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Wed, November 10

|9:00am - 10:00am Free
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We invite you to attend the Children’s Health biennial Beyond ABC symposium on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 9:00 a.m. CT.

This year’s virtual symposium will share the latest findings from the Children’s Health Beyond ABC report, spotlighting the growing mental health concerns impacting children and teens in North Texas.

The mental health crisis among adolescents has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic and will leave a lasting impact, leading to serious long-term mental health disorders and potentially higher suicide rates in children and teens. This symposium convenes leaders in health care, education and the community to address children's mental health. Attendees will also hear directly from children and teens on the ways they are speaking out about mental health and seeking answers in the new virtual world.

Join us for this meaningful conversation and positively change the trajectory of the lives of our future generation.

2021 Beyond ABC Symposium
Opening remarks from Chris Durovich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Health

Recorded interviews with DFW teenagers and Jade “Lady Jade" Burrowes, founder of Project 16

Symposium Moderator
Brent Christopher, President, Children’s Medical Center Foundation

Symposium Panelists
Andy Keller, PhD, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Linda Perryman Evans Presidential Chair of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Dr. Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent for Dallas Independent School District

Jennifer Bartkowski, Chief Executive Officer for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Mili Khandheria, M.D., Medical Director of the Child Psychiatric Access Network (CPAN), Pediatric Psychiatrist at Children’s Health and Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern

Dawn Johnson, M.D., Pediatrician at Children’s Health and Medical Director of Children’s Health Pediatric Group

About Beyond ABC
Since 1996, Children's Health has published Beyond ABC, an in-depth look at the quality of life for North Texas children in the areas of health, safety, education and economic security. As Texas continues to be an epicenter for growth and development, the report reveals progress and challenges we can solve together as a community.