NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania
Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference
Friday, June 8, 2018
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
777 Aten Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference will take place on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. This day-long event unifies families, caregivers, and behavioral health professionals who will discuss best practices and new discoveries in youth mental wellness.
Keynote Speaker Information
Two keynote speakers, Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. and Dior Vargas, bring different backgrounds, perspectives, and methods to a similar mission: crossing boundaries and overcoming obstacles to improve behavioral health care.
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who believes that adults and children must work together to reduce challenging behaviors. Dr. Greene’s experience working with families spans more than three decades and is recognized around the world. He is also a New York Times bestselling author of the books, The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost and Found, and Raising Human Beings. Dr. Greene is the originator of the model of care described in those books, called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS).
Dior Vargas is a Latina feminist mental health activist who works to remove the stigma of mental illness in the Latino community. Ms. Vargas is the creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project, which is a response to the invisibility of people of color in the media representation of mental illness. She is also the recipient of numerous awards including being named a White House Champion of Change for Disability Advocacy Across Generations.