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2022 Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Summit creates impact for countless children

Johnny Crowder, co-founder and CEO of Cope Notes, delivers an impactful keynote session, sharing his personal struggles with mental health.

“We can no longer think about trauma as what happened to someone else’s child, we have to think like it has happened to our own child,” noted Dr. Robert Shaner, superintendent, Rochester Community Schools during his presentation at The Children’s Foundation’s Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Summit on Tuesday, April 12 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Mich.

The Summit, returning to an in-person format, enabled more than 250 advocates, service providers, health professionals, and others to gather, learn, and discuss how to improve the health of children today and into the future.

The one-day Summit included a line-up of experts from across the state and nation, all who provided enlightening and valuable information. Keynote speakers included Dr. Caelan Soma, chief clinical officer, Starr Commonwealth, Johnny Crowder, founder & CEO, Cope Notes and Jan Cairnes, CEO, Hanley Foundation, Topics presented at the Summit ranged trauma and recovery from pandemic-related fear and anxiety, suicide, substance use disorder, autism spectrum disorder, body image and eating disorders, and more!

The informative content and messaging dispersed to attendees has the potential to impact countless children and families. Special thank you to our presenting sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and all those who supported and attended this important event.

The Foundation is already looking forward to its next 2023 Summit, working towards its goal to ensure every child can be on the path toward a happier, healthier future.

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