2024 Indiana Mental Health Roundtable Summit

In Collaboration with Riley Children's Health

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
7:00 am - 4:30 pm edt
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

The 2024 Indiana Mental Health Roundtable Summit in collaboration with Riley Children’s Health will foster a collaborative and inclusive space that brings together diverse voices from various sectors to confront the pressing mental health challenges faced by young Hoosiers. By convening public officials; youth advocates; and leaders from the business, education, healthcare, and faith communities, the Summit aims to facilitate dynamic discussions, share innovative solutions, and inspire collective action to propel tangible positive change in the mental health status of children, adolescents, and young adults.

EVENT Hosts

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch

Co-Chair
Indiana Mental Health Roundtable

Lt. Governor, State of Indiana

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Dr. John Lechleiter

Co-Chair
Indiana Mental Health Roundtable

Chairman Emeritus, Eli Lilly & Company

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Tyler Leishman

Member
Indiana Mental health Roundtable

Chief Strategy Officer, Riley Children's Health

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MORNING PLENARY SPEAKERS

Dr. Jerome Adams

Panelist

Executive Director of Health Equity Initiatives, Purdue University |
20th U.S. Surgeon General

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Dr. Antonia Novello

PANELIST

14th U.S. Surgeon General - First Woman and First Hispanic Surgeon General

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Dr. Roshni Koli

SPEAKER

Psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

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Public Health Leadership and the Mental Health Crisis: A Conversation with Former U.S. Surgeon Generals Dr. Antonia Novello and Dr. Jerome Adams

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Antonia Novello and Dr. Jerome Adams, two former U.S. Surgeon Generals and renowned leaders in public health. Dr. Antonia Novello served as the 14th U.S. Surgeon General and made history as the first woman and first Hispanic to hold this position. Dr. Jerome Adams served as the 20th U.S. Surgeon General and played a key role in the Nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and opioid epidemic. During this opening session moderated by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Dr. Novello and Dr. Adams will share share their unique perspectives on mental health, public health, and leadership.

The Future of Pediatric Mental Health Care

In October 2021, the Children’s Hospital Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry came together to declare a national emergency in children’s mental health.  How did we get here? What is the current state of youth mental health, and what does the future hold?  We will discuss the precipitating factors that led to this crisis and focus on state and national strategies to improve the state of youth mental health.  We will also explore real-world, innovative solutions that hold promise for tackling the crisis while simultaneously focusing on early identification, intervention, and prevention.  

Lunch PLENARY SPEAKERs

Dr. Tamika Zapolski

Moderator

Faculty Psychologist & Associate Professor of Psychology,
Indiana University School of Medicine
Director, IU School of Medicine Youth Coalition

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IU School of Medicine Youth Coalition

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Youth Panel: A Dialogue on Mental Health and Wellness

Join us for an insightful panel discussion featuring young individuals sharing their lived experiences and perspectives on mental health and wellness, including challenges, resources, and opportunities for growth.

Afternoon PLENARY SPEAKERS

Patrick J. Kennedy

Speaker

Former Congressman | Founder, The Kennedy Forum

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Dr. Leslie A. Hulvershorn

Moderator

Chair, Department of Psychiatry,
Indiana University School of Medicine

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Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis through Access to Quality Care and Collaboration

This conversation between former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy and IU School of Medicine Psychiatry Department Chair Dr. Leslie Hulvershorn will explore necessary solutions to the youth mental health crisis, including advocating for increased access to quality care; the centering of evidence-based practices in youth-oriented services; and the importance of collaboration between policymakers, healthcare professionals, educators, and families in creating supportive environments for young people.

Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, a leading voice in mental health advocacy, will bring his wealth of experience in policy-making and public awareness campaigns to the conversation, while Dr. Leslie Hulvershorn, renowned for her work in adolescent psychiatry, will provide invaluable insights from the frontlines of clinical practice.

Morning Breakout Sessions

Comprehensive School Mental Health Framework

Description: This session will share the key components of the Comprehensive School Mental Health Framework. This framework provides a comprehensive and systematic approach to holistically address the needs of students, educators, and families. The framework and resources offer guidance within five distinct phases of implementation that can be adopted by school leaders for continuous school community improvements aimed to support social, emotional, physical, and mental wellness.

