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Mental Health Education Roundtable: A Collaborative Discussion Among A Parent, Advocate, & Educator

Webinar | May 6, 2020 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
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Webinar: Mental Health Education Roundtable: A Collaborative Discussion Among A Parent, Advocate, & Educator

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Description: Evidence suggests that half of all chronic mental illnesses begin by age 14.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “focusing on establishing healthy behaviors during childhood is more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood”. In July 2018, the State of New York became of the first to require mental health instruction within the school system, as part of the health education curriculum.  During this webinar, Michael Townsend, MA, LMSW, Amy Molloy, MSW, and Jessica Hull, MS Health Education, will have a roundtable discussion regarding the current state of Mental Health Education and review the successes and challenges of its implementation in the state of New York.

Speakers are paid consultants for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

Michael Townsend, MA, LMSW
Featured Speaker

Mr. Townsend, is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Gateway Counseling Center where he assists the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with managing and directing the organization towards its primary objectives, serves as a member of the Board of Directors, as well as the Chair of Audit Committee of the Mental Health Association in New York, and is a parent within the New York school system. He is also the President of GCC Transportation, LLC, which directs transportation services to the transit disabled and medically frail.

Amy Molloy, MSW
Featured Speaker

Ms. Molloy is a non-profit professional with over 20 years’ experience supporting organizations and coalitions involved in improving the health and wellness of families and communities. She is the Project Director, School Mental Health Resource and Training Center of the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc., as well as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors at the Warren Washington Association for Mental Health in Hudson Falls, NY. She is also a member of Queensbury Union Free School District Board of Education.

Jessica Hull, MS Health Education
Featured Speaker

Ms. Hull holds Professional NYS Certification in Health Education K-12.  She presently is a Health Teacher at Koda Middle School in Clifton Park, NY, where she designs and implements an 8th grade skills based health curriculum based on NYS Standards and Navigate by the Stars.  She is also a Health Teacher at Shenendehowa High School Summer School in Clifton Park, NY and serves as the Capital Zone Health Representative and Treasurer of the NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

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