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Community invited to attend Families in Crisis Conference April 19

Psychotherapist Margaret Nicholson will be the keynote speaker at the Families in Crisis Conference to be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Las Cruces Hilton.

983, Nicholson has been director of Nicholson-Spencer Associates, an institute in Denver, Colo., that offers training, consultation and organizational development for child welfare and human services agencies.

The conference is designed to empower professionals and community members to handle the emotional needs experienced by families in crisis. The conference will promote recognizing early signs of crisis and reducing the risk of deterioration of individuals and families.

Topics addressed at the conference will include domestic violence, challenging children and youth, substance abuse and other related topics.

The conference was planned by a partnership of New Mexico State University nursing students and the Dona Ana County Mental Health work group. The conference is sponsored by the Paso del Norte Foundation, New Mexico State Hot Project Initiative, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Dona Ana County Health Council, Rio Grande Behavioral Health, Southwest Counseling Center and the Dona Ana Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Educators, behavioral and healthcare professionals, clergy, geriatric and day care providers, students and other interested parties are invited to attend. Registration for the conference is $20. Lunch is included. Spanish translation is available. For registration and other information call Patsy Romero at (505) 532-2506.

Sarah Wheeler
April 8, 2002