Hope and Healing Conference of WNY Announces 2022 Conference Schedule

Submitted by gallagha on Tue, 05/24/2022 - 09:02


FREDONIA, N.Y.:-- The Hope and Healing Conference of Western New York (WNY) returns for its eighth year. This year the conference returns to an in-person format. Please join us for this one-day conference on June 9, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Williams Center on the campus of the State University of New York at Fredonia. 

The conference committee, a  diverse group of community partners, has been working together to plan a day of informational and entertaining sessions to promote hope, highlight resources, and strengthen behavioral health efforts in Chautauqua County. This year’s conference will explore the theme “Connecting for Hope and Healing,” focusing on shared partnerships, resources, triumphs and concerns as a community.  The schedule is as follows:


9– 9:15 a.m.     Opening Remarks:

9:15 -10:30 a.m.     Keynote Speaker: "Delivering Better Highs and Healthier Lows." Dr. Matthew Bellace

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.     Break: Resource Tables

10:40- 11:25 a.m.     Partnering for Prevention Panel

11:25 a.m. – 12 p.m.     Lunch Break & Resource Tables

12 -1 p.m.     FREDTalks

1 – 1:10 p.m.     Break: Resource Tables

1:10 – 1:55 p.m.     Treatment is Available Panel

1:55 – 2:05 p.m.     Break: Resource Tables

2:05 – 2:50 p.m.     Recovery is Possible Panel

2:50 – 3 p.m.     Break: Visit Tables

3 – 3:40 p.m.     Connecting Across the Continuum of Care

3:40 – 4 p.m.     Closing Remarks


Registration is required in advance and the cost of attendance is $15 per person. Registration includes a boxed lunch.

You may register now on Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/295506958267 , this year’s Facebook event page or by visiting www.hopeandhealingconference.com. You can call the Prevention Works office at (716) 664-3608 for more event information.

This year’s conference Is made possible by: The Chautauqua Center, Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services, Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene, CombatAddictionCHQ, Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, HOPE Chautauqua, Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, Prevention Works, State University of New York at Fredonia, Suicide Prevention Alliance of Chautauqua County, Tapestry Resilience Initiative, Tobacco Free CCA and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Chautauqua (UPMC.)


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