Opening Keynote
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote: Thurl Bailey - Live Streamed / Recorded

From the youth to the corporate world, Thurl Bailey inspires others to win whatever the odds or disappointments. Master storyteller and accomplished speaker, he inspires companies and individuals to focus on what matters most; to persevere, build winning teams, encourage peak performance, develop leadership, and discover opportunity in change. Twice Bailey has led teams from far behind to win national championships. His most recognized title was the 1983 North Carolina State Wolfpack team which beat the famed University of Houston (Phi-Slamma-Jamma) Cougars, featuring Hakeem Olajuwon & Clyde Drexler. That nation championship game was voted top 5 finishes of all time of any sporting event.

Morning Concurrent Sessions 1
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults - Live Streamed / Recorded

Many adults experience social isolation and loneliness, which are important components of both mental and physical health. Presenters will discuss current challenges and solutions tailored to specific needs and strengths of a given community. This presentation will cover current data specific to older adults in rural Utah and evidence-based practices to mitigate social isolation. Additionally, attendees will gain tools for assessing and reducing social isolation through learning about philanthropy's role in supporting communities to improve the quality of life for older adults.

Morning Concurrent Sessions 2
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Beyond the Baby Blues: Understanding & Treating Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Disorders - Live Streamed / Recorded

Many women experience immense biological, emotional, and social changes during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Postpartum depression and anxiety disorders present some women with unexpected, complicated outcomes that can impact their most important relationships and can often result in feelings of isolation, confusion, detachment, and hopelessness. Fortunately, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are detectable, treatable, and in some cases, even preventable. As mental health providers, we have a responsibility to learn about and understand the complexities of these unique issues to know how we can best treat our clients.

How to Help Someone with Depression Using Simple Science - In Person ONLY

This presentation discusses how to identify depressive symptoms, the evolutionary function of some of these symptoms, and principles of effective interactions. We will discuss the difference between short-term coping and long-term treatment. Finally, we will learn about observable brain and body cues to guide friends, family members, and therapists to aid in the long-term care of those with depression.

Lunch, Exhibit Fair, & Student Poster Presentations
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Plenary Session
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris - Live Streamed / Recorded

During her plenary address, Dr. Burke Harris will share her groundbreaking research on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the long-term effects of childhood adversities. Dr. Burke Harris will discuss how ACEs can lead to toxic stress, which can disrupt brain development and increase the risk of chronic diseases later in life. Dr. Burke Harris will also highlight the importance of early intervention and trauma-informed care in mitigating the impact of ACEs. In addition to her research, Dr. Burke Harris is a passionate advocate for children's health and well-being. She has been a vocal proponent of policies and programs that prioritize the needs of children and families, including the creation of a California Health Task Force led by Dr. Burke Harris herself. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship.

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 1
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

The Intersection of Depression and Trauma - Live Streamed / Recorded

The Intersection of Depression and Trauma: Using the Poly-vagal Theory to Understand and treat Clients who are Disowned, Discounted and Down.

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 2
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Operationalize the Power of a "Caring Adult" to Solve the Youth Mental Health Crisis - Live Streamed / Recorded

According to the Utah SHARP survey, the number of kids and teens struggling with mental health has more than doubled in the last 10 years. Everyday Strong is dedicated to teaching parents and educators how safety, connection, and confidence can be used to strengthen relationships with kids. Attendees will learn how safety, connection, and confidence give youth a space to grow and learn. Through a simple, research-based framework, attendees will learn how to apply these tools to everyday situations to strengthen their relationship with kids/teens and create a safe space for them.