Patrick Tolan, director of Youth-Nex, will offer one of three keynotes at a symposium on children’s mental health at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) on October 12. The event, “Unraveling the Mystery of Children’s Mental Health: From Brains to Behavior” will will bring together scientists, practitioners and families to address mental health concerns of children, teens and families. Tolan’s talk “Parenting to Prevent Mental Disorders” will kick off breakout sessions including a discussion on young children’s pro-social behavior intervention and a presentation by VCU’s Children’s Mental Health Resource Center. Tolan said he is looking forward to the exchange among scientists, families and those in the field. “It is exciting to see the collaborative focus on children’s mental health here in Virginia,” he said.
Other keynotes include Dr. Ken Winters’, “A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain & Risk Behavior” and “Applying Brain Science to Treating Children & Teens,” by Dr. Peter Jensen.
For more information including registration go to Presidential Symposium on Children’s Mental Health