TWO DAYS

2 Great Events!

Thursday, Sept 28CIT Statewide Conference
Friday, Sept 29NAMI Tennessee State Convention

 

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

For 37 years, NAMI Tennessee has drawn together individuals with mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, as well as mental health advocates, service providers, and policymakers for our ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION.

For our 37th convention, our theme is Charting the Future of mental Health.  We are thrilled to gather together for an in-person event where we will discuss mental health and topics like mental health & criminal justice, as well as youth and young adults dealing with mental health conditions. Our convention will also feature keynotes, including Stigma: Everyone chooses a role and you are either part of the solution or part of the problem (an interactive role play) by Todd Walts, MA, Executive Director, NAMI Tennessee.

This year, our Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Statewide Conference will kick off our two-day event on Thursday, Sept. 28 and our 37th NAMI Tennessee State Convention will take place on Friday, Sept. 29  at Trevecca Community Church in Nashville.

NAMI TENNESSEE’S 2023 STATE CONVENTION

For 37 years, NAMI Tennessee has drawn together individuals with mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, as well as mental health advocates, service providers, and policymakers for our ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION.

For our 37th convention, our theme was Charting the Future of Mental Health.  We were thrilled to gather together for an in-person event where we discussed mental health, and topics like mental health & criminal justice, as well as youth and young adults dealing with mental health condition.

With over 250 people in attendance, NAMI Tennessee continues to further its mission of enhancing the lives of those affected by mental illness.


Please note: Online registration closes on Tuesday September 26 at 12:00 PM CT.

If you are still interested in attending, please visit our in-person registration table at the event. Registration opens at 8:00 AM CT on both days of the convention. Our event takes place at Trevecca Community Church 335 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210.


VIEW NAMI TENNESSEE’S 37TH ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK

 

DAY ONE CONSISTED OF:  

Welcome Address: Todd Walts, MA, Executive Director NAMI Tennessee

Keynote: Commissioner Marie Williams, TDMHSAS

Join NAMI Tennessee for our second annual CIT Statewide Conference. This Conference is intended for law enforcement agencies, first responders, mental health professionals, criminal justice professionals, community advocates, and anyone interested in learning more about CIT. We will address topics for communities interested in establishing a Crisis Intervention Team, as well as for communities looking to develop and support their existing CIT programs.

Network with our 2023 sponsors & exhibitors during scheduled morning and afternoon breaks, as well as an extended networking session during lunch.

Light Appetizers and Awards Hour will celebrate the winners of NAMI Tennessee’s 2023 Annual Recognition Awards, given for outstanding service to NAMI, NAMI members, and the field of mental health recovery. We will also celebrate the winners of our 2023 CIT Awards for the people and programs driving CIT forward in our state. Light appetizers will be served.

 

VIEW THE SEPTEMBER 28TH SCHEDULE

Registration (8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)
Opening Speakers (9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Welcome and Introduction: Todd Walts, MA, Executive Director NAMI Tennessee
Keynote Speaker: Commissioner Marie Williams, TDMHSAS
Morning Session 1 (9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)
Introduction to CIT at TLETA (Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy)
Presenter: Kristy Kelley
Break (10:30 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.) Snacks and beverages will be available.
Morning Session 2 (10:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.)
Peer to Peer for First Responders
Presenter(s): LT. Eric Hall (ret.) & Tennessee Public Safety Network
Affiliate Roundtable Meeting (10:45 a.m. -1:45 p.m.)
Presenter: Todd Walts, MA
Lunch (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.) Lunch will consist of a choice of sandwiches, chips and a cookie (boxed lunch) or a salad, and beverages.
Afternoon Session 1 (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Cleveland Police Dept. (Bradley County) Presentation on Their CIT Program
Presenter: Lt. Evie West
Board of Trustees Meeting (2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Break (2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.) Snacks and beverages will be available.
Afternoon Session 2 (2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
Officer Wellness – The Importance of Self-Care
Presenter: TBD
Conference Closing and Evaluations (3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Appetizers and Awards Hour (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Annual Membership Meeting (5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

 

DAY TWO CONSISTED OF:  

Welcome: The Answer is Yes!

