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Adolescent Behavioral Health Series: Adolescent Depression
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Adolescent Behavioral Health Series: Adolescent Depression

The U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s Adolescent Health Network, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - Region V, and the National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health (TA Network) invite you to join us for the Region V Adolescent Behavioral Health Discussion Session: Adolescent Depression. Q&A opportunity with experts.

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Lesley Craig

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Intended Audience

Those that provide health and social services to adolescents, including, but not limited to: health care systems - hospitals, school-based clinics, federally-qualified health centers, behavioral health centers; youth serving organizations; community centers; community-based and social service organizations; tribal entities; foster care and juvenile justice programs; case management and other enabling services.


Session Description

About 15 million children in America have diagnosable emotional or behavioral health disorders, but less than 25% of the children who have mental health disorders receive the services that they need. In order to increase the percentage of adolescents who should be receiving treatment and early identification of depression, routine screening is recommended in adolescents 12-18. While 90% of physicians feel as if they should be screening adolescents for depression and mental health, only 0.2% of appointments cover such issues. There are numerous valid, effective screening tools available for professionals and growing resources to help identify and treat conditions present in adolescents.


This session will consist of a short presentation that discusses evidence-based treatments for depression in children and youth.  The presentation will include sharing of lived experience and guidance on successful partnership and engagement from both a caregiver and young adult perspectives.  Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Registered participants will receive a recorded webinar and resources prior to the webinar and are encouraged to review them and submit questions prior to the event.


This facilitated discussion will be presented byDr. Christopher Bellonci, Tufts Medical Center, Marieke Johnson, Youth MOVE National, and Malisa PearsonFamily Run Executive Directors Leadership Association (FREDLA).


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Brought to you by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s Adolescent Health Network, the HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s Office of Regional Operations - Region V in partnership with the SAMHSA-funded National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC), operated by the TA Network. 

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