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FGCU Hosts 2nd Annual Children's Mental Health Conference, Nov. 17

WHO FGCU College of Education, Florida Institute of Government, for the public

WHAT "2nd Annual Children's Mental Health Conference," to create an alliance between mental health professionals and the community.

WHEN 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17

WHERE FGCU Cohen Center ballroom

WHY Conference will address some of the problems associated with mental health disorders in children and youth. Keynote speaker is Dr. Demitri Papolos, director of Research, Juvenile
Bipolar Research Foundation. Topics include: working cooperatively with schools, managing behavior at home, holistic treatment options, classroom management techniques, and "Ask the Doctor" session.

General registration is $49 (with contact hours for nursing and mental health $69) and the student rate is $25, including lunch.

To register, visit

Event sponsors include FGCU College of Education, Florida Institute of Government, Southwest Florida Community Foundation and NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness). Local vendors will be available to share community resources with attendees.

CONTACT Joanne Hartke at (239) 425-3273.

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