24th Annual Childrenâ€™s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference (The Tampa Conference)
Venue: HYATT REGENCY TAMPA
|Event Date/Time: Mar 20, 2011||End Date/Time: Mar 23, 2011|
|Registration Date: Mar 20, 2011|
|Early Registration Date: Feb 20, 2011|
|Abstract Submission Date: Oct 22, 2010|
FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GEOFFREY CANADA
Profiled on 60 Minutes, Geoffrey Canada has achieved great success as President and CEO of the Harlem Childrenâ€™s Zone, an agency that fuses community building with academic achievement to improve the futures of inner city youth. Recently, President Obama launched an initiative to create â€œPromise Neighborhoodsâ€ around the country to combat poverty, modeling them on Canadaâ€™s work. An innovative educator, youth advocate, and the author of Reaching Up for Manhood: Transforming the Lives of Boys in America, he offers a unique vision of leadership. Wherever he goes, pioneering childrenâ€™s advocate Geoffrey Canada of Harlem Childrenâ€™s Zone offers strategies and inspiration on how to improve the lives of all children and their communities. Donâ€™t miss his riveting keynote address!
OVER 100 SYMPOSIA, PAPERS AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS
This conference is the focal point for the national dissemination of outcome data, ongoing research and policy development updates in the childrenâ€™s mental health field. The conference features a wide array of symposia, papers and poster presentations from an international field of scholars, educators, policy makers and families who are integrally involved in shaping the childrenâ€™s mental health field in America.
INTENSIVE PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Each year we ensure topical intensive pre-conference sessions designed to stretch your thinking about how the use of research can and does impact policy and practice in childrenâ€™s mental health
NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FORUMS
A hallmark of this conference is the close collaboration with national research and training centers focused on community-based approaches to meeting the needs of children and families. The exciting work these centers are doing will be on display during the conference. You wonâ€™t want to miss it!