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Mad In America’s International Film Festival

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October 9, 2014N/A

Mad in America’s International Film Festival will present films, speakers, panels, visual art, theater, and performance art from around the world that explore and challenge the history of psychiatry and the current mental health system. The Festival is designed to encourage us to think anew about the nature of “mental illness” and our societal forms of treatment. Driven by a commitment to human rights and social justice, this four-day event will foster dialogue about psychiatry, the mental health system, and alternatives to the current paradigm of care.

MISSION: To foster the pursuit of social justice and human rights by bringing together an international collective of voices, perspectives, and artistic presentations that challenge the current mental health system and explore mainstream and alternative understandings of “mental illness.”

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Mad In America’s International Film Festival

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October 10, 2014N/A

Mad in America’s International Film Festival will present films, speakers, panels, visual art, theater, and performance art from around the world that explore and challenge the history of psychiatry and the current mental health system. The Festival is designed to encourage us to think anew about the nature of “mental illness” and our societal forms of treatment. Driven by a commitment to human rights and social justice, this four-day event will foster dialogue about psychiatry, the mental health system, and alternatives to the current paradigm of care.

MISSION: To foster the pursuit of social justice and human rights by bringing together an international collective of voices, perspectives, and artistic presentations that challenge the current mental health system and explore mainstream and alternative understandings of “mental illness.”

Mad In America’s International Film Festival

6th World Hearing Voices Congress

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October 10, 2014N/A

The World Hearing Voices Congresses are organized by Intervoice, the international network of people who hear voices, critical professionals and researchers, relatives and carers as well as interested citizens. Intervoice aims to change the understanding and treatment of the experience of hearing voices through producing and disseminating new knowledge regarding voices and through promoting alternative ways of managing the voices, which are based on agency and self-help. The 6th World Congress in Thessaloniki, Greece, is organized by the Hellenic Hearing Voices Network and the Hellenic Observatory for Rights in the Field of Mental Health. It continues the tradition of the previous Congresses held in Maastricht (2009), Nottingham (2010), Savona (2011), Cardiff (2012) and Melbourne (2013).

People who hear voices, carers, professionals and researchers in the field of mental health, as well as anyone else interested in the experience of hearing voices are welcome to attend. The Congress includes research presentations, life stories, stories of recovery, talks about local networks and initiatives, experiential workshops and interactive sessions. It aspires to be a place of coming together, discussing, exchanging ideas and sharing experience between people from many countries, perspectives and paths of life.

The word “crisis” in Greek is inherently ambiguous, in the sense that it refers to judgment, whether judging or being judged. It constitutes a situation of increased risk, but also, when looked at from another perspective, an opportunity for change. Every crisis, be it personal or social, cannot be viewed outside its sociopolitical context. How can one talk about crisis in one part without including in the picture the crisis of the whole? Does the crisis of a person who is referred to as being “mentally ill” concern only this particular person or does it also include the crisis of the psychiatric institution that is supposed to care for her? Can the course towards resolution, exit or recovery be narrowed down to following a predetermined “therapeutic” plan?

The last four hard years in Greece gave us the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of crisis on at least three distinct levels: the personal, the interpersonal and the social. The last few years have also initiated the formation and pursuit of new relationships of solidarity and companionship within and outside our networks. Alongside this, there is also the everyday struggle for survival. How can one talk about recovery without talking about the basic needs that are either ignored or dealt with in terms of philanthropy?

During this struggle many of us have encountered in our everyday practice some of the core principles of the hearing voices network: the need to accept and own our experience, to seek helpful others, to assume responsibility and to realize our choices. This is the only way to build up a “psychology of resistance” in order to ascribe “meaning” and build for the “future” through our active participation in processes that question, redefine and eventually subvert all the rationales that are intertwined with the destruction of any “meaning” and “future”. In such a process we need all these voices that are systematically excluded, made redundant, seen as useless or dangerous.

Recovery can be an odyssey, a journey that can take years. Ithaca will be there but it will be a different place to the one you left behind. Still, it offered you the journey…

We invite you to Thessaloniki for the 6th World Hearing Voices Congress, an open process that will constantly be enriched through your help and participation. New texts that will elaborate and frame this initial call will soon follow. We envisage a continuous process of discussion, elaboration and reflection on the conference theme, culminating to a declaration at the end of the conference. This will take place through the ideas and reflections on the congress section of the congress website.

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Mad In America’s International Film Festival

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October 11, 2014N/A

Mad in America’s International Film Festival will present films, speakers, panels, visual art, theater, and performance art from around the world that explore and challenge the history of psychiatry and the current mental health system. The Festival is designed to encourage us to think anew about the nature of “mental illness” and our societal forms of treatment. Driven by a commitment to human rights and social justice, this four-day event will foster dialogue about psychiatry, the mental health system, and alternatives to the current paradigm of care.