Dr. Brandie Oliver

Butler University

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Dr. Karlin Tichenor

Butler University |
Karlin J & Associates

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Cooperative Action to Fight Technology’s Role in the Youth Mental Health Crisis

This presentation will discuss imperatives for cooperative action between parents, community leaders, and school districts to reduce the negative role of technology in today’s youth mental health crisis. In order to make an immediate impact at the family level, the presentation will explain the opportunity to empower parents with solutions to help kids achieve healthier, more balanced relationships with technology—but do so within the broader need for support from health practitioners, policymakers and educators.

Bill Brady

Troomi Wireless

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Evidence-Based Practice: What it is, Why it is Important, and How to Support it

Each year in the U.S., approximately 1 in 5 youth and adults experience a mental health disorder. Moreover, youth mental health problems have worsened since the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the declaration of a national emergency in youth mental health. Thus, there is a critical need to ensure high quality, effective behavioral health services are available to improve and address behavioral health difficulties and prevent long-term problems.

 

Specifically, the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs), which incorporate the best available research with clinical expertise and patient values, have been shown to be effective for a range of behavioral health problems in youth and adults and to outperform usual care, yet EBPs remain underutilized in community behavioral health care. Numerous barriers can influence the availability and implementation of EBPs in routine care, such as common misconceptions about EBPs, barriers to engaging in required EBP training components, organizational support and climate, and reimbursement rates. Multi-level strategies are needed to address these barriers and facilitate the implementation of EBPs in order to ultimately increase the availability, accessibility, and public health impact of EBPs.

 

This presentation will define EBPs, describe the history of EBPs and why EBPs are important, and common misconceptions of EBPs. In addition, common barriers to implementing EBPs in routine care and how to support the use of EBPs will be discussed.

Dr. Brigid Marriott

Indiana University
School of Medicine

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Innovating on well-being: Two new approaches for student mental health

Supporting student mental health has been a focus for institutions of higher education for years, with colleges and universities continuing to look for ways to meet increasing student demand for services. This presentation will showcase two innovative approaches to addressing these needs on campus: the MINDful College Connections (MCC) consortium, a collaboration with three liberal arts colleges in Indiana, and the Student Well-being Institutional Support Survey (SWISS), a national survey that measures institutional climate for well-being.

Dr. Bridget Yuhas

Butler University

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Dr. Trevor Yuhas

Depauw University

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Mental Health at the Center: Bridging Connections between Philanthropy and Community Stakeholders

In recent years, Americans have realized how mental health is intrinsically connected to every part of our lives – our work, our families, and our communities. To meet the growing need, Mindful Philanthropy released Mental Health at the Center, an extensive guidance series for the field that includes a case for philanthropic investment and a strategic roadmap. At the same time, Metaimpact has developed a platform to provide greater connectivity across stakeholder groups.

 

In an interactive group discussion and workshop, Mindful Philanthropy and Metaimpact will explore the role and opportunities for philanthropy to advance mental health, addiction, and well-being outcomes. Building on the knowledge provided in Mental Health at the Center, participants will reflect on their own learnings and find areas of alignment in looking for impact in mental health in their own communities. Metaimpact will also share learnings from their early efforts to bridge funders and nonprofits and practitioners for greater connectivity and collaboration.

Kristen Ward

Mindful Philanthropy

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Dave Duke

Metaimpact

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Playbook for Enhancing Indiana's Mental and Behavioral Health Workforce

Join this session to learn about state-level recommendations and get involved in the Lilly Endowment sponsored Playbook for Strengthening Indiana’s Mental and Behavioral Health Workforce. Dr. Hannah Maxey (IU Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy) will provide an overview of Playbook recommendations and share opportunities for employer/providers, professionals, educators, policymakers and advocates to get involved. Join the session to join the team!

Dr. Hannah L. Maxey

Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy,
Indiana University School of Medicine

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Safety Planning: The Critical Skills You Need to Address Suicide Risk

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth ages 10-24 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2003). To address this urgent crisis, healthcare professionals, educators, and community members must have the skills to intervene when youth express suicidal thoughts or behaviors (SITBs). Evidence suggests people are more willing to screen for suicide risk if they have resources to address suicidal risk when it arises (Seag et al., 2022; Spottswood et al., 2022). While youth may require more intensive interventions to address SITBs fully (Busby et al., 2020), all interventions require the development of a safety or coping plan. Safety plans function by helping youth identify times when they may be at risk of experiencing acute distress and what behaviors they can engage in instead of engaging in SITBs (Monahan & Stanley, 2022; Stanley & Brown, 2012). By helping youth identify what they can do to address their distress, providers assist youth in reducing the chances of using suicidal coping while waiting for more intensive outpatient treatment. In addition to working directly with the youth, it is also critical to engage the family to support effective coping in times of distress and reduce access to lethal means. In this session, participants will learn 1) the critical components of a safety planning intervention, 2) how to conduct a safety planning intervention, and 3) appropriate follow-up steps. By learning these skills, providers and other professionals working with youth will be well-equipped to support youth suicide prevention efforts.