Keynote Speaker: “Stigma: Everyone chooses a role and you are either part of the solution or part of the problem (an interactive role play)”

Presenter(s): Todd Walts, MA. Executive Director, NAMI Tennessee

Morning and Afternoon Workshop/Breakout Sessions on mental health for people coping with a mental health condition, caregivers, mental health professionals, health care workers, law enforcement, policymakers, young adults, and anyone with a passion for mental health awareness, advocacy, education, and support.

Network with our 2023 sponsors & exhibitors during scheduled morning and afternoon breaks, as well as an extended networking session during lunch.

 

VIEW THE SEPTEMBER 29TH SCHEDULE

Registration (8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)
Welcome Address and Morning Keynote (9:00a.m. – 9:40 a.m.)
Welcome: The Answer is Yes!
Keynote Speaker: “Stigma: Everyone chooses a role and you are either part of the solution or part of the problem (an interactive role play)”
Presenter(s): Todd Walts, MA. Executive Director, NAMI Tennessee
Fairness in Insurance Coverage (9:40 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.)
Presenter(s): Alisa LaPolt, Policy and Advocacy Director, NAMI Tennessee
& Mary Linden Salter, Executive Director, TAADAS
Morning Workshops (10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)
Workshop Block A
Affiliate Track 1 Together We Are Bolder, Braver, Stronger: Engaging Volunteers in Mental Health Work
Presenter(s): Emily Oswald, BSN
Focus Area Track 2 Friends Supporting Friends – Peer Social Engagement Model
Presenters: Robin Nobling and Don Loiacano
Mental Health Track 3 Chronic Pain and Mental Health
Presenter: Daniel Fetters, MT-BC
CIT Track4 QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
Presenter: Kim Rush King
Break (11:15 – 11:30 a.m.) Snacks and beverages will be available.
Workshop Block B (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.)
Affiliate Track 1 Building An Affiliate and Golden Nuggets About Affiliate Operations
Presenters: Todd Walts and Eric Welch
Focus Area Track 2 The Mental Health Minefield of Young Adult LGBTQ+ Homelessness
Presenter(s): Corrine Elise, B.A., M.A
Mental Health Track 3 My Family Member Needs Hospitalization:  Current Tennessee Resources
Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Rector
CIT Track 4 Starting a Peer Support Program at Your Department
Presenter: TBD
Lunch (12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Lunch will consist of a choice of sandwiches, chips and a cookie (boxed lunch) or a salad, and beverages.
Workshop Block C (1:30 -2:30 p.m.)
Affiliate Track 1 Storytelling and Advocacy: Tools for Affiliate Growth
Presenter: Alisa LaPolt
Focus Area Track 2 In Our Own Voice
Presenter(s): David Spence, BBA & Megan Galloway, M. Ed., CFSS
Mental Health Track 3 Empowered Decision Making
Presenter: Natasha Anderson, MSW
CIT Track 4 Family Engagement: Panel – Officer, Person with illness and Family Members
Presenter: SGT Ronnie Blankenship
Break (2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.) Snacks and beverages will be available.
Keynote Speaker: (2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Practical Ways to Cope and Build Resilience Against Stress and Anxiety
Presenter: Britney Taylor, LPC-MHSP, LADAC II
Closing and thank you’s (3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)​:

A certificate for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be made available by NAMI Tennessee to all participants upon request for documentation of contact hours earned during this convention.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS, TENNESSEE CHAPTER

NAMI Tennessee has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, Tennessee Chapter (Provider Number: NASWTN 2023-0143) to provide up to 8.5 continuing education units for the Convention on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29, 2023. Documentation of hours earned will be provided upon request to participants who have successfully completed the program and submitted appropriate documentation. NASW-TN recognizes the complimentary NAMI Tennessee certificate of professional development as a valid proof of documentation.

If you are an LPC/LMFT/LCPT requesting CEUs, The Tennessee Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital & Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists will recognize CEUs approved by NASW-TN. You may be required to submit certificate that lists NASW-TN approval upon audit.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: Social workers in attendance at this Convention are encouraged to review Chapter 1365-1 to ensure the workshops and presentations they are attending are applicable and appropriate to their professional development. The Tennessee Board of Social Work Certification and Licensure does not pre-approve continuing education programs. It is the responsibility of the LMSW/LCSW, using their professional judgment, to justify that the continuing educational program meets the guidelines of Chapter 1365-1 and is relevant to their professional practice.

