22nd Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
The 22nd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health
Conference theme: Promoting Student Mental Health and Positive School Climate
October 19th-21st, 2017
Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD 20745
Hosted by the Center for School Mental Health (funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration) and the National Community of Practice on Collaborative School Behavioral Health
The annual conference offers speakers and participants numerous opportunities to advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training, and policy. The conference features nine specialty tracks, including six practice group topics, as well as the three tiers of mental health services. The conference emphasizes a shared school-family-community agenda to bring high quality and evidence-based mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention to students and families. Approximately 1,200 people attend this conference including clinicians, educators, administrators, youth and family members, researchers, primary care providers, advocates, and other youth-serving professionals.