NJCTS and Virtua Health to Host Childhood Mental Health Symposium for Health and Education Professionals

The Childhood Mental Health Symposium has been rescheduled for the Fall of 2019.

NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS) has partnered with Virtua Health to provide the latest information about the signs and symptoms of childhood mental health disorders at the Childhood Mental Health Symposium on Saturday, May 4 at Rowan College at Burlington County’s Mount Laurel Campus.

The symposium is open to pediatricians, neurologists, psychologists, counselors, school nurses, social workers, child study teams, teachers, college students and families. Topics covered by presenters will include identifying mental health disorders, treatments, medical management and prognosis.

“Mental health disorders affect tens of thousands of children across New Jersey,” said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice. “We are proud to partner with Virtua to share the latest and best information with New Jersey’s medical, mental health and education community and help them identify appropriate treatment plans for the children in their care.”

The symposium will include an opening statement by New Jersey Senator Troy Singleton, a medical roundtable and a family panel.

The cost of the symposium is $75.00 for professionals (credit is available) and $10 per person for families and undergrad and graduate students. Visit www.njcts.org/cmhs for more information and to register.

The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, the nation’s first Center for Excellence for Tourette Syndrome, is a not-for-profit organization committed to the advocacy of children and families with Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders. Dedicated to delivering high quality, the Center recognizes the importance of educating the public, medical professionals, and teachers about this disorder through programs and affiliations with public schools, health centers, and universities.

As one of New Jersey’s largest, non-profit health systems, Virtua provides comprehensive health care services to achieve its mission to help people be well, get well and stay well. Virtua provides services through Virtua Medical Group with 500 physicians and other clinicians, and at its urgent care centers, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, health and wellness centers, fitness centers, home health services, long-term care and rehabilitation centers, and paramedic program. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. It provides health services to 1,500 businesses, and participates in Virtua Physician Partners, a clinically integrated network of 1,000 physicians and other clinicians. Virtua is affiliated with Penn Medicine for cancer and neuroscience and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for pediatrics. It employs over 9,000 and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley many times since 2007. It is the recipient of a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of care, and its hospitals earned straight A’s in patient safety by The Leapfrog Group. U.S. News and World Report ranked Virtua’s Mount Holly and Voorhees hospitals as High Performing Hospitals and Voorhees as a Best Regional Hospital. Virtua is also the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation.