The State of Youth Mental Health in Chicago's Northern Suburbs (April 25, 2019)

Evanston, Illinois (9:00AM-11:00AM) 

The State of Youth Mental Health in Chicago's Northern Suburbs with Josefina Alvarez, PhD

This presentation will summarize results of Mental Health America of the North Shore High School Essay and Multimedia Contest over a 4 year period. It will focus specifically on what high school students in north suburban communities say about stress, coping strategies and supports. Implications for mental health professionals will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify mental health concerns for youth in Chicago's northern suburbs
  2. Develop strategies for addressing these concerns in practice
  3. Identify ways to advocate for youth to support their mental health

Josefina Alvarez is a Professor at Adler University's Department of Psychology where she teaches courses in clinical and community psychology. She has worked with youth and families in various clinical settings. She is currently Board President of Mental Health America of the North Shore, an Evanston-based organization that promotes mental health through education and advocacy.

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On the 4th Thursday of every month, The Theraplay® Institute (TTI) hosts a meeting of attachment-focused mental health professionals, educators, and healthcare providers. The group includes professionals who work in private practices, adoption agencies, nonprofits, hospitals, and schools.  Attachment Matters offers the opportunity to meet professionals with similar interests and gain valuable skills and information.  This meeting will be from 9-11AM at The Theraplay® Institute, 1840 Oak Ave, Suite 320, Evanston, IL, 60201.

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