National Federation Annual Conference

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About the National Federation Conference

The National Federation's Annual Conference is the premier event for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families. Bringing together family members, young adults, and professionals in a safe setttng, free from stigma and one that celebrates skills and successes, our annual conference generates a large amount of discussion on the current issues and trends pertaining to children's mental health, from the persepctive of a family-driven and youth-guided approach.

The conference itself, having started the same year the National Federation was born, has grown over the years to become one of the largest family-run events in the United States that caters to a growing awareness of the mental health needs in children and young adults.

We encourage everyone to take a look at our past conferences to see many of the great things we have accomplished over the years and we look forward to seeing you at a future conference.


Join Us as We Celebrate 25 Years

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.

Celebrating in a Historic Venue

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.

Excellent Speakers, Plenaries, and Workshops

We have many great speakers and programs planned for our anniversary -- you do not want to miss this conference!