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The Steve Fund and the University of Texas at Austin Host Young, Gifted, & @ Risk 2018

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The Steve Fund and the University of Texas at Austin  Host Young, Gifted, & @ Risk 2018

Conference is the largest national gathering of mental health experts and educators focused on the mental health needs of college and university students of color.

AUSTIN, TX (November 14, 2018) – Today, the Steve Fund and the University of Texas at Austin are hosting the 5th Annual Young, Gifted & @ Risk conference, which will bring together nearly 450 behavioral health providers, students, higher education officials, community members and families to address the critical mental health needs of college and university students of color.

The Steve Fund is the nation’s only nonprofit organization focused on promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of college and university students of color.  The annual conference will feature experts who will speak to cutting-edge issues such as:

  • Race, Immigration, and Trauma: Confronting a Racially Hostile Environment
  • Culture, Identity and Mental Health Among College Students of Color
  • Athletes’ Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Helping Families of Color Talk about Mental Health of College Students of Color
  • Social Media, Social Alienation, and Online Discrimination

Speakers include Evan Rose, President of the Steve Fund; Dr. Maurice McInnis, Executive Vice President and Provost, UT Austin; Dr. Deborah Parra-Medina, Director, Latino Research Initiative, UT Austin; Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine and Senior Scientific Advisor to the Steve Fund; and Dr. Jeanne Manese, Director Emerita, UC Irvine Counseling Center.  

“We are thrilled to have so much participation from our colleagues in Texas, the South, and from across the country for our fifth annual Young, Gifted & @ Risk conference,” said Evan Rose, President of the Steve Fund. “Moving the needle toward equity in mental health is no light lift, but we are consistently humbled by the excellent work of so many committed clinicians, administrators, faculty members, and students advancing the mental health of students and young people of color across the nation.”

Steve Fund experts, senior staff and consultants, board members, and Youth Advisory Board members are available for interviews before, during, and after the conference.

About The Steve Fund

The Steve Fund is the nation’s only non-profit organization focused on promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of college and university students of color. It works with colleges and universities, students, non-profits, researchers, practitioners, and with groups serving diverse populations. It aims to stimulate dialogue and to promote effective programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance regarding the mental health and emotional well-being of the nation’s students of color as they enter, matriculate in, and transition from higher education. Learn more at https://www.stevefund.org.