Mental Health Forum
In partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, ICDD will be hosting a public forum Monday, March 3, 2014, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kansas State University Alumni Center Banquet Room in Manhattan, Kan. The forum will consist of an informational roundtable on mental health focused on increasing understanding and how to create community solutions.
See attached flyer.
WORKSHOP: FACILITATING PUBLIC ISSUES
The eighth ICDD Facilitating Public Issues workshop will be at Kansas State University at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 3 to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 in the Alumni Center building.
Deepen your understanding, grow your skills and boost your confidence to:
Plan and lead public meetings
Moderate discussions of complex problems
Guide groups to mutually acceptable decisions
Anticipate and manage conflict before it becomes a problem
Gather a community around an issue
Conduct grass-roots asset based planning
The ICDD Facilitation Workshop is designed for people that work in:
Educators and Administrators
The cost is still $200 and includes Tuesday lunch, breaks, and the workbook. Please register no later than Monday, February 24.
You may register online at https://outreach.ksu.edu/etrakWebApp/Registration.aspx?MeetingCode=231418
For registration by mail or fax go to http://outreach.ksu.edu/ksumailinfax/default.aspx?Meetingcode=231418
Though the evening mental health forum was postponed, the afternoon session was held. Abilene High School students participated in a deliberative discussion regarding the hard-to-talk-about issue of mental health. The biggest theme of the discussion was the need to reduce the stigma on getting help.
ICDD recently held a deliberative discussion training session for Johnson County Libraries on Oct. 28 and 29. “The libraries in Johnson County want to do more in providing civic spaces for citizens to come together and talk about important issues,” said Dr. David Procter, director of ICDD.
The Civic Luncheon Lecture Series at Kansas State University’s Salina campus is providing the community a much-needed opportunity to discuss public issues. Their upcoming discussion, “Hydraulic Fracturing in Kansas: The Process and Challenges,” is scheduled for Nov. 14.
On Sept. 26, Kansas State University’s Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum co-hosted an informational panel about mental health. Six panelists from different backgrounds showed us several aspects of mental illness.
We would like to welcome our Fall 2013 interns! CECD/ICDD is excited to connect with our new and returning student staff this year.
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