The 2020 Annual Meeting is entitled, "Shots Fired: Gun Violence and Youth Mental Health." Community leaders, health care providers, researchers, and school, college, and legal professionals will discuss the most effective and relevant mental health strategies to address gun violence in adolescents and young adults.
ASAPs annual meeting is an opportunity to bring people together from across the United States who work with and for young people. At its heart, our meetings explore the solutions, evidence-base, and challenges of services, programs, and approaches for improving adolescent and young adult mental health. The audience of this CME activity will consist of adult and child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and other interested attendees.
Some of our speakers will discuss promising program strategies such as Operation Ceasefire, "hot spots" policing strategies, weapon ban laws, and strict probation requirements for juvenile gun offenders.
Other speakers will discuss research on the prevalence and predictors of youth violence and how they inform future policies and programs designed to reduce youth gun violence. The conference venue has not yet been announced.