Saturday, May 16, 2020 
Live online welcome starts 9:30am

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This is an online event. Information on accessing content will be emailed to all regsitrants prior to May 16th. 



Mary Beth Walsh
(804) 285-8264, ext. 206

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Special thanks to the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration for their generous support of this event.


Please join us for our 8th Annual Summit (now online!)

Who Should Attend? Parents (of children, youth, and/or young adults with mental health needs), youth and/or young adults who have lived experience with mental health needs, family members, individuals living with mental illness, professionals (including mental health providers), public policy decision makers, community leaders and all others interested in children and youth mental health needs. 

Format of the virtual Summit:

Content will include both live and recorded workshops for youth and parents/professionals.  A formal agenda and information on accessing content will be released prior to May 16th via email to all registrants.  

Our Keynote Speaker:

We are thrilled to have Lydia Proulx, Youth Program Specialist with Youth MOVE National join as this year's Keynote Speaker.  Lydia’s own lived experience with mental health, school, and youth leadership drives their dedication to authentic youth engagement, advocacy, and education. They’re excited about improving the service delivery model for LGBTQIA2-S youth on a national scale. As the former youth program manager at Youth MOVE Massachusetts and Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL), they led the development of youth peer support groups, youth trainings and speaking engagements, and the internship program.    



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Our Family and Youth Leadership Summit is for youth/young adults who have lived experience with mental health conditions, parents, family members, and community members. 


Registation will be open until May 13, 2020.