Speaker Series

Hope Academy strives to be a community resource for professionals who work with adolescents in the areas of mental health, addictions and education. We are fortunate to have caring and compassionate board members who are subject matter experts in these fields. 

Join us for our 2021 Speaker Series featuring three outstanding board members. These virtual sessions are free to attend. More information about speaker topics and how to register is coming soon.

Janice Gabe

Addressing the Challenge of Youth Marijuana Use

March 17: Addressing the Challenge of Youth Marijuana Use
Presented by: Janice Gabe, LCSW, LCAC

Janice Gabe is the founder and president of New Perspectives of Indiana. She is a nationally recognized adolescent and young adult therapist who specializes in the treatment of clinically complex clients. Janice has thirty years of clinical experience and has been instrumental in assisting in the development of clinical programs across the country. Janice is a highly respected public speaker and has provided training and consultation in over 40 states.

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Ukamaka Oruche

Co-creating a Satisfying Patient/Family & Provider Meeting

April 29: Co-creating a Satisfying Patient/Family & Provider Meeting
Presented by: Dr. Ukamaka Oruche 

Dr. Ukamaka Oruche is the Director of Global Programs and Associate Professor of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at the Indiana University School of Nursing. She brings over 20 years of clinical experience to her research focused on adolescents with disruptive behaviors and their families. Dr. Oruche’s expertise is in program development and evaluation in mental and behavioral health/health. Dr. Oruche led the integration of primary and behavioral care services for Eskenazi Health – one of the largest safety net health system in the United States.