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    October 8-9, 2020

    Virtual Conference


    The 4th Annual Mental Health in Schools Regional Conference will provide educators, school administrators and school personnel with the most current information on some of the more common mental health conditions that students deal with as well as provide participants with strategies, resources, and tools that will improve their effectiveness in working with students who may be dealing with mental health conditions. Not only are we seeking to improve academic outcomes for these students, but we are also looking at ways to improve their social and emotional competencies as well.


    The goal for the Mental Health in Schools Conference is to improve mental health literacy among educators and school staff.


    Mental health literacy is defined as:

    Understanding how to foster and maintain good mental health/wellness
    Understanding mental disorders and their treatments
    Understanding how to seek help effectively
    Decreasing Stigma



    Consider the following:

    One in five children in the US has a mental health disorder.
    50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14.
    Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents.
    Approximately 50% of students age 14 and older with a mental illness drop out of high school.



    Given these sobering statistics, it is crucial that school personnel have a better understanding of the social, emotional, and mental health issues facing students in our region so that they can learn to become protective factors in their lives.












    KVIA Mental Health Coverage  


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