WSU Vancouver hosts talk on behavioral health strategy for youth

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 9:26am -- brenda_alling

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Eric Bruns, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington, will give a free public lecture at Washington State University Vancouver Nov. 15. His topic is “Mental and Emotional Wellness for All: Practical Approaches to Building an Effective Public Behavior Health Strategy for Youth.”

Events begin with a reception at 4 p.m. in Dengerink Administration Building, Rooms 129 and 130. The talk follows at 4:50 p.m. in Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110.

Bruns will address innovative, real-world strategies to help public, child-serving systems, including new strategies to maximize positive effects on children with behavioral health needs and their families.

The lecture is part of WSU’s Innovation and Outreach Speaker Series and will be hosted by WSU President Kirk Schulz and WSU Vancouver Chancellor Mel Netzhammer.

About WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. Parking is available at meters or in the Blue Daily Pay Lot for $3; $1.50 after 5 p.m.; free after 7 p.m. and on weekends.

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601,

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