ARGAND ROOM - 1A: Coming Out to Help Others Understand the LGBT+ Community
Presenters: Robert Kyle May, M.Ed., LPCC, Doctoral Candidate
Are you interested in hearing a personal twist on what it is like growing up as a member of the LGBT+ community? Would you like to learn about and/or discuss recent events that have impacted people who identify as LGBT+? Are you seeking knowledge, or have some to share, about statistics associated with sexual minorities? If yes, this training is for you!
ALKA-SIP ROOM - 1B: Talk Is Cheap: Understanding Domestic Violence in Appalachia
Presenter: Aaron Frye, LPCC, LCADCA,NCC
Appalachia has its own culture- unique, compelling, and often misunderstood in its intricate nature. Take an inside look at what few have ever truly studied in Appalachia- our culture's effects on male and female social roles, domestic violence patterns, and the efficacy of traditional talk therapy. This presentation explores past research on Eastern Kentucky families in order to determine possible domestic violence risk factors. We seek to illuminate the distinct family bonds, values, action orientations, and mental health concerns that make domestic violence in Appalachian culture especially complex.
EAST ROOM - 1C: In-Utero Drug Exposure and its Impact on the Newborn and Family: NAS
Presenters: Christine K. Cooper, MSN, NNP-BC, APRN
A review of addiction and its effects on pregnancy, along with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, focusing on how it affects the infants and families involved.