Human Services Conference

A human services conference is underway at Bluefield College, encouraging current and future human services providers as they encourage others. Join us on Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost for attendance is $15 for the entire day, including lunch. Students will be admitted for free, but must register in advance. The cost for participants desiring to attain CEU credit will be $30.

If your agency would like to be a vendor at the Human Services Conference, please contact Brenda Workman by e-mail at or by phone at 276.326.4293. All participants should follow the link below to register.

If you are a governmental agency, please contact Brenda Workman at the phone or e-mail address listed above to discuss registration and payment options.


Substance Abuse Trends in Rural Appalachia

Travis Helmondollar, MS, CTTS; Assistant Director of Community Connections, Inc. and Director of its Office of Community Development and Prevention Services, Princeton, West Virginia.

Trauma Informed Care

Trent Staton, MA; Resident in Counseling Regional Director – Galax Region Family Preservation Services, Inc.

Leading Like a Champion

Dr. Robert Boozer, PhD; Professor of Psychology; Chair, Department of Psychology; Director, General Education; Director, Vocation and Calling, Bluefield College, Bluefield, Virginia.

Playing Well with Others

Melanie Summey, Intensive Care Coordinator, Mount Rogers Community Service Board, Wytheville, Virginia.

Mental Health Trends and Issues of Children and Youth in Rural Southwest Virginia

Kimberly M. Hall, MSW; Program Director, Tazewell Treatment Foster Care, Pressley Ridge.

Prison Nation

Craig Hammond, Director, Bluefield Union Mission, Bluefield, West Virginia.

Resilience and Human Flourishing

Bonny Dillon, PhD, BCPC, LPC, Board Certified Professional Counselor; Associate Professor of Psychology, Bluefield College, Bluefield, Virginia.

Keep Calm and Just Breathe: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Lynn Bowman, MSSW and Kimberly F. Brintle, MA

Corporate Sponsors

Schedule of Events
7:45-8:15 a.m.
Registration and Light Refreshments
Welcome and Announcements
Workshop 1
Agency Preview/Job Fair
Workshop 2
11:45-12:45 p.m.
Lunch and Networking
Workshop 3
Agency Preview/Job Fair
Q & A for Agencies and Door Prizes