UPDATE: Videos from the conference will be added by the end of January 2017.
In partnership with Washington University’s Brown School, the Steve Fund convened its third annual “Young, Gifted & @Risk” symposium in 2016. The conference brought together university scholars, administrators, practitioners, students and community members to build knowledge, promote dialogue, and advance practice in addressing the mental and emotional health needs of young people of color.
November 11, 2016
The Brown School
Washington University in St. Louis
The 2016 Midwest “Young, Gifted & @Risk” symposium provided an important platform for presenters, panelists, and participants to discuss the latest research and national trends, highlight best practices, and identify next steps for improving the mental health and well-being of young people of color.
The George Warren Brown School of Social Work partnered with the Steve Fund to bring the conference to the Midwest region. The Steve Fund is the nation’s only non-profit organization on focused on promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. The Brown School creates positive social change through its path-breaking research and educational excellence.
7:30 – 8:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am
Welcome and Symposium Overview
9:00 – 10:30 am
Panel 1: Marginality and Success: The University Experience and the Mental Health of Students and Emerging Adults of Color
10:30 – 10:45 am
10:45 – 12:15 pm
Panel 2: How Culture, Mindset, and Identity Shape and Affect Mental Health among Young Adults
12:15 – 2:15 pm
Lunch and Concurrent Sessions
Session A: Students/Lived Experience
Session B: Family
Session C: Graduate Students/Teaching Assistants/ Faculty
Session D: Veterans
Session E: Administration/Counseling Staff
2:15 – 2:30 pm
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Lunch breakout groups report out
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Panel 3: Promising Strategies for Mental Health on Campus and Beyond for Young People of Color
4:30 – 5:00 pm
Next Steps and Closing Remarks