2023 Adolescent Symposium


47th Annual Adolescent Symposium


Designed for anyone who works with teenagers and adolescents, the Adolescent Symposium of Texas features a wealth of programming and learning opportunities specific to youth-related mental illness.

This two-day in-person event brings together more than 1,000 professionals who work with youth in schools, social services, juvenile justice, law enforcement, mental health, and other related services. Our focus for the annual symposium is to enhance the toolbox for those working with youth.


Location: Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX 75074

Early bird registration closes  December 31, 2022

Don’t miss our most impactful event of the year!

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Keynote Speaker


Author of the New York Times bestseller A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy and advocate for mental health.

Sue Klebold is the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two gunmen responsible for the Columbine High School shootings of April 20, 1999 in Littleton, Colorado. Dylan and his friend killed twelve students and a teacher, and wounded more than twenty others before taking their own lives.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, Ms. Klebold remained out of the public eye while struggling with devastating grief and humiliation. Her search for understanding would span over fifteen years during which she volunteered for suicide prevention organizations, questioned experts, talked with fellow survivors of loss, and examined the crucial intersection between mental health problems and violence. As a result of her exploration, Sue emerged a passionate advocate, dedicated to the advancement of mental health awareness and intervention.

From her memoir, A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy (Crown, 2016), Sue is donating all author profits to organizations that promote mental wellness, brain research and suicide prevention. She is a member of the National Loss and Healing Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and is a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Lived Experience Subcommittee. She has participated in presentations, co-chaired conferences at the state and national levels, and written about the experience of surviving a loved one’s murder-suicide. Sue has a Master of Arts degree in Education from Cardinal Stritch College. She was an instructor and administrator in the Colorado Community College System for over twenty years.


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