2020 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference

///2020 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference
2020 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference 2020-01-17T16:52:50+00:00

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s fourth annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference will take place on Friday, February 28, 2020, at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. The conference, “Resilient Youth: Strategies to Overcome Adversity,” is one of the only events in the region specializing in youth mental health. Participants from all over the country attend to learn about the newest research and best practices to assist and advance the mental health needs of young children, adolescents, and young adults.

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
Conference Brochure



Continuing Education Units are available:

  • 0.55 CEU
  • 5.5 Psychologist
  • 5.5 Social Work
  • Act 48

Refund Policy:  Cancellations made prior to Wednesday, February 19, 2020 will be refunded.  If you had registered for CEUs, a $25 administrative fee will be deducted from your refund.  No refunds will be issued after Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Important Note:  Pursuant to the ADA, if you require specific aid or services, please contact Sara Levine Steinberg at slsteinberg@namikeystonepa.org or call 412-366-3788. Please make all requests for accommodations at least three weeks prior to the conference date.

2020 Conference Presenters

Keynote Presenter:  Suzanne A. Levy, PhD, Drexel University

ABOUT Dr. Levy

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.

Morning Plenary:  Kate Fitzsimons


NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is excited to welcome international youth speaker, student resilience specialist, and one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence, Kate Fitzsimons, to her very first NAMI conference. Once a grieving sister battling anxiety and an eating disorder, Kate has grown to understand that resilience is a skill that can be learned. And young people need that now more than ever. In her presentation, Kate combines her inspiring story with her skills as a certified life coach to equip the audience with a powerful three-step strategy to help youth take back a sense of control over how they’re feeling and reacting.

Youth Advocate:  Elle Snyder

Elle Snyder is a youth mental advocate and a founding member of the Upper St. Clair Student Wellness Steering Committee, a group that works to raise mental health awareness at the high school. In her presentation, Elle will highlight the progress that she and other advocates are making to better help fellow students achieve mental and physical wellness and she will explain why youth voices are critical in starting the conversation among their peers.

Location and Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel, 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA  15108.

NAMI Room Block

Start date: 2/27/20
End date: 2/28/20
Last day to book: 2/6/20

  • Pittsburgh Airport Marriott for $129.00 USD per night
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Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel
777 Aten Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108

Directions From Downtown Pittsburgh

Follow I-376 W. Take exit 58 for Montour Run Road. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Cliff Mine Road and merge onto Montour Run Road. Turn left onto Cliff Mine Road. Turn right onto Aten Road. Hotel will be on your right.

Directions From Pittsburgh International Airport

When exiting the airport, take the left ramp for I-376 East towards Pittsburgh. At Exit 58, take right ramp and follow signs for Montour Run Road. Turn right onto Cliff Mine Road, and then another right onto Aten Road.  The hotel will be on your right.

Shuttle Information from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to Pittsburgh Airport Marriott
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Airport Phone: +1 412-472-3525
Hotel direction: 6.8 miles N

Airport shuttle service, on request, complimentary, Mon-Sun: 04:00 AM – 01:00 AM

Shuttle Phone: +1 412 788-8800 Ext 0

Alternate transportation: Super Shuttle; fee: 19 USD (one way); reservation required

Estimated taxi fare: 20 USD (one way)

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 this crucial event specializing in youth mental health and wellness. Exhibit tables are located in a prime location 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 conference marketing opportunities, contact Sara Levine Steinberg by email at slsteinberg@namikeystonepa.org or by phone at 412-366-3788.

Conference Sponsors

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