Children’s Mental Wellness
On May 15, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and its partner Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters hosted a special Understanding Hampton Roads breakfast forum focused on area children’s mental health.
Gregory K. Fritz, M.D., past president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, discussed challenges and opportunities for all youth to have good mental health.
Understanding Hampton Roads is the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s effort to advance civic engagement in Southeastern Virginia. It includes forums on key topics to help build understanding and inspire action that brings people together to help improve life in our region.
The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is southeastern Virginia’s largest grant and scholarship provider. It has awarded more than $282 million since 1950 to make life better in Hampton Roads. The community foundation’s vision is a thriving community with opportunity for all.
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters dates to the 1800s and is Virginia’s only free-standing hospital devoted exclusively to children. In response to growing demand for pediatric mental health services, the hospital recently expanded its mission to encompass mental health and received approval to build a mental-health hospital in Norfolk.