Mental Health Summit

Resource Training & Solutions and Metro ECSU are excited to announce a collaborative learning opportunity for schools, cities, counties, and governmental agencies. All of these entities have mental health needs that may be best addressed by working together.

Join us on November 8, 2018,
at Resource Training & Solutions to learn about four successful central Minnesota initiatives that have been designed to support mental health needs within our communities.

Our day will feature the Bounce Back Project, the Pine County Chemical Health Coalition, the Wright County Safe Schools program, and CentraCare
community programs. Participants will have time for collaborative discussion, as well as the opportunity to ask questions of our panelists. We'll end the day focused on compassion fatigue.

Early bird registration fee discount: $75/member; $95/non-member

Registration fee after September 29: $100/member; $120/non-member
Vendor booth participation fee: $200 (includes lunch & conference registration fee for two individuals)

Register today!


8:30 - 9 a.m. Registration

9 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome

9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Bounce Back Project presentation

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 - 12 noon Pine County Chemical Dependency, Wright County Safe Schools, CentraCare CHIP presentations

12 noon - 1 p.m. Lunch and discussion; visit vendor booths

1 - 2 p.m. Panel discussion/Q & A

2 - 3 p.m. Compassion Fatigue presentation with Sheri Tesch


Resource Training & Solutions and Metro ECSU have partnered with Paul Gorski, founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EDChange, to bring a Collaborative Learning Equity Series to central Minnesota.

What is equity literacy?
Equity literacy is a framework designed to cultivate equity knowledge and skills to educators and city/county leaders--to strengthen their literacy around equity. Equity-literate leaders know how to recognize even the subtlest biases and inequities in their spheres of influence, respond to those biases and inequities in productive and equitable ways, redress those biases and inequities by understanding and addressing them at their roots, and sustain equity efforts long-term.

What is Collaborative Learning: The Equity Series?
The Collaborative Learning Equity Series is designed to be an engaging, interactive, multi-date event for regional educators and city/county leaders. Attending as a team is highly encouraged, but not required. Over the course of four workshop dates, participants will learn to incorporate equity literacy into their work even when that work is not centrally about equity.

Join us for these dates, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with an hour for your own lunch at Resource Training & Solutions:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Monday, March 18, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cost for the series: Resource members: $675/person for the series; Non-members: $810/person for the series
Registration deadline: October 10, 2018
Register today!


  • 52% of workers in 10-county Resource region earn less than $39,999 per year. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (2017) declared $24,600 as the poverty line for a family of four
  • 15,759 (11%) people under the age of 17 are living in poverty (within the 10-county Resource region)
  • The average cost of rent within the 10-county Resource region was $799 in 2016
Includes the Resource 10-county region: Stearns, Meeker, Wright, Sherburne, Benton, Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Isanti, Chisago, and Pine