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Making Healthful Decisions
December 7, 2021 @ 5:30 am - December 8, 2021 @ 9:30 pm
24th Annual Making Healthful Decisions Conference to Focus on
Youth Mental Health, Wellbeing, and Growth After 2020
Middletown – Registration is now open! Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Delaware and Orange Counties, and their organizing partners including Garnet Health, Maternal-Infant Services Network (MiSN), Mount Saint Mary College, Sullivan 180, and Westchester Government announce the dates for the 24th annual Making Healthful Decisions Conference which will focus on Youth Mental Health, Wellbeing, and Growth After 2020 on Tuesday, December 7th and Wednesday, December 8th. Julika von Stackelberg, Family and Community Resilience Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension states that “Given the changes in our world in the last two years, young people are challenged by a unique set of circumstances and the impact of that is going to shape the rest of their lives. The goal of this conference is therefore to continue to build capacity across sectors to nurture resilience, to foster connections that increase protective factors and to support youth mental health, wellbeing, and growth.”
The conference will be held virtually via Zoom and there is no charge to attend. The program includes a keynote presentation about Community Neuroscience: How Context Shapes Children’s Brains and Why We Should Care by Dr. Marlen Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Human Development at the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. There will also be a panel discussion that will be facilitated by Henri Prevost, a 2020 graduate of Warwick Valley High School and second year college student at Pomona College in CA. The workshops will address topics such as compassion fatigue, promoting resilience, authentic youth engagement, developing healthy relationships and more.
Cornell Cooperative Extension and its partnerships provide programs for Orange County residents on youth and family development; nutrition, health, and food safety; community and economic vitality; and agricultural sustainability through Cornell based research. Committed to Orange County, we design programs to meet local needs to enable people to improve their lives and communities. For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County at 845-344-1234 or visit our website at www.cceorangecounty.org.