Building a child’s healthy mind

A free symposium in central Oregon for families and caregivers that aims to enhance awareness and identify strategies and resources that respond to a child’s mental health and developmental disability diagnoses. 

Building a child’s healthy mind: a psychiatric physician’s perspective (9am-11am)

Dr. David Conant-Norville, child and family psychiatrist and co- founder and clinical director of Mind Matters, PC will share his knowledge of the child’s developing brain, and psychiatric and developmental diagnoses and available treatments for children.

Panel discussion (11:15am–12:15pm)

Panelists, including: Dianna Hansen, Executive Director, Central Oregon Disability Support Network, Deschutes County Behavioral Health’s Fawn M. Sybrant, Care Coordinator, Wrap Around Program, Elizabeth Renteria Holden, Supervisor, Intensive Youth Service, and Brenda Kappus, Supervisor, Deschutes County Developmental Disabilities, will join Dr. Conant-Norville to answer audience questions.

Behavioral & Developmental Health Resource Fair (12pm–3pm)

Visit the resource fair where you can get information from agencies and service providers, including: county mental health and developmental disability services, Wyldwoodz at OFSN, OrPARC, 1st Choice Assisted Care, LLC, Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon, and NAMI of Central Oregon, among others. 

The event, hosted by Swindells Resource Center, takes place on Monday, October 19 at Central Oregon Community College - Redmond Campus, SE College Loop, Redmond, OR.

Register at Click on “online class catalog” and search by class name for “Swindells Center–Child’s Healthy Mind–Central Oregon.” For additional information or to register by phone, call 503-215-2429 or 800-833-8899 ext 52429. 

Posted on October 8, 2015 and filed under events.