Margaret Tullos Field Symposium

17th Annual Margaret Tullos Field Symposium, Feb. 18, 2022

Theme: “Youth Mental Health First Aid & Suicide Prevention Training”

The Margaret Tullos Field Symposium is an annual Social Work educational training event in honor of former professor and field director in social work, Margaret Tullos.

This Conference is Virtual

Schedule

Morning

8:30 – 8:45 AM: Virtual Welcome from Delta State University President, William N. LaForge
8:45 – 9 AM: Introduction from Dr. Jana Donahoe, DSU Social Work Department Chair
9 – 11 AM: “Youth Mental Health First Aid (Part One),” Bobbie Jo Bensaid, M.A., Mississippi State University Extension, Project Coordinator
11 – 11:30 AM: Virtual Lunch Break (On Your Own)

Afternoon

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: “Youth Mental Health First Aid (Part Two),” Bobbie Jo Bensaid, M.A., Mississippi State University Extension, Project Coordinator
1:30 – 1:45 PM:
Virtual Refreshment Break
1:45 – 3:45 PM:
“Youth Mental Health First Aid (Part Three),” Bobbie Jo Bensaid, M.A., Mississippi State University Extension, Project Coordinator
3:45 – 4:45 PM:
“Alliance Project: Suicide Prevention Training,” Rachel-Clair Franklin, M.S., LPC-S
4:45 – 5 PM:
 Evaluations and Presentations of Virtual Certificates

For More Information, please contact

Taylor Skelton | (662) 846-4796 | tskelton@deltastate.edu

Registration

Pre-Registration Fee: $95
Late Registration Fee: $115

*Pre-registration fee valid through 1/28/22

Registration is now closed

7 Available CE units

  • 5.00 General
  • 1.00 Mandated Reporting
  • 1.00 Cultural Competency

Symposium Speakers

Bobbie Jo Bensaid

Bobbie Jo Bensaid, M.A

Mississippi State University Extension Service
Project Coordinator for Mental Health Gatekeeper Trainings

“Youth Mental Health First Aid”

Rachel Clair-Franklin

Rachel Clair-Franklin, M.S., LPC-S

Mississippi State University’s Department of Psychology
Licensed Training and Response Clinician

“Alliance Project: Suicide Prevention Training”

Margaret Tullos
Professor Emeritus of Social Work

The field symposium began in 2005 and was renamed in 2009 after Professor Emeritus of Social Work Margaret Tullos, who taught at Delta State from 1989 to 2008 and was the director of field education in social work. Previous symposium themes have included “Awareness, Advocacy, Action: What Will You Do with Your Seat at the Table?”; “Enhancing Social Justice through Rural Initiatives”; and “Youth and Family Advocacy.” Previous keynote speakers have included Kathryn Boles, president and CEO of Valley Area Agency on Aging; Trina George, Mississippi director of United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development; and William Bell, president and chief executive officer of Casey Family Programs serving foster care.