Experts from the American Institutes for Research to Present at 9th World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health

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Experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present at the 9th World Congress on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders in Columbia, SC, September 9-11. AIR will also sponsor a day-long pre-conference session on September 8 devoted to implementing innovations in school mental health across North America.

Experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present at the 9th World Congress on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders in Columbia, SC, September 9-11. AIR will also sponsor a day-long pre-conference session on September 8 devoted to implementing innovations in school mental health across North America.

The conference’s theme, “Global Knowledge for Local Change,” covers six key areas: integrated health, positive psychology, school mental health, social and technological innovation, underserved populations, and wellbeing. The conference, sponsored by the University of South Carolina and the U.K.- based Clifford Beers Foundation, will be held at the Hilton Columbia Center.

Presentations by AIR staff include:
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Preventing Mental and Behavioral Disorders: A Blueprint for Using Data to Reduce Disparities/Disproportionalities in Human Services
AIR Presenters: Kenneth Martinez and Karen Francis
Session 1H | 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EDT
Columbia Ballroom C

Implementing Trauma—Informed Educational Strategies to Improve Academic Outcomes for Culturally Diverse Students
AIR Presenter: Gwendolyn Willis-Darpoh
Session 1I | 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EDT
Congaree Meeting Room B

Building Systems That Support School Mental Health Includes Everyone: Creating Environments that Promote and Enhance the Healthy Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Children, Youth and Families
AIR Presenters: Sandra Keenan Williamson, Mary Thorngren, Elizabeth Freeman and Kelly Wells
Session 2E | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
Columbia Ballroom B

Empowering Mental Health-Using Build-Design to Incubate Innovation
AIR Presenters: Matthew Schnupp and Galen Cole
Session 2G | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
Lexington Meeting Room A

More information about the conference may be found at http://www.mhworldcongress2015.org/.

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