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  1. Campaign coordinator to speak at Williamsburg Symposium April 18

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    Together We Can…Creating a Caring Community For Our Children

    Campaign Coordinator Margaret Nimmo Crowe is pleased to be the keynote speaker at this exciting conference about children’s mental health. Please join us on April 18th in Williamsburg!

    Colonial Behavioral Health is sponsoring this exciting day-long symposium designed especially for families and those who serve them in the area of children’s behavioral health services. Margaret will speak about “Strategies for Family Empowerment,” covering a variety of ways that families can support their own kids as well as all those in Virginia who struggle with behavioral health issues. Lunchtime speakers are Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoain, sisters and parents of children with behavioral health issues. They are very funny and informative national speakers who wrote the book, “Shut Up about Your Perfect Kid.” You can learn more about them at http://www.shutupabout.com.

    Workshop topics include:

    • Substance Use
    • Psychotropic Meds
    • Advocacy
    • Financial Planning
    • Self-harm
    • Trauma
    • And more.

    Date: Thursday, April 18
    Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Williamsburg Hotel and Conference Center
    (50 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185)
    Registration: Free – Lunch is provided – registration is required by April 10

    To register click here.

    Included in the event will be a network fest of community partners connecting families to services and resources; a book sale of titles recommended by the day’s presenters, door prizes and more!!

    Featured Keynote Speakers:
     – Margaret Nimmo-Crowe, Policy Director at Voices for Virginia’s Children
     – Gina Gallagher & Patricia Konjoain: National Speakers “Shut Up about Your Perfect Kid”

    Download a flier about the Symposium.

    Download the Symposium program.

    Sponsored by Colonial Behavioral Health in partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health and Disability Services and the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation

     We hope to see you there!