Leslie Z. Paige, grants facilitator for Fort Hays State University's Graduate School and the Docking Institute of Public Affairs, was invited to make several presentations at the Strengthening Our Future: Developing Healthy Children and Youth, Strong Families, and Safe Communities conference in Kansas City from April 26-28.
This national conference brought together federal grantees from three distinct programs: Safe Schools/Healthy Students, Prevention/Early Intervention, and Youth Violence Prevention Grants. The conference was sponsored by the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention.
Paige co-presented on three topics: "Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Safe Schools/Healthy Students Communications Campaigns"; "Crisis Planning for Schools"; and "Planning for Coalition Sustainability from Day 1."
Paige participated in a panel discussion on "Building Solutions: Health, Education, and Social Service Challenges in Rural and Frontier Communities."
She also took part in a Mental Health Policy Forum to discuss initiatives that can advance and establish as ongoing priorities prevention and early intervention programs.