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Thank you to all those who joined us virtually  for the 3rd Annual Southern Nevada Summit on Children's Mental Health!

Check out our list of presentations from this event below.

Slides from virtual presentations can be viewed by clicking on the presentation title. 

Tuesday, April 28th

Alejandro Ruiz & Allison Stephens

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Standards (CLAS) are developed to ensure effective, equitable, understandable, and respectful quality care and services that are responsive to diverse communication needs. The goal is to achieve cultural and linguistic competence in order to increase effective communication within a community.

Allison Stephens

9:10 am - 10:10 am

Research has demonstrated that strong family engagement is a critical component of positive outcomes for children and youth. However, many service providers and systems leaders confuse engagement with shifting all responsibility and accountability to parents. Additionally, many service providers have a narrow definition of the people who can make up a family unit. This presentation will offer a different perspective of family engagement – through the eyes of parents. It also will offer information, tools, and resources so that participants can move towards strong family engagement in their professional environments.

Dr. Lisa Durette

10:20 am - 11:20 am

This presentation will provide an overview of healthy attachment behaviors, attachment theories, as well as a review of what happens when attachment goes awry.

Moderated by Allison Stephens

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The most important voice in children’s mental health services is that of the youth seeking and receiving those services. Yet, that essential perspective is the one that is omitted the most from decision-making processes and service evaluation. This panel discussion will feature youth who have had various levels of engagement with mental health systems giving their point of view on issues facing our children’s mental health delivery system today. 

Richard Egan

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The program can be used in any training environment. The objectives of this training is to increase one’s knowledge, about the Nevada State Suicide Prevention Plan, understanding suicide, recognize warning signs, identify risk, and protective factors,  and increased willingness to get involved with suicide prevention efforts.


CEU approval numbers (please add your relevant number to the Certificate emailed to you after the event)

MFT/LPC: 2020-24

Psychologists: 2020-0428

Social Work: A-221-12

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