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Stephanie Birmingham, Caring for Trauma: Who Me? September 5th, 6pm to 7:30pm
Amy is a UWGB alumni receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and later receiving a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Lakeland University. Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a therapist at Baeten Counseling and Consultation Team. Amy is the NAMI Brown County Board President and is a passionate supporter of the Crisis Intervention Team Training. Amy previously worked at Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs in Appleton.
Barb holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Marian University and has over 15 years of law enforcement experience with Green Bay Police Department. Barb implemented the Green Bay Community Crisis Intervention Team (CCIT) in 2005 and is the team Coordinator. She is currently a full time Behavioral Health Officer. Barb is a member of the POST (Police Officer Support Team). Barb is on the Green Bay Honor Guard Team. She is on the Board of Directors for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Brown County and a member of the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention. She’s on the Mental Health Court Treatment Team and will be one of Green Bay’s first Officer/Clinician Teams that started in July, 2019. In addition, Barb’s a member of the GBPD first PRIDE Team started in 2019. Barb is a suicide survivor and a community advocate.
Stephanie will give an inspiring talk on trauma and self care, followed by a panel discussion led by Amy, Ken and Barb. Supper will be seved.
Kenneth Corry holds bachelor's degree in Business and Communications along with an associates degree in Criminal Justice. United States Air Force Veteran served 6 1/2 years active duty with 4 tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently been working as a Outreach Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs for 2 plus years now. Is committed to helping serve the community and our partners. Member of the Brown County Housing and Homeless Coalition, Broun County Suicide Prevention Coalition, Commander of the VFW and Founder of the NEW Veterans Battalion Bravo Company.
Stephanie Birmingham, MA, LPC-IT has a Master's degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. It is her privilege to accompanying individuals through her work as a counselor in her own practice, Birmingham Counseling, LLC, and be a voice with and for persons with disabilities as Advocacy Coordinator at Options for Independent Living, Inc. Stephanie is involved with Brown County Health and Human Services' Adult Protective Services and Child Protective Services, and St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter.
Reducing the Stigma: The Healing Art of Creativity: October 3rd, 6pm to 7:30pm
Sly Chou is a local artist, entrepreneur, and mental health advocate. They run two small-batch jewelry brands and can be found around town at local markets talking to clients about their own mental health journeys. Sly speaks 3 languages and loves true crime podcasts, sushi, and travel. They live in Green Bay, Wisconsin with their beautiful partner and their cat.
Hannah Gohde is a recent UWGB psychology graduate. They live in Allouez with their spouse and pets and enjoy jewelry making and resin crafts in their free time.
This evening will provide a safe, and open environment to discuss mental health. A panel will discuss their own experience with mental health, sharing personal stories. You will be led in a meditation experience. The panel will empower you to express yourself on a canvas as you create your own to take with you. Supper will be served.
Julie Gile discovered art therapy after loosing her brother to mental illness, her mother to cancer, and three grandparents in a short 2 year time frame all while being pregnant with her second son. When it was too difficult to find the words through so much darkness, she started working with a trained art therapist to begin processing through different art medium. Art became a snorkel allowing her to breathe from underwater, and the more and more she created the better she could breathe again. Now Julie is an avid art therapy supporter, and has transitioned her professional career to photography allowing her to create in vivid detail daily.
Drum Circle: November 7th, 6pm to 7:30pm
Learn first hand the health benefits of drumming together with others.
Come drum with us! Make music! Celebrate community and life! Members of a Green Bay drum circle invite everyone to join the circle. Try out our drums or bring your own. Native flutes, ukuleles, singing bowls, and simple percussion instruments are also welcome. Simple instruction and information will be given. If you are shy about drumming, come, listen, and if you decide to, give it a try! Supper will be provided