Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health
This year's conference was held Septempter 18-20, 2014 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, PA. The Conference was 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 was School Mental Health: Enhancing Safe, Supportive and Healthy Schools. The conference featured thirteen specialty tracks and also included a special topic area on funding and sustainability in school mental health.
The Annual Conference offered speakers and participants numerous opportunities to advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training, and policy. The conference emphasized 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.
Stay tuned for details for next year's 20th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health!