The Seventh Annual Children’s Mental Health Summit, presented by Canopy Children’s Solutions and Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH), will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  This year’s theme is Creating Cultures of Dignity and Hope.

During this year’s Summit, participants will learn how to build a culture of dignity and hope within their organizations, with the children they serve, and in their personal lives. The topics of this year’s discussion at the Children’s Mental Health Summit include:

  • Behind the Screen: Understanding the Power of Social Media in Young Peoples’ Lives, presented by Rosalind Wiseman,
  • The Science of Hope, presented by Shea Hutchins, and
  • How to Lean into Difficult Conversations Related to Diversity and Inclusion, presented by Taheti Watson.

The Summit’s Keynote speaker is Rosalind Wiseman, the best-selling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie and Broadway Musical Mean Girls.  She is the founder of Cultures of Dignity; an organization that shifts the way communities think about our physical and emotional wellbeing by working in close partnership with the experts of those communities — young people, educators, policy makers, and business and political leaders.

Visit for additional information and to register.  Continuing education units will be available to social workers and individuals with DMH professional credentials.