Community Mental Health Conference: Raising Resilient Children


The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education (NRCI) at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) invites the community to its June 4th, 16th annual Community Mental Health Conference, which will be entirely devoted to the mental health of children.

Titled, “Raising Resilient Children: Prioritizing their Mental Health,” the conference will be held at the Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston, and will address several key issues impacting youth and families today. Registration is now open.

The conference brings together nationally recognized experts and local resources to help parents, grandparents and other caring adults gain essential knowledge and support to raise children who will have the skills they need to grow into emotionally healthy, well-adjusted adults.

The 19 discussion groups offered are designed to both inform and help advance the discussion about mental and behavioral issues affecting children. They include:

  • Early Childhood: Right from the Start, What Parents Need to Know
  • Children who Learn and See the World Differently
  • Depression and Anxiety in Children and Teens
  • How Schools Help Your Child’s Behavioral and Educational Needs: Know Your Rights and Resources
  • How Violence Affects the Lives of Our Children and Communities

Presenting experts include Louis Kraus, M.D., Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center and Mark Reinecke, Ph.D., Chief Psychologist, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

There is no cost to attend the conference, but a voluntary fee of $45 per person would be appreciated. Early registration is strongly encouraged. For more information, contact [email protected]

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