2nd Annual Suicide Prevention Conference by Aldea's Courage Village

 

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SAVE THE DATE for our 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention Conference. More information to follow.

Aldea's Courage Village with Sponsor St. Joseph Health Systems in partnership with Napa County Mental Health and Village Napa at Napa Valley College bring you a morning of conversation and education on mental health and suicide prevention. The morning will include talks with community leaders and residents, breakout sessions, and more in Spanish and English.

FREE EVENT RSVP AT: bit.ly/couragevillage

8:30am: Coffee/breakfast bites and visit w/community resource tables

9:00am: Keynote Speaker Kevin Briggs, Guardian of the Golden Gate

9:45-10:00am BREAK

10:00-10:45am  First Break Out workshop

10:45AM -11:00am BREAK

11:00-11:45am Second Break Out workshop

12:00-12:30pm Closing Speaker, Gordon Doughty, Board Member American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Participants will learn:
·  How to talk to those you love about depression and anxiety
·  How to keep children safe on social media
·  What community resources are available to residents of all ages dealing with mental health issues

RSVP AT bit.ly/couragevillage

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SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention Conference
SAVE THE DATE for our 2nd Annual Suicide Prevention Conference. More information to follow.

 Aldea's Courage Village with Sponsor St. Joseph Health Systems in partnership with Napa County Mental Health and Village Napa at Napa Valley College bring you a morning of conversation and education on mental health and suicide prevention. The morning will include talks with community leaders and residents, breakout sessions, and more in Spanish and English.

 FREE EVENT RSVP AT: bit.ly/couragevillage

8:30am: Coffee/breakfast bites and visit w/community resource tables

9:00am: Keynote Speaker Kevin Briggs, Guardian of the Golden Gate

9:45-10:00am BREAK

10:00-10:45am  First Break Out workshop

10:45AM -11:00am BREAK

11:00-11:45am Second Break Out workshop

12:00-12:30pm Closing Speaker, Gordon Doughty, Board Member American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Participants will learn:

·         How to talk to those you love about depression and anxiety

·         How to keep children safe on social media

·         What community resources are available to residents of all ages dealing with mental health issues

Featured News

John Kniep of Aldea Children and Family Services wins CFO award

John Kniep of Napa’s Aldea Children and Family Services wins one of North Bay Business Journal’s 2017 North Bay CFO Awards.

What do you see as the essential role of a financial leader in the current environment?

To lead in creating financial sustainability and be a key participant in organization development.

What are the biggest changes you’ve seen in your industry?

We have been required to install electronic health record systems and to become nationally accredited. Many other changes are incremental but significant over time, like shifts in funding, increased regulations and detailed outcome reporting.

Tell us about the particular challenges and opportunities your organization has met in the recent past.

Our biggest challenge may be finding and hiring great people, partly because our funding does not allow us to compete in pay with some of the marketplace. One of our biggest opportunities was the donation of a very valuable office building to us in exchange for taking on a much needed program that was running at a deficit. In the end we were able to improve the program operationally and financially, so it worked out well.

Always keep learning and looking for ways to improve. Become a great supervisor. Remember that debt is the enemy, so use it widely.

What is the best advice for weathering today’s economic environment?

Maintain high quality and integrity. Keep improving. Control costs. Be patient. Minimize debt.

How do you think your business will change in the next five years?

Some merger activity is expected to enable organizations to gain economies of scale and better comply with ever increasing regulatory requirements.

What is a decision you wish you hadn’t made? What did you learn from it?

I tried to save a business when I should have closed it. I learned that operating with low equity and high debt is similar to gambling. The payoff may be high but the risk is even higher.

What is your most memorable business experience?

The grand opening weekend of a hotel I developed some years ago.

What is your greatest business success?

Finding an industry I like and feel good about, and contributing to the sustainability and development of the organization.

Click here to read the full Q&A in the full article on the North Bay Business Journal.