Half of all mental health issues surface by age 14, but many of those issues go unrecognized and untreated. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the numbers of children and adolescents experiencing major depressive episodes and anxiety, mood, attention and behavior disorders. The effect of this is more than numbers and statistics – it is the impact on children, adolescents and their families. This workshop will explore the current research, risk and protective factors, and resources to support youth mental health.
1. Outline the current research addressing depression, anxiety, mood, attention and behavior disorders among children and youth;
2. Describe the impact of technology on mental health;
3. Explain the risk and protective factors impacting youth mental health;
4. Identify strategies and resources to help improve adolescents’ mental health.
Behavioral health provider staff, educators, and school staff
Participants must attend entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation to receive credits and a certificate.