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Friday, September 17, 2010

6:30 PM Registration

7:00 PM “90% of Helping is Just Showing Up!”
- Dr. James Kok

  8:00 PM Workshops
  1. “An Introduction to Addiction and Recovery” - Karl Benzio, MD
  2. “Healing: Body, Mind, and Spirit” - Pastor Susan Dorward
  3. “Keep Them Home and Keep Them Safe” - Jonathan Picache
  4. “Staying Whole in the Midst of Brokenness” - Marion Spranger, RN
  5. “Teen Depression” - Dave Glaser, LCSW

Saturday, September 18, 2010

8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM What Jesus Wants From Us
- Dr. James Kok

  9:45 AM Workshops
  1. “The Ministry of Prayer” - Ellen Ratmeyer
  2. “Be Not Afraid: Turning to God in Times of Fear and Uncertainty” - Janet Pfeiffer
  3. “An Empty Place at the Table: End-of-Life Spiritual Care” - Rev. Howard L. Hinman
  4. “Dealing with Family Mental Illness” - Rev. Andrew & Mae Rienstra
  5. “Defining Dementia” - Amy Matthews
  10:45 AM Workshops
  1. “The Healing Power of Forgiveness” - Janet Pfeiffer
  2. “Elder Law/Medicaid” - Michael A. Manna, Esq.
  3. “The Force of Kindness: Compassion In Action” - Rev. Kathleen Edwards Chase
  4. “An Overview of Depression” - Anne Lisciotto, LCSW
  5. “Equipping the Volunteer” - Marion Spranger, RN

11:40 PM Lunch (provided)

  12:30 PM Workshops
  1. “I Don’t Wanna Talk About It: Dealing with Unspeakable Illness” - Rev. E.J. Emerson
  2. “Questions & Answers on Current Elder Issues”- Michael A. Manna, Esq.
  3. “The Journey Through Grief”- Rev. Peter Carey
  4. “Delivering Healing & Growth for Adult Children of Alcoholics” - Roland A. Petit
  5. “So You’ve Been Asked to Make Visits” - Ellen Ratmeyer
  1:30 PM Workshops
  1. “Approaching Death With Faith” - Rev. Kathy Jo Blaske
  2. “It Takes a Community to Bring Healing” - Al Santino
  3. “The Role of Art Therapy in Healing” - Christine Byma
  4. “How to Help and Safeguard Your Child from Abuse” - Sonia C. Reyes, LCSW
  5. “Resources When You Don’t Know Where to Turn” - Yvonne Zuidema, MSW

2:30 PM “Spirit Lifting and Practical Care and Kindness”
- Dr. James Kok

3:10 PMClosing Litany