Conferences 2018-08-14T19:35:39+00:00


Every year, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania hosts a regional Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference in southwestern Pennsylvania, and a state Mental Health and Wellness Conference in Harrisburg. These events feature innovative keynote speakers, NAMI leaders, and workshops designed for professionals, students, individuals with lived experience, and family members.

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference will take place Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. This day-long event will equip attendees with the skills and strategies needed to improve outcomes for children and adolescents with mental health needs and provide a better understanding of best practices and the latest research in child and adolescent mental health. This conference is designed for parents and caregivers, behavioral health professionals, health care providers, and educators.

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS NOW OPEN! Deadline for submission in Thursday, September 27, 2018.
WORKSHOP LENGTH: 75 minutes. This includes time for Q&A.
AUDIENCE: Social Workers, Psychologists, Special Education & Classroom Teachers, Therapists, Nurses, Pediatricians, Counselors, Corrections Workers, School Administrators, Early Childhood Professionals, Parents & Caregivers.
WORKSHOP TOPICS: Including but not limited to: Brain Development; Impact of Social Media/Technology; Effective Clinical Treatment Options; Effective Alternative Treatment Options; Evidence-Based Interventions; Assessment and Testing; Crisis Intervention; Current Legislation; Classroom Strategies and Interventions; Trauma-informed Schools; Compassionate Schools; Suicide Prevention & Awareness; Substance Abuse; Trauma; Reaching Underserved Populations; LGBTQIA+; Mindfulness; Youth-led Initiatives; Transition Age Topics; School-to-Work; Independent Living Skills; Promoting Resiliency; Advocacy; Culturally Appropriate Services & Supports; Cultural-based Trauma; Empowering Parents & Caregivers; Navigating the mental health system.

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2018 Conference Highlights

On March 12-13, 2018, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania held its second annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference at the Best Western Premier, The Central Hotel and Conference Center in Harrisburg. More than 200 people attended the two-day event, which is a nearly 50% increase from last year’s inaugural conference.

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