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Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

This year's conference will be held November 5-7, 2015 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference will be hosted by the Center for School Mental Health (CSMH; funded by the Health and Resources Services Administration) and the IDEA Partnership (funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education). The theme of the conference will be Getting Jazzed about School Mental Health -- Celebrating 20 Years of Advancing School Mental Health.  The conference features thirteen specialty tracks, including special topic areas on funding and sustainability in school mental health and school substance use services. 

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 emphasizes a shared school-family-community agenda to bring high quality and evidence-based mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention to students and families. The intended audience for the conference includes clinicians, educators, administrators, youth and family members, researchers, primary care providers, advocates, and other youth-serving professionals.

To submit an abstract, click here. Please submit your abstract online by Friday, February 20, 2015.

   

Lodging 

The Sheraton New Orleans is the host hotel for this conference.  The Sheraton is located just blocks away from the French Quarter!  There are several restaurants, shopping, and attractions within walking distance from the hotel.  Complimentary internet is provided in the guestrooms.  Reserve your room early!  A limited block of hotel rooms are available on a first option basis until October 12, 2015, at a special room rate of $190 per night for single and double occupancy, plus room tax.  Reservations must be received prior to October 12, 2015 to ensure a room at this special rate. State the NAME OF EVENT:  Advancing School Mental Health 20th Annual Conference. Individuals may contact the hotel directly at (504) 452-2500 or by calling the toll free reservations number at 1(888) 627-7033.  You can also book your guest room by clicking on the link below or copy and past the link into a web browser

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1501213555&key=2D5CA319 .