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Fourth Annual Children's Mental Health Conference
with Various Speakers

Date: Nov. 1, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Day(s): Saturday
Location: FGCU Cohen Center Student Union Ballroom
Fee: $49 Adult, $25 Student, $69 with CEU's

Workshop Description:

Fourth Annual Children's Mental Health Conference

Presented by: FGCU's Institute of Government

November 1, 2014
FGCU Cohen Center Student Union Ballroom
8:00 am - 3:30 pm 

$49.00 Registration
$69.00 Registration with CEUs
$25.00 Registration for students 

According to NIMH, half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. In any given year, only 20 percent of children with mental disorders are identified and receive health services as reported by the U.S. Public Health Services.

This conference aims to raise awareness and sensitivity by providing accurate information while bringing all stakeholders together to form a community alliance. The consequences of untreated mental health disorders in children and adolescents are severe. Preventing suicide, school failure, criminal behavior, and substance abuse are what we, as advocates, aim for as we promote treatment and recovery for our children and youth.

Join us for a day of learning, networking, and sharing. We can all become better advocates for our children.

For information contact the Institute of Government at 239-425-3279239-425-3279

Conference Event Flyer

Conference Agenda



Workshop Objectives:

Keynote presented by:  Patricia Terrasi & Gina Gallagher

Book:  "Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid!  A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Kids." Random House, 2010


Breakout Tracks:

- Early Childhood

- Grade School Years

- Teen Years

- General

Exhibitor Books:  Community providers & resources are available for networking during lunch break.


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