Virtual Youth Mental Health Conference
America’s youth are having a mental health emergency. They are more fearful, they are feeling more hopeless, and it’s keeping them up at night. In 2020, the proportion of mental health-related emergency room visits for children ages 5-11 and 12-17 increased by 24% and 31%, respectively.
Parents and teachers have taken notice. So have our nation’s leading experts. In 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General issued an Advisory on Protecting Youth Mental Health, and in the same year the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children’s Hospital Association declared a national children’s mental health emergency.
In order to turn the curve, we need big thinking and we need big action. NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s virtual Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Conference on June 28 will educate participants on the most urgent challenges facing our youth and provide an action plan that will help transform caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, legislators, and community leaders into mental health changemakers.
The conference is geared toward parents, caregivers, mental health professionals, educators, and students. The schedule includes a keynote speaker, panel discussion, workshops, virtual exhibitor resources, and Continuing Education Credits and Act 48 Credits will be available.
Keynote Speakers | Workshop Sessions | Exhibitor Resources
Continuing Education and Act 48 Credits
* Cancellations made prior to Monday, June 20, will be refunded. If requesting CEUs, a $30 administrative fee will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be issued after Monday, June 20, 2022.
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- Registration Information
Youth Mental Health Leadership Award
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is now accepting video submissions for our 2022 Youth Mental Health Leadership Award. The award recognizes the passion and courage of young people, ages 13-21, who are committed to fighting the stigma of mental health conditions, providing a safe community for peers to share their own mental health experiences, and empowering peers through education. The winner receives a $500 scholarship and a commemorative plaque.
Nominees must upload their video (2-4 minutes long) and email their completed submission/consent form. Youth under age 17 must have parental consent. The submission deadline is Friday, May 6, 2022.
All video submissions will be presented during NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s virtual Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Virtual Conference on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. The winner will be required to record brief remarks that will be shown during the event and submit a photo for promotional purposes once they have been chosen.
Virtual Marketing Opportunities
There are a number of virtual marketing opportunities available for companies and organizations to showcase their mission and resources at the 2022 Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Conference.
Sponsors can choose among six categories: Premier, Diamond, Silver, Bronze, Steel, or Supporter. Each option includes a listing in the online sponsor directory, logo on the virtual event website and in the virtual lobby, a virtual exhibitor’s booth, logo included in conference emails, acknowledgment on NAMI Keystone PA’s social media channels, and space in the virtual program.
Secure your virtual resource table today at this statewide event. The conference will include an expo page that showcases each exhibitor’s logo, mission, and resources.
The day-of conference program features a schedule of the day’s events, bios on the main presenters, and workshop descriptions. Placing an ad is an opportunity to highlight your company or organization, promote your book or research study, or spread the word about an important initiative.
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