Education and Training

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Staying Informed

Elizabeth regularly attends trainings on topics including substance misuse prevention, childhood anxiety, suicide postvention, and social justice issues. She holds a BA in English Literature from Florida State University, an MA in English Language and Literature from Leiden University, and a post-graduate diploma in Creative Nonfiction from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

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Conference: Writing, Publishing, and Social Media for Healthcare Professionals, Harvard Medical School

June 20-22, 2019

Boston, MA

Three-day course empowers physicians, psychologists, and other professionals to expand their visibility and influence in healthcare through traditional and new media.

Workshop: Bridges out of Poverty, Day 2

May 24, 2019

Lebanon, New Hampshire 

Bridges training provides a deeper understanding of the challenges—and strengths—of people who experience poverty.

Workshop: Racism of the Well-Intended—Examining Privilege and Power

May 20, 2019

Lebanon, New Hampshire 

This nationally recognized, one-day training provides an in-depth look at the underlying racial tension that continues to permeate our society today.

Read Elizabeth's blog post for the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley. 

Conference: National Public Health Marijuana Summit

May 13-15, 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

A gathering of national and local public health experts who lead discussions on marijuana issues we face today and into the future. 

Lecture: Understanding Childhood Anxiety

April 29, 2019

Hanover, New Hampshire

Nationally recognized speaker Lynn Lyons, LICSW, discusses strategies for managing anxiety in the family, how to help a child with depression and anxiety, and how to deal with worry. 

Workshop: Bridges out of Poverty, Day 1

April 15, 2019

Lebanon, New Hampshire 

Bridges training contains case studies, detailed analysis, helpful charts and exercises, and specific solutions individuals and organizations can implement to help people who experience poverty.

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Workshop: Connect Suicide Postvention Training

March 22, 2019

Lebanon, New Hampshire

A training for community stakeholders who may respond to a sudden death, in order to encourage help-seeking, reduce stigma, and promote healing for loss survivors and community members. 

Workshop: Persuasive Public Health Messaging

March 20, 2019

Concord, New Hampshire

Offered by the New Hampshire Public Health Association and led by brand strategy expert Michele Levy, this workshop teaches practical, hands-on marketing skills for public health teams. 

Workshop: ACLU Advocacy Academy

March 30, 2019

Hanover, New Hampshire

The ACLU Advocacy Academy on Gender takes a deep dive into what still needs to be accomplished for transgender rights.

Workshop: Youth Marijuana, a working session

January 7, 2019

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Offered by the Vermont Department of Health, this training covers the latest in youth prevention and communications strategies surrounding the topic of marijuana.  

Workshop: Youth Marijuana, a working session

January 7, 2019

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Offered by the Vermont Department of Health, this training covers the latest in youth prevention and communications strategies surrounding the topic of marijuana.  

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Training: Mental Health First Aid USA

June 26, 2018

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Offered by West Central Behavioral Health, Mental Health First Aid trains participants to provide initial help to people experiencing mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety disorder, psychosis, and substance use disorders. 

Conference: NAMI Vermont: Pathways to Wellness

May 16, 2018

Burlington, Vermont 

This annual educational conference offers the opportunity for peers, family members, and mental health professionals to gather together to network, to discuss resources and services available, and to help fight the stigma surrounding mental illness.