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NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania presents: Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference


June 8, 2018

Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108

Call for Workshop Proposals: Submission Deadline Thursday, January 18

About the Conference

This day-long event unifies families, caregivers, and behavioral health professionals who will discuss best practices and new discoveries in youth mental health wellness. Individuals attending the conference should expect to acquire useful tools and new strategies to improve outcomes for children with mental health needs.

Featured Presenters

Two keynote speakers, Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. and Dior Vargas, bring different backgrounds, perspectives, and methods to a similar mission: crossing boundaries and overcoming obstacles to improve behavioral healthcare.

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who believes that adults and children must work together to reduce challenging behaviors. Dr. Greene's experience working with families spans more than three decades and is recognized around the world. He is also a New York Times bestselling author of the books, The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost and Found, and Raising Human Beings. Dr. Greene is the originator of the model of care described in those books, called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS).

Dior Vargas is a Latina feminist mental health activist who works to remove the stigma of mental illness in the Latino community. Ms. Vargas is the creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project, which is a response to the invisibility of people of color in the media representation of mental illness. She is also the recipient of numerous awards including being named a White House Champion of Change for Disability Advocacy Across Generations.

WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Workshops must be applicable to the following audience members: mental health professionals, family members and caregivers, school professionals, and students. Sessions are 75 minutes in length, and should be interactive and include time for audience questions.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Complete an application online.

For more information please contact Susan Caban at scaban@namikeystonepa.org Toll Free: 1-888-264-7972, Phone: 412-366-3788

Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Deadline for submission is Thursday, January 18.