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PACER Symposium about Children & Young Adults with Mental Health & Learning Disabilities



Outstanding learning opportunity for general education teachers, administrators, and parents interested in understanding more about mental health and learning disabilities in children and young adults.

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Registration Fee: $30.00
Lunch will be provided.

Registration is limited. Administrator and teacher CEU’s will be available.

Date | Time

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South, 
Minneapolis, MN

Clock Hours

The 6 clock hours offered are designed to meet the requirement for Minnesota teachers renewing their teaching license in understanding the key warning signs of early-onset mental illness in children and adolescents. Local re-licensure committees, however, have final approval.

2016 National Keynote Speakers

Adam Levy

Musician (lead singer of the Honeydogs), educator, and social activist. He has worked in several fields including with at-risk youth. His son’s suicide impels his efforts to address mental illness.

L. Read Sulik, M.D.

A child and adolescent psychiatrist.  A popular speaker on children’s mental health issues, he is internationally recognized for his work.

BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, Ph.D.

Recognized nationally for work in mental health issues among ethnically diverse populations. She is known for her strength-based approach.

Goal of the Symposium

The symposium is designed to enhance awareness and identify strategies for responding to mental health and learning disabilities in children and young adults from the perspective of teachers and parents.

The symposium will provide high quality professional and parent development for Minnesota educators and parents regarding:

  • children's mental health and learning disabilities
  • effective treatment planning
  • proactive, positive teaching strategies and interventions

Breakout Topics Include:

  • Assistive Technology and Wellness
  • Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Medications

More to come!

Past Symposium Resources

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