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McKelvey School of Engineering

Crisis in Child and Youth Behavioral Health: What are the Issues and What is Our Federal Response?

Wednesday, May 11 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented impacts on the mental health of America’s youth and families and has exacerbated the significant mental health challenges that existed prior to the pandemic. The Surgeon General’s recent Advisory on Protecting Youth Mental Health calls for a swift and coordinated response to this crisis as the nation continues to battle COVID-19. What is our current Federal response to this crisis?

In this webinar, Blau will describe current initiatives of the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help children and youth. He will also describe related initiatives of the Administration and Congress and will outline steps to fully address youth mental health challenges across the country.

This program is presented in partnership with the American Academic of Social Work and Social Welfare.

Register online to receive Zoom information on the morning of the event. You can also join us during the live stream.

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Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Brown School


Humanities & Society, Medicine & Health, Campus & Community



Social Work
Event Contact


Speaker Information

Gary M. Blau
Senior Advisor
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, USDHHS

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