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Mental Health Matters: Innovating to Serve the Whole Child

  • October 14, 2021
  • 12:30 p.m. C.T.
  • YouTube Live - Viewing instructions available following registration

A moderated discussion featuring A Better Chicago’s Chicago Design Challenge finalists and industry experts focused on how innovative programs and initiatives are working to holistically support young people—from early learners to career—as they navigate their new normal.

Moderated by Ric Estrada, CEO of Metropolitan Family Services and member of A Better Chicago’s board of directors


  • Bessie Alcantara, Executive Director, Alternatives, Inc.
  • Colleen Cicchetti, PhD, MEd, Pediatric Psychologist, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Executive Director, Lurie’s Center for Childhood Resilience
  • Karen Foley, President & CEO, Juvenile Protective Association (JPA)
  • Marshall Hatch, Jr., Co-Founder and Executive Director, MAAFA


For inspiration and question prompt, please see our program guide.

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