Children's Mental Health Forum

Early Identification and Early Intervention

Early identification and early intervention are keys to improving outcomes for children and youth living with mental health conditions. By ensuring that school personnel and primary care providers recognize the early warning signs of mental health conditions and the importance of linking children and their families with effective services and supports, we will improve their healthy development and lives.

  • Introduction: Elizabeth B. Hoover, M.D., Medical Director, CIGNA Healthcare
  • Facilitator: Ingrid Donato, Ph.D., Chief, Mental Health Promotion Branch of the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Speakers:
    • Glenace Edwall, Psy.D., Ph.D., Director, Children's Mental Health Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services
    • John C. Duby, M.D., F.A.A.P., Director, Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Akron Children's Hospital; Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics Mental Health Leadership Work Group; President, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Video of Presentations:
      School-Linked Mental Health in Minnesota
      The Future of Pediatric Primary Care

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