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Community Counts

Taking a Glance at our Past Community Counts

Assessing the Effectiveness of a Program for Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence
Community Partnership Development Award winners
Presenters: Marc Swogger, PhD, Carl Hatch-Feir, and Jack Brennick
Thursday, July 31, 2014Delphi partnership

Continuing to Optimize Diversity in Partnerships: The Rochester Story

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Working Through Trusted Community Partnerships to Promote Mental Wellness Webinar

Friday, September 13, 2013 11:30am-7pm
NLM Webinar Conference Program Agenda - note times are in EST

Unnatural Causes - Discussion of the first 3 segments

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Community Counts Luncheon Notes 7-13

Heeling Autism

Presenter: Caroline Sandler. Guiding Eyes' Heeling Austim Program Director, Yorktown Heights, NY
A program in which its world-renowned dogs are trained to provide safety for children with autism. All of Guiding Eyes’ dogs come from a well-established breeding colony that produces dogs of superlative temperaments. Some of our dogs possess the ideal dispositions to become autism service dogs.
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Community Health Improvement Planning

Presenter: Theresa Green. Director of Community Health Policy and Education Center for Community Health, URMC, Faculty, Public Health Sciences Department
Monday, March 25, 2013
Community Health Improvement Planning

The Department of Psychiatry’s Diversity & Cultural Awareness Path: Where should we go from here?

Presenter: Caroline Nestro
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Diversity and Cultural Awareness Path

Enhancing Public Communication in Psychiatry

Public Communication in Psychiatry
Friday, November 16, 2012

What Fresh Hell is This: Creating an Intimate Partner Violence-Informed
Intervention for  Depression and Pain

Presenters: Ellen Poleshuck, PhD, Catherine Mazzotta, MSW, LCSW, Carly Wise-Levick, MPA, Kelly Bellenger, Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Like It or Not: Social Media in a New Age of Mental Health

Social Media presentation
Friday, March 30, 2012

Exploring how to respond to various forms of defensiveness and denial

A morning workshop with guest, Dr. Allan G. Johnson, to aid in creating an equitable environment for everyone in our workplace and beyond.
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Moving Beyond Survival Mode: Promoting Mental Wellness and Resiliency as a Way to Cope with Urban Trauma

Brought Grand Rounds and Community Counts together. Discussed the relevance of mental wellness to trauma-informed care and training as well as community-based mental health promotion solutions. The DVD provided insight on the stress and trauma of poverty and violence in America’s urban cities and uncovers major barriers that keep low income populations from accessing community health services.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Seeking Health: Using Community Based Participatory Research to Create an Intimate Partner Violence-Informed Intervention

Congratulating the partnership of Ellen Poleshuck, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology and Catherine Mazzotta, LCSW, Executive Director of Alternatives for Battered Women. They are the recipients of the 4th Community Partnership Development Award from Office of Mental Health Promotion.
Friday, July 29, 2011


We will be discussing, in more depth, the ways that viewing the history of the Public Mental Health System in New York State has informed or can inform our current practice and actions in working with people with mental illness and disability. For those of you who were unable to attend Grand Rounds, Darby Penney, formerly Director of Recipient Affairs at the Office of Mental Health in NYS and co-author of "The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic” challenged common stereotypes of mental patients by depicting the lives of some of these people via their belongings and medical records.
Caroline Nestro, OMHP
Friday, October 29, 2010

Workplace Violence

This is a special dedication to the special memory of Dr. Susan Horwitz who was known for her persistence and determination in helping to coordinate a community response to family violence and to making Rochester a safer and healthier community. At this luncheon, Dr. Michael Privitera will share information about the history and content of his recently published book, “Workplace Violence in Mental & General Healthcare Settings” and describe the collaboration that went into writing it. Following this overview of his work please join us in sharing your perspective on the University’s current and potential roles in helping to reduce violence in our community.
Dr. Michael Privitera
Friday, July 30, 2010

Sneak Preview of the URMC’s Community Orientation for faculty and staff which will be launched in April

Gail Newton, Center for Community Health
Caroline Nestro, OMHP

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Take 5: Lunch to Discuss Strategic Community Commitments in Psychiatry

Come and share your ideas of how you think we want to be investing our internal time, effort, and resources to further strengthen the community mission in Psychiatry. How might we engage key community partners as we head into the next strategic planning process for Psychiatry’s next 5-year plan? We will also be planning a response for medical center department’s community engagement plans.
Friday, January 29, 2010

Keeping Track of your Community Achievements: New Directions for URMC’s Electronic CV

Andrea Lennon, MBA
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
Center for Community Health

Tuesday, March 31, 2009