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Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

2019 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health: Safe and Supportive Schools for All Students

November 7-9, 2019

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The 2019 Advancing School Mental Health conference, November 7-9, 2019, at the Downtown Hilton Hotel, in Austin, Texas is the nation’s premier interdisciplinary conference on school mental health!  The conference brings together local, state, national, and international experts to advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training and policy.  Conference attendees include educators, administrators, student instructional support personnel, health and mental health practitioners, family members, youth, policymakers, researchers, advocates, child-serving agency and organization staff.

Conference Overview

The Annual Conference, the nation's premier interdisciplinary conference on school mental health, brings together local, state, national, and international experts to advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training, and policy. Follow this link for 2019 ASMH Conference General Information.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

At the end of the conference, attendees will be able to:

1. Identify three strategies for effectively implementing a full continuum of integrated school mental health approaches to support students’ academic, behavioral, and social-emotional success.

2. List three evidence-based practices in school mental health.

3. Identify three action steps to meaningfully partner with youth and families in school mental health.

SPECIALTY TRACKS

1. School Climate and Universal Mental Health Promotion

2. Prevention and Early Intervention

3. Mental Health Intervention and Treatment

4. Implementation Drivers

5. Education-Mental Health Integration and Collaboration

6. Youth and Family Partnerships in Mental Health

7. Cultural Responsiveness and Equity

8. Advocacy and Policy

9. Financing and Sustainability

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations to attend or participate in the 2019 Annual Conference, please provide information about your requirements to the National Center for School Mental Health (410-706-0980) at least 30 business days in advance of the event.

Program Agenda

Registration

Register for the 2019 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health! A limited number of reduced registration rates are available. Complete the application for the scholarship rate if you are interested, which requires a letter requesting scholarship assistance. Please send questions to Sylvia McCree-Huntley; shuntley@som.umaryland.edu.

For more information, read the ASMH 2019 Registration Information.

Registration Fees for the Entire Conference (Thursday-Saturday) 

 

Early

(by July 15)

Standard

(by Sept 6)

Late

(after Sept 6)

General

$500

$530

$550

Speaker & Advisory Board

$410

$430

$450

Student

$300

$330

$350

Refund Request
All refund requests must be submitted in writing by email to Christina Huntley (Chuntley@som.umaryland.edu) by August 31, 2019. Refunds submitted prior to August 31, 2019 will be subject to a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be provided for student and speaker registration. If an attendee does not cancel their registration in writing prior to the deadline date, they are still responsible for the registration fee. No refunds will be administered after August 31, 2019.

Accommodations

The Hilton Austin in downtown Austin, TX
500 East Fourth Street, Austin, TX, 78701
512-482-8000

Reserve your room by following this link to the Hilton website. The discounted guest room rate is $239/night and includes in-room internet, access to the business center, and express check-in/check-out. Please note that reservations may fill up before the deadline date! Each individual must provide a credit card and one night’s room and tax as a deposit. If you make your reservation over the phone, provide the event name “Advancing School Mental Health Conference.” Rates cannot be changed at check-in or check-out for guests who do not identify the conference affiliation. Reservations must be received no later than 30 days prior to the arrival date, or by October 4, 2019. After this date, reservations or changes are accepted contingent on space and rate availability. For additional questions about the conference or registration, contact the NCSMH at 410-706-0980, or email Christina Huntley at chuntley@som.umaryland.edu.

Pre-Conference Sessions

An invite-only research summit is held on Wednesday, November 6.

Keynotes

Thursday Keynote: Dr. Isaiah Pickens- Unlocking Potential: The Key to Transforming the Future of Our Youth.

Dr. Isaiah Pickens is the Chief Executive Officer at the UCLA-Duke Center for Child Traumatic Stress, and the founder of iOpening Enterprises.

Friday Keynote: Dr. Claire Crooks- Adapting Evidence-Based Practices for Specific Populations: The Intersection between Utilizing Effective Practices and Ensuring Fit and Relevancy.

Dr. Claire Crooks is the director of the Centre for School Mental Health and a professor at Western University in London, Ontario.

Presenters

The request for proposals is closed. Please email us at ncsmh@som.umaryland.edu or chuntley@som.umaryland.edu with any questions.
For accepted presents, the Slides & Materials Submission deadline is September 15, 2019.
 
Additionally, poster proposals are re-opened for anyone with new data or research through September 15, 2019.

Sponsorship & Exhibition

For interested exhibitors, view our 2019 ASMH Exhibitor Registration Instructions or register as an ASMH exhibitor.

For interested sponsors, view our ASMH 2019 Sponsorship Levels.

For vendors, see our W9 form.

Call for Award Nominations

To nominate professionals in school mental health for a conference award, view our 2019 Conference Awards summary document!

