Saturday, October 20, 2012

FGCU's 2nd Annual Children's Mental Health Conference

FGCU's 2nd Annual Children's Mental Health Conference
Saturday, November 17, 20128:00AM - 4:00PM
"Action-Focused, Solution-Based, & Goal-Oriented"

We know that mental illnesses are treatable and recovery is possible. However, the process can be very challenging. Our focus this year is on building stronger linkages, networks, and resources within our community. You'll hear from successful professionals about new research and what has worked for them - participate in breakout sessions - hear "real life" stories during a panel discussion - visit a wide variety of non profit and for profit vendor booths available all day to help expand options and opportunities. Let's continue our community conversation to find solutions, create alliances, and help meet the needs of our children.
Learn More About... 
  • Dr. Papolos's research and treatment
  • Working cooperatively with schools
  • Managing behavior at home
  • Holistic treatment options
  • Helpful communication tools
  • Classroom management techniques
  • "Ask the Doctor" session
Collaboration - Treatment - Knowledge - Awareness - Community Conversation

Children and youth have many of the same mental health issues as adults, but there is less funding, fewer services, and a lack of understanding to meet their needs. Without help and support, resulting problems can include things such as misbehavior, school failure, school dropout, substance abuse, suicide, and more. Research shows that between 10% - 20% of youth ages 8 to 15 will experience mental health issues. Join us for this year's 2nd Annual Children's Mental Health Conference to discuss how we can all become part of the solution for our community...

Dr. Demitri Papolos is the Director of Research, Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, and recipient of NIMH's Physician/Scientist Award. He has authored The Bipolar ChildOvercoming Depression, and Genetic Studies in Affective Disorders. In addition to his private practice, he speaks nationally to physicians, health leaders, and the media about depression and The Bipolar Child. For more information please and
Contact Hours Pending Approval:
Florida Boards of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling;
and Nursing (ARNPs, Clinical Nurse Specialists, RN, LPN, CNA), will be provided 6.0 contact hours through Florida Gulf Coast University, Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs, Provider #50-10604.
Please note, partial credit will not be given for any professionals; you must stay for the entire program.
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With the help of the community, we can make a difference in the lives of children.
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Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Time:8:00AM Registration; 8:30AM- 4:00PM Conference

Location: FGCU Campus, Cohen Hall, 2nd Floor Ballroom
10501 FGCU Blvd, South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Cost: $49 ($25 for Students)
        $69 with Contact Hours ($20 for Disciplines Noted Above)
   (Financial Assistance Available) call 239-425-3279

Includes: Light Breakfast & Lunch

How to Register!

  • Login/Create New account 
  • Add to Cart

Click Here to Download and Fill Out the Financial Assistance Application.
Click Here to Email the Application.

Contact Information

For information call:
FGCU's Institute of Government
Joanne Hartke
College of Education
Diane Kratt

FGCU Office of Continuing Education | 8695 College Parkway, Ste 1181 | Fort Myers | FL | 33919

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