2019 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference

///2019 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference
2019 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference 2018-11-09T17:13:29+00:00

Friday, March 8, 2019
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, March 8, 2019, at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott.  This day-long event will equip attendees with the skills and strategies needed to improve outcomes for children and adolescents with mental health needs and provide a better understanding of best practices and the latest research in child and adolescent mental health.  This conference is designed for parents and caregivers, behavioral health professionals, health care providers, and educators.

Registration to open in December 2018.

Conference Speakers

Keynote Address

Michelle Kuchuk
National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Michelle Kuchuk, an expert in crisis prevention, is currently working to define and expand best practices in new and established clinical technologies for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Ms. Kuchuk’s keynote speech will provide an overview of best practices when it comes to working with youth in crisis situations. What are common roadblocks for adults when trying to connect with young people? How can we become active listeners?  And what can we do to validate their feelings?

Morning Plenary

Irene Hurford, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Irene Hurford, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and the Clinical Director for the Psychosis Education, Assessment, Care and Empowerment (PEACE) Program at Horizon House.

Dr. Hurford will provide details on the newly established statewide Pennsylvania Early Intervention Center (PEIC), which was established in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania to enhance and expand evidence-based early intervention services for youth with mental health issues. Her presentation will also touch on the Headspace model used with youth in Australia that is focused on development instead of diagnosis.


The 2019 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference is an opportunity to showcase your organization or business to hundreds of attendees.


2018 Conference Highlights