.D.

A treatment approach to domestic violence and abuse (starts at 0:03:03)
A treatment approach for addictions (starts at 1:06:06)

Trauma Model Therapy presentation recording

Presentation slides

2019 Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder in Primary Care: Prevention and Early Intervention, by Kenneth Minkoff, M.D.

Topic: Integrating mental health and substance use disorders into primary care settings

MH and SUD in Primary Care presentation recording

Presentation slides

Learning Community

Community Events

  • Peace of Mind Conference  |  October 18, 2022
  • How to Access Mental Health Resources During A Crisis  |  May 18, 2021
  • 2020 Peace of Mind Virtual Conference  |  October 20 & 21, 2020
  • Bedlam documentary online viewing  |  April 14, 2020
  • Angst: Raising Awareness around Anxiety documentary viewings  |  October 2019; November 2021
  • 2019 Peace of Mind Conference  |  May 21, 2019
  • 2-1-1 Tour: Behavioral Health Agencies & Services  |  May 15, 2019


  • PSA videos in collaboration with Prevention Resource Center (PRC) Region 1 and PBHA  |  2022