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NOV. 28 Lunch and Learn


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Security National Bank

Clarence L. Landen, Jr. Conference Center

1120 South 101 Street, Omaha NE 68124


Caring for Our Youth: The Impact of Mental Illness

Please join us for lunch, and learn about mental health issues impacting youth in our community. We will have outstanding thought leaders in this field who will speak to early indicators and what supports are available.



Linda Dubs-Cerny Director of Children Services Behavioral Health, Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Independently Licensed Mental Health Practitioner in Nebraska. She received her master’s degree in social work and also holds degrees in education and nursing. Linda has over 35 years of experience in a variety of arenas, including mental health, education, community health, managed care and acute care hospitals. She has completed numerous postgraduate courses and workshops on adoption, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, trauma and attachment. Linda has trained with some of the leading experts in these fields and presents at workshops to local, state and national audiences.

Julia Hebenstreit, J.D.Executive Director, The Kim Foundation

She received her J.D. from Creighton University and her BS in Journalism from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Prior to joining The Kim Foundation in 2011, she worked for local non-profits doing development, strategic planning, communications and advancement. She currently serves as the President for the Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations and has been the State Captain for the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Hill Day since 2015. Julia is a member of the Nebraska Suicide Prevention Coalition, Metro Area Suicide Coalition, the Early Childhood Mental Health Coalition, Connections Advisory Committee, RESPECT Advisory Board and BHECN’s Advisory Committee.

Dr. Dan Schnoes Chief Executive Officer, Educational Service Unit #3

He received his doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He has more than 36 years of experience in education and administration, serving as a superintendent, principal, assistant principal and activities director throughout his career. He routinely provides in-service training to teachers and administrators across the nation.



Dr. Howard Liu Director, Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska and Interim Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Regarding workforce development, Dr. Liu serves as a founding member of the Medical Directors Institute for the National Council for Behavioral Health and as a member of the National Advisory Council for the Clinical Scholars Program for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Liu is an innovative teacher and serves in educational leadership positions at the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.



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Meal options available when you register.


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