The City of Longview Partners in Prevention has announced that continuing education units for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Social Workers (LSW) will be offered at the Hope Talks conference on October 23, 2018. Partners in Prevention will be introducing Longview to mindfulness through their inaugural conference, Hope Talks, designed for educators, social workers, counselors, first responders, nonprofit representatives, community leaders, youth development leaders, parents and youth. The theme this year is “Making a More Mindful Community.”
Co-founders of the Holistic Life Foundation (HLF) of Baltimore, Maryland will be the keynote speakers. These three men engage with inner-city students in Baltimore by teaching self- regulation, breathing techniques, yoga and self-care practices that have brought a decrease in dropout rates, school bullying, and aggression. HLF has been featured in Oprah's magazine, CNN, CBS, and PBS for the innovative work they are doing with youth. Other sessions at the conference will include: Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care presented by trauma informed counselors of the Winsted Psychological Services; Learning is Mental, Emotional and Social (The LIMES Project) presented by Vickie Echols, M.Ed. and Kathy Newsom, M.Ed.; The Resilience in R3: Relational, Restorative, Resourceful by Shalonda Adams, M.Ed. of Pine Tree ISD PACE Campus; Yoga for Stress Management by Trauma- Informed Yoga Instructor Toni Dussex, owner of Freedom Yoga, Inc.; and Healthy Lifestyle Habits by Christus Good Shepherd Health System Residents, Dr. Yvette Achuo-Egbe, and Dr. Mike Cao.
Partners in Prevention seeks to continue sparking hope within the Longview community, and welcomes anyone who is looking for innovative ideas, community collaboration, and hope to attend Hope Talks on October 23, 2018 at Maude Cobb Convention Center, 100 Grand Blvd., from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Lunch is included in the registration price of $45. To register, please visit LongviewTexas.gov/hopetalks or for more information, please call Partners in Prevention at 903-237-1019.