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Annual Child and Youth Worker Conference Examines Mental Health Issues


The St. Lawrence College Child and Youth Worker program is pleased to present its annual conference on Friday, March 2, 2012. The conference is organized by third year Child and Youth Worker (CYW) students who have worked hard to make this day happen.

The topic this year is entitled, Mental Health: Open Your Mind, Inspire Change. There are several workshops planned, and a keynote presentation from Dr. Ron Clavier, a neuroscientist, clinician, educator, author of Teen Brain, Teen Mind,and creator of the TV series, "Adolescence: The Stormy Decade", as well as Dr. Nasreen Roberts, a clinician, educator, member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and Chair of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Queen's University.

"The aim of the conference is to increase the awareness of mental health within our community while decreasing the stigma that surrounds it,” said Jay Nowak, conference organizer, and a student in the program. “With great workshops and high caliber speakers, this year's conference will be an amazing educational and informative day for me and all attendees."

A few spots are left! Please register online at:

Student/Faculty fee: $25
Professional fee: $50
Lunch is included.

The conference will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
in Davies Hall at St. Lawrence College on the Kingston campus.

The conference is sponsored by the St. Lawrence College Student Association and the St. Lawrence College Foundation -- Cohoe Family Fund.


About St. Lawrence College
Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291

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