The Knowledge Center will host its annual Symposium and Gailanne Reeh lecture on May 5th in conjunction with Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s Symposium will focus on parenting from several vantage points including:
Parenting with a mental illness
Parenting a child(ren) with behavioral health challenges
Parenting in recovery from substance use
Attendees will hear directly from parents about how to best support and engage them as partners in promoting family well-being. Raising a child “takes a village” especially under adversity or special circumstances; supporting parents in doing this means taking a “whole family” approach when working with adults and/or children. Providers of adult, youth, and family behavioral health services, policy makers, advocates, and researchers from across the Commonwealth are encouraged to attend.
This year’s Gailanne Reeh lecture will be delivered by Joanne Nicholson, PhD. Dr. Nicholson is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH, and a clinical and research psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with parents with psychiatric disabilities and their families. She has an active program of research focused on parents with psychiatric disabilities, in partnership with people in recovery. She and her collaborators have developed rehabilitation education and training programs and materials for parents, integrating the current knowledge on parents with psychiatric disabilities and evaluating interventions for families, including the pilot Family Options intervention.
Registration for this event will open on Monday, April 3rd. We will send an email with the registration link at that time. Space is limited. Lunch will be provided.
The Symposium and Gailanne Reeh Lecture are sponsored by the Department of Mental Health and its Children’s Behavioral Health Knowledge Center.
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