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. Join us for the 2021 Fall Speaker Series featuring three local experts in the field of mental health and addiction. This virtual series is free to attend. All sessions will be hosted at 12 p.m. via zoom.

Janice Gabe

Addressing the Challenge of Youth Marijuana Use

September 15: Addressing the Challenge of Youth Marijuana Use: At School, in Therapy and in The Community
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.

  • PowerPoint: Part 1, presented on March 17, 2021
  • Video: Part 1, presented on March 17, 2021
  • PowerPoint: Part 2, presented on September 15, 2021
  • Video: Part 2, presented on September 15, 2021

Dr. Angela Tomlin

Untangling Toxic Relationships and Trauma Experiences

October 21: Untangling Toxic Relationships and Trauma Experiences
Presented by: Dr. Angela Tomlin

Dr. Tomlin is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Director of the Section of Child Development, and Director of the Riley Child Development Center LEND Program located at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She provides clinical services to families with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, supervises graduate trainees, and is a frequent presenter on topics including autism, behavior management, and infant mental health.

Dr. Ben Wilson

Changing the Language: Ending Stigma Associated with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

November 11: Changing the Language: Ending Stigma Associated with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Dr. Ben Wilson

Dr. Ben Wilson is the Clinical Manager of Addiction Services at Aspire Indiana Health and adjunct faculty at Grand Canyon University and Indiana Wesleyan University where he teaches in their graduate counseling programs. Dr. Wilson has been providing clinical services in various mental health and substance use disorder treatment settings, including inpatient, outpatient, residential, recovery high school, and community mental health since 2006. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), and licensed clinical addiction counselor (LCAC) in Indiana.