Responding to a Changing World:
Long Island Counselors’ Annual Conference (LICAC) 2018
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 | 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
A full-day of professional learning opportunities that will provide opportunities for collegial discourse around the new NYS mental health mandates and guidance regulations.Cost: $175 per person
Audience: School Counselors, School Social Workers, School Psychologists, and School Mental Health Counselors
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Keynote Presentation: 'Through the Eyes of the School: Caring for Youth and Mental Health,' by Dr. Victor FornariWith nearly one in five youth meeting criteria for a mental health disorder before the age of 15, increasing knowledge and awareness about childhood mental disorders for school personnel is critical. Stigma remains a serious barrier to acceptance of a diagnosis and of treatment and leads to increased morbidity and mortality in this population. Strategies to work with families to reduce stigma will be discussed. Educating youth about mental health problems is important to increase awareness and acceptance of these problems.As the Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside, Dr. Victor Fornari has worked with vulnerable youth and their families with mental disorders for over thirty years. As Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at the Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Dr. Fornari has been involved in the education and training of medical students, residents and fellows in Psychiatry, as well as educating school personnel for the past thirty years. Currently, Dr. Fornari is the President of the American Association of Directors of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Presented by Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES and Western Suffolk BOCES in collaboration with the East End Counselors' Association, Nassau Counselors' Association, and Western Suffolk Counselors' Assocation.