2016 Mental Health Symposium

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The UVU College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to present the 2016 UVU Mental Health Symposium. This single-day event is scheduled for Friday, January 15, 2016 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center on UVU campus.


*Registration is now open and will run until January 14, at noon.

**Admission to the conference is FREE for all UVU students and they don't need to register. 


Tim Ballard

Tim BallardTimothy Ballard is the Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.). He also serves as O.U.R.'s Jump Team Commander for rescue operations. Ballard began his career at the Central Intelligence Agency where he worked cases dealing with terrorism and Latin America. He has spent over a decade working as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security where he was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and deployed as an undercover operative for the U.S. Child Sex Tourism Jump Team. He has worked every type of case imaginable in the fight to dismantle child trafficking rings. In this effort he has successfully dismantled dozens of these organizations and rescued countless children from sex slavery. Ballard is the best-selling author of The Covenant: One Nation Under God and is the author of the sequel to that work, The Covenant, Lincoln, and The War.

Sean Reyes

Sean ReyesIn 2013, the Honorable Sean Reyes was appointed by Governor Gary Herbert as Utah’s 21st Attorney General. With striking leadership, innovative programs and historic wins against drug dealers, human traffickers, child predators and white collar criminals, General Reyes has won the trust of the people of Utah. After winning election in 2014 by one of the largest margins nationwide, Reyes was selected in 2015 by the Republican National Committee as one of its four national rising stars. The son of a Spanish-Filipino immigrant father, who fled the Marcos regime and a Japanese-Hawaiian mother, AG Reyes is Utah’s first minority elected statewide. General Reyes and his wife, Saysha, are the proud parents of six children.

Call For Proposals

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