ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

GENERAL CONFERENCE

Did you know that 1 in 5 children in America experience social, emotional and behavioral challenges?  One undisputed constant in our society is that all children who survive childhood and adolescence will become adults. For children who experience untreated behavioral health disorders, this typically results in adults who continue to struggle with symptoms, who become parents and who perpetuate this cycle. The impact of this reoccurring cycle is felt throughout our society.

For 30 years, the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health has been the nationwide advocacy organization with families as its sole focus, playing an important role in helping children, youth and their families whose lives are impacted by mental health challenges.  This important work is supported largely by the generous donors like you who contribute to our cause.

Our 30th 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!

The annual conference is a dynamic event full of valuable opportunities to learn, connect and gain exposure for all who attend. Below are some basic facts about the event for sponsors, exhibitors, presenters and attendees.

Typically, the annual conference:

  • Is attended by 600 to 1,000 people

  • Draws representatives from 30 to 40 of the United States, Guam and Canada

  • Draws representatives from 40 to 50 Federation of Families affiliates/chapters

  • Features 150+ speakers

  • Offers over 85 breakout sessions

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