MISSION: To foster the pursuit of social justice and human rights by bringing together an international collective of voices, perspectives, and artistic presentations that challenge the current mental health system and explore mainstream and alternative understandings of “mental illness.”

Mad In America’s International Film Festival

6th World Hearing Voices Congress

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October 11, 2014N/A

The World Hearing Voices Congresses are organized by Intervoice, the international network of people who hear voices, critical professionals and researchers, relatives and carers as well as interested citizens. Intervoice aims to change the understanding and treatment of the experience of hearing voices through producing and disseminating new knowledge regarding voices and through promoting alternative ways of managing the voices, which are based on agency and self-help. The 6th World Congress in Thessaloniki, Greece, is organized by the Hellenic Hearing Voices Network and the Hellenic Observatory for Rights in the Field of Mental Health. It continues the tradition of the previous Congresses held in Maastricht (2009), Nottingham (2010), Savona (2011), Cardiff (2012) and Melbourne (2013).

People who hear voices, carers, professionals and researchers in the field of mental health, as well as anyone else interested in the experience of hearing voices are welcome to attend. The Congress includes research presentations, life stories, stories of recovery, talks about local networks and initiatives, experiential workshops and interactive sessions. It aspires to be a place of coming together, discussing, exchanging ideas and sharing experience between people from many countries, perspectives and paths of life.

The word “crisis” in Greek is inherently ambiguous, in the sense that it refers to judgment, whether judging or being judged. It constitutes a situation of increased risk, but also, when looked at from another perspective, an opportunity for change. Every crisis, be it personal or social, cannot be viewed outside its sociopolitical context. How can one talk about crisis in one part without including in the picture the crisis of the whole? Does the crisis of a person who is referred to as being “mentally ill” concern only this particular person or does it also include the crisis of the psychiatric institution that is supposed to care for her? Can the course towards resolution, exit or recovery be narrowed down to following a predetermined “therapeutic” plan?

The last four hard years in Greece gave us the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of crisis on at least three distinct levels: the personal, the interpersonal and the social. The last few years have also initiated the formation and pursuit of new relationships of solidarity and companionship within and outside our networks. Alongside this, there is also the everyday struggle for survival. How can one talk about recovery without talking about the basic needs that are either ignored or dealt with in terms of philanthropy?

During this struggle many of us have encountered in our everyday practice some of the core principles of the hearing voices network: the need to accept and own our experience, to seek helpful others, to assume responsibility and to realize our choices. This is the only way to build up a “psychology of resistance” in order to ascribe “meaning” and build for the “future” through our active participation in processes that question, redefine and eventually subvert all the rationales that are intertwined with the destruction of any “meaning” and “future”. In such a process we need all these voices that are systematically excluded, made redundant, seen as useless or dangerous.

Recovery can be an odyssey, a journey that can take years. Ithaca will be there but it will be a different place to the one you left behind. Still, it offered you the journey…

We invite you to Thessaloniki for the 6th World Hearing Voices Congress, an open process that will constantly be enriched through your help and participation. New texts that will elaborate and frame this initial call will soon follow. We envisage a continuous process of discussion, elaboration and reflection on the conference theme, culminating to a declaration at the end of the conference. This will take place through the ideas and reflections on the congress section of the congress website.

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Mad In America’s International Film Festival

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October 12, 2014N/A

Mad in America’s International Film Festival will present films, speakers, panels, visual art, theater, and performance art from around the world that explore and challenge the history of psychiatry and the current mental health system. The Festival is designed to encourage us to think anew about the nature of “mental illness” and our societal forms of treatment. Driven by a commitment to human rights and social justice, this four-day event will foster dialogue about psychiatry, the mental health system, and alternatives to the current paradigm of care.

MISSION: To foster the pursuit of social justice and human rights by bringing together an international collective of voices, perspectives, and artistic presentations that challenge the current mental health system and explore mainstream and alternative understandings of “mental illness.”

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Transgenerational Trauma

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October 15, 2014N/A

~ 2-CONFERENCE  SERIES  IN  2014 ~


In October, 2014 CBI and it’s partners convene

the 3rd Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma


as 2 Back-to-Back Events in Jordan and Turkey


The 1st event:

Jordan:    Amman, October 15-18, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Jordan ~ *

The 2nd event:

Turkey:    Istanbul, October 22-24, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Turkey ~ *

- Each event is independent and involves local partners in each country
- Program content is different but linked to build on the focus, energy, and outcomes generated within each gathering to increase knowledge and understanding, and promote channeling outcomes into practical applications and strategies.
- As such, the program in Turkey includes new sessions and presenters, as well as progressive extensions of key sessions and topics initiated in Jordan.
- Proceedings will carry over to inform the development of the 2015 conferences.

