The Kennedy Forum addresses head-on the mental health challenges confronting children and adolescents. Our goal is to foster a supportive environment that ensures young people receive the necessary care and attention for healthy development.

How We Approach Youth Mental Health

We aim to revolutionize mental health in education with our five pillars: forging community partnerships, implementing school-based services, early identification programs, empowering educators, and ensuring sustainable funding for long-term success.

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School-Based Industry Council

The Kennedy Forum brings together leaders in the school-based mental health services industry focused on sustainable implementation and financing of school-based mental health services for youth.

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Youth Mental Health Policy Recommendations

We need policy that supports the specific needs of children and youth. The Kennedy Forum's National Strategy for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders recommends evidenced-based solutions for prevention and intervention.

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