Tuesday, October 22, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
This webinar provides participants with information about mental health issues youth may experience and how best to address and support these young people. This includes strategies to develop relationships and develop self-determination skills and include ways to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Barriers, including managing chronic illness and stress, disclosure and accessing ADA rights in post-secondary education and employment, are discussed and approaches to these barriers are provided.
Participants will –
- Identify strategies to discuss mental health with young people;
- Identify strategies to build support and reduce stigma for young people with mental health issues;
- Identify barriers to post-secondary education, training and employment for young people with mental health issues;
- Identify strategies to address barriers in the higher education classroom and employment; and
- Identify strategies to support young adults for stability and mental wellness
Linea Johnson, EMHL, is co-author of Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Journey with Bipolar, A Mother’s Struggle to Save Her (St. Martin’s Press, 2012). She has a graduate degree from Brown University in Health Care Leadership. In addition to Linea’s speaking engagements in the U.S. she has done international work in Geneva, Switzerland at the World Health Organization, Mental Health policy, in India working on the mental health documentary Hidden Pictures, and most recently in Vietnam with a UW medical team. Linea currently works as the Public Information Specialist for the ADA (Americans with Disability Act) National Network. Her work can be found on her website LineaJohnson.com.
Cinda Johnson, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the graduate Special Education program at Seattle University. Dr. Johnson is the principal investigator for the Center for Change in Transition Services. She is a national leader in the area of transition from high school to post-high for young people with disabilities. She has a particular interest and passion for supporting children, adolescents and young people with mental health conditions to assure that they are provided the best opportunity to be successful after leaving high school. Cinda presents throughout the nation and internationally. She is the co-author of Perfect Chaos: A Daughter’s Journey with Bipolar, A Mother’s Struggle to Save Her (St. Martin’s Press, 2012).