Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Fort Wayne Public Library - Rooms A,B,C 
900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Meg Distler 
St. Joseph Community Health Foundation 

Prenatal & Infant Care Network Luncheon

May 5, 2022, 11:30AM

Destigmatizing Mental Health:

Practical Considerations for Providers

Thursday, May 5, 2022

11:30AM-1:30PM – Lunch Provided

Allen County Public Library Downtown, Meeting Rooms A, B, C

900 Library Plaza

Local Births Data & Trends

Erin Norton, RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Community Outreach at Parkview Women’s & Children’s Service Line and facilitator for the Allen County Fetal Infant Mortality Review Committee, will share recent data and the FIMR Committee’s recommendations to address local maternal mental health challenges. .The data will reveal opportunities for all community partners to strengthen services.

Destigmatizing Mental Health: Practical Considerations for Providers

Janell Lane, MA, LMHC, Co-founder, Courageous Healing

Janell will lead an interactive session for prenatal and maternal health care providers exploring the connection between mental health and fetal loss, types of treatment and medical considerations, tips for reducing associated stigma, and cultural considerations.

A dynamic and powerful counselor, presenter, speaker, Janell is a trainer with a unique way of relating information that is relevant and applicable.  She has a Bachelor of Art in Psychological Science with minors in Criminal Justice & Criminology and Social Work and a Master of Art Degree in Mental Health Counseling, with an emphasis in providing community-based mental health services, from Ball State University.  She is licensed as a mental health counselor and has experience and training in working with diverse populations. To maximize services provided utilizing a brief model of therapy, Janell’s approach balances warmth and support, with her honest, direct, and practical style of communication.