Recovery Across the Lifespan - Presentations

In April, the Iowa Chapter of the Iowa (PRA), Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), and Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery (IAMHR) co-sponsored a one-day conference entitled Recovery Across the Lifespan. The goal of the conference was to bring together stakeholders in psychosocial rehabilitation where collaborations and partnerships could be built, the vision of recovery could be strengthened, knowledge and expertise in the field could be shared, and the realization that recovery for people of all ages is possible and could be promoted and understood as an integral component of mental health, recovery and wellness for everyone in Iowa.

The event was well attended, and over 60 people were able to participate in the event. For those of you who missed the event as well as those who attended, we have included the presentations that we received from the speakers. The presentations are provided below as a downloadable PowerPoints OR as viewable in your web browser PDFs.

Keynote speaker – Dr. Veronica Carey [Powerpoint or PDF]

Breakout sessions

A. Lila Starr – Trending Topics in mental Health and Aging [Powerpoint or PDF]
B. Diane Johnson – The Art of Raising Resilient Children [Powerpoint or PDF]
C. Finding a New Purpose - Tools for Recovery - Panel [Link to External Website with Presentation Information]

MCO Representatives Panel [n/a]

Breakout sessions

A. Recovery Through Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation (IPR) presentation [n/a]
B. Lila Starr – What is PASRR (Preadmission Screening and Resident Review) and Why Should I Care? [Powerpoint or PDF]
C. Angela Wacher – Making the Transition to Adulthood Smooth for Youth with Mental Illness [Powerpoint or PDF]
D. Teresa Bomhoff - Utilizing Advocacy Skills to Obtain What You Need [Powerpoint or PDF]

Keynote speaker – Soldier/Doctor Jon Kerstetter [n/a]

Recovery across the Lifespan

Save the Date!!!

“Recovery across the Lifespan”

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:30 am – 5:15 pm

Plymouth Congregational Church, 4126 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA

Featuring: Veronica Carey, PhD., MHS, CPRP as Keynote Speaker


Also, representatives from Iowa’s MCOs in a panel discussion on recovery and their organizations’ support of recovery

More topics include: children, transitioning youth, veterans and older adults. Soldier/Doctor Jon Kerstetter, MD. as Afternoon Keynote

Registration information coming soon!!!


Questions? Contact Cindy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Annie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sponsored by:

• Iowa Chapter of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

• Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery

• Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs

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