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Recognizing Risk and Promoting Positive Youth Mental Health: A Community Conversation w/MHA Westchester

Recognizing Risk and Promoting Positive Youth Mental Health: A Community Conversation w/MHA Westchester In-Person / Online

Are you familiar with common warning signs and risk factors for mental health issues experienced by youth? What protective factors can family members, educators, and the community at large foster to positively influence a young person’s wellbeing?

Join The Mental Health Association of Westchester as we explore these questions and more in an engaging Community Conversation centered on youth mental health. Led by a licensed clinical social worker and a youth peer advocate with lived experience of navigating mental health challenges and the mental health care system, both provider and peer perspectives will be shared. Topics also include:

  • importance of healthy communication between youth and caregivers
  • value of positive, supportive relationships with adult figures
  • MHA supports and resources for youth and family members.

Information shared during this event can benefit a range of ages; attendance is suitable for adults and youth ages 13 and older.

This will be a hybrid event, both in-person at Greenburgh Public Library and virtually on Zoom

Registration is Required. Click "Begin Registration" below to sign up. 

In-Person attendees will attend at Greenburgh Public Library.

Zoom attendees will be emailed a link to the meeting. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Small Conference Room
Registration has closed.

About Our Speakers:

Marianne LaCalamito, LCSW
Team Leader, Youth Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), The Mental Health Association of Westchester
Ms. LaCalamito provides clinical oversight and maintains leadership responsibilities for the Youth ACT team, which serves high risk youth between the ages of 10 and 21. She also serves as a senior clinician in the Crisis Stabilization program at MHA, where she provides short-term mental health treatment through clinical interventions to children between the ages of five and 18. In this role, Ms. LaCalamito also provides case management services to connect children with the appropriate ongoing services and resources. Ms. LaCalamito received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Marist College and earned her Master of Social Work graduate degree from Columbia University’s School of Social Work.

Briana Braverman
Youth Peer Advocate, Youth Assertive Community Treatment, The Mental Health Association of Westchester
As a Youth Peer Advocate, Ms. Braverman shares her own lived and professional experiences with youth to empower them in their own recoveries. Ms. Braverman also serves as the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist in MHA’s Children’s Services, where she works with youth to build and implement positive coping skills to utilize in times of need. Ms. Braverman is a member of the Youth Peer Advisory Council with Families Together New York State. Ms. Braverman received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Keene State College and is pursuing her Masters in Social Work at Utica University’s School of Social Work.

Event Organizer

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Liz Anastasi

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