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.
Thank you to everyone for submitting proposals. Presenters and attendees may register online, or by filling out the registration form and faxing it to (410) 706-0984.
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
Airport/Hotel Shuttle Services
You may reserve a shared ride service between the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and Louis Armstrong International Airport through New Orleans Airport Shuttle. Rates are $20 per person one-way / $35 per person roundtrip. Call (504) 522-3500 for more information.
There are a few simple rules—
In order to be able to book travel online you must book at least 24 hours prior to your flight arrival time.
You can change an existing reservation via phone (866) 596-2699, but you will need to make the original reservation online first; if not the discount does not apply.
Louis Armstrong International Airport
900 Airline Highway
New Orleans, LA
Sign up today to exhibit at The 20th Annual Conference! As an exhibitor, you will have access to key decision-makers and health care providers in the school health field. In addition, you will have an opportunity to demonstrate your products and services to approximately 800 or more professionals at this interdisciplinary gathering of information seekers. Click to review the ExhibitApplication and you can register online as an exhibitor.