(FOX 2) - The Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation is bringing together advocates, service providers and health professionals to support the well-being of Michigan's children.
Joining FOX 2 is Dave Coulter, director of external affairs for the foundation, to talk about the Inaugural Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Summit.
The event takes place 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.Tuesday, May 14 at The Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, Michigan.
"Keynote presenters include foster care advocate and author Shenandoah Chefalo, magician and attempted suicide survivor Anthony Grupido, and leading mental health speaker and author Mike Veny. More than a dozen additional speakers and health professionals from across the state will be on-site, including Ken Daniels of the Jamie Daniels Foundation and Tricia L. Schuster of CARE House of Oakland County. Topics include trauma and resilience, substance abuse and the opioid crisis, suicide awareness, how to best deal with anxiety and depression, and the impact of the social determinants of health on mental wellness.
In 2018, the CHMF provided $6.2 million in funding to support and serve children in Michigan - injury prevention, mental health, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research, and wellness and nutrition. The conference is an extension of its focus on the health and well-being of Michigan youth, especially mental health and wellness this year."
For more information about the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation or this event, visit www.chmfoundation.org.