Mental Health for Healthy Living Conference – 2022

Date: Friday, May 6th

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Doors Open at 8:15 am)

Venue: Waterfront Convention Center – 2021 State Street Bettendorf, IA 52722

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Compassion Fatigue/Burnout – Practical Tips for Professionals & Parents

Presented by Chris McCormick Pries, ARNP

Vera French’s own Chris McCormick Pries, ARNP will discuss resiliency, and how to cope with burnout, and compassion fatigue among the caring professions (Doctors, ARNPs, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Nurses, Pastors, Lawyers, Teachers, and others) & parents.


Brain Rules – Decoding the Adolescent Brain & the Parenting Brain

Presented by John Medina, Ph.D.

Dr. John Medina is acknowledged as one of the most engaging and crowd-pleasing speakers in the world of neuroscience. He is a development molecular biologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine (Department of Bioengineering). His research interests focus on the genes behind the brain development and psychiatric conditions. He also studies how infants encode and process information at the cognitive, cellular and molecular level.


To register, please visit the registration page or contact Nathan Sondgeroth, Foundation Executive Director via email – 

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