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Prioritizing Children’s Mental Health

Don’t miss our 2022 Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Summit!

Learn more and register, today:

To support a better future for youth and families, The Children’s Foundation hosted its second Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Summit, but this time it was held in a virtual format. The Summit took place in April, postponed from 2020, but was well worth the wait. Advocates, service providers and health professionals gathered to learn and discuss how to improve the health of children today and into the future.

The two-day Summit included a line-up of experts from across the state and nation, all who provided enlightening and valuable information. More than 140 attendees listened, learned, and networked with the common goal to prioritize behavioral healthcare for children and young adults. Topics presented at the Summit ranged from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to athletes and mental health, to screen time struggles.

Some highlights of the event included hearing from a panel of students in recovery who shared their personal stories of substance use disorder, a role-playing exercise that demonstrated suicide prevention counseling, and a practice of mindfulness to help soothe during times of distress.

The invaluable information dispersed to attendees has the potential to impact countless children and families. Special thank you to all those who supported
and attended this important event. The Foundation is looking forward to its next Summit in April 2022 and has already begun planning.

To read a full recap of this important event, click the button below.

The linked recap report of the 2021 Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Summit was produced by Crain’s Content Studio, the marketing storytelling arm of Crain’s Detroit Business. It was written by Laura Cassar; for questions about this report, please email Kristin Bull, Director of Program Content, at [email protected].

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