Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference

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Every year, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania hosts a regional Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference in southwestern Pennsylvania, and a state Mental Health and Wellness Conference in Harrisburg. These events feature innovative keynote speakers, NAMI leaders, and workshops designed for professionals, students, individuals with lived experience, and family members.

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.