The youth mental health crisis has led to an influx of federal and state dollars to provide more mental health services in and out of school. Parents are a powerful, yet often overlooked, tool for combatting the youth mental health crisis. However, a Harvard Education School analysis shows that parents’ and teens’ emotional well-being is inextricably linked, and parents need basic facts about anxiety and depression, how to differentiate between moodiness and a mental health crisis, and where to get help for their child and for themselves.
Join NASBE for a webinar on Wednesday, October 4, at 4:00 pm ET, to learn how state education and health policymakers can empower families to address their child’s mental health needs and increase awareness of available resources.
Speakers on this webinar include:
- Milena Batanova, PhD, Director of Research and Education, Making Caring Common, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Holly Wilcox, PhD, Member of the Maryland State Board of Education, Professor in the Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Education
- Jennifer Wadsworth, Health Commissioner, Utah Parent Teacher Association
- Celina Pierrottet, Associate Director of Student Wellness, NASBE (as moderator)