Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference: Overcoming Cultural Barriers to Access

April 27-28, 2018
Santa Clara Convention Center

This conference will bring together a diverse audience—including policymakers, educators, clinicians, youth and families—to better understand how we can best overcome cultural barriers to access in supporting the mental health needs of children, adolescents and young adults.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and the Stanford Department of Psychiatry’s Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing invite you to join us as we bring together experts and ideas from across the country to help address child and adolescent mental health issues among multicultural communities throughout the Bay Area.

Our goal is to lay the foundation and create advocates for integrated, innovative and preventive approaches for supporting the mental health needs of children and adolescents.
Who should attend

  • Youth and their families
  • Middle and high school teachers, counselors and administrators 
  • Clinicians and trainees
  • Policymakers

Registration is now open! Program details and speakers will be posted as they are confirmed. Session topics will include:

  • When to Worry: Typical Teen Behavior vs Signs of Mental Distress
  • Safe Culturally Appropriate Care: Why It's Important and Where to Find It
  • Interfaith Approaches to Youth Mental Wellness
  • Working With Gender Expansive Youth: Cultural Competence for Clinicians
  • Healing Through Art: Art Therapy and Digital Storytelling
  • Harnessing the Power of Peer Support
  • My Parents Don't Get It
  • Bridging Cultural & Generational Divides
  • Supporting Immigrant Families
  • Promoting Healthy Media Portrayals of Suicide and Mental Health
  • Recognizing & Supporting Gender-Diverse Families
  • New Policies and Tools in Suicide Prevention
  • New Ideas in Mental Health Literacy -Youth Innovation Panel
  • Digital Citizenship & Safety Online
  • Substance Use in the Adolescent Population
  • Resiliency & Culturally Based Life Skills Training
  • Breaking Silos Through Community Partnerships

Presenting sponsor: El Camino Hospital