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Annual Child and Youth Worker Conference Examines Mental Health Issues


The St. Lawrence College Child and Youth Worker program is pleased to present its annual conference on Friday, March 2, 2012. The conference is organized by third year Child and Youth Worker (CYW) students who have worked hard to make this day happen.

The topic this year is entitled, Mental Health: Open Your Mind, Inspire Change. There are several workshops planned, and a keynote presentation from Dr. Ron Clavier, a neuroscientist, clinician, educator, author of Teen Brain, Teen Mind,and creator of the TV series, "Adolescence: The Stormy Decade", as well as Dr. Nasreen Roberts, a clinician, educator, member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and Chair of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Queen's University.

"The aim of the conference is to increase the awareness of mental health within our community while decreasing the stigma that surrounds it,” said Jay Nowak, conference organizer, and a student in the program. “With great workshops and high caliber speakers, this year's conference will be an amazing educational and informative day for me and all attendees."

Student/Faculty fee: $25
Professional fee: $50
Lunch is included.

The conference will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Davies Hall at St. Lawrence College on the Kingston campus.

The conference is sponsored by the St. Lawrence College Student Association and the St. Lawrence College Foundation -- Cohoe Family Fund.