2012 Annual Conference

Charting the Course for 2013 & Beyond

Friday, October 19th - Begins at 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 20th - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Emporia State University
Memorial Union
Emporia, KS 66801


Conference Schedule

Friday, October 19th

1:00 - 3:00 pm - NAMI Kansas Consumer Council meeting
For designated Representatives from local affiliates and support groups

3:00 pm - Registration opens

3:30 - 5:30 pm - NAMI Kansas Affiliate Council meeting
For designated representatives from local affiliates and support groups

6:00 pm - Dinner

7:00 - 8:30 pm - Public Forum: Preparing for the 2013 Legislative Session
Moderated by Amy Campbell, Kansas Mental Health Coalition

8:30 - 9:30 pm - Social Hour

Saturday, October 20th

9:00 - 9:45 am - Opening session

10:00 - 11:00 am - Concurrent workshops

11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Concurrent workshops

12:15 - 1:45 pm - Lunch and general session

Secretary Shawn Sullivan, Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services
Mental Health Services and the Reorganization of State Government

2:00- 3:00 pm - Concurrent workshops

3:15 - 4:30 pm - Closing Panel Presentation

KanCare Managed Care Organizations

Amerigroup Kansas, Inc.
Sunflower State Health Plan
United Healthcare of the Midwest, Inc.

Moderated by Anna Lambertson, Kansas Health Consumer Coalition


  • Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health
  • Recovery Process Tools for Persons Living with Schizophrenia
  • Assisted Outpatient Treatment: Reducing Hospitalization and Incarceration for Selected Clients
  • Mental Health & Aging: A Growing Problem As We Grow Older
  • Suicide Prevention: What a Good Friend Needs to Know
  • Collaborative Care Between Behavioral Health and Primary Care Organizations
  • Introduction to Mental Health First Aid
  • Urban Outreach: Assisting Individuals with Mental Illness Who Experience Homelessness
  • Co-Occurring Substance Disorders
  • Getting NAMI on Your Community's Radar Screen: Marketing Local Affiliates & Support Groups
  • Housing Resources for Kansans with Disabilities
  • Dementia & Depression: Giving Voice to Silent Partners

Other Conference Events

Additional conference information

  • REGISTRATION: The registration fee includes lunch on Saturday and other refreshment breaks throughout the conference. Overnight lodging and other meals are extra. Register for the conference. (Choose this option only if you intend to pay online or if you plan to print the registration form and mail with your check.)

  • LODGING: Lodging will be at the Guesthouse Inn. Call for reservations at 620-341-9199 and ask for the NAMI group rate at $45 plus tax. The conference room rate is available through October 5th after which the rates are subject to change and lodging will be subject to availability. Check in is 3:00 pm on the day of arrival. Checkout time is noon on the day of departure.

  • MEALS: There is an extra fee for dinner on Friday. Dinner will be provided to all scholarship recipients. A complimentary breakfast will be provided for those lodging at the Guesthouse Inn.

  • SCHOLARSHIPS: Current NAMI Kansas members may request scholarship assistance to help defray the cost of attending the conference. Apply for a conference scholarship by downloading and completing the scholarship application as well as the registration form. Scholarship applications are due by September 14th.

  • CONTINUING EDUCATION: Certificates of attendance will be provided for professionals seeking CEUs.

  • EXHIBITS: Limited exhibit space will be available for vendors and other organizations. Request exhibit space.
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