2021 Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Conference

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Call for Workshop Proposals

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for workshop proposals for the 2021 Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Virtual Conference that will take place on Friday, February 5.

This conference 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 children, adolescents, and young adults.

The Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Conference is geared toward parents, caregivers, mental health professionals, educators, and students. Highlights include:

  • Keynote Speakers & Workshop Sessions
  • Exhibitor Hall
  • Continuing Education Credits & Act 48 Credits

Workshops must run 75 minutes in length including audience Q&A and they must align with one or several of the conference goals.

  • Improve policy and enhance practices for all children and youth (ages 3 to 24) who have or who are at risk for mental health disorders.
  • Acquire skills and strategies that will improve outcomes for all children and youth with mental health needs.
  • Identify practices that will close the racial gap in mental health services, prevention, education and supports for youth.
  • Gain knowledge of best practices and the latest research in all children and youth mental health and related fields.
  • Enrich understanding of different perspectives and common goals in support of all youth.
Innovative Mental Health Treatments & Supports for Youth

Systemic and Cultural Barriers to Treatment

Trauma-informed Schools/Classrooms

Trauma-informed Care for Immigrants, & Under-served Communities

Suicide Prevention/Intervention

Disorder-specific Research/Treatments/Supports

Substance Use and Treatments

Mental Health & the Effects of Social Media

Mental Health Prevention/Supports & Technology

Media and Mental Health

Effects of School Violence

Mental Health Effects of the Pandemic on Under-served Populations

Strength-based Approaches to Mental Health Support

Motivation for Mental Health Treatments Among Youth from Varying Racial and Ethnic Groups

Mental Health & Suicide Risk Among Black Youth

Mental Health Utilization & Engagement of LGBTQI+/SGL Youth

Mindfulness and Coping Skills 

Youth-led & Youth Voice Initiatives

Transition-Age Topics

Mental Health Advocacy

Culturally & Linguistically Relevant Mental Health Interventions for Black Youth

Resiliency and the Caregiver

Restorative Justice

Future Planning

Empowering Parents & Caregivers

  • Workshop TitleThe workshop title should be brief (maximum of 150 characters including spaces), unique, and engaging.

  • Workshop Description for Conference Brochure — Please provide a brief description (maximum of 650 characters including spaces) of your workshop for the conference brochure. NAMI Keystone PA reserves the right to edit workshop descriptions.

  • Workshop Presenter(s) Information:

    • Name, credentials, email contact, and CV/resume are required
    • Headshots preferred if available
  • Workshop Education Objectives:

    • Identify the level of knowledge necessary to achieve your learning objectives.
    • Identify the target audience(s) for your workshop.
    • Must list three learning objectives (maximum of 200 characters, with spaces, per objective)
    • Each objective will complete the statement “At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:”
    • Use active verbs like “list,” “demonstrate,” and identify” to begin each objective. For help with writing learning objectives, visit here.
  • Overall Session Abstract (maximum of 3,000 characters, with spaces)

    • The abstract should be a concise description of your workshop and how you plan to engage with your audience. Include teaching methods and timing of your proposed workshop.
    • For research-focused presentations, a structured abstract is permitted.

The deadline for workshop submissions is Friday, October 23, 2020. Only applications that are submitted on time and include all required documents will be reviewed. If you have trouble completing or submitting the webform, email Susan Caban at scaban@namikeystonepa.org.

Conference Marketing Opportunities

There will be a number of marketing opportunities available for companies and organizations to showcase their mission and resources at the 2021 Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Conference. 

For information on sponsoring, exhibiting, or placing an ad, contact Sara Levine Steinberg at slsteinberg@namikeystonepa.org.

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