Particularly given recent and historical events in the region, the Middle East is seen as an important venue for these coordinated international events addressing communal trauma and the inheritance of unresolved trauma into future generations.

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Transgenerational Trauma

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October 16, 2014N/A

~ 2-CONFERENCE  SERIES  IN  2014 ~


In October, 2014 CBI and it’s partners convene

the 3rd Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma


as 2 Back-to-Back Events in Jordan and Turkey


The 1st event:

Jordan:    Amman, October 15-18, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Jordan ~ *

The 2nd event:

Turkey:    Istanbul, October 22-24, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Turkey ~ *

- Each event is independent and involves local partners in each country
- Program content is different but linked to build on the focus, energy, and outcomes generated within each gathering to increase knowledge and understanding, and promote channeling outcomes into practical applications and strategies.
- As such, the program in Turkey includes new sessions and presenters, as well as progressive extensions of key sessions and topics initiated in Jordan.
- Proceedings will carry over to inform the development of the 2015 conferences.

Particularly given recent and historical events in the region, the Middle East is seen as an important venue for these coordinated international events addressing communal trauma and the inheritance of unresolved trauma into future generations.

Transgenerational Trauma

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Transgenerational Trauma

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October 17, 2014N/A

~ 2-CONFERENCE  SERIES  IN  2014 ~


In October, 2014 CBI and it’s partners convene

the 3rd Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma


as 2 Back-to-Back Events in Jordan and Turkey


The 1st event:

Jordan:    Amman, October 15-18, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Jordan ~ *

The 2nd event:

Turkey:    Istanbul, October 22-24, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Turkey ~ *

- Each event is independent and involves local partners in each country
- Program content is different but linked to build on the focus, energy, and outcomes generated within each gathering to increase knowledge and understanding, and promote channeling outcomes into practical applications and strategies.
- As such, the program in Turkey includes new sessions and presenters, as well as progressive extensions of key sessions and topics initiated in Jordan.
- Proceedings will carry over to inform the development of the 2015 conferences.

Particularly given recent and historical events in the region, the Middle East is seen as an important venue for these coordinated international events addressing communal trauma and the inheritance of unresolved trauma into future generations.

Transgenerational Trauma

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Transgenerational Trauma

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October 18, 2014N/A

~ 2-CONFERENCE  SERIES  IN  2014 ~


In October, 2014 CBI and it’s partners convene

the 3rd Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma


as 2 Back-to-Back Events in Jordan and Turkey


The 1st event:

Jordan:    Amman, October 15-18, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Jordan ~ *

The 2nd event:

Turkey:    Istanbul, October 22-24, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Turkey ~ *

- Each event is independent and involves local partners in each country
- Program content is different but linked to build on the focus, energy, and outcomes generated within each gathering to increase knowledge and understanding, and promote channeling outcomes into practical applications and strategies.
- As such, the program in Turkey includes new sessions and presenters, as well as progressive extensions of key sessions and topics initiated in Jordan.
- Proceedings will carry over to inform the development of the 2015 conferences.

Particularly given recent and historical events in the region, the Middle East is seen as an important venue for these coordinated international events addressing communal trauma and the inheritance of unresolved trauma into future generations.

Transgenerational Trauma

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Transgenerational Trauma

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October 19, 2014N/A

~ 2-CONFERENCE  SERIES  IN  2014 ~


In October, 2014 CBI and it’s partners convene

the 3rd Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma


as 2 Back-to-Back Events in Jordan and Turkey


The 1st event:

Jordan:    Amman, October 15-18, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Jordan ~ *

The 2nd event:

Turkey:    Istanbul, October 22-24, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Turkey ~ *

- Each event is independent and involves local partners in each country
- Program content is different but linked to build on the focus, energy, and outcomes generated within each gathering to increase knowledge and understanding, and promote channeling outcomes into practical applications and strategies.
- As such, the program in Turkey includes new sessions and presenters, as well as progressive extensions of key sessions and topics initiated in Jordan.
- Proceedings will carry over to inform the development of the 2015 conferences.

Particularly given recent and historical events in the region, the Middle East is seen as an important venue for these coordinated international events addressing communal trauma and the inheritance of unresolved trauma into future generations.

