“Raising Resilient Children: Prioritizing Their Mental Health"
Sixteenth Annual Community Conference
Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
“Children can be amazingly resilient, whether from trauma, developmental delays, educational struggles or mental illness. They are young and fragile. Prevention and early intervention are key to helping our children.”
– Louis Kraus, M.D.
“Resilience: The ability to respond to life’s travails with poise and confidence is among the most valuable gifts.”
– Mark A. Reinecke, Ph.D.
About our Day and About Our Speakers
Welcome to the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute Community Conference, “Raising Resilient Children: Prioritizing Their Mental Health." Our conference is designed to inform, teach and learn more about the most vulnerable in our society and how each of us can help.
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for registration and exhibit viewing. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with words of hope from Rabbi Eleanor G. Smith, M.D. Speakers include, Louis Kraus, M.D., Mark A. Reinecke, Ph.D., and Christine Walker, MPPA joined by her 16 year-old son, Schuyler Walker. After a question and answer led by Dr. Tiffany Masson, the first discussion group and lunch will begin at 12:15 p.m. Exhibits and reception will follow. The second discussion group begins at 2:15 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Information about continuing education credit forthcoming.
Opening Words of Hope:
Rabbi Eleanor G. Smith, M.D., after ordination in 1993, Eleanor became Assistant then Associate Rabbi at Beth Emet. During her rabbinate she desired to understand the workings of the human body as well as the human spirit. She graduated from the University of Chicago Medical School. She is currently working as an Internist for Northwestern Medicine in Evanston.
Louis Kraus, M.D., is a Women’s Board Professor, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center and Director of the AARTS Center. Dr. Kraus is also on the American Psychiatric Association Board. Much of his work focuses on child and adolescent psychiatry, the law, and clinical interventions, as well as education work and advocacy for children.
Mark A. Reinecke, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief of the Division of Psychology at Northwestern University. His research and clinical interests center on understanding and treating depression, suicide, and anxiety among children and adolescents.
Christine Walker, MPPA, is the Founder and President of the Chasing Hope Foundation. Christine was inspired to create the Chasing Hope Foundation as an extension of her work to support families like her own, who are raising a child with autism and related brain disorders.
Schuyler Walker is a 16 year-old student and advocate. Schuyler made his first trip to the Illinois State House at the age of seven, as part of Autism Lobby Day. Since then, Schuyler has made several trips to Washington, D.C. helping elected and appointed officials better understand issues of mental health, special education and brain research.
Tiffany Masson, Psy.D., is the Chicago Campus Dean of The Chicago School. As Dean, she oversees and advances growth for the institution and is also charged with positioning TCSPP as a national and international leader in learning.
This conference would not be possible without the ongoing support of our donors, conference speakers, discussion leaders and volunteers to whom we are deeply grateful.
Marilyn and Larry Cohen
Founders, Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute
This program is underwritten by the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute A 501c3 nonprofit corporation.
What is the fee for attending the conference?
While there is not a mandatory fee to attend the conference, a voluntary fee of $45 per person would be appreciated. Early registration is strongly encouraged to secure your discussion group choice.
Is there a fee for continuing education credit for LCSWs and LCPCs?
There is a $20 fee for LCSW and LCPC CEUs. If earning CEU credits, please purchase a LCSW & LCPC CEU ticket below.
Is there a fee for continuing education credit for IAODAPCAs?
There is no fee for IAODAPCA CEUs. If earning CEU credits, please select a IAODAPCA CEU ticket below.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking for the event at the site is extremely limited. In order to accommodate for this, ADDITIONAL PARKING AND SHUTTLE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE AT ROYCEMORE SCHOOL, 1200 DAVIS ST. (ASBURY AND DAVIS ST.)
Additionally, access to Beth Emet is easily made from the CTA Purple Line - Dempster Stop.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
email@example.com 325 N. Wells St. Chicago, Il. 60654, 312-467-2552