NATIONAL FEDERATION OF FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH

28TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

NOVEMBER 9 - 12, 2017 - ORLANDO, FL
HILTON DOUBLETREE
The only national conference dedicated solely to issues that impact children, youth and young adults with behavioral health challenges and their families.  Our conference focus is inclusive of children and youth who experience complex diagnostic challenges.
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Thursday, November 9


8:00 – 12:00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Registration
9:00 – 4:30 . . . . . . . . . . . Policy & Advocacy Institute

10:00 - 4:30 . . . . . . . . . . . Youth Leadership Summit
12:00 – 1:30. . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . .Lunch (on your own)
5:00 – 7:00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Registration
 

 

Friday, November 10


7:00 - 5:00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Registration

9:00 - 5:00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Exhibits
8:00 - 10:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Welcome Plenary
10:15 - 11:45. . . .  . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . Workshops
12:00 - 1:30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keynote Lunch
1:45 - 2:45. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Workshops

3:00 - 4:00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Workshops

4:15 - 5:15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Workshops

 

Saturday, November 11

 

7:00 – 3:00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Registration
9:00 - 5:00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exhibits
8:30 – 10:00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plenary

10:15 - 11:45. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Workshops
12:00 - 1:30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keynote Lunch
1:45 - 3:15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Workshops
3:30 - 5:00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Workshops

* Schedule subject to change

Sunday, November 12

7:30 - 8:30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 10:15  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth Plenary

9:00 - 12:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exhibits

10:30 - 12:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Workshops

CONFERENCE ADJOURNS

Conference Learning Objectives

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 setting, 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 perspective of a family-driven and youth-guided approach.

 

Our 28th Annual Conference will feature many great workshops and speakers this year, joining hundreds of mental health advocates and professionals from across the nation as we work to educate and empower children, youth, and families!

 

Our conference offers professionals and families opportunities to:

• Improve policy and enhance practices for children and youth who have or are at risk of experiencing behavioral health challenges.

• Acquire skills and strategies that will improve outcomes for children and youth with behavioral health challenges.

• Gain knowledge of best practices and latest research in children’s mental health and related fields.

• Enrich understanding of different perspectives and common goals in support of all children, youth and families.

Who should attend?

Parents & Caregivers, Youth & Young Adults, Social Workers, Psychologists, Special Education & Classroom Teachers, Therapists, Nurses, Pediatricians, Counselors, Corrections Workers, School Administrators, Early Childhood Professionals

Thank You to our Conference Sponsors

© 2017 National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

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