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Webinar – “Youth In Crisis: Supporting Youth Through School and Clinic-Based Mental Health Programs”


Wednesday, April 3, 2024    
10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Free webinar for caregivers, educators and professionals addressing trauma and mental health in youth and implementing school and clinic-based mental health programs

Join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Mental Health America for “Youth In Crisis: Supporting Youth Through School and Clinic-Based Mental Health Programs” on April 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) states that one in six children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 years old will experience an adverse childhood experience and/or serious mental illness. Fifty percent of those mental health disorders will surface around the age of 14.

Trauma can harm children emotionally, psychologically and biologically. Left untreated, these experiences can lead to a variety of challenges.

In this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Unhealthy coping skills and how they can impact academic success and developmental growth
  • Strategies for addressing trauma, grief and other barriers that can negatively impact mental health
  • Working collaboratively with school and community partners to reduce the negative impact of adverse childhood experiences on student learning and growth
  • Increasing awareness of how to implement trauma-informed practices through a school-based mental health program

The presenters are with Dallas Independent School District. They will share their insight and experiences on making mental health services available for their students.

Register for supporting Youth Through School and Clinic-Based Mental Health Program on Zoom. Live closed captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be available.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelle Masten at or Paige Thomas at