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  • Saint Leo University Offering Free ‘Making the Connection’ Webinar to Examine Crisis Management, Treatment Engagement

    For Immediate Release: July 14, 2020

    Saint Leo University Offering Free ‘Making the Connection’ Webinar to Examine Crisis Management, Treatment Engagement
    ST. LEO, FL – Saint Leo University and The Centers is presenting Making the Connection from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 25, via Zoom. This virtual seminar will bring together leaders in the community to discuss essential components of crisis management, to include current experiences with COVID-19, to provide practical applications to treatment engagement during a crisis and to start the discussion on making the shift from trauma-informed to trauma healing and resiliency.

    Saint Leo University’s graduate human services administration program is hosting this event, and the theme is Managing Treatment Engagement in a Crisis.

    Presenters include: Dr. Bernice Pescosolido, distinguished professor of sociology and director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research at Indiana University; Dr. Diane Scotland-Coogan, assistant professor in Saint Leo’s graduate social work program, and executive director of HEAT Factory, which assists veterans and first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder; Steve Blank COO, The Centers (locations in Ocala and Lecanto, FL); Jessica Hames, executive director of Gainesville Peer Respite (Gainesville, FL).

    For information, email Dr. Jenenne R. Valentino-Bottaro, human services faculty member, at jenenne.valentino-bottaro@saintleo.edu. Participants will receive Zoom meeting information.
    About Saint Leo University
    Saint Leo University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation, offering nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs to more than 19,500 students each year. Founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks, the private, nonprofit university is known for providing a values-based education to learners of all backgrounds and ages in the liberal arts tradition. Saint Leo is regionally accredited and offers a residential campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, 32 education centers in seven states, and an online program for students anywhere. The university is home to more than 95,000 alumni. Learn more at saintleo.edu.

    Media Contact: Mary McCoy, University Writer & Media Relations, mary.mccoy02@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-7118.