Youth Mental Health Series Adds New Webinars to Its Schedule
The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently announced four new webinars as part of its series focused on youth mental health.
Register for Our Upcoming Webinars
Exploring Community-Based Approaches to Youth Mental Health Care
1 p.m. EST, Dec. 19
Details to follow.
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences: Creating Safe and Nurturing Environments
1 p.m. EST, Jan. 23, 2024
Details to follow.
Previous Webinars in the Series
The Stages of Adolescent Brain Development With Adriana Galván, Ph.D.
This webinar provides participants insights into adolescent brain development and how better understanding this developmental period can inform and improve programs and services focused on youth well-being.
With an expertise in adolescent brain development, Galván is a professor of psychology and the dean of Undergraduate Education at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also the co-executive director of the UCLA Center for the Developing Adolescent. Her research focuses on characterizing the neural mechanisms underlying adolescent behavior to inform policy (e.g., juvenile justice).
Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Young Immigrants
The Casey Foundation’s Allison Holmes hosted a Nov. 21 discussion with staff — as well as a young participant — from Identity, Inc., which creates opportunities for Latino and other underserved youth in Montgomery County, Maryland. In this session, the panelists discuss the approach and evaluation of Encuentros, a community-based approach to meeting the mental health needs of young immigrants.
About the Youth Mental Health Series
The series — which started in May and held a second session in September — seeks to respond to questions and insights raised by attendees at the Foundation’s Youth Mental Health Summit hosted with the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. Held April 13, 2023, in Atlanta, this convening brought together young leaders, practitioners, advocates, funders, educators and policymakers from across the country to learn from each other and identify promising strategies to improve the well-being of youth.
Casey first raised the alarm about the nation’s youth mental health pandemic in its 2022 KIDS COUNT® Data Book.