Nexus Conference: Best Practices in Prevention-Intervention for Children and Youth

A Vision for Working Together to Reduce Mental Health Problems for the Young

April 29, 2011

The Advisory Board for the Joe and Fredona Gartlan Center for Community Mental Health is sponsoring a day-long conference on best practices in prevention and intervention for children and youth. The conference, organized by Nexus, is titled “A Vision: Working Together to Reduce Mental Health Problems for the Young.” Sessions include a presentation by Benedetto Vitiello, M.D., Chief of the Child & Adolescent Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research branch of the National Institute of Mental Health, on the effectiveness of interventions aimed at preventing and treating mental disorders in childhood and adolescence, and an address from Delegate Scott Surrovell (Virginia House of Delegates, 44th District) on the State of the Commonwealth on Mental Health for Children and Youth, as well as round table discussions with area experts in the fields of prevention and mental health.

This free event will be held Friday, April 29, 2011 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Virginia Hills Administrative Center, located at 6520 Diana Lane in Alexandria, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Advance registration is required and lunch will be provided. The conference is organized by Nexus, a volunteer group founded by members of the Advisory Board for the Gartlan Center, which encourages opportunities for collaboration to improve the mental health outcomes of children and youth through Nexus Round Tables and Nexus News discussing prevention, intervention, and research.

For complete conference information and to register, e-mail Nexus Coordinator Lainge Bailey at Reasonable ADA accommodations are available upon request – contact Lara Larson at 703-324-7027, TTY 711.

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