Behavioral Health Community Forum

The 2019 McLean County Community Behavioral Health Forum will be on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Uptown Normal.


Register for the 2019 Behavioral Health Community Forum

Please register by Thursday, October 17, 2019

The event begins with registration opening at 7:30 a.m., a welcome and opening remarks at 8:00 a.m. and 27 breakout sessions throughout the day and a Resource Fair representing many community partners, until the day concludes at 4:00 p.m


This year’s keynote presentation will be The Ripple Effects of Trauma: Community Impact and Resilience by Dr. Elizabeth Vermilyea. Dr. Vermilyea is the Deputy Director at the Child Parent Institute in Santa Rosa, California, and has been an advocate for trauma survivors since 1991. Her consulting work includes specialization in traumatic stress, training and program development, interactive workshops, and addressing trauma in various settings. She is the author of Growing Beyond Survival: A Self-help Toolkit for Addressing Symptoms of Traumatic Stress and co-author of Risking Connection in Faith Communities: A Training Curriculum for Faith Leaders Supporting Trauma Survivors.

Dr. Vermilyea’s keynote will occur over lunch, with lunch beginning at noon, her presentation beginning at 12:15 p.m. and concluding at 1:45 p.m.


The 2019 McLean County Behavioral Health Community Forum is free to attend, lunch is provided during the keynote presentation, and parking is free compliments of the Town of Normal.


County of McLean; City of Bloomington; Town of Normal; OSF Healthcare & St. Joseph Medical Center; Advocate BroMenn; Psychology Specialists; Chestnut Health Systems; and, Project Oz.

Behavioral Heath Forum Agenda