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We invite youth and young adults ages 13 and up to participate in the 2020 Conference Youth Track, sponsored by Magellan Healthcare. Join us to connect with youth leaders and peers from across the country who are using their stories and voices to improve youth supports and services in behavioral healthcare. Conference registration is required.
2019 Conference Summary Videos 












The Youth Track will include fun and engaging workshops that focus on building the network of youth leaders nationwide, developing and honing leadership skills and empowering YOUth to make a difference in the lives of their friends and peers as well as in their states and communities. Youth attendees will have the opportunity to participate in innovative trainings and engaging activities presented by premier youth empowerment organizations.


Youth will have their own space to connect with each other and attend sessions prepared just for them. Additionally, youth who attend the conference will develop their own plenary session - giving them the opportunity to share their stories and their voice with the entire conference audience. This is a unique opportunity for youth to work together building awareness across systems and communities about their mental health needs and their strengths.

Youth Track Session Descriptions
(Coming soon!)

Youth Track Team Descriptions


MY LIFE, which includes groups in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Florida, Wyoming and Louisiana, is made up of youth between the ages of 13 and 23 who have experience with mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice and foster care-related issues. Through regular meetings, special events, local and national presentations the group is playing a vital role in helping to improve services and systems for youth across the country. MY LIFE (Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment) is proud to have been an integral part of the National Federation of Families Conference since 2008, when we delivered our first ever workshop presentation.


Families Together in New York State is a statewide, family-run organization, which hosts YOUTH POWER!, a statewide network run for and by youth and young adults. We work to ensure young people have meaningful involvement on all levels of the services they receive. We ensure the availability of Peer Support through persistent advocacy, technical assistance and by offering training and education opportunities.

Youth Era

Youth Era creates solutions for communities across the country that look beyond short-term assistance for the few and toward sustainable support for the many. When Youth Era opens up a new drop-in center, saving communities hundreds of thousands of dollars, it’s not just the young people or even their families who benefit. With Youth Era services, young people have a much better chance of becoming happy, successful, and contributing adult members of their communities, and everyone reaps the rewards.

Federation of Families of Central Florida

The Federation of Families of Central Florida, Inc. (FFCFL) is a non-profit 501(c)3 family support organization dedicated to supporting families, educating caregivers, reducing stigma within our communities and advocating for children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs in Central Florida.

Many thanks to Magellan Healthcare for making the Youth Track possible!

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