Request for Proposals: 18th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

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Proposals are now being accepted for the 18th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health to be held October 3-5, 2013 at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott Hotel (1700 Jefferson Davidson Highway) in Arlington, Virginia. The Conference is hosted by the Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) and the IDEA Partnership (funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education).

The theme of the conference is What Works in School Mental Health: Collaboration from the Inside Out. The conference features twelve specialty tracks and this year will also include a special topic area on funding and sustainability in school mental health.  The Annual Conference offers speakers and participants numerous opportunities to advance knowledge and skills related to school mental health practice, research, training, and policy.  The conference emphasizes a shared school-family-community agenda to bring high quality and evidence-based mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention to students and families. The intended audience for the conference includes clinicians, educators, administrators, youth and family members, researchers, primary care providers, advocates, and other youth-serving professionals.

The deadline for submissions is February 4, 2013--all proposals must be submitted online, http://csmh.umaryland.edu 

So get on it. Looks like a great opportunity.

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