Transgenerational Trauma

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Transgenerational Trauma

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October 20, 2014N/A

~ 2-CONFERENCE  SERIES  IN  2014 ~


In October, 2014 CBI and it’s partners convene

the 3rd Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma


as 2 Back-to-Back Events in Jordan and Turkey


The 1st event:

Jordan:    Amman, October 15-18, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Jordan ~ *

The 2nd event:

Turkey:    Istanbul, October 22-24, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Turkey ~ *

- Each event is independent and involves local partners in each country
- Program content is different but linked to build on the focus, energy, and outcomes generated within each gathering to increase knowledge and understanding, and promote channeling outcomes into practical applications and strategies.
- As such, the program in Turkey includes new sessions and presenters, as well as progressive extensions of key sessions and topics initiated in Jordan.
- Proceedings will carry over to inform the development of the 2015 conferences.

Particularly given recent and historical events in the region, the Middle East is seen as an important venue for these coordinated international events addressing communal trauma and the inheritance of unresolved trauma into future generations.

Transgenerational Trauma

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Transgenerational Trauma

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October 21, 2014N/A

~ 2-CONFERENCE  SERIES  IN  2014 ~


In October, 2014 CBI and it’s partners convene

the 3rd Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma


as 2 Back-to-Back Events in Jordan and Turkey


The 1st event:

Jordan:    Amman, October 15-18, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Jordan ~ *

The 2nd event:

Turkey:    Istanbul, October 22-24, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Turkey ~ *

- Each event is independent and involves local partners in each country
- Program content is different but linked to build on the focus, energy, and outcomes generated within each gathering to increase knowledge and understanding, and promote channeling outcomes into practical applications and strategies.
- As such, the program in Turkey includes new sessions and presenters, as well as progressive extensions of key sessions and topics initiated in Jordan.
- Proceedings will carry over to inform the development of the 2015 conferences.

Particularly given recent and historical events in the region, the Middle East is seen as an important venue for these coordinated international events addressing communal trauma and the inheritance of unresolved trauma into future generations.

Transgenerational Trauma

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Transgenerational Trauma

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October 22, 2014N/A

~ 2-CONFERENCE  SERIES  IN  2014 ~


In October, 2014 CBI and it’s partners convene

the 3rd Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma


as 2 Back-to-Back Events in Jordan and Turkey


The 1st event:

Jordan:    Amman, October 15-18, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Jordan ~ *

The 2nd event:

Turkey:    Istanbul, October 22-24, 2014
                     ~ Call For Proposals:  Turkey ~ *

- Each event is independent and involves local partners in each country
- Program content is different but linked to build on the focus, energy, and outcomes generated within each gathering to increase knowledge and understanding, and promote channeling outcomes into practical applications and strategies.
- As such, the program in Turkey includes new sessions and presenters, as well as progressive extensions of key sessions and topics initiated in Jordan.
- Proceedings will carry over to inform the development of the 2015 conferences.

Particularly given recent and historical events in the region, the Middle East is seen as an important venue for these coordinated international events addressing communal trauma and the inheritance of unresolved trauma into future generations.

Transgenerational Trauma

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ADHD Conference

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October 28, 2014N/A

A Joint Conference of It's About Childhood & Family, Inc. and the Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy.

ADHD: A comprehensive examination of the current science in effective treatments for children and families; identification; and potential causes of adhd behaviors

Storer Auditorium, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, New York

A 2 Day Symposium for Parents, Clinicians, Educators, and Students

Experts will present on topics such as: Trauma, Mindfulness, DSM 5, Psychiatric Medications, Safe & Effective Approaches, Brain Imaging, Genetics, Empathic Therapy, Education, Social-Emotional Learning

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ADHD Conference

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October 29, 2014N/A

A Joint Conference of It's About Childhood & Family, Inc. and the Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy.

ADHD: A comprehensive examination of the current science in effective treatments for children and families; identification; and potential causes of adhd behaviors

Storer Auditorium, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, New York

A 2 Day Symposium for Parents, Clinicians, Educators, and Students

Experts will present on topics such as: Trauma, Mindfulness, DSM 5, Psychiatric Medications, Safe & Effective Approaches, Brain Imaging, Genetics, Empathic Therapy, Education, Social-Emotional Learning

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ADHD Conference

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October 30, 2014N/A

A Joint Conference of It's About Childhood & Family, Inc. and the Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy.

ADHD: A comprehensive examination of the current science in effective treatments for children and families; identification; and potential causes of adhd behaviors

Storer Auditorium, Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, New York

A 2 Day Symposium for Parents, Clinicians, Educators, and Students

Experts will present on topics such as: Trauma, Mindfulness, DSM 5, Psychiatric Medications, Safe & Effective Approaches, Brain Imaging, Genetics, Empathic Therapy, Education, Social-Emotional Learning

ADHD Conference

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