Dr. Casey Pederson

Indiana University School of Medicine

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Indiana celebrates the hard-earned success of the 2023 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). However, findings reveal new emergent trends in youth mental health and persistent disparities. Attend this must-see session to be one of the first to hear members of the Indiana Youth Advisory Board (IYAB) discuss what this means for them and their peers.

Kate Schedel

Indiana Department of Health

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Samantha Mundt

Indiana Department of Health

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Indiana Youth Advisory Board

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Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Building Resilience Among our Behavioral Health Workforce

The Behavioral Health Providers Workforce Resilience (BHPWR) Program gives overworked and overburdened health-care providers the resources, knowledge, and skills to advocate for their own and their organization’s wellness and well-being. The project began in 2020 with an ECHO program through the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and one of the outcomes was a workbook (Introduction to Resilience: Building Our Internal Resources).  It was designed to help participants develop a sense of resilience, decrease burnout, and prevent further mental health issues.  An Indiana-based community mental health center (Aspire Indiana Health) learned about the ECHO project and implemented the workbook into their own wellness program.  Some of the experiential exercises will be discussed and demonstrated.  The BHPWR Program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Kimble Richardson

Community Health Network |
Community Fairbanks Behavioral Health & Recovery center

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Dr. Sarah Dross-Gonzalez

Aspire Indiana Health

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Building Strong Foundations: Implementing Comprehensive Mental Health Systems in Schools

In recent years, the recognition of mental health challenges among school-aged children and adolescents has grown significantly. As a result, there is a pressing need for comprehensive mental health systems within educational settings to support the well-being of students. This session explores the critical components and strategies for implementing such systems effectively. Drawing from research and best practices, attendees will gain insights into the integration of mental health services into the fabric of school environments, including early intervention programs, counseling and social work  services, and collaboration with community resources. Furthermore, the session will address the importance of destigmatizing mental health issues, promoting resilience, and fostering a culture of inclusivity and support within schools.

Brooke Lawson

Carmel Clay Schools

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Christy Berger

Center Grove Schools

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Cooperative Action to Fight Technology’s Role in the Youth Mental Health Crisis

This presentation will discuss imperatives for cooperative action between parents, community leaders, and school districts to reduce the negative role of technology in today’s youth mental health crisis. In order to make an immediate impact at the family level, the presentation will explain the opportunity to empower parents with solutions to help kids achieve healthier, more balanced relationships with technology—but do so within the broader need for support from health practitioners, policymakers and educators.

Bill Brady

Troomi Wireless

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Enhanced Medicaid Reimbursement Rates for Evidence-Based Mental Health Care

Though evidence-based practices for youth mental health have existed for decades, few youth are able to access these effective treatments due to the enduring research-to-practice gap. Providing enhanced Medicaid reimbursement rates is one of the most effective approaches to increasing uptake of evidence-based practices and has been used in other states to increase access to evidence-based interventions like Multisystemic Therapy (MST).

 

MST is an effective, well-supported program to prevent youth who exhibit serious delinquent behaviors from entering out-of-home placements. Therapists work in the home, school and community and are on call 24/7 to provide caregivers with the tools they need to transform the lives of youth. In 2023, MST teams in Indiana served and discharged 46 youth. At discharge, 74% of youth were living at home, 85% were in school or working, and 83% had not been arrested during treatment. Economic evaluation research has shown a total return on investment of $3+ for every $1 spent on MST.

 

Eleven states have implemented an enhanced Medicaid rate for MST to ensure access to this effective program for their youth. In Indiana, existing insurance reimbursement rates are not sufficient to maintain financial viability of an intensive, evidence-based program like MST. By including the MST-specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Code – H2033 – in the state plan, Indiana Medicaid would 1) expand access to this effective, well-supported program for youth enrolled in Medicaid and their families, and 2) yield a statewide cost-savings for every Medicaid dollar spent on MST services.

