Our Goal:  A Call to Action to Transform the Future for Young Adults with Mental Health Needs.  

School Mental Health Symposium:
The Anxious Mind

Friday, February 8, 2019
Program runs from 8:00am-3:30pm (see agenda below)
Oakton Community College, Des Plaines Campus
Look for Orange Signage to Room 1604/1606

The number of students with significant anxiety is increasing in our school districts. Join fellow educational staff and community mental health providers for an informative and interactive symposium.  Learn about strategies to aid students, families, and staff, and share resources to support students with mental health needs across their school years. The symposium will include presentations from leading professionals in the field, in-depth discussions with colleagues, and an opportunity to network with community mental health providers.  

Join us in the conversation as we explore these topics and more!


AGENDA:  2019 - Symposium PPT for the Day.pdf

8:00    Registration and Breakfast - sponsored by Amita Health-Alexian Brothers Health System

MORNING SESSION:  Anxiety & Avoidant Behavior

8:30      Kick Off and Movie Viewing:  Angst

9:45     Community Conversation about the Movie

10:30     Presenter:      Compass Health Center

School Avoidance Presentation pdf by Compass Health Center

11:30    Q&A with presenter

12:00    Lunch & Community Resources Fair - sponsored by Compass Behavioral Health & TANMH

AFTERNOON SESSION:  Anxiety & Social Media

1:00    Presenters:      Brandon DeJong, PhD - Rogers Behavioral Health  

Social Media and Kids-Teens Presentation 2.8.19.pdf

2:15    Closing and Movie Viewing:  Like

3:10     Participant Closure: Participant Takeaways for Future Action   

CEUs will be available for a $25 fee
(Cash or checks made to “Township High School District 211” on day of event)