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Raising Resilient Children: Prioritizing Their Mental Health

Sixteenth Annual Community Mental Health Conference

Panel of Speakers:
Opening remarks:
Rabbi Eleanor Smith, M.D.
Louis Kraus, M.D., Women’s Board Professor, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center.
Mark A. Reinecke, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Chief of the Division of Psychology at Northwestern University.
Christine Walker, MPPA, Founder of Chasing Hope Foundation, supporting families like her own raising a child with autism and related brain disorders.
Schuyler Walker, Student, has spoken to many elected and appointed officials in Springfield and Washington to help them better understand mental health, special ed and brain research.
Moderator: Tiffany Masson Psy.D., Chicago Campus Dean at The Chicago School.

Participants can choose two discussion groups:

  • Peer Relationships & Bullying
  • Grief & Loss
  • Social Media
  • Early Childhood
  • Teens Advice to Parents
  • Cultural Competence
  • Children who See the World Differently
  • Relationships with Food
  • Impact of Violence
  • Coping Thru Mindfulness & Drumming
  • Risk Taking
  • Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
  • Teen Drug Use & Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Therapy & Medication
  • Military Families
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Accessing School Support

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There is no charge, but a voluntary fee of $45 is appreciated.
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Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
1224 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL 60202
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