Mind Your Mind Conference – 2016

Mind Your Mind Conference - November 2-3, 2016 - Eugene, Oregon

NEW!  Free community showing of Paper Tigers:  One High School’s Unlikely Success Story, Wednesday, November 2, 7-9 p.m., Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR.  For more information, see details at the end of this page.

Mind Your Mind Conference by the numbers…

  • 5 Keynote Speakers
  • 27 Different Workshops
  • 1 Special Film
  • 16+ hours of connecting, learning, reflecting, re-energizing!

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November 2-3, 2016 | Valley River Inn |­ Eugene, OR

Sponsored by:

Lane County Public Health
Oregon Health Authority
Trillium Community Health Plan (the Coordinated Care Organization for Lane County)

 Conference Goals:

  • Increase understanding about mental wellness:
    the connection to our overall health
  • Research to practice:
    • Apply the science behind what we know is effective
    • Learn new strategies and tools
    • Enhance current approaches
  • Re-energize, reflect and connect

Who Should Attend?

Anyone working to increase the health & well-being of their community, including:

  • Physical health care and public health providers
  • Behavioral health treatment and prevention providers
  • Educators
  • Legal and law enforcement professionals
  • Social service providers
  • Community navigators and advocates


Continuing Education Credits

This conference has been approved for 11.5 continuing education credits by:

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO)
A certificate of attendance will also be provided for those needing verification of attendance.

Questions? Contact Sandy Moses, Lane County Public Health,
541-682-3650, Sandy.Moses@co.lane.or.us

Free community showing…

Paper Tigers:  One High School’s Unlikely Success Story, Wednesday, November 2, 7-9 p.m., Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR.

“Stressed brains can’t learn.”

Paper TigersThat was the nugget of neuroscience that Jim Sporleder, principal of a high school riddled with violence, drugs and truancy, took away from an educational conference in 2010. Three years later, the number of fights at Lincoln Alternative High School had gone down by 75% and the graduation rate had increased five-fold. Paper Tigers is the story of how one school made such dramatic progress. Following six students over the course of a school year, we see Lincoln’s staff try a new approach to discipline: one based on understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension. Using a combination of vérité and revealing diary cam footage, Paper Tigers is a testament to what the latest developmental science is showing: that just one caring adult can help break the cycle of adversity in a young person’s life.  102 minutes.  Not rated.   A facilitated discussion will be provided after the film’s conclusion.

 (Note:  you do not need to register for the conference to attend the film.  No registration required.)