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30th Annual Conference

November 14-16, 2019

Did you know that 1 in 5 children in America experience social, emotional and behavioral challenges? One undisputed constant in our society is that all children who survive childhood and adolescence will become adults. For children who experience untreated behavioral health disorders, this typically results in adults who continue to struggle with symptoms, who become parents and who may perpetuate this cycle. The impact of this reoccurring cycle is felt throughout our society.

For 30 years, the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health has been the nationwide advocacy organization with families as its sole focus, playing an important role in helping children, youth and their families whose lives are impacted by mental health challenges. This important work is supported largely by mental health advocates and generous donors like you who contribute to our cause.

Our 30th Annual Conference will feature many great workshops and speakers this year, joining hundreds of mental health advocates and professionals from across the nation as we work to educate and empower children, youth, and families!



Attendee Details

Coffee and a light breakfast are provided for all registered conference participants on Friday and Saturday as is a networking lunch on Friday and the awards dinner on Saturday. Note: These details are subject to change as the conference agenda is finalized. Conference attendance typically ranges from 600 to 1,000 people, including 25 to 50 exhibitors and more than 175 speakers, all providing rich opportunities to connect and learn.

Attendees who stay at the hotel will also receive complimentary basic internet and (2) water bottles in their guestrooms, complimentary access to the hotel fitness center, a waived resort fee, and a discount at hotel restaurants with their conference ID.



Reserve Your Exhibitor Booth

Help support the work of the National Federation of Families while receiving great exposure by reserving an exhibitor table at the 30th Annual Conference. Your booth will be visited by up to 1,000 youth and family members, family advocates and child mental health leaders from across the nation. Space is limited!

Each exhibitor will receive an exhibit table and recognition in pre-conference e-communications, conference plenary slideshows and the conference app and lunch for up to 2 exhibitors on Friday or Saturday, to be determined as the conference agenda is finalized.

Exhibitors receive a registration discount if attending the conference in addition to exhibiting, which will enable them to participate in workshops and take advantage of networking opportunities at meal functions.

A maximum of two discounted registrations are allowed for each exhibit table purchased. Our chapter and state organization members of the National Federation of Families enjoy great savings as well! Deadline for early bird exhibitor registration is August 31, 2019 and for regular exhibitor registration is October 15, 2019 - or when space is filled. For more details about our exhibitor opportunities, click here.



Sponsorship Opportunities

The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health invites you to establish your organization as a mental health leader by securing your sponsorship at this year's National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health’s 30th Annual Conference. As your trusted partner, the National Federation of Families provides sponsors with numerous opportunities to increase brand visibility, establish thought leadership, and directly access hundreds of potential customers and strategic partners. We work tirelessly to ensure that our sponsors’ business goals are being met. Discounted sponsorship is available to chapter and state organization members of the National Federation of Families. For more details about our sponsorship opportunities, click here.



Optional All-Day Saturday Training Sessions

NOTE: Paid 3 Day or One Day (Saturday) Conference Registration is Required - Limited Spaces are Available

Please ONLY Register for ONE of these 4 sessions as they will take place at the same time on Saturday.

1. Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

Mental Health First Aid aims to increase mental health literacy and decrease stigma. This 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.

8 Hour Course. Conference registration is required.

Certificates of certification will be provided electronically, post- conference.

Note: The course will begin at 8:30am and end at approximately 5:30pm. Participation will require missing the Saturday morning plenary.

2. Trauma Treatment for the Entire Family A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach Training

It’s not easy when a practitioner only possesses the tools to treat the individual child and not the whole family. Implications of this dilemma are that families can become chronically stuck with no clear solution. Imagine being able to leave this workshop equipped with the essential tools to more effectively work with not just the traumatized child, but their entire family and community.

Join Dr. Scott Sells from the Family Trauma Institute, in this cutting-edge seminar as he teaches the concrete tools necessary to quickly engage the parent and child through "motivational phone calls,” along with how to use the top three tools from the Family Systems Trauma (FST) approach.

In this training, participants will receive step-by-step tools and handouts that show how to work more effectively with both child(ren) and parents in families that have experienced trauma. Participants will learn how to help the family move from “How do you feel about the traumatic event?” to “What’s next in order to heal our wounds?”

6 Hour Session. Conference registration is required.

Certificates of completion will be provided electronically, post- conference.

3. The Parent Support Network: A New Model for Peer to Peer Support Training

Recognizing that parents and caregivers need access to as much support as possible when their children are struggling with mental health problems, The Youth Mental Health Project developed The Parent Support Network, a volunteer-based program that offers peer to peer support for parents and caregivers. The Parent Support Network is a parent-driven, family focused program to provide parents who are concerned about their children’s mental health with a dependable and caring network, valuable peer support, and access to educational tools and peer recommended resources in their local communities.

This 6-hour training session is based on an innovative approach to youth mental health that will provide participants with engaging tools to help support parents, caregivers, and families. Anyone interested in learning how to become a Facilitator of parent support meetings or about the benefits of bringing The Parent Support Network to their own community will benefit from attending. Join Randi Silverman, Founder and Executive Director of The Youth Mental Health Project, and her co-presenter, Gabriel Giacomazzo, Family Peer Advocate and Facilitator of The Parent Support Network of Western Suffolk, NY, to learn a new way to support families in a way that is informative, empathetic, and empowering.

During the session, attendees will also participate in interactive mock parent support meetings and learn how to use the social and emotional tools that are part of the program’s Conversation Toolkit for parents. Randi will review turn-key materials and methodologies for implementing and building The Parent Support Network program in communities. Finally, the session will end with an important focus-group conversation and assessment to gather feedback for best approaches to improving and implementing the program in a variety of communities.

6 Hour Session. Conference registration is required.

Certificates of completion will be provided electronically, post- conference.

4. Serving on Groups: Knowledge and Skills to Effectively Serve on Systems Improvement Committees Training

Federal and state policy increasingly requires active participation of family and youth leaders at decision-making tables. Too often policymakers do not adequately prepare diverse family and youth leaders to take full advantage of these opportunities. Join this full day train the trainer session to learn how to present an interactive comprehensive training series on Serving on Groups that Make Decisions. Don’t sit on the sidelines…be part of the solution! (Training tools available in English and Spanish!)

This interactive, hands-on train the trainer workshop will provide participants with information, tools and resources on how to develop and implement policy leadership development for diverse families to participate effectively on advisory groups and task forces. Discussion will include how to recruit, train, engage, and support diverse parent leaders at policy tables using the Serving on Groups that Make Decisions curriculum. Trainers' guide including trainer notes, workshop outlines, and interactive training activities will be shared. Participants will: learn the critical elements of recruiting diverse family leaders interested in systems change; understand the curriculum including Section 1: Opportunities to Get Involved, Section 2: Types of Groups, Section 3: Processes Groups Use, Section 4: Tools Groups Use, Section 5: Tips and Strategies for Groups, Section 6: Understanding Data, Section 7: The Role of Families on Groups, and Section 8: Skills for Serving on Groups; identify methods to modify the material for diverse audiences; and learn how to deliver the curriculum to diverse parent leaders. The workshop will include presentation, brainstorming in large and small groups, and workgroup activities including completion and discussion of a trainer self-assessment and development of a “next steps toward implementation” action plan. A question and answer period will also be provided.

7.5 Hour Session. Conference registration is required.

Certificates of completion will be provided electronically, post- conference.



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For more information about our conference, visit our website or contact our Conference Planning Team at conference@ffcmh.org or 240-403-1901.

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