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Mental Health Needs of Oregon Youth Are We Listening?

  • 16 Feb 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Dye Room, Willamette Heritage Center


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Mental Health Needs of Oregon Youth
Are We Listening?

Friday, February 16, 2024
Dye Room, Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill St. SE | Salem, OR 97301
Doors Open at 11:30 am
Program: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The safety and well-being of our youth has always been important to  Oregonians but over the last decade, other concerns about affordable housing, quality education, and living wages have been competing for our attention and money.

Despite these challenges, the youngest generations in our communities have found that improving the mental health of Oregon youth is of prime concern for them and are now more empowered and engaged in putting that issue back in the headlines.

In the second of a series of programs on behavioral health, the Salem City Club will feature a panel of experts sympathetic to those concerns. Lisa Parks, Willamette Health Council; Kelli McKnight, CEO, Options Counseling; and Chris Moore, director, Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning, Salem/Keizer Public Schools will cover three themes:

  • Oregon Youth Mental Health Needs (identified in the 2022 school survey results.)
  • How Salem/Keizer Schools are evolving service delivery to meet these needs.
  • Gen Z use and impact of AI on youth mental health.


  • Lisa Parks, Strategic Initiative and Training Manager | Willamette Health Council 
  • Kelli McKnight, CEO | Options Conseling and Family Services 
  • Chris Moore, Director | Mental Health & Social Emotional Learning at Salem - Keizer Public Schools


  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $10
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