The St. Johns County Behavioral Health Consortium represents approximately 30 entities spanning behavioral healthcare, primary healthcare, law enforcement, judiciary, school district, homeless, domestic violence, county & state government, child welfare, United Way and consumers and advocates of both mental health & substance abuse services.
The Consortium was formed to ensure access to quality and affordable mental health and substance abuse services for our county’s residents. This includes the maintenance of exemplary programs we currently have in place, as well as the identification of any gaps in service needs that need to be remedied.
They recognized two things: the need to bring awareness to the complexity of issues facing our young people today & the need for a community-driven plan to provide a full continuum of substance abuse and mental health prevention and treatment services to address those issues. In order to find a solution, they created the first annual
Children’s Behavioral Health Summit.
This free event will be held on Friday, October 23rd, is open to the public and will include lunch. Designed as an all-day event, the Summit will include a panel discussion with community stakeholders, a nationally renowned keynote speaker and breakout sessions focused on discussing solutions for our community needs.
For more information, or if you’re interested in attending the Summit, please email Schuyler Siefker for details.