Public Invited to Free Conference in Houston on Trauma and Children's Mental Health
May 27, 2011
When: June 23, 2011, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Power Center/Jesse H. Jones Conference Center
12401 S. Post Oak Road, Houston, Texas
Background: Research shows that one in four children will experience a traumatic event or experience before age 16. How children and youth respond to and recover from traumatic experiences can vary widely, depending on their emotional strength, their ability to overcome the challenging situation or event, and the support they receive from family, friends and adults.
As we learn more about the immediate and long-term impacts of trauma on children, youth and adults, we gain greater insights about trauma’s connection to emotional disturbances and mental illness. Parents, teachers, counselors and others who work with children can be far more effective and supportive when they know how to prevent, recognize, respond to and assist individuals and families who have experienced trauma.
This free one-day conference hosted by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health will focus on trauma's impact on children and youth, their families and their communities. Presenters include national, state and local experts on trauma and mental health of children, youth and families.
- The conference is free and open to Texas residents only.
- Lunch is provided.
- Continuing education units available for marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and social workers.
- Register online.
The Hogg Foundation was created in 1940 by the children of former Texas Governor James S. Hogg, and is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. The foundation advances recovery and wellness in Texas by funding mental health services, policy analysis, research, and public education.