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Join Us for a National Conversation about Children's Mental Health

On May 4th, Tuesday of Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, at 2:00 p.m. ET, the National Federation of Families will host a live “fireside chat” style event during which a small group of leaders from national organizations focused on children’s and youth mental health will share their thoughts on this year’s theme "Flip the Script on Mental Health" and how it applies to their work. You can learn more about the theme here. Visit this page again for updates about the event - coming soon!

Save the date and plan to join us! Learn about our presenters below.

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We're excited to announce our panel of presenters. Each will share their thoughts on how we can Flip the Script on Mental Health to build acceptance and improve the lives of the children, youth and families they serve.


Lynda Gargan, Ph.D.

Executive Director, National Federation of Families

Principal Investigator, National Family Support

Technical Assistance Center

Panel Presenters:

Joshua Boynton

National Expert, National Federation of Families Board Member

Marlene Matarese

Deputy Director, Institute for Innovation and Implementation, Principal Investigator, Center for Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity, National Quality Improvement Center for LGBTQ2S Youth In Foster Care, National Quality Improvement Center on Family Centered Reunification, and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work

David Miller

Project Director, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)

Jennifer Rothman

National Youth Programs, Senior Manager, Youth/Young Adult Initiatives, Information, Support & Education, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Dawn Tyus

Director/ Principal Investigator: Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center,  Principal Investigator: African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

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Join us on May 4th

at 2:00 p.m. ET.


Watch on Facebook Live.


For Zoom, click here.

Meeting ID: 849 3046 0629

Passcode: 968577

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