2020 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference

///2020 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference
2020 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference 2019-09-12T17:20:10+00:00

Friday, February 28, 2020
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference is one of the only events in the region specializing in youth mental health.  Participants from all over the country attend this highly-focused event to learn about the newest research and best practices to assist and advance the mental health needs of young children, adolescents, and young adults.

2020 Keynote Presenter

Suzanne A. Levy, PhD, Drexel University

Suzanne A. Levy, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and director of the Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) Training Program at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions. Dr. Levy’s presentation will focus on suicide prevention and how parents, caregivers, and educators can communicate with a young person who is experiencing depression and/or suicidal thoughts and behaviors. She will also explain how the empirically-supported components of ABFT can help mental health professionals work with families to better support the adolescent at risk.


The conference is geared toward parents and caregivers, mental health professionals, educators, and students. Highlights include:

  • Workshop Sessions and Exhibitor Hall
  • Continuing Education Credits and Act 48 Credits
  • Continental breakfast and lunch included in registration
  • Free parking

Call for Workshop Proposals

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for workshop proposals for the 2020 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference. Workshops must run 75 minutes in length including audience Q&A. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Innovative Mental Health Treatments and Supports
Trauma-Informed Schools / Classrooms
Suicide Prevention / Intervention
Disorder-Specific Research / Treatments / Supports
Trauma-informed Care
Substance Use
Social Media and Technology
Media and Mental Health
School Violence

Reaching Underserved Populations
LGBTQIA+ Community
Youth-Led Initiatives
Transition Age Topics
Promoting Resiliency
Culturally Appropriate Services & Supports
Empowering Parents & Caregivers

To Submit a Proposal, Click the Button Below

Workshop Submission Form

The deadline to submit a workshop application is Monday, September 23, 2019. Only applications that are submitted on time and include all required documents will be reviewed.  

For inquiries, contact Susan Caban, Director of Education at NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, by email at scaban@namikeystonepa.org or by phone at 412-366-3788.

Conference Marketing Opportunities

There are a number of marketing opportunities available for companies and organizations to showcase their mission and resources at the 2020 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference.

Sponsors can choose among three categories: Diamond, Silver, or Bronze. Each option gives companies and organizations an acknowledgment at the conference, on the NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania website, in electronic communications, and on social media; an exhibitor’s table; and ad space in the conference booklet.


Secure your resource table today at one of the region’s only conferences specializing in youth mental health.  Exhibit tables are located outside of the main ballroom to ensure visibility and high traffic volume.


The day-of conference program booklet features a complete schedule of the day’s events, bios on the main presenters, and workshop descriptions. Placing an ad is an opportunity to highlight your company or organization’s name, promote your book or research study, or spread the word about an important initiative.


If you have questions about sponsorships, exhibiting, or placing an ad, contact Sara Levine Steinberg by email at slsteinberg@namikeystonepa.org or by phone at 412-366-3788.

Prior Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conferences

2019 Brochure
2018 Brochure