Celebrating the Jon E. Nadherny/Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium

Thank you for your support of the 2020 symposium, check back for 2021.

Please visit the Jon E. Nadherny/Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium Website for more information.

The Jon E. Nadherny/Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium has brought world-renowned speakers and local experts together for over 20 years in order to improve the lives of adolescents, young adults and their families in Santa Cruz County.

History and Legacy

In 1995, the Calciano family lost Jon, their 23-year-old son, and brother, to suicide. After two years of collaboration with the Dominican Hospital Foundation, the family inaugurated the Jon E.Nadherny/Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium to strengthen adolescent behavioral health resources in our community. These annual symposia enable local families, educators, and mental and medical health professionals to hear and interact with renowned specialists in a wide range of timely topics. Over the past twenty years, areas of focus have ranged from suicide to bullying, ADHD,substance abuse, and gender identity.

The Calciano family is grateful for the hundreds of symposia participants who work tirelessly to improve the mental health and coping abilities of adolescents in our community. We welcome you to join us at our 22nd anniversary event.

Please visit the Jon E. Nadherny/Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium Website for more information.

Donate to the Jon E. Nadherny/Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium If you would like to make a donation to support the annual symposium, please click here to donate online. Using the drop-down selection please select "Jon E. Nadherny-Calciano Crisis Support".