With the generous support of the Alexander and Margaret Stewart Trust, Children’s National Hospital, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/Georgetown University Medical Center, and Ascend at the Aspen Institute are pleased to invite you to attend the fourth conversation in Transforming Child and Family Mental Health in Washington, DC: A four-part dialogue to inspire visionary change in mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment for children and families in the Nation's Capital.
Behavioral health concerns, such as anxiety and depression are common among adolescents, as is substance use. For example, half of all behavioral health problems begin by age 14, and youth from 12-20 years of age account for about one-tenth of all alcohol consumed in the United States.
Like all areas of behavioral health, prevention and early intervention for adolescent behavioral health and/or substance use disorders is critical. In this peer-to-peer conversation, we will hear from national leaders about how they are innovating to prevent/intervene and explore how DC can be on the leading edge of behavioral health and substance use disorder prevention and treatment among adolescents and young adults.
We know that times of crisis increase the prevalence of behavioral health disorders and substance use, making this conversation all the more urgent. In this peer-to-peer conversation, we will hear from some of those leaders and explore how DC can be on the leading edge of behavioral health and substance use disorder prevention and treatment in adolescents.