2022 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health

2022 Adolescent Health Summer Institute
Promoting & Protecting Adolescent Mental Health
July 18 – July 21, 2022
8:30 am – 12:00 pm Central Time
Virtual Platform  

Join us for the 2022 Virtual Adolescent Health Summer Institute!

Sound mental health provides an essential foundation that supports all other aspects of adolescent health and development -- from the formation of friendships and the ability to cope with adversity, to success in school, work, and community life. For many adolescents, disruptions and consequences related to the COVID-19 pandemic -- including school closures, social isolation, family economic hardship, family loss or illness, and reduced access to health care -- have negatively impacted their mental health and well-being. Mental health has long been a major public health challenge, but the pandemic brought mental health issues to the forefront, with more than one third of U.S. high school students experiencing poor mental health during the pandemic.   As we emerge from the pandemic, we have critical opportunities to support adolescents’ mental health, as well as to change aspects of schools, community organizations, healthcare systems and other institutions that shape adolescents’ daily lives, so that all young people can thrive.

During the 2022 Summer Institute, explore patterns and trends in adolescent mental health, utilize developmental, social-ecological, and intersectional lenses to examine young people’s mental well-being, and consider individual-, population- and systems-level approaches to promote youth mental health. Strategize with caring adults – health and social service providers, mental health professionals, counselors, juvenile justice professionals, teachers and school staff – who help young people sustain and reclaim their mental well-being.

Guest Faculty to be Announced Soon!