Mental health influences all areas of child well-being; children must have good mental health to reach their full potential.
The CDC reports that factors such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma and poverty have been linked to an increased risk for mental health illnesses. The National Survey of Children’s Health reports that Indiana youth have a higher prevalence than their peers nationally in seven out of nine ACEs and that depression is the most prevalent mental disorder experienced among adolescents.
According to Child Trends, youth who experience anxiety or depression face a higher risk of poor health outcomes as adults. Depression during adolescence is also associated with disrupted school performance and peer/family relationships.
Join us for this workshop to hear about various aspects of child mental health from four local professionals, followed by a group discussion about key learnings and action steps for supporting youth and families.