National Children’s Mental Health Summit Sept. 27-29 in Syracuse
Trauma, psychiatric medications, family therapy,nutrition and systems reform are a sampling of topics experts from
across the country will discuss at the Children’s Mental Health Summit, Sept. 27-29 in Syracuse. It’s All About Childhood & Family, Inc., along with event co-sponsors, including the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University, its Department of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Gifford Foundation, have assembled a series of internationally renowned speakers for the summit themed, “Reclaiming Childhood: A New Perspective on Improving
Social-Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Wellness.”
The symposium, designed for clinicians, educators, researchers, students and parents, begins on the evening of Sept. 27 with a film and panel discussion. The film, “Generation Rx,” examines the rising use of psychiatric medications with children as well as the consequences of this approach . It is followed by two days of keynote presentations, workshops and opportunities for networking and collaboration with professionals focused on the social-emotional, behavioral and mental wellness of children. The list of featured speakers includes award-winning journalist Roger Whitaker, who covers
medicine and science; Peter Breggin, founder and director of the Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy; Chris Mercogliano, former educator and administrator, and current author and columnist who has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and other nationally syndicated radio shows; along with a comprehensive set of experts on children’s mental health.
For more information on the speakers and event, including on-line registration, visit www.iacaf.org. Additional details are available by contacting Michael Gilbert, 382-0541 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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