Register now for the new teleconference “Social Inclusion and Trauma Informed Care”
Thursday, September 10, 2009
2:00 to 3:30 PM EST

Each year, the SAMHSA ADS Center conducts approximately six training teleconferences that are free of charge and open to the general public. These educational events are designed to help participants enhance mental health consumer independence and community participation by relating the most up-to-date research and information about programs within the United States and beyond that are working to reduce discrimination and increase social inclusion of persons with mental health problems. In addition to featuring two or more formal presentations on social inclusion and related topics, each teleconference includes a thirty-minute open forum. The open forum period offers an opportunity for all participants to ask questions and share their experiences and expertise on efforts to counteract discrimination and reduce the negative attitudes associated with mental illness. All SAMHSA ADS Center training teleconferences are conducted via telephone. Accompanying presentation materials are made available through the SAMHSA ADS Center web site.

4 Responses

  1. Video clip of motivational speaker and Founder of Ideal Way Inc., Robert Pio Hajjar at the Best Buddies Regional Conference 2009, in Hamilton.

    Today, as a Founding Director of a charity, IDEAL-WAY Inc., Robert is making a difference in the world. A charismatic, motivational speaker, he travels widely as living proof of what is possible when you include people like him, give them love, encouragement and opportunity. He is the voice for his peers that cannot speak.

    • WOW ! Robert Pio Hajjar has Down syndrome, and “against all odds” he gets standing ovations as a motivational speaker.

      This man is truly an inspiration to the rest of us.

  2. What a fantastic resource! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Robert Hajjar is an inspiration to us all. As I wiped the tears from my eyes during his highly motivating speech, I noticed that the audience members were doing the same thing!

    Robert’s presentation would be a wonderful addition to the school curriculum. And, certainly, the business world would profit from having Rob as a guest speaker at business conferences, or meetings.

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