2020 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference

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Friday, February 28, 2020
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

SAVE THE DATE for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference scheduled for Friday, February 28, 2020. This event is one of the only conferences in the state specializing in youth mental health.

The conference is geared toward parents and caregivers, mental health professionals, educators, and students.  Continuing Education Credits and Act 48 Credits will be offered.

Keynote Presentations | Workshops | Exhibitor Hall | Networking Opportunities | Lunch | 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.

2019 Conference Highlights

More than 300 people attended NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s 2019 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference held on Friday, March 8, at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott.

The event featured 12 workshops, more than 40 exhibitors, and presentations by Michelle Kuchuk, MS, Manager of Clinical Technologies & Training at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Irene Hurford, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Clinical Director for the Psychosis Education, Assessment, Care and Empowerment (PEACE) Program at Horizon House in Philadelphia.

Michelle Kuchuk’s Presentation
Children & Adolescents: Best Practices for Suicide Prevention

DISCLAIMER:  Please do not alter these slides.  Please do not disseminate these slides outside of your organization.  These slides are meant as a reference for Michelle Kuchuk’s keynote address at the 2019 Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference and are intended to be presented alongside her talk.
Michelle KuchukDr. Irene Hurford, NAMI Keystone PA COO Debbie Ference, NAMI Keystone PA CEO Christine Michaels.
Joni Schwager, Exec. Dir. of the Staunton Farm Foundation, was presented with the 2019 Dick Jevon Advocacy Award.
More than 300 people attended the day-long conference at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott.
More than forty exhibitors shared resources with attendees.
2019 Children’s Conference Brochure

2019 Diamond Sponsors

2019 Silver Sponsors

2019 Bronze Sponsors

2019 Exhibitors

ACHIEVA Family Trust
Aetna Better Health
Allegheny County Coalition for Recovery
Allegheny County DHS
Allegheny Family Network
Allegheny HealthChoices Inc.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Beacon Health Options
Clarion Psychiatric Center
Community Care Behavioral Health
Community Data Round Table
Every Child
Gateway Rehab
Harborcreek Youth Services

Human Services Administration Organization (HSAO)
KidLink Treatment Services
MHY Family Services
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania
Pace School
Pennsylvania Treasury Department
Persoma Counseling Associates
Pittsburgh Mercy
Resolve Crisis Services
Samaritan Counseling, Guidance Consulting
Sandy Pines Hospital
Social Security Administration
SOVA: Supporting Our Valued Adolescents

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
The Early Childhood Innovations Center, LLC
The Prevention Network & Class Academy
Project STAR at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
Tobacco Free Allegheny
UPMC — Research Study
Unity Family Services
UPMC for Kids
Wesley Family Services
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Youth at Risk for Psychosis

Prior Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conferences

2018 Brochure