Events Calendar

In addition to these events, there are a number of mental health, safety, and wellness related presentations and trainings that are available throughout Fond du Lac County by request. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Mar
10
Wed
Survivors of Suicide Loss (S.O.S.L.) Support Group @ NAMI's Friendship Corner
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are invited to attend a free support group held monthly in Fond du Lac.

The Survivors of Suicide Loss (S.O.S.L.) support group provides a safejudgement-free space for those grieving the suicide death of a loved one, no matter how much time has passed.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:30pm at NAMI’s Friendship Corner, 86 S. Macy Street, Fond du Lac.

The S.O.S.L group is ongoing. New members are welcome to join at any time. Those who are interested in attending should feel free to reach out with any questions. Please contact Tammi at (920)906-6527 or send an email to kohlmant@fonddulac.k12.wi.us.

For more information and to register go to www.csifdl.org/sosl

SOSL Support Group Flyer

Mar
18
Thu
NAMI Family Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This gathering is offered monthly by NAMI affiliates, free of charge, in a confidential and safe setting at Friendship Corner and is run by volunteer facilitators who are also family members living with mental health challenges in their lives.  Group discussion and interaction will be encouraged.

Learn more at https://namifonddulac.org/programs/

Mar
29
Mon
De-Escalation and Coping Skills to Prevent and Manage Crisis Situations @ Virtual via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Virtual Training Opportunity!

March 29, 2021
9:00am – 4:00pm, registration at 8:30am
Virtual Training via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Participants will receive 6.0 continuing education hours
There is no charge for this training.

De-Escalation and Coping Skills to Prevent and Manage Crisis Situations

In partnership with Comprehensive Service Integration (CSI) Destination Zero of Fond du Lac,
BHTP is pleased to offer this dynamic virtual training via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

Developing coping methods for the consumer in crisis and those who care for them is an important part of crisis intervention. Skills such as mindfulness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance can be very helpful for persons who are struggling to cope. Crisis Workers will learn skills informed by both Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), and will gain more tools to add to their crisis intervention toolbox.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how we regulate stress
2. Review of principles of crisis intervention
3. Learn skills that are effective to prevent and manage crises
4. Practice teaching consumers how to use these skills

Trainer: Jessica Beauchamp, MSW, LCSW
Jes has 10+ years of experience in the human services field. She earned her graduate degree from Michigan State University. Areas of knowledge include case management, administration, management, counseling, and program development. Jes worked in the county system
for many years, and in 2016, opened her own private mental health practice in Marinette, Wisconsin.

 

REGISTER:
https://outreachprod.uwgb.edu/emc00/register.aspx?OrgCode=30&EvtID=5050&AppCode=REG&CC=120030243319

 

 

 

Apr
6
Tue
LGBTQ Adult Community Support Group @ Journey's at St. Agnes Hospital
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

LGBT Adult Support group is a confidential support group for adults 18 and older who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, and/or seeking support surrounding their sexual orientation.

Facilitated by Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC and Paul Clark, MSE, LPC, Agnesian HealthCare Behavioral Health Services, this professional and peer-led group offers support to individuals anywhere in their coming out process, and includes professional education on the following:

  • Coming out
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Communication with family and friends
Apr
14
Wed
Survivors of Suicide Loss (S.O.S.L.) Support Group @ NAMI's Friendship Corner
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are invited to attend a free support group held monthly in Fond du Lac.

The Survivors of Suicide Loss (S.O.S.L.) support group provides a safejudgement-free space for those grieving the suicide death of a loved one, no matter how much time has passed.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:30pm at NAMI’s Friendship Corner, 86 S. Macy Street, Fond du Lac.

The S.O.S.L group is ongoing. New members are welcome to join at any time. Those who are interested in attending should feel free to reach out with any questions. Please contact Tammi at (920)906-6527 or send an email to kohlmant@fonddulac.k12.wi.us.

For more information and to register go to www.csifdl.org/sosl

SOSL Support Group Flyer

Apr
15
Thu
NAMI Family Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This gathering is offered monthly by NAMI affiliates, free of charge, in a confidential and safe setting at Friendship Corner and is run by volunteer facilitators who are also family members living with mental health challenges in their lives.  Group discussion and interaction will be encouraged.

