Young Minds Matter: Communities Connecting for Well-Being
Date & Time: Wed, October 23, 2019 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Check-in and breakfast begin at 8:00)
Location: Hilton Houston Galleria Area, 6780 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074
Young Minds Matter: Communities Connecting for Well-being is a free, one-day training event for people who care about children, youth, families, and caregivers. This year’s event theme grows out of the foundation’s new strategic direction, which focuses on changing community conditions and the root causes that contribute to poor mental health, especially in communities that have been subjected to bias and discrimination. Like previous Young Minds Matter conferences, we will focus on children, transition-age youth and their caregivers, and this year we’ll explore the many ways communities can promote well-being, including mental health in everyday life. Throughout the day, we’ll discuss the value of engaging historically excluded and under-represented groups* and how this enriches efforts to partner with communities to develop solutions for well-being.
- Learn about upstream*, community approaches to improve the mental well-being of children, youth, and families.
- Discuss ways to strengthen community factors that are linked to thriving mental health and well-being.
- Engage in candid discussions about how structural bias* impacts the mental well-being of children and youth of color.
- Identify the importance of engaging historically excluded groups* (racial and ethnic minorities, people with low incomes, people with disabilities or mental health conditions, etc.) in all aspects of multisector, collaborative work.
- Engage and network with others interested in improving mental health and well-being of families in the greater Houston area and across Texas.
This free event includes registration, breakfast and lunch. Space is limited and online registration is requested by October 18.