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Geneva Cares in Community Conference

Friday, April 20, 2018 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Benedum Room of Alexander Hall at Geneva College

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About The Conference

Geneva Cares in Community: A conference focusing on CARING for those impacted by crisis and CARING for those who CARE for others during crisis.

The conference is free for students, conference speakers and former or current internship supervisors, thanks to the generosity of Geneva students.

The general cost of registration is only $10 with lunch included.

Conference Schedule

MORNING SESSION - Dr. Cathy Sigmund - Moderator

8:30 a.m.

Registration and Light Refreshments

The Salvation Army Canteen to serve coffee, etc.

9 a.m.

Welcome & Invocation

Dr. Melinda Stephens - Geneva College Chief Academic Officer

Rev. Rut Etheridge - Geneva College Chaplain

Dr. Cathy Sigmund - Geneva College Faculty

9:10 a.m.

The Salvation Army Overview/Disaster Responding

Lt. Soto; Michael Riemer, MA; Kody Crossen - The Salvation Army, Greater Pittsburgh

10:10 a.m.

Responding to the Opioid Epidemic - Beaver County Diversion Program

Chief John DeLuca - Beaver Falls Police

Tracy Irwin; Kate Lowery - Beaver County Behavioral Health

11 a.m.

Panel Discussion

Rev. Dr. Millie Johnson - Geneva faculty & Chaplain, Pittsburgh Police Dept. 

The Salvation Army representatives

Beaver County Diversion Program Representatives

LUNCH SESSION - Dr. Melinda Stephens - Moderator

11:30 a.m.

Appreciation Lunch, Student Poster Presentations & College Working With Community Discussion

Dr. Terri Williams; Dr. Millie Johnson; Dr. Cathy Sigmund – Geneva College Department of Psychology Faculty

AFTERNOON SESSION - Dr. Millie Johnson - Moderator

1 p.m.  

General Mental Health & Suicide Awareness

Dr. Charma Dudley - Value/Beacon Health Options, Local Psychologist & National Board Member, National Association of Mental Illness

1:50 p.m.

Our Churches as Centers for Help, Hope & Healing

Dr. Cathy Sigmund - Geneva College Faculty & Director/Chaplain, EMBRACE Global Care

2:20 p.m.

Helping Heroes Heal – Self-Care & Our Helping Heroes

Rev. Dr. Paul Dordal - Current VA Chaplain & Former Armed Services Chaplain

3:10 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Amy Solman, M.A. - Geneva College Counseling Services Director

Rev. Dr. Dordal; Dr. Cathy Sigmund

3:40 p.m.

Conference Evaluation & Wrap-Up

Conference content and schedule is subject to change.