Upcoming events at Marshfield Clinic
Behavioral Health Community Conference will highlight managing fear in crisis
MARSHFIELD — When an act of mass violence or a natural disaster happens, frightened parents are left wondering how to help their children cope with the tragedy. Marshfield Clinic, with support from Mike’s Run in Marshfield, will host the 2015 Behavioral Health Community Conference on managing fear in times of crisis.
Dr. Joseph Napoli, co-director of Resiliency LLC, will present “Managing Your Fears and Caring for Children in a Dangerous World” on April 23 at Marshfield Clinic Laird Center for Medical Research, 1000 N. Oak Ave., Marshfield.
Check-in and refreshments begin at 6 p.m., the program begins at 6:30, and a question and answer session will follow.
There is no cost to attend. Preregistration is recommended. To register call 715-387-9081.
For directions and maps, go to marshfieldclinic.org, select “Locations” (Find a location), type in “Marshfield,” and select “Marshfield Center.”
Research has demonstrated children do better if their parents and other caretakers are doing well.
“In a dangerous world of mass violence, natural and man-made disasters, pandemics, and terrorism, we can be frozen by fear or face our fear and take action,” Napoli said. “We can learn how to manage our fear in order to help children manage theirs.”
Napoli and Doctor of Psychology Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza will present at the 2015 Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Conference April 23-24 at Marshfield Clinic for health care providers, school psychologists, guidance counselors, social workers, and other professionals.
The professional conference will address mental health readiness, response and recovery when disaster strikes, and treating clients using dialectical behavior therapy. For more information visit marshfieldclinic.org/education/continuing-education#conferences and select “Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Conference.”
Marshfield Mayor Chris Meyer will sign a proclamation identifying May 7 as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day at 12:15 p.m. on April 23 during the professional conference.
On May 16 from 1-4 p.m., there will be a free community event with family activities celebrating Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day at Oak Avenue Community Center, 201 S. Oak Ave. The event will highlight the important connection between children’s mental health, physical health, and overall wellbeing.
Mike’s Run is an event organized by Marshfield Clinic and the family and friends of Mike Hackman. Hackman, who lived in Marshfield, committed suicide in 2010 after a long battle with mental illness. Proceeds from the event fund mental health services.
This year’s event, which includes a 5-mile run and 2-mile walk, will take place June 20 at Hackman Field in Marshfield. To learn more about Mike’s Run and to register, visit marshfieldclinic.org/giving/running-cycling-events/mikes-ride-run.
Marshfield Clinic to offer community Heartsaver CPR AED class April 29
Marshfield Clinic Corporate Education is offering a Heartsaver CPR automated external defibrillator (AED) class from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on April 29.
The class is designed for those who do not have a medical background and would like to become CPR and AED certified.
Participants will learn the steps of CPR for adults, children, and infants and how to use an AED. It is an in-person, instructor-led class that includes video-based learning and hands-on practice.
Participants who finish the class will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card valid for two years.
The class will be held at Marshfield Clinic Marshfield Center in the Lawton Building Lawton Atrium, 1000 N. Oak Ave. Check-in begins at 5:15 p.m. on April 29. Please make arrangements to eat before you attend, as food will not be served at the event.
The cost for this class is $35, and payment is due with registration. To register visit marshfieldclinic.org/education/events and search for “Heartsaver.” Participants must be at least 13 years old to enroll. Class size is limited.
Four out of five cardiac arrests occur at home, so learning CPR could help save the life of a family member or friend. Effective CPR administered immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.