CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health invites you to submit proposals for our 28th Annual Conference.  We welcome proposals from professionals, family members, and youth that support these goals for the well-being of our children.

This year, the National Federation is looking for 60 and 90 minute workshop proposals, along with a selective number of 3-hour intensive workshop proposals. 

  

The goal of the 28th Annual Conference offers professionals and families opportunities to:

  • 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.

Please be sure to read the Proposal Application Requirements & Agreement prior to submitting your proposal.

Deadline: July 14, 2017

We are seeking workshop proposals that will provide information on the following content areas:

FAMILY & CAREGIVER SUPPORT

  • Sibling support

  • Self-care

  • Mindfulness

  • Respite

  • Peer Support

  • Supports for fathers

 

SUPPORTS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS

  • Early Childhood Mental Health

  • Military families

  • First generation, immigrant families

  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & questioning (GLBTQ) topics

  • Multi-ethnic families and children

  • Unique supports for children experiencing complex diagnostic challenges

 

INTEGRATION OF SERVICES ACROSS MULTIPLE SYSTEMS

  • Collaborative supports across physical and behavioral health systems

  • Increasing partnerships with juvenile justice and child welfare systems

  • Partnership with the educational system

  • Behavioral Health Homes

  • Integrated Care and Parent Peer Support

 

RESEARCH TO PRACTICE

  • Brain/Neurobiological Research

  • Research and Evidence-based Practices

  • Emerging Practices

  • Trauma informed research findings

  • Early Childhood Mental Health

 

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

  • Developing strong advocates and leaders

  • Supported employment

  • Supported housing

  • Wellness

  • Transition services

 

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

  • Developing and Mentoring Effective Family Leaders

  • Maximizing Your State Networks and Voice

  • Developing Diverse Funding Sources

  • Social Media, Making it Work for Your Agency

  • Innovative Parent Peer Efforts

  • Partnering for Success

  • Parent Peer Support Outcomes

  • Partnering with Medicaid

 

SPECIAL EMPHASIS AREA - MENTAL HEALTH IN THE DIGITAL AGE

  • Cyberbullying

  • Strategies for Parents and Caregivers to Keep Children Safe

  • Creating Healthy Digital Practices

  • Children, Social Media and Mental Health

Conference Info

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