Appalachian Children’s Behavioral Health Symposium

By College of Health Sciences and Professions

Friday, October 15, 2021 9:00am to 4:00pm

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This event is co-hosted by the College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Appalachian Children Coalition. 


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Symposium Theme: 

Navigating the Children’s Behavioral Health System: Successes, Challenges and Lessons Learned


Symposium topics:

Children’s Behavioral Health in Ohio
Lori Criss (tentative), Director, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)

Building Capacity for Foster Care and Kinship Care
Sam Shafer, Integrated Services for Behavioral Health; Shannon Deinhart, Kinect Ohio

Navigating the Child Behavioral Health “System”
Two young adults & a parent share insight and resiliency from their lived experiences

Using Data to Make the Case for System Improvements
Joan Englund, Mental Health and Addiction Advocacy Coalition Tracy Najera, Children’s Defense Fund Ohio

Why Engagement Matters
Governor Ted Strickland and Governor Bob Taft


Additional event details:

  • Free to attend, box lunch provided
  • Registration capacity is 120 participants, 60 per breakout session

Event Details

  • Kimberlee Miller-Wenning
  • Brenda McKenzie

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