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Mental Health Summit focuses on Children

Mississippi Children's Home Services will be hosting the Third Annual Children's Mental Health Summit in Jackson. The Summit is set for May 6th at the Jackson Hilton.

According to a press release from MCHS with 1 in 5 children suffering from a mental disorder, children's mental health affects all Mississippians.  Children who experience trauma are 2.5 times more likely to have to repeat a year of school, to have chronic health issues such as asthma or obesity and be diagnosed with ADHD.

The 2016 Mississippi Children's Mental Health Summit #THRIVING Promoting Resilience in Children, will provide insight to professionals working with children on how to support them through trauma and teach resiliency.  

Among speakers at the Summit, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, David Chandler, Executive Director, Division of Family and Children’s Services, and Christine James-Brown, President/CEO of the Child Welfare League of America. They are expected to provide updates on current issues, priorities and measures being taken to address the growing needs for children and families in Mississippi. National speaker Terry Morris will share how teachers, counselors and foster families used their influence to build resilience in his life.  

You can register by visiting www.helpkidsthrive.org. There is a $50 registration fee.  For additional information, please contact 601.352.7784.

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