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Children and Youth Conference Track

CHILDREN AND YOUTH

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

This annual observance of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) engages the nation in conversation about the value of peer support networks to address the unique needs of young adults with mental health challenges. And you can be a part of the culminating event.

Engage in a conversation about the value of leveraging peer support networks to address the unique needs of young adults with mental health challenges. Four young adult leaders will share personal experiences of helping peers navigate systems related to education, employment, housing, and healthcare access. Awareness Day 2014 Honorary Chairperson Chiara de Blasio will share her own story of resilience related to depression and substance use, and her parents, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray, will join her on stage. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other senior federal officials also will speak about young adults in transition.

Thought Leader Session:
  • Dr. Harold Koplewicz, Child Mind Institute: Lessons Learned from Sandy Hook
Workshops:
  • Collaborative Documentation with Kids: Yes, You Can!
  • Financing Children’s Services Innovations
  • No Quick Fix: Treating Kids with Complex Disorders
  • Opportunities in Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • RAISE: The Promise and Potential in Prevention and Early Intervention
  • The Practitioner’s Dilemma: To Involve or Not Involve Caregivers
  • What Really Works for Young Adults: A Candid Conversation
TED-Style Talks:
  • Early Intervention: New Approaches to Prevent and Treat Psychosis
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