The School Mental Health Awareness Day (SMHAD) is co-sponsored by the Kansas School Counselor Association, Kansas Association of School Psychologists, and the Kansas School Social Workers Association.
The School Mental Health Awareness Day will help communicate the importance of school mental health across our state. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with Kansas Legislators, advocate for school mental health services, hear from guest speakers about current initiatives, and collaborate with other school mental health professionals. A catered breakfast and lunch at the Celtic Fox is included in the cost of registration.
8:00 – Breakfast w/ Legislators
9:00 – Welcome and Opening Remarks by Rep. Eber Phelps
9:05 – Bernie Koch: Legislative Updates
9:45 – KSDE Panel Discussion
10:30 – Dr. Jeff Colyer, Kansas Lieutenant Governor
11:00 – School Mental Health Professionals & National Alliance on Mental Health
11:30 – Closing Remarks
12:00-1:00 – Lunch buffet at Celtic Fox
Afternoon – Visit with Legislators by appointment
1:30 - KSCA President provides testimony to Senate Education Committee
3:30 - KSCA President provides testimony to House Education Committee
To inform your legislators of your plans to attend SMHAD, or to schedule a meeting, visit http://kslegislature.org/li/ and use the Find Your Legislator tool on the left side of the page.