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Oct 4, 2023 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Virtual (ARCHIVE)
Partnering with Families to Improve Youth Mental Health

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)

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