Call for Proposals Now closed
The Call for Proposals is now closed. Thanks to all for submitting a record number of proposals! Winning proposals will be announced December 16.
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The 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health will take place March 5 – 8, 2017 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel.The 2017 conference will mark the 30th year that the Department of Child & Family Studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa has hosted a conference focused on cutting-edge research and best policy practices for child, adolescent, and young adult behavioral health. Since 1988, the annual conference has brought together national and international participants to dialogue about important issues impacting the behavioral health of children, youth, and families.
Here is your chance to be a part of this important conference! The Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit proposals for research benefiting children, youth, and their families. Special interest topics this year include:
- Policies and community-based services and strategies that address disparities and disproportionalities
- Research on system and organizational level structures and processes that impact effectiveness
- Research regarding family, youth, and young adult roles in behavioral health services
- Research and policy supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices
- Integration of policy and practice across sectors (such as health/behavioral health, primary care, child welfare, schools, and juvenile justice)
- Innovative approaches to research, evaluation, and performance measurement in complex behavioral health settings
- Policies and community-based approaches that address Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis services
- Early childhood behavioral health
- Building Tribal, Urban Indian Health and Federal capacity to provide coordinated behavioral health community responses to American Indian/Alaska Native families
- Community-based participatory research with diverse and rural populations
- Using “big data” at a state, system, or organizational level to inform policymaking and service improvement
- Research on wraparound and care coordination for youth and families with the most complex and costly needs
- Research & policy on fiscal incentives at a state, system, or organizational level to promote uptake of effective methods by providers
- Research, policy, and services to support the behavioral health needs of older youth and young adults.