Out of the Shadows Conference 2015:
Serving the mentally ill within a faith community

November 5, 2015, 8 a.m.­ - 4 p.m.

At Indiana University Purdue University (IPFW), Fort Wayne IN

Keynote Speaker:
Sarah Griffith-Lund, M.S.W., D.D.,

A one-day conference for faith leaders serving families
Social workers, marriage and family therapists, and
mental health counselors are invited to attend

Co-hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
and the IPFW Behavioral Health and Family Studies

$50 registration includes CEUs
*Mental health practitioners can earn CEU and APA credit and are urged to attend.

One in 4 families includes a member with a mental illness. NAMI Fort Wayne and BHSFI bring together leaders of different faiths and mental health professionals.

Topics include:
  • Mental illness: the reality of depression and anxiety
  • Steps to starting a mental health ministry
  • Ways in which faith leaders offer support and counsel
  • Suicide prevention: Crisis intervention and ongoing care resources available to your faith community.

Sarah Griffith-Lund
  Sarah Griffith-Lund, M.S.W., D.D., Vice President for Seminary Advancement at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis
She has served as pastor to churches in Brooklyn, NY, Minneapolis, MN, & New Smyrna Beach, Fla. She has degrees from Trinity University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Rutgers University, and McCormick Theological Seminary. She currently serves as a Vice President for Advancement at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Ind. She received The Bob and Joyce Dell Award for Mental Health Education from the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network in 2015. Rev. Dr. Griffith-Lund is the author of the new book Blessed are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness, Family and Church (Chalice Press, 2014). She blogs at www.sarahgriffithlund.com and for Huffington Post.     
View - Download - “BLESSED ARE THE CRAZY” PowerPoint (95.1 kb)
Dr.Jay Fawver
 Jay Fawver, MD, Psychiatrist

Dr. Fawver is a psychiatrist with Parkview Physicians Group Mind-Body Medicine in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Ind., and host of Public Television’s “Matters of the Mind with Dr. Jay Fawver.” Dr. Fawver has degrees from Winthrop University and the Indiana University School of Medicine.

- Download - "FAITH CONFERENCE HANDOUT" 11.2015  .PPT (1.8 MB)
Rev. Cliton Faupel
 Rev. Clinton Faupel, RemedyLIVE  http://remedylive.com/      

REV. CLINTON FAUPEL, an ordained minister, has been the Executive Director of RemedyLIVE since 2007. RemedyLIVE is an around-the-clock technology-base ministry that targets youth ages 13 to 25. Trained staff use Web and text chat to engage youth in candid conversations involving the issues of suicidal thinking, bullying, depression, abuse, self harm, and faith. RemedyLIVE has no denominational affiliation. Rev. Faupel has a degree in youth ministry from Ambrose College.
Alice Jordan-Miles
 Alice Jordan-Miles, Assistant Director IPFW Behavioral Health and Family Studies Inst.

A hard raw look at suicide.
Alice is Assistant Director of the Indiana University-Purdue University Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute, an IPFW Center of Excellence. The institute focuses on issues that relate to the prevention of behavioral dysfunction and the restoration of mental health functioning across the life span within an individual, family, and community context with the goal of increasing the quality of life for the citizens of northeast Indiana. Jordan-Miles has degrees from Indiana University and IPFW.

View or Download  "State of Suicide in our Community" PowerPoint (503 kb)
 Rev. Anthony R. Pettus, Sr., Senior Pastor, Greater Progressive Baptist Church, Fort Wayne

PASTOR PETTUS, SR., has been Pastor of the Greater Progressive Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, since 2004. For the past decade he has been Conference Facilitator at the Frank Ray Expository Preaching and Church Growth Conference in Memphis, Tenn., and Regional Coordinator and Instructor at WHW Expository Preaching and Teaching Conference in Los Angeles, Cal. Pastor Pettus also is Founder, Moderator, and current President of the Logos Baptist District Association. He has a Masters in Theological Studies from Faith Evangelical Seminary in Tacoma, Washington

View - Download - “OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES" .PDF (19 kb)

 Panel Discussions
 > Legal Issues and First Responders
 > Mental Health Service Providers


Keynote Speaker:
Sarah Griffith-Lund, M.S.W., D.D., Mid-Morning Interview
Author of Blessed are the Crazy: Breaking the
Silence about Mental Illness, Family, and Church
The WBCL Radio NetworkLISTEN NOW!   ...Aired Monday Oct 19th

Listen to host Lynne Ford interview Sarah Griffith-Lund on WBCL 90.3   

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"IPFW is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IPFW maintains responsibility for this program and its contents."

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