Tennessee Certified Family Support Specialists (CFSS)

Tennessee Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS)

This Convention has been approved by TDMHSAS, Office of Children, Youth, Young Adults and Families to provide up to 9.5 contact hours for this Convention. Documentation of hours earned will be provided upon request to participants who have successfully completed the program and submitted appropriate documentation.

This Convention has been approved by TDMHSAS, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Program, to provide up to 9.5 contact hours for this Convention.  Documentation of hours earned will be provided upon request to participants who have successfully completed the program and submitted appropriate documentation.


FOR SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS:

Our engagement information is included in our Sponsorship Brochure, or you can complete the sponsorship form below.

In previous years, more than 350 attendees and 30+ exhibitors participated. We invite you to be a part of this impactful gathering and hope that you will be a sponsor. Our blend of behavioral healthcare professionals, persons living with a mental health condition, and caregivers offers an unparalleled environment for diverse conversation and learning.

Your support enables us to continue providing support and services free of charge throughout the year. Our convention is an excellent opportunity to enhance awareness of your organization while also supporting NAMI Tennessee. Guests at our convention are known for their active engagement with our exhibitors. We hope that you will find participation to be mutually beneficial.

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Your support enables us to continue providing support and services free of charge throughout the year. Our convention is an excellent opportunity to enhance awareness of your organization while also supporting NAMI Tennessee. Guests at our convention are known for their active engagement with our exhibitors. We hope that you will find participation to be mutually beneficial.

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About NAMI Tennessee
Nearly 60 million Americans experience a mental health condition every year. It affects at least one in four adults and one in ten children across the United States. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support, and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community of hope for all those in need. 

NAMI Tennessee leads: 

  • Peer taught family education classes and support groups 
  • Teen mental health awareness and suicide prevention 
  • Dynamic online videos and content to promote mental health awareness 
  • Diverting those in mental health crisis from jail to treatment  
  • Advocacy training and collaborations
  • Local NAMI affiliates driving change in communities across Tennessee

About our Levels

Premier - $20,000
  • Exclusive sponsorship of our 3 signature events: State Convention, Vision of Hope Gala & NAMIWalks
  • Two 6’ exhibit tables at State Convention & NAMIWalks
  • 8x complimentary registrations to convention & gala
  • 1 – year logo placement on NAMI TN webpage
  • Two-minute company ad/infomercial broadcast once each day at convention & gala
  • Full-page ad or full-page logo in program book for convention and gala
  • Logo placement in sponsor slideshow and all signage at event
  • 10 social media shoutouts before event
Diamond - $15,000
  • Exclusive sponsorship of our 3 signature events: State Convention, Vision of Hope Gala & NAMIWalks
  • One 6’ exhibit table at State Convention & NAMIWalks
  • 6x complimentary registrations to convention
  • 1 – year logo placement on NAMI TN webpage
  • One minute company ad/infomercial broadcast once each day at convention
  • Half page ad or logo in program book for convention and gala
  • Logo placement in sponsor slideshow and all signage at event
  • 5 social media shoutouts before event
Platinum - $10,000
  • Exclusive sponsorship of our 2 signature events: State Convention & Vision of Hope Gala
  • One 6’ exhibit table at State Convention
  • 4x complimentary registrations to convention
  • 3-month logo placement on NAMI TN webpage
  • 30 second company ad/infomercial broadcast once each day at convention
  • Quarter page ad or logo in program book
  • Logo placement in sponsor slideshow
  • 3 social media shoutouts before event
Gold - $5,500
  • Acknowledgement as Workshop Sponsor
  • One 6’ exhibit table at convention
  • 2x complimentary registrations to convention
  • An Eighth page ad or logo in program book
  • Logo placement in sponsor slideshow
  • 2 social media shoutouts before event
Silver - $2,750
  • Lunch Sponsor
  • One 6’ exhibit table at convention
  • 2x complimentary registrations to convention
  • An Eighth page ad or logo in program book
Bronze - $1,250
  • Logo on exhibitor page in program book
  • One 6’ exhibit table at convention
  • 2x complimentary registrations to convention
  • An Eighth page ad or logo in program book
Exhibitor - $650
  • One 6’ exhibit table at convention
  • 1x complimentary registration to convention
  • Name mention in program book
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