Check out our past events:
CAFFEINATE & ADVOCATE: CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
On May 21st, 2020, The Children's Mental Health Campaign joined the team at Boston Children's Hospital for a discussion about the importance of children's mental health, during COVID-19 and beyond. Panelists addressed the children's mental health policy landscape, looked back at the progress that has been made, and looked aheadat where we can go from here.
LUNCH & LEARN: NAVIGATING SPECIAL EDUCATION DURING COVID-19
On May 19th, 2020, the Children's Mental Health Campaign, in partnership with MHAP for Kids, hosted its first Zoom Lunch & Learn, a training on how to navigate special education services during the COVID-19 pandemic, led by Marisol Garcia, Director/Managing Attorney for the MHAP for Kids Program at Health Law Advocates. The training highlighted how to navigate the remote special education system and how to prepare for re-entry to school. The training also articulated the current Department of Education and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidance to school districts. Marisol introduced the toolkit developed by MHAP for Kids and published by the ABA Children’s Rights Committee that lays out how to track students' remote learning and regressions and advocate for needed services, both now and when schools re-open.
PEDIATRIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS TRAINING
On August 3rd, 2018, the Children’s Mental Health Campaign, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association convened over 100 nurses, social workers, physicians, and other practitioners during its “Caring for pediatric behavioral health patients in emergency departments & other medical settings” training.
INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT
On June 6, 2017, the Children's Mental Health Campaign hosted its Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Summit. It was a great day! We were pleased to be joined by DMH Commissioner Joan Mikula, DPH Commissioner Monica Bharel, EEC Commissioner Tom Weber, and Regional SAMHSA Admisintrator Kathryn Power. We were also thrilled to hear from our fantastic panelists, of Dr. Matieu Bermingham, Malika Arty, Jeri Robinson, and Emily Sherwood, who discussed inequities in infant and early childhood mental health care. The 125 attendees, who represented a range of perspectives, professional backgrounds, and personal experiences, spent the afternoon formulated recommendations and action steps to move this work forward.
PREVENTION IN THE AGE OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
On April 25th, 2017, the Addiction Free Futures Project held a successful convening! The conversation focused on exploring the urgent need for innovative, evidence based, and community centered prevention strategies as legalization decreases the risk perception of marijuana use, especially among youth.
BOARDING SUMMIT: A CALL TO ACTION
On December 6th, 2016, over 130 healthcare providers, insurance companies, parents, advocates, legislative offices staff, and senior level state agencies staff attended the event and shared their expertise and ideas for solving the problem of pediatric ED boarding.