Contact Hours

Continuing Education Credit Offered

Counselors: For counselors seeking CE credit, The Institute for Continuing Education will submit a co-sponsorship application to NBCC for this program. Not all sessions may be approved for counseling CE credit. The CE materials received at the time of check-in at the CE desk will indicate any non-approved sessions.

New York: The New York State Education Department’s State Board recognizes the Institute for Continuing Education for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. Provider MHC-0016.

Ohio: The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker Board, Provider RCS 030001 recognize the Institute for Continuing Education as a provider of continuing education.

Florida: The Florida Dept. Health, Division of Counseling, Social Work, MFT, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2019, recognize the Institute for Continuing Education as a provider of continuing education.

Educators/Teachers: The Texas Education Agency recognizes the Institute for Continuing Education as a provider of continuing education. Texas teachers, school counselors, school mental health professionals, administrators and others who have an educator certification are eligible to receive up to a total of  24.5 hours of continuing education credit, including the preconference (7.5 hours) and conference (17.00 hours) awarded by the Texas Education Agency towards the renewal of their education certification.

Health Educators: Sponsored by the National Center for School Mental Health / University of Maryland School of Medicine, a designated a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to total of 17 entry-level CECH. Therefore, an attendee can earn up to 17.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.

Marriage-Family Therapists: The Florida Dept. Health, Division of Counseling, Social Work, MFT, as a provider of continuing education, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2019, recognize the Institute for Continuing Education.

New York MFT: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider MFT-0012.

Ohio: Provider RTX 100501.

Texas: The Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapy, Provider 177 recognize the Institute for Continuing Education as a provider of continuing education.

California Professionals: The Institute for Continuing Education, Provider 56590, is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This Course meets the qualifications for up to 18.00 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCC, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Nurses: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Nursing, Provider 12646. It is the responsibility of nurses to deteremine if the regulationg of their licesning/certification board accept CE hours awarded by an approved CE provider of the CA board of nursing.

Occupational Therapists: The AOTA is pleased to confirm approval of University of Maryland School of Medicine, the National Center for School Mental Health as an AOTA Approved Single Course Provider of continuing education, and to assign 2.5 AOTA CEUs the conference. “The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.” As part of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)’s Approved Provider Program – Single Course Approval, AOTA is requesting that participants of this course complete a short online survey about your continuing education experience with our organization as an AOTA Approved Single Course Provider. Completing this survey will also enter you into a quarterly drawing for a $100 voucher for AOTA publications or CE. To access the survey go to https://surveys.aota.org/s3/APP-Single-Course-Provider-CE-Survey.

Physicians: The University of  Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This continuing medical education (CME) activity is conditionally approved and will be certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Psychologists: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Not all sessions may be approved for psychology credit. The CE materials received at the time of check-in at the CE desk will indicate any non-approved sessions.

Social Workers: The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program, approves the Institute for Continuing Education, provider #1007, as a provider for social work continuing education. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 4-13-2018 - 4-13-2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this program may receive up to 18.00 clinical continuing education contact hours. Not all sessions may be approved for social work credit. The CE materials received at the time of check-in at the CE desk will indicate any non-approved sessions.

New York: The New York State Education Department’s State Board recognizes the Institute for Continuing Education for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider No. SW-0025.

Ohio: Counseling and Social Work Board, Provider RCS 030001.

Florida Dept. Health, Division Social Work, MFT, Counseling, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2019.

New Jersey: CE credit is not offered for New Jersey social workers.

Skill Level: Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this Conference, sessions have not been rated for skill level (beginning, intermediate, advanced). Participants are urged to review session description for appropriateness for professional and personal development.

Instruction Methodology: May include lecture, audio-visual, demonstration, experiential practice of techniques, large and small group discussion.

Non-Credit Activities: Credit is not offered for breakfast, luncheon, dinner, social events, poster sessions, networking sessions, tour activities. If you have questions, contact The Institute for Continuing Education, instconted@aol.com.

Ethics Hours / Academic Credit: The Conference offers no “academic” credit and CE hours awarded are not eligible toward fulfillment of a degree. No “ethics” hours are offered.

ADA: For accommodations based on disability, please contact: Shuntley@som.umaryland.edu.

TOTAL CE HOURS SUMMARY
Wednesday, November 6: 7.50 hrs
Thursday, November 7: 7.00 hrs
Friday, November 8: 6.50 hrs
Saturday, November 9: 3.50 hrs

TOTAL POSSIBLE CONTACT HOURS: 24.50 hrs


Annual Conferences List

2019 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-Austin, TX

2018 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-Las Vegas, NV

2017 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-Washington, DC

2016 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-San Diego, CA

2015 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health-New Orleans, LA