ATW Speaker Series

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Attend the The ATW Speaker Series



Speakers will include local physicians, nurses, nutritionists, acupuncturists and other local health providers addressing a range of important health education topics and sharing their interest and experience.


Questions will be taken at the end of each presentation.


A $5 donation is suggested for each event, but no one is turned away

if they are unable to make a donation. ATW supports you in supporting your health!





Location: All meetings will be in the Willits Center for the Arts, 71 East. Commerical Street, Willits. 


Date: Series meets first Tuesday of each month from January through June and September through December.


Time: Presentations will start promptly at 5:30 PM so please plan on arriving a few minutes early to find a comfortable seat. Light refreshments will be provided.


Call Suzanne at 456-9676 with any questions.



ATW Speaker Series Presentations

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January 14, 2020

Community Prevention Forum on Youth and Drugs: The Slippery Slope

You are invited to a community forum and conversation focused on substance use and youth. This event is intended to offer families and professionals working with youth: support and tools to identify high risk behaviors, prevention strategies and recovery options. Bring your questions for this panel of substance abuse experts:  Dr. Andrea McCullough MD, Buffey Wright of Tribal Liason, Aurelie Clivaz of Mendocino County Youth project and Andrew Thomas who will share his personal story of recovery. 

February 4, 2020

Domestic Violence:The Perfectly Awful Storm by Melinda Clarke, LMFT

Melinda will explain the dynamics of abusive relationships and offer sound guidance on recovery.

May 5, 2020 Part One of Two

Tools for Reducing Stress in Daily Life by Rik Halsted, L.Ac. & Karla Downing, RN, CMT

Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Rik and Karla will teach us how stress affects the nervous system and offers practical tools on how to counter-act its effects. 

June 2, 2020 Part 2 5:30-6:30 pm

Tools for Reducing Stress in Daily Life by Rik Halsted, L.Ac. & Karla Downing, RN, CMT

Karla and Rik will continue their teaching of how stress affects the nervous system and will offer us cutting edge tools for how to manage stress.

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July and August: Summer Break

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Sept. 1, 2020

Men, Women and the Evolution of Sex in Today's World by Jed Diamond PhD.

In this lively and engaging talk, you will learn why men and women are the way they are and do the things they do. Whether we have a successful love life or one with continual ups and downs depends on learning the essential code of male and female. Based on evolutionary science, Jed offers men and women 12 rules to help live a fully authentic life, love deeply and make a positive difference in the world.

October 6, 2020

Mental Health First Aid in a Nutshell by Natasha Carter, MS

Natasha will teach the basic principles of recognizing and helping folks dealing with a variety of mental health issues.

November 17, 202

How is the Pandemic Affecting Our Youth? Aurelie Clivaz, Marian Talitha Lohne, Billy Hetherington, Toni Cassidy

Aurelie Clivaz will lead a group discussion with local school counselors about how the pandemic is affecting our youth.

December 3, 2020

Suicide Prevention by Robin Meloche

A comprehensive view of suicide and how to prevent it.

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