DAY 1: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
10 AM – 11 AM
From Classroom to Community: Creating and Sustaining Partnerships to Support and Positively Impact Student Mental Health
Schools are a key component not only to student success, health and vitality but also to their communities. New resources, funding sources and innovations in service delivery present opportunities for schools, community organizations and behavioral and mental health providers to collaborate and engage in ways that creatively and effectively meet the mental health needs facing our students today. Leaders from a variety of roles from across New York will discuss the challenges and strategies of successful school/community partnerships.
11 AM – 12 PM
Advancing College Mental Health Public Policy
Learn how MHANYS is responding to a college mental health crisis that has been growing for years and has recently been exacerbated by the COVID pandemic. Hear the public policy recommendations that MHANYS is calling for in its white paper on mental health and higher education. Representatives from colleges react and offer their perspective.
12 PM – 1 PM Lunch Break
1 PM – 2 PM
Advancing Family and Community Wellbeing: Healing Centered Engagement
When we take on the perspective of a whole-person approach to well-being, and address factors that constitute whole-person, family and community health, the vision is clear: community well-being is not in isolation of our own health and wellness and vice versa. This conversation will introduce the role of healing centered engagement: a trauma informed response that focuses not only on individual trauma, but addresses the health and function of the community. Panelists will share grassroots advocacy efforts for advancing healthy communities with an emphasis on MHANYS CarePath™ – a program offering a holistic approach in supporting the health and wellbeing of families and their communities.
2 PM – 3 PM
988: Getting Ready for Statewide Implementation in July
Join MHANYS as we have a discussion with stakeholders about what the landscape will look like for crisis services for behavioral health after the implementation of 988 in July, 2022. Discussion points will include training needs of regional 988 workers; links to mobile crisis teams and Crisis Stabilization Centers and points of access to community providers.
For school groups interested in Mental Health Matters Advocacy Day, visit here.