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Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health


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2018 Annual Conference Schedule

2018 Annual Conference Program Booklet

2018 Conference Map

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Hotel information


Overflow Hotel Information:


Please note: Please ask to make a note in the reservation that you are attending the UMD conference.


Element Las Vegas Summerlin

10555 Discovery Drive

Las Vegas, NV 89135

(702) 589-2000


RESERVE ONLINE NOW! Guests can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from August 21, 2018 to October 14, 2018. You can also call the hotel for reservations 702-589-2012. The discounted rate is $159/per night.

If you have questions contact Faith Tembo at



Conference hotel information: 

Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa

11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89135

(866) 767-7773 

RESERVE NOW ONLINE! Attendees can also call or fax their individual reservations directly into the Resort's reservations department on a first come first served basis. Please provide the event name, "Advancing School Mental Health Conference" when making your reservation. Each individual is required to provide a credit card and one night's room and tax deposit. Rates cannot be changed at check-in or check-out for guests who fail to identify their affiliation at the time the reservation is made. Individual reservations must be received no later than 30 days prior to the Group's arrival date or Friday, September 07, 2018. After the cut-off date, any new reservation or date or other changes to an existing room reservation will be accepted based upon space and rate availability.

The discounted guest room rate is $195 per night plus a $10.00 daily resort fee, which includes basic daily in-room internet, daily newspaper, scheduled shuttle to and from McCarran International Airport and Strip, and admission to the exercise facility at the Resort.  The hotel room tax is 13% per night will be applied to each guest room.

Housekeeping Gratuities/Room Deliveries: All guests arriving at the Resort as a group are subject to service charges for housekeeping gratuities. This current cost of $2.00/per room/per day is at the discretion of the individual.


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For more information on the Annual Conference, contact Sylvia McCree-Huntley by phone 410-706-0981 or email  


Standards of Professional Conduct Policy

The Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) promotes interdisciplinary approaches that involve relevant stakeholders (e.g., youth, families, teachers, administrators, clinicians, clergy, advocates, and community leaders). We request that presenters be respectful of other disciplines and stakeholder groups.  The CSMH does not discriminate against learners on the basis of gender, age, socioeconomic or ethnic background, sexual orientation, or disability.  


Conference Disclaimer

The Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine does not endorse or approve any commercial products. While it is usually unnecessary, the CSMH reserves the right to substitute or cancel sessions.

Conference Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify three or more strategies for effectively implementing a full continuum of integrated school mental health approaches to support students’ academic, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes
  • List three evidence-based practices and programs in school mental health
  • Identify three action steps to meaningfully partner with youth and families in school mental health


Continuing Education: 

Continuing education credit for the 2018 Annual Conference is co-sponsored by the University of Maryland, Center for School Mental Health and The Institute for Continuing EducationThe program offers 18.0 contact hours. 

The CE processing fee is $45.00, which is paid on-site at registration. Conference attendees who wish to receive continuing education credit MUST check in at the Continuing Education desk to receive continuing education materials to create a formal application.  CE verification will be mailed to CE applicants following receipt of completed forms.

It is the responsibility of Conference participants to check with their licensing/certification board to determine if CE credit offered by The Institute or Continuing Education and the University of Maryland will meet the regulations of their board for CE credit.

For more detailed information on Continuing Education credits click here. 

Policy on Copyright Materials

The CSMH has ownership of materials and/or permission to use all materials in conjunction with this learning activity. However, if presenters are not using their own materials, the CSMH request that presenters obtain permission to use materials from the original source.

Refund Request

All refund requests must be submitted in writing by email to Christina Huntley ( by August 31, 2018.  Refunds submitted prior to August 31, 2018 will be subject to a $75 administrative fee.  No refunds will be provided for student and speaker registration. If an attendee does not cancel their registration in writing prior to the deadline date, they are still responsible for the registration fee. No refunds will be administered after August 31, 2018. 

If there are any concerns and complaints about the conference, we encourage you to contact the Center for School Mental Health, 410-706-0980; Please allow early resolution of the complaint at the co-director administrative level.



Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations to attend or participate in the 2018 Annual Conference, please provide information about your requirements to the Center for School Mental Health (410-706-0980) at least 10 business days in advance of the event.


Previous Conferences: 

22nd Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

21st Annual Conference in San Diego, CA

20th Annual Conference in New Orleans. LA