2011 Jon E. Nadherny/Calciano Youth Symposium to address LGBT and Youth IssuesMarch 9,2012, 9:30 to 4:30 Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Register online
The annual Calciano Youth Symposium was founded by the family of Jon E. Nadherny in 1995 as a way of dealing with the grief and impact resulting from his suicide. Each year, the symposium brings together educators and therapists to listen to national experts and engage in conversation about the mental and behavioral issues that have great impact on the youth in our community. The Symposium is a collaboration between the Nadherny/Calciano family and the Dominican Hospital Foundation.
The target audience for the symposium includes mental health professionals, youth service providers, law enforcement and engaged youth. Strands related to youth include intervention strategies for high-risk and self-destrictive behaviors and promoting well-being and family support for LGBT youth.