 

References:

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3. Dopp AR, Coen AS, Smith AB, et al. Economic Impact of the Statewide Implementation of an Evidence-Based Treatment: Multisystemic Therapy in New Mexico. Behav Ther. 2018;49(4):551-566. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2017.12.003

Dr. Gabriela M. Rodríguez

Indiana University
School of Medicine

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Dr. Amanda Broderick

Indiana University
School of Medicine

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SEA 1 2023: One Year Later

Senate Enrolled Act 1 from the 2023 Legislative Session was a transformative piece of legislation that provided new investments and a new structure for key pieces of Indiana’s Behavioral Health System. Come learn about what has been accomplished over the past year and what the future holds.

Jay Chaudhary

IN FSSA - Division of Mental Health and Addiction

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Lindsay Potts

IN FSSA - Division of Mental Health and Addiction

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Statewide Early Workforce Initiatives Update

Panel Discussion including representation from the Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA); Area Health Education Centers (AHEC Network) and the Community Health Behavioral Health Academy to share early workforce initiatives across the state to help engage students in K-12 education and early college.

Gina Woodward

Indiana FSSA - Division of Mental health and Addiction

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Dr. Julius Edwards

Ivy Tech Community College

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George Hurd

Community Health Network

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Eddie Erickson

Indiana Health Occupations Student Association |
J. Everett Light Career Center

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Lynell Westbrook Cooper

University of Indianapolis

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The Indiana Girl Report and the Story it Tells

Girl Scouts in partnership with Indiana Youth Institute has commissioned an annual report that focuses on the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of Indiana girls. Learn more about what the report illustrates and how you can use the data to support your work in support of mental health in Indiana.

Danielle Shockey

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

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Mandy Montgomery

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

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Cassidy McCammon

Girl Coalition of Indiana

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Your CMHC Systems Delivering School Services

Learn directly from your Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) system about the youth services they provide in over 1,600 schools in the state of Indiana. Also, learn how you can work with CMHCs to ensure mental health and substance use services reach the kids who need them the most.

Elizabeth Fallen

Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

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Zoe Frantz

Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers

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Kati Guernsey

Centerstone

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Dr. Robert Ryan

Bowen Center

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Lisa Willis-Gidley

4C Health

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Wendi Simpson

Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

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Event Schedule

  • 7:00 am - 8:30 am

    Registration & Breakfast

  • 8:30 am - 10:45 am

    Plenary Session #1

  • 10:45 am - 11:00 am

    Morning Break

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Morning Breakout Sessions

  • 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

    Lunch & Plenary Session #2

  • 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

    Networking Break

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

    Afternoon Break

  • 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

    Plenary Session #3

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the event?

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Where is the event located?

2nd & 3rd Floors of the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis: 1 South Capitol Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46204

What time does the event start?

Registration opens at 7:00am with the opening plenary session beginning at 8:30am.

What is the registration fee?

$25

What is the refund policy?

No monetary refunds will be offered; however, if you can no longer attend the Summit and would like to transfer your registration to someone else who can attend, please email: info@mentalhealthroundtable.org

Are meals included in the registration fee?

Yes, both breakfast and lunch are included with your registration fee.

I have a dietary restriction. How do I indicate that?

Please select your dietary restriction when you complete registration. Upon checking in at the Summit, be sure to grab a dietary card that you can display at your place setting during lunch to alert your server.

Where can I find a list of breakout session topics & speakers?

The full agenda can be found here on the event website: https://mentalhealthroundtable.org/2024-imhr-summit

Do I need to register for breakout sessions?

No. Breakout sessions will be available on first come-first served basis.

Do I need to pre-select a priority track (i.e., Community Leaders, Education, Providers)?

No. Once at the Summit, you will be able to attend whichever breakout session you are most interested in. To assist, signage and printed materials will be color-coded to indicate each track.

Where can I find the lineup of speakers for the Plenary Sessions?

The full agenda can be found here on the event website: https://mentalhealthroundtable.org/2024-imhr-summit

Will there be an opportunity to earn CEUs?

There are not CEUs available for this year’s Summit, though we are considering that opportunity for future years.

If you have additional questions, please email info@mentalhealthroundtable.org.

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