There is an urgent need to ensure that all children in all of our communities receive the help they need in order to grow, learn, and thrive. Physicians, behavioral health providers, social workers, child welfare service professionals and educational providers are in a unique position to assist children and families who are experiencing physical, psychological, relational, and/or spiritual distress of migration and displacement due to armed conflict, violence, persecution, poverty, and disaster.
This 9th Annual Early Childhood Mental Health Conference (ECMH) will address the issues involved with serving children and families not typically well served by our systems, specifically immigrant and refugee families, Native American Families, African American families, military families, families led by grandparents, and families with LGBTQI+ members. There is a growing awareness of the unique needs of these children and families. This Conference will bring these people and their perspectives together to improve understanding, knowledge and expertise, and add to the growing ECMH community here in San Diego.