Children and Youth’s Mental Health for the Realization of SDGs


Thursday, May 18, 1:00 to 4:00 pm – Baha’i International Community, 866 United Nations Plaza – New York

1:00 to 2:00 pm: meetings of working groups on racism, trauma, children, refugees, human rights, gender, media and non-communicable diseases

2:00 to 4:00 pm: Panel discussion

Introductory remarks and moderator, Saionara König-Reis (Dianova International) – “The interlinkages between children and youth’s mental health and the sustainable development goals”.


Maria Pia Belloni Mignatti, World Organization for Early Childhood education (OMEP) and Chair of the NGO Committee on Migration – “The importance of early childhood development in alleviating childhood trauma, toxic stress and deprivation.”

Shervin Shadianloo, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Hofstra Northwell School of  Medicine “Gender and Sexuality minorities in Children and Youth’s development.”

Dana Kaplan M.D., Child Abuse Specialist, Staten Island University Hospital“The impact of  child abuse to the mental health.”