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22nd Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.


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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.

Exhibit at the Conference

We also offer opportunities for organizations to exhibit and connect with our estimated 1,200 attendees. View our exhibit application for details.

Award Nominations

The Center for School Mental Health presents two awards each year to individuals or organizations that have made exceptional contributions to the field of school mental health. We encourage you to nominate a colleague or organization for one of these awards. Nominations are due by July 31, 2017.