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Attendee, 2nd Annual Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, San Diego, CA

  • Waves, A Psychological Corporation 15525 Pomerado Road, Suite C5 Poway, CA, 92064 United States (map)
Dr. Weissman attended the 2nd annual conference.

Dr. Weissman attended the 2nd annual conference.


From the conference description:

The 2nd Annual Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CICAMH) Conference will be held on Saturday March 11, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego, CA and will address Plasticity and Possibility in Youth, Families and Community.

This one-day conference will feature nationally and locally known clinicians, best-selling authors, social action advocates and a panel of youth presenting on cutting-edge topics. Speakers will explore the challenges facing youth today, examine insights into the new world of teen communication and implications for child safety, and discuss key factors impacting risk for suicide in youth; substance abuse and families. Also featured will be school and community programs that are “Getting it Done” in the areas of violence prevention, restorative thinking, leadership and development and healing trauma.


If you work with children, adolescents and families, this conference will provide you with new information about sexting, texting and the impact of social media on youth. You will hear about and key factors impacting youths’ risk for suicide, how we sometimes get it wrong – and the deadly tragedies that can occur when we do. And, you will explore what successful programs are doing to support youth resilience and facilitate positive outcomes.

Learning Objectives

Following this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline essential issues that identify a youth’s potential risk of suicide
  • Identify and describe proven, effective components of restorative thinking and practices
  • Examine the reciprocal relationships between substance use, adolescents and their families and communities
  • Explore implications for parents, mental health providers, child welfare services, and schools to assess and moderate the influence of social media on children and youth
  • Discover innovative leadership development and violence prevention in schools and community programs
  • Explore foundational strategies for developing and implementing collaborative, pro-active programs to serve children, youth and families in the community