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 Care for Immigrants, & Under-served Communities
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
Mental Health Advocacy
Culturally & Linguistically Relevant Mental Health Interventions for Black Youth
Resiliency and the Caregiver
Empowering Parents & Caregivers
Workshop Title — The 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.