Learn more at https://namifonddulac.org/programs/

May
4
Tue
LGBTQ Adult Community Support Group @ Journey's at St. Agnes Hospital
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

LGBT Adult Support group is a confidential support group for adults 18 and older who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, and/or seeking support surrounding their sexual orientation.

Facilitated by Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC and Paul Clark, MSE, LPC, Agnesian HealthCare Behavioral Health Services, this professional and peer-led group offers support to individuals anywhere in their coming out process, and includes professional education on the following:

  • Coming out
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Communication with family and friends
May
12
Wed
Survivors of Suicide Loss (S.O.S.L.) Support Group @ NAMI's Friendship Corner
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are invited to attend a free support group held monthly in Fond du Lac.

The Survivors of Suicide Loss (S.O.S.L.) support group provides a safejudgement-free space for those grieving the suicide death of a loved one, no matter how much time has passed.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:30pm at NAMI’s Friendship Corner, 86 S. Macy Street, Fond du Lac.

The S.O.S.L group is ongoing. New members are welcome to join at any time. Those who are interested in attending should feel free to reach out with any questions. Please contact Tammi at (920)906-6527 or send an email to kohlmant@fonddulac.k12.wi.us.

For more information and to register go to www.csifdl.org/sosl

SOSL Support Group Flyer

May
14
Fri
QPR Instructor Course @ Fond du Lac School District Administration Building
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

CSI’s Destination Zero and Prevent Suicide Fond du Lac County committees are excited to extend the opportunity to have someone from your organization certified as a QPR Instructor.

At the conclusion of this full-day “Train the Trainer” session, attendees will be certified to facilitiate the QPR Suicide Prevention training.

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a concise (60 to 90 minute) suicide prevention training that has been proven to help individuals recognize the signs of emotional distress and suicidality in others and respond effectively. (More information can be found at https://qprinstitute.com.) We are offering Fond du Lac County organizations who are committed to equipping their staff or the individuals they serve with this life-saving information the opportunity to have one or two members of their organization become certified to deliver this suicide prevention training. By encouraging local organizations to make QPR trainings a part of worksite policy and training protocol, we aim to increase the number of individuals in our communities who are able to recognize the signs of mental distress in others (including co-workers, clients, family members, and friends) and have the confidence and tools to respond in a helpful way.

How will having a QPR Instructor benefit my organization?

Having an in-house QPR Instructor will streamline your organization’s training by creating capacity to teach current and new staff, volunteers, or consumers about suicide prevention, while eliminating the hassle of bringing in an outside trainer or the costs associated with off-site trainings. Newly trained instructors will be offered support and co-training assistance.

What are the costs associated? 

Through Destination Zero grant funds we are able to cover the full cost of the training ($420 which includes all course materials, and the supplies to train 25 others) for participants who agree to the expectations outlined below. In an effort to maximize the reach of this effort, we are limiting this opportunity to two individuals per agency.  At the conclusion of the 3-year certification period, the trained instructor can choose to become re-certified through the QPR Institute.

Are there any additional expectations?  

Yes. In addition to promoting the use of QPR within their agency, those who attend will be added to our county’s pool of certified QPR trainers and will be expected to co-lead at least one community-based training in each of the next three years. Volunteering their time in this way allows QPR to be offered free of charge to organizations/groups throughout the county. Attendees also must agree to provide basic reporting information (attendance and evaluation data) on the sessions they lead. This reporting allows us to track the reach and impact of QPR in Fond du Lac County, which is vital to securing the funds needed to sustain the training effort.

What skills and experience are needed to become a QPR Instructor?  

The skills needed include the ability to speak in front of a group, communicate ideas effectively, and cultivate a safe and effective learning environment. No experience is necessary, but previous training/teaching experience is helpful. Basic knowledge about suicide prevention strategies or willingness to learn best practices around suicide prevention is desired.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Class size is limited and a waiting list will be created.

Contact Tammi Kohlman at (920)906-6527 or kohlmant@fonddulac.k12.wi.us with questions.

To register, please complete the form located HERE

May
20
Thu
NAMI Family Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This gathering is offered monthly by NAMI affiliates, free of charge, in a confidential and safe setting at Friendship Corner and is run by volunteer facilitators who are also family members living with mental health challenges in their lives.  Group discussion and interaction will be encouraged.

Learn more at https://namifonddulac.org/programs/