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First Annual Washoe County Youth Mental Health Summit

October 24, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Connect Washoe County invites you to a day of education, connection, gratitude and hope.

We have reached capacity for this event. Please sign up for the waitlist by clicking the register button. If a seat becomes available, we will contact you.


8-9am Registration, Networking, Coffee Hosted by Dolan Lexus

9am Welcome by Moderator Punam Mathur; Opening Remarks Reno Mayor Hilary Schieve

9:15am Keynote: Steve Nicholas, Ed. D. MFT, NCC , Author of Living Ideation. A new Approach to Suicide Prevention and Intervention

9:45am Data Presentation: Kristen Clements-Nolle, PhD, MPH, University of Nevada, Reno, Trends in Mental Health Outcomes, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance 2019-2021

10:15am BREAK

10:30am Community Resource Conversation: Prevention Panelists: NAMI Western Nevada, Laura Yanez; Hope Means Nevada, Sydney Menante; Natalie Sanchez, MS, MFT; State Office of Suicide Prevention, Emma White; WCSD Administrator, School Counseling and Social Work, Katherine Loudon and Renown Children’s Hospital and UNR Med School, Dr. Cucalon Calderon

11:30am State of Pediatrics: Dr. Kris Deeter, M.D., MBA, FAAP, Physician in-Chief for Renown Children’s Hospital and Chair of Pediatrics, UNR Med

12:00pm LUNCH, sponsored by Renown Health; Networking and Resource Tables

1:00pm Community Resource Conversation: Crisis Response Panel includes Crisis Support Services, Rachelle Pellissier; Renown Children’s Emergency Dept, Ginger Kuhnmuench; Quest Counseling, Ana De La Maza, MFT,LADC, NCC; Mobile Crisis Response Team; The Children’s Cabinet & Washoe County Children’s Mental Health Consortium, Jacquelyn Kleinedler, MFT, LADC

2:00pm Community Resource Conversation: Residential/IOP/PHP Program Options Panel includes Emelyn Grande Santiago, Intake Manager and Ashlee Sampson Director of Outpatient Services, Reno Behavioral Health; Ben Kellogg, Willow Springs; Kat Geiger, Thrive Wellness.

2:45pm Behavioral Health Education and Career Development Community Behavioral Health Collaborative, UNR, Kenneth M. Coll, PhD; Department of Education, Christy McGill

3:15pm Legislative Update: Assemblywoman Sarah Peters, Chair Interim Health Committee; Julia Ratti, Chair, Washoe County Regional Behavioral Health Board; Assemblywoman Jill Tolles.

3:45pm Dr. Stephanie Woodard, DHHS Senior Advisor on Behavioral Health at State of Nevada What’s Next: DOJ Report; Building the Professional Pipeline; What is Being Done Now; Legislative Actions, Gearing up for the Session

Networking reception to follow, hosted by Community Foundation of Northern Nevada.

Space is limited, reserve your spot today! The schedule of the day is fluid, registrants will be notified of additional speakers and updates to the day’s agenda as they occur. REGISTER TODAY

Interested in having a resource table at the event? Email jkleinedler@childrenscabinet.org by October 15 to reserve your spot!

Thank you Dolan Lexus for providing the space for this event.

Clinicians, NCSC Mentoring and Professional Development Day on October 21 is offering 4 suicide CEU’s. Please visit Nevada Coalition for Systemic Counseling

Connect Washoe County is an initiative of The Children’s Cabinet, Renown Health, State Office of Suicide Prevention and Washoe County School District. This event is also sponsored by the Washoe County Children’s Mental Health Consortium.


October 24, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Dolan Lexus
7175 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89511 United States

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