Understanding the Mental Health of our Youngest Students

Early Childhood and Child Mental Health 

Project Director for The Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (MACMH) Deborah Cavitt joins us to share her knowledge and expertise concerning the impact of children's mental health on schools. Mental health is important at all ages, but learning the nuances involved with the mental health of our youngest students helps us ensure they are on a trajectory of wellness.  In this one hour, on demand, webinar, we will cover diagnoses, trauma, bullying, our hopes for the future, and much more.   

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A special thanks to Deb Cavitt of Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (MACHMA.ORG) for sharing her time, expertise and insight. Make sure to visit their website for amazing resources!

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