Maine Association of School Nurses

Collaborating to Address the Complex Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Maine Youth

University of Southern Maine: Talbot Hall, Bonney Auditorium
92 Bedford St.
Portland, ME 04103

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 8:00am ET - 3:30pm ET
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92 Bedford St., Portland, ME 04103



Youth mental and behavioral health


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Additional Information

The Maine AAP, Department of Education and Maine Association of School Nurses are collaborating to bring you best practices and current research on a variety of critical mental and physical health related topics facing adolescents. 
The program is being held in the Talbot Hall/Bonney Auditorium at the University of Southern Maine, located at 92 Bedford Street in Portland. Map of Campus.   Please take a look at the agenda and join us for this dynamic program on Friday, August 16th!


8:00am    Registration

8:30am    Welcome Remarks – MAS, DOE and Maine AAP

8:40am    Plenary Talk: Identification and treatment of anxiety and depression in children and adults: How can we do better?  Douglas Robbins, MD, Maine Behavioral Healthcare

10:00am  BREAK

10:15am  Plenary Talk:  Addressing the Complex Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Maine Youth: The Key Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Care - Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., PLLC, Center for Trauma-Responsive Practice Change; Behavioral Health Improvement Institute, Keene State College

11:45am  Lunch

12:30pm   ‘Quick Hit’ Talks – (Mini-talks - 20 minutes/10 minute Q & A)

12:30pm   Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ Youth - Sue Campbell, OUT Maine

1:00pm  Begin with the End in Mind: ADHD/ODD - Deborah Hagler, MD, Midcoast Pediatrics

1:30pm   Recognizing the Risk: Tools for Screening and Safety for Youth at Risk of Suicide - Sheila Nelson, MPH, MSW, Maine CDC Adolescent Health &  Injury Prevention Program

2:00pm  BREAK

2:15pm  Substance Use Disorder:  Impact on Youth and Families - Day One Program Clinician

2:45pm  Chronic Absenteeism in Maine - Susan Lieberman, Count ME In

3:15pm  Wrap Up