The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education (NRCI) will devote its 16th Annual Community Mental Health Conference to children. Titled, “Raising Resilient Children: Prioritizing their Mental Health,” conference will be held on June 4, at Beth Emet Synagogue in Evanston, and will address several key issues impacting youth and families today.

The conference brings together nationally recognized experts and local resources to help parents, grandparents, and other caring adults gain essential knowledge and support to raise children who will have the skills they need to grow into emotionally healthy, well-adjusted adults that can live satisfying lives and be active in their communities

The conference will feature 19 discussion groups and is designed not only to inform but also to advance the discussion about mental and behavioral issues affecting children. They include:
• Early Childhood: Right from the Start, What Parents Need to Know
• Children Who Learn and See the World Differently
• Depression and Anxiety in Children and Teens
• How Schools Help Your Child’s Behavioral and Educational
• Needs: Know Your Rights and  Resources
• How Violence Affects the Lives of Our Children and Communities

There is no cost to attend the conference, but a voluntary fee of $45 per person would be appreciated. Early registration is strongly encouraged. More information is available at NRCInstitute@thechicago school.edu.