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2nd Annual Massachusetts Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Research Centers of Excellence Conference

In This Together...But Not in the Same Boat: How we are supporting youth, young adults, and families facing mental health concerns

Date Posted: Friday, April 22, 2022
Hosted by: Massachusetts General Hospital Center of Excellence (COE) for Psychosocial and Systemic Research and UMass Chan Medical School Implementation Science & Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC).
Featured Speakers: our very own Kathryn Sabella, Ph.D., along with Kathy Sanders, MD at DMH, and Daphne Holt, MD, Ph.D. & Anne Whitman, Ph.D with MGH.
Date: May 9, 2022, 12:30 to 4:30 PM EDT
Location: via Zoom
Register Today:


  • Welcome
  • DMH Commissioner’s Opening Remarks
  • Collateral Damage During the COVID Pandemic: Behavioral health impact on youth, families, and community care
  • Flattening the Curve: What will it take to prevent mental health conditions in youth?
  • Young adults with serious mental health conditions: Their experiences as children and their own parenting experiences
  • (Video and Panel Discussion) Optimizing parent and child resilience when a parent has a mental health concern: What parents and children need
  • Wrap-Up
Target Audience:
Persons Served, Family Members, Providers, Clinical & Professional Staff, and Researchers