In honor of our 25 years of dedication to children, youth, and families, we invite you to attend our celebratory conference in Washington D.C. from November 19th through the 23rd. This year's conference will be held at the gorgeous Omni Shoreham, a historic hotel in the heart of Woodley Park, minutes from the zoo and other points of interest. We have many great speakers and programs planned for our anniversary -- you do not want to miss this conference!
The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Announces “Building Circles of Wellness” as the theme of our 25th Anniversary and Annual Conference. It has long been said “it takes a village to raise a child”, this year’s conference will focus on fulfilling the National Federation’s vision of making sure that all children grow up healthy and are able to maximize their potential. We know that mental health is essential to overall health and wellness. We aim to focus our attention on the need for integration of mental health, substance abuse and primary care. We invite submissions for 60, 90 minute, 3 hour intensive workshops or poster session proposals that highlight best practices, research, provide current information and include integration as a part of the overall public health agenda. We are most interested in fresh and innovative services and supports relevant to children, youth, emerging adults and their families.
The goal of the 2014 annual conference is to answer critical questions that forward our mission of providing comprehensive integrated services, focusing on prevention and early intervention and increasing awareness.
Add your voice, knowledge and expertise in answering these questions:
We will focus the content on several tracks throughout the conference agenda including:
Integration Across Multiple Systems
Funding Children’s Mental Health - Innovative Strategies for Funding Children’s Mental Health Services
Providing and Sustaining Peer Support Services
Developing Youth Leadership and Supporting Youth Engagement
Supporting Non-Profit Organizational Development and Sustainability – Current and Innovative Approaches to the Development and Sustainability of Family-run and Youth-led Organizations