upcoming and recent Talks and Workshops
Fall of 2010
November 10, 2010:
The New Mexico Legislative Health and
Human Services Committee unanimously endorsed the final
iteration of the Amendments to the NM Patient Protection
Act. The draft legislation metamorphosed into the Health
Care Provider Protection Act, which will go to a general
legislative vote in the New Mexico legislature in January
2011. Contact Hannah-Leigh for more information or a copy of
October 15, 2010:
"Why Amendments to the NM Patient
Protection Act Are Needed: The Challenges Faced by New
Mexico Health Care Professionals in Private Practice"
At the Social Work Summit at La Familia in Albuquerque, NM,
Hannah-Leigh will discuss
managed care challenges that impact the lives of independent
private practitioners and their patients. She will outline
the proposed NM legislation to provide greater protections
for the provider and patient.
September 1, 2010:
"Proposed Legislation to Amend Patient Protection Act to
Provide Greater Protections for Health Care Providers"
At the New Mexico Legislative Health and Human Services
Interim Session in Santa Fe, Hannah-Leigh will be
presenting the rationale for a bill proposal that
provides further protections to health care providers
and patients in the managed care system.
Fall of 2009
October 23, 2009:
"Llama-Assisted Research Program to Develop Empathy in Children"
At the International Society for Anthrozoology/Human Animal
Interaction Conference in Kansas City, MO, Hannah-Leigh
presented the results of her research into
developing empathy in children through llama-assisted
programs at Llama Deara Ranch.
SUMMER of 2009
May 1, 2009: "Co-Species Healing and Partnership"
Hannah-Leigh participated in a Career Fair at Pojoaque Schools,
sharing the interspecies collaboration work with the llamas and
land, the llama-assisted psychotherapy, and the llama-assisted
education programs building empathy.
SUMMER of 2008
"A Brief Look at the Story of Bullying"
presentation pdf (156 KB)
is the second in the Learning to Love More series.
Hannah-Leigh is continuing her outreach talks with education students
speaking on how to address the challenge in our families, schools,
workplaces, communities, and national and international relations.
Northern New Mexico College.
AUTUMN of 2006
November 16-18: "Juggling Trauma, Crisis, and Love: Addressing the
Effects of Traumatic Stress in the Family,"
the third in the Learning to Love More series.
Hannah-Leigh is presenting a paper on on the above topic at the biyearly
conference of the 2006 National Rural Women’s Health Conference, this
year in San Antonio, TX.
The final paper "PTSD in the Family:
Breaking the Cycle Through Alternative Approaches," is available as a
pdf file (453 KB).
It is scheduled to be published in the March 2008
volume of the Journal of Rural Psychology.
AUTUMN of 2005
September 29 to October 4:
"Building Empathy, Awareness, and Observation
Skills in Elementary School Children"
Field trips to Llama Deara Ranch continue
with the fourth and fifth grades from Ojo Caliente Elementary School and El
Rito Elementary School, through the social emotional academic learning
Positive Behavior Support training starts for the core teams
of both schools, funded by a grant for the State of New Mexico Department of
Education. PBS is a research- and results-based program that fundamentally
changes the way adults and children communicate with each other, with an
emphasis on mutual respect, kindness, and collaboration. Hannah-Leigh will be
the PBS coach for both teams.
SUMMER OF 2005
August 5, 2005
"A Community-Wide Program to Promote Child Safety, Health, and Creative Wonder:
Learning to Love More"
Hannah-Leigh presented a paper on the above topic at the August 2005 conference
of the National Association for Rural Mental Health in Honolulu,
The complete paper
paper (41 KB)
as well as the conference
presentation (372 KB).
SPRING OF 2005
March 29, 2005 "Building Empathy, Thinking, and Observation Skills in
Elementary School Children"
Field trips to Llama Deara Ranch begin with the Ojo Caliente Elementary School
sixth graders, and continue with all grades from the two Mesa Vista elementary
schools into May, through the academic enrichment and social emotional learning
WINTER OF 2005
January: Creating Caring Community program and training begin with the core
team and staff at Ojo Caliente Elementary School through the Bully-Proofing
Your School Grant.
AUTUMN OF 2004
September 8, 2004 - 7:30-9:00 am
"Bullying in our Families, Schools, Workplaces, Communities, and National and
International Relations: How to Address the Challenge"
Hannah-Leigh is speaking on the above topic at the Therapists' Networking
Breakfast at 546 Harkle, Santa Fe.
October 6, 2004
Hannah-Leigh's grant application for Bully-Proofing Your School accepted by the
New Mexico Public Education Department for Ojo Caliente Elementary School.
December 7, 2004
Hannah-Leigh's grant application for the Truancy Intervention/Prevention
Programs of Governor Richardson accepted for El Rito Elementary School and Ojo
Caliente Elementary School in the Mesa Vista Consolidated School District.