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Since 1988, this annual conference has been a leader in promoting the development of the research base essential to improved service systems for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families. Known widely as “The Tampa Conference,” this annual gathering of more than 500 researchers, evaluators, policy-makers, administrators, parents, and advocates is sponsored by the Department of Child & Family Studies at the University of South Florida, in partnership with the Children’s Mental Health Network, Morehouse School of Medicine, the National Wraparound Initiative, Casey Family Programs, Florida Institute for Child Welfare, Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse, Transitions Research and Training Center, Child & Family Evidence Based Practice Consortium, Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association and the Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health.


Agenda at a Glance

NOTE: This is a preliminary agenda and is subject to change, but will give you a rough idea of the schedule of events.


Call for Proposals - Deadline extended to November 3rd!

The Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for research benefiting children, youth and their families.


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