Monday, February 17, 2014

NAMI Eastside Hosts Annual Children's Conference


NAMI Eastside, the East King County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is hosting a free children’s conference.  This year’s theme is “Understanding the Angry Child:  Strategies for Living with Emotional and Behavioral Health Disorders”.  The conference is free and will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, 9am-3:30pm at Northshore Baptist Church, 10301 NE 145th in Kirkland. 

The Keynote Address will be given by Linea Johnson and Cinda Johnson, authors of Perfect Chaos:  a daughter’s journey to survive bipolar, a mother’s struggle to save her.  They will share their story of Linea’s struggle with crippling bouts of suicidal depression and an eventual diagnosis of bipolar disorder, the various unsuccessful treatments including electroshock therapy, and the support of Linea’s family throughout.  Read More >>


 

Each attendee with choose a morning and afternoon presentation from the following:

Thomas Carter, M.D. “PTSD: CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT”; Paula F. Frederick, Med, MS, LMHC, CDP:  “CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH”; Theodore Mandelkorn, MD:  “ADHD – CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SOCIAL/ACADEMIC STRUGGLES”; Jenny Hermanson, M.S., LMFT : “COLLABORATIVE SUPPORT FOR ADOLESCENT EATING DISORDER RECOVERY”; Steven Behling, Ph.D.:   “EFFECTIVE RESPONSES TO OPPOSITIONAL AND DEFIANT BEHAVIORS AT HOME AND SCHOOL”;

Christopher McCurry, Ph.D. :“A MINDFUL APPROACH TO CHILD ANGER AND COERCIVE BEHAVIORS”;

Abby Kulkin CDP, and Deanna Seather-Brady, MSW, CDP:   “ADDICTION:  SIGNS, SYMPTOMS, AND HOW TO GET TREATMENT” ; Irving Kohlberg, MD:   “CHILDHOOD DEPRESSION, LOW SELF-ESTEEM AND SUICIDE PREVENTION”

 

Complimentary continental breakfast and snacks are provided.  

 

The conference is sponsored by Trilogy for Kids, Fairfax Hospital, Tom Carter MD, The Center for Discovery, Brightmont Academy, Tom Carter MD, Kokesh Financial, The Catering Company, Northwest Behavioral Healthcare Services, the Emily Program, Daya Astor, and Northshore Baptist Church in Kirkland.  Registration forms are available at the NAMI Eastside website, www.nami-eastside.org.  For more information call (425) 885-6264 or info@nami-eastside.org.  

 

NAMI Eastside is a 501©(3) nonprofit, offering support, education, and advocacy for individuals with a mental illness and their families.  All programs are free.

 

Contact:  Barbara Thompson, Executive Director of NAMI Eastside and contact for the conference can be reached at (425) 885-6264 or barbthompson@nami-eastside.org.

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