Student Behavioral Health Summit Scheduled for April 17
3/28/2012 4:36:16 PM
The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire will host “Building a System of Care for New Hampshire Children,” a statewide leadership summit to support student behavioral health, on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Center of NH Radisson in Manchester.
Building a System of Care for New Hampshire Children
Date: April 17, 2012
Time: 8:30am to 3:00pm
Location: Center of NH Radisson, Manchester
For more information and to register: www.iod.unh.edu/behavioral_health_summit
Summit attendees will receive training on cutting-edge, evidence-based practices to improve outcomes for youth with emotional/behavioral challenges. Attendees will also help mold an emerging statewide vision for children’s mental health and participate in regional strategic planning conversations.
The day will feature presentations by Lew Feldstein, former president of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation; Dr. Lucille Eber, state coordinator of the Illinois Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Network; and Dan Habib, filmmaker in residence at the IOD. The day will kick off with the first statewide screening of Habib’s new documentary film Who Cares About Kelsey? and a post-film discussion with Habib, film subject Kelsey Carroll, and IOD project director JoAnne Malloy, Ph.D.
“I made Who Cares About Kelsey? because nearly everywhere I showed my film Including Samuel, people have asked, ‘But what about kids with emotional and behavioral disabilities? Can they be included as well?’” said Habib. “I know this summit will lead to better outcomes for New Hampshire youth and improve school cultures and climates across the state.”
Educators, related service providers, school board members, behavioral health and primary care providers, public policy decision makers, self-advocates, higher education faculty and staff, staff of youth serving organizations, family members, youth, and community leaders are encouraged to attend.
The summit is presented in collaboration with the Endowment for Health, NH Department of Education, NH Charitable Foundation, Lincoln Financial Foundation, NH Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative, NH Children’s Mental Health Community of Practice, National Alliance on Mental Illness – NH, and Granite State Federation of Families.
For more information on the summit and to register, visit www.iod.unh.edu/behavioral_health_summit
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