JoAnne Malloy Presents at Congressional Briefing for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

JoAnne Malloy Presents at Congressional Briefing for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

May 20, 2013

JoAnne Malloy, clinical assistant professor in the Institute on Disability joined Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and other mental health professionals at a legislative briefing for members of Congress and their staff in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

Malloy discussed two UNH Institute on Disability projects: RENEW (Rehabilitation, Empowerment, Natural supports, Education and Work), which provides school-to-career transition planning for youth with emotional and behavioral disabilities; and APEX (Achievement in Dropout Prevention and Excellence), an effective approach to dropout prevention for vulnerable youth.

Click here to view a video of the entire briefing; Malloy’s contribution begins at 40 minutes.

Read more on Congresswoman Napolitano's website.


The Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire was established in 1987 to provide a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families. Its mission is to promote full access, equal opportunities, and participation for all persons by strengthening communities and advancing policy and systems change, promising practices